Summary: "An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees...
Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2018
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 810.8 EDI
Summary: "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most...
Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FIR
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 FIR
Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.
Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI
Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?
Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL
Summary: Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.
Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishers 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 LEV
Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018