Earlier this week, the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture posted their Black Liberation Reading List. This is among many anti-racism reading lists publicized in recent days (here, here, and here) but I’m choosing to highlight this list because the Schomburg Center has focused on the Black experience, history, and culture for 95 years. Their list of 95 books includes both fiction and nonfiction.
If your patrons or book club groups are interested in these titles, we have a selection of them in our Book Club Kit collection:
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
You can find these books and similar titles for all ages on our Book Club Kit page: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ref/bookclub/, by choosing “Black lives” in the Genre drop down menu.
We have also gathered a number of resources for library patrons and the general public to learn about social issues on NebraskAccess.