Thursday, February 21, 2013

Black History Month

Recent Books of Note:

1. More Than Freedom : Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889
by Kantrowitz, Stephen David, 1965
Published 2012 by Penguin Press

2. Desert Rose : the Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King
by Bagley, Edythe Scott
Published 2012 by University of Alabama Press

3. The Longest Fight : in the Ring with Joe Gans, Boxing's First African American Champion
by Gildea, William
Published 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

4. American Tapestry : the Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama
by Swarns, Rachel L.
Published 2012 by Amistad

5. The Grey Album : on the Blackness of Blackness
by Young, Kevin
Published 2012 by Graywolf Press

6. The Color of War : How One Battle Broke Japan and Another Changed America
by Campbell, James
Published 2012 by Crown Publishers

7. Guest of honor : Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner that Shocked a Nation
by Davis, Deborah, 1957-
Published 2011 by Atria Books

8. From Slave Ship to Harvard : Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family
by Johnston, James H., 1944-
Published 2012 by Fordham University Press

9. Our Black Year : One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy
by Anderson, Maggie, 1971-
Published 2012 by Public Affairs

10. How to be Black
by Thurston, Baratunde
Published 2012 by Harper

11. Fraternity
by Brady, Diane
Published 2012 by Spiegel & Grau

12. Floyd Patterson : the Fighting Life of Boxing's Invisible Champion
by Stratton, W. K.
Published 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

For Children:

1. I Lay My Stitches Down : Poems of American Slavery
by Grady, Cynthia
Published 2012 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

2. Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation & Civil Rights in the Jim Crow Years
by Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-
Published 2012 by Abrams Books for Young Readers

3. It Jes' Happened : When Bill Traylor Started to Draw
by Tate, Don
Published 2012 by Lee & Low Books

4. Jazz Age Josephine
by Winter, Jonah, 1962-
Published 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young

5. Touch the Sky : Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper
by Malaspina, Ann, 1957-
Published 2012 by Albert Whitman

6. Words Set Me Free : the Story of Young Frederick Douglass
by Cline-Ransome, Lesa
Published 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

7. Crow
by Wright, Barbara, 1951-
Published 2012 by Random House

8. Ellen's Broom
by Lyons, Kelly Starling
Published 2012 by G. P. Putnam's Sons

9. Just as Good : How Larry Doby Changed America's Game
by Crowe, Chris
Published 2012 by Candlewick Press

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