February is a special month that not only celebrates the annual holiday of Valentine’s Day but also Black History Month! The celebration of Black History month didn’t start until the early 1900s. It originally started off as a week-long celebration but as the years went on, it became a full month celebration.
There are many ways to celebrate this month – dressing up, wearing certain colors, and performances. Another way to celebrate is to watch popular African American movies and read African American literature. Down below are some book recommendations from our cloudLibrary shelves and some movie recommendations you can check out from the library.
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Calling My Name by Liara Tamani
- Citizen by Claudia Rankine
- Dear Martin by Nic Stone
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurtson
- Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim
- Black Panther
- Hidden Figures
- Just Mercy
- Get Out (available via streaming)
- Boyz in the Hood
- The Princess and the Frog
We hope you enjoy our Black History Month recommendations! To find more eBooks and eAudiobooks for Black History Month, visit cloudLibrary. Wonder if the library has your choice of movie? Look it up on the library catalog.