Black History Month Adult Nonfiction

Dive into these selections by Black authors which place joy, discovery, creativity and excellence at the fore. Representing a wide spectrum of nonfiction, from crafting to cooking to sports to narrative essay (and some combining more than one!), these titles are, at their core, celebratory and enriching reads.

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Inciting Joy: Essays

Poet Ross Gay presents an essay collection on leaning into joy, even in the face of grief and fear. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Rise of the Black Quarterback: What It Means for America

Writer Jason Reid has been following the proliferation of Black quarterbacks, a position that had long been dominated by their white counterparts. Following the stories of players like Colin Kaepernick, Patrick Mahomes, and Kyler Murray, Reid takes an incisive look at how the history–and future–of the NFL is shaped by these pioneering players. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla.