New Books About Black History

These are just a few of our newest titles helping to paint a more complete picture of the role African Americans have played throughout the history of the United States.

Black History in Its Own Words

Presents quotes of dozens of black luminaries with portraits & illustrations by Ronald Wimberly. Featuring the memorable words and depictions of Angela Davis, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Kanye West, Zadie Smith, Ice Cube, Dave Chappelle, James Baldwin, Spike Lee and more. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

Now or Never: 54th Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery

Like thousands of other black soldiers in the 54th, George Stephens and Robert Gooding fought against the Confederacy and slavery.  They were also war correspondents who detailed the training, dangers of the battlefield and the battles for civil rights in the Union army.