The Resources You Need for Black History Month

Black History Month 2022

Black History Month celebrates the achievements of African Americans and their contributions throughout our history. This year’s theme of Black History Month is Black Health and Wellness.  We’ve compiled a list of resources we love to help you learn more about Black history and historical figures and celebrate Black History Month.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly

The #1 New York Time best-seller, which became an Academy Award-nominated film, tells the true story of black female mathematicians at NASA who contributed to some of the greatest advancements in space exploration.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

The highly acclaimed book, that went on to become a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey, tackles racism and bioethics.  It tells the story of Henrietta Lacks’ cells, taken without her knowledge, that contributed to several medical advances, such as the polio vaccine and gene mapping. 

Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, by Kate Clifford Larson

Harriet Tubman led fellow slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad.  Documenting Tubman’s life, Clifford’s biography captures the true essence of this American hero.

A Promised Land, by Barak Obama

Named one of the best books of the year by several publications and a #1 New York Times best seller, A Promised Land is Barak Obama’s memoir of his journey to leader of the free world.

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington, by Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice tells her story of overcoming racism during the Civil Rights movement to serving in President George W. Bush’s administration as the first female National Security Advisor and the first African American to serve as Secretary of State.

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