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5 1/2 Things to Read in Honor of Black History Month

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February is winding down in a hurry, but let’s be honest: celebrating Black history shouldn’t be confined to February, am I right? This list of book recommendations from the Bronco Shop can inspire you this month and throughout the year.

1) Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

by Vashti Harrison
“This beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.”

Buy Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

2) The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

by W. Kamau Bell
“A humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of current and evergreen issues such as the 2016 election, race relations, fatherhood, his upbringing by divorced and very strong-willed, race-conscious parents, his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, why he never felt at home in Black comedy circles… or white comedy circles, what it means to be a Black nerd, the balance between racism and feminism, and much, much more.”

Buy “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell”

3) Real American: A Memoir

by Julie Lythcott-Haims
“A compelling, incisive and thoughtful examination of race, origin and what it means to be called an American. Engaging, heartfelt and beautifully written, Lythcott-Haims explores the American spectrum of identity with refreshing courage and compassion.” – Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author

Buy “Real American: A Memoir”

4) Douglass: Autobiographies

by Frederick Douglass
“Writing with the eloquence and fierce intelligence that made him a brilliantly effective spokesman for the abolition of slavery and equal rights, Douglass shapes an inspiring vision of self-realization in the face of monumental odds.”

Buy “Douglass: Autobiographies”

5) Before She Was Harriet

by Lesa Cline-Ransome
“An evocative poem and stunning watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her a larger than life hero.”

Buy “Before She Was Harriet”

½) The Hill We Climb

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, an award-winning writer and cum laude graduate of Harvard University. Take a minute and read her inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb”. You’ll be forever inspired.

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