Black History Month & Michigan Books

It’s Black History Month, plus the Michigan Notable Books and American Library Awards were announced last month…There’s just a lot going on in books right now.

Cheryl’s Picks:

Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Legacy:  Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes

The Three Mothers:  How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs

The Star in the Sycamore: Discovering Nature’s Hidden Virtues in the Wild Nearby by Tom Springer

Reading next:  Crossing the Line:  A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever by Kareem Rosser

Mari’s Picks:

The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez

Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Starling Lyons

The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy by Kekla Magoon

Dancing at the Pity Party : A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir by Tyler Feder

Jessica’s Picks:

Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll

A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley

RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison (2021 Coretta Scott King Award winner for Illustrator)

A Voice Named Aretha by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illustrated by Laura Freeman.

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Faithless in Death by J. D. Robb


And check out the 2021 Michigan Notable Books List which includes several titles we talked about in previous episodes including:

Episode 32:

§  Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall

§  The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

Episode 31:

§  I Have Something To Tell You by Chasten Buttigieg

§  The Mason House by T. Marie Bertineau

Episode 28:

§  Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist

Episode 21:

§  Lakewood by Megan Giddings