Great Black History Month Reading

Black History Month is an opportunity for people to engage with Black histories, go beyond discussions of racism and slavery, and highlight Black leaders and accomplishments.

Take some time to celebrate Black history this month with one or more of these books that can be found in OFTC’s libraries on the Dublin and Sandersville campuses:

  • While Justice Sleeps: A Novel
  • Becoming
  • In Search of our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past
  • Children of Blood and Bone
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

If you love to read on your phone, computer or e-reader, here are a few of our favorite Black history eBooks to add to your list:

Still want more great books to read to celebrate Black History Month? Bravo to you!

  • A treasury of Afro-American folklore: the oral literature, traditions, recollections, legends, tales, songs, religious beliefs, customs, sayings, and humor of peoples of African descent in the Americas.
  • The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
  • Black Heroes
  • Landmarks of African American History
  • The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the story that sparked the Civil war
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • Alex Haley’s Queen: The story of an American family
  • Eden’s Dream
  • God Help the Child
  • Spirited Minds: African American Books for our Sons and our Brothers
  • Flight of the Blackbird: A Novel
  • Homegoing: A Novel
  • An American Marriage
  • The Three Mothers: How the mothers of MLK, Malcom X, and James Baldwin shaped a nation.
  • Hum
  • Between the World and Me
  • The Sellout
  • The Underground Railroad

Enjoy these wonderful books! Become that change you want to see in the world through reading, learning, and applying what you have learned. Happy reading!