FROM THE DESK OF EMILY CHÁVEZ, DIRECTOR OF EQUITY AND JUSTICE...
In the month of February we celebrate Black History Month, which recognizes the central role of African American people in U.S. history and the contributions, struggles, legacies, and diversity of Black people both in this country and throughout the African diaspora. Dr. Carter G. Woodson sowed the seeds of what became Black History Month in the early 20th century. Today Black History Month is recognized in several different countries.
Our librarians have compiled Black History Month book lists. All the titles are available at Duke School libraries. Students may request the books through their regular HOLD process.
- Featured Author: Kelly Starling Lyons
- Celebrating Black History Month—LS Picture Books
- Celebrating Black History Month—LS Biographies & Non-fiction
- Celebrating Black History Month—LS Novels & "Early Chapter Books"
- Celebrating Black History Month—YA (young adult)
- Celebrating Black History Month—MG (middle grade)