Celebrate Black History Month with these Amazing Reads!

In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. After many years of sponsoring a “Negro History Week” during the second week of February, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in February 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Today, Black History Month is “an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.” For Black History Month, we would like to share some extraordinary and profound books written by African American authors in the last year. Continue reading “Celebrate Black History Month with these Amazing Reads!”

Quote of the Week | Jesmyn Ward

And we’re back! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Now, let us return to the world of books. Since you all follow us on Facebook and Twitter (*cough, cough*), I’m sure you’re aware that the novelist, essayist, and memoirist Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for fiction on November 15 for… Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Jesmyn Ward”