Celebrating African-American authors


Take a second— can you name five Black writers off the top of your head?  From W.E.B. Du Bois to bell hooks (pictured above), to James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and contemporary writers like Akwaeke Emezi, Roxane Gay, Victor LaValle, Elizabeth Acevedo, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Terrance Hayes, the impact of African-American writers on our nation’s canon is immeasurable.

Use this month, February, to get a jump start on celebrating and learning from African-American writers during the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Black History Month Read-In. Visit any library location and read, listen to or watch any title from any Black author and add your name to the banner.

Learn more at toledolibrary.org/blackhistory Free  

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