6 good books in honor of Black History Month


Literature helps portray some of the rich history of African Americans in the United States. One of my first memories of Black History Month is reading about Sojourner Truth, the African-American activist and abolitionist for my second grade report.

The following are a few of my favorite stories about the unique struggles and triumphs of these American people.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry portrays a black family’s journey in the Washington Park community in Chicago’s South Side as they pursue their hopes and dreams.“When you starts measuring somebody, measure him right, child, measure him right. Make sure you done taken into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got to wherever he is.” 

Bessie Queen of the Sky

Bessie Queen of the Sky

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