The Leddy Library and the UWindsor community have put together a digital reading list to recognize Black History Month.
Each day for the month of February one recommendation from the list will be shared on the library’s social media channels and featured as an online collection on the library’s website.
“We asked our community to share their top book recommendations to highlight for Black History Month,” says organizer Heidi Jacobs. “With their input we were able to collect 28 titles that capture the broad areas of Black history, including formal histories, memoirs, collections of poetry, novels, books of visual art, graphic novels, children’s or young adult books.”
One set of five books (as determined by the University Librarian) will be awarded in each of the following categories:
- Elementary teacher or student with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
- Elementary teacher or student with the Greater Essex County District School Board
- High school teacher or student with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
- High school teacher or student with the Greater Essex County District School Board
- One alumni winner
- One UWindsor student winner
Note: Elementary and high school teacher and student winners will be given books for their school library — not a personal prize.
The contest runs throughout February and winners will be selected at the beginning of March. Winners will be randomly chosen once the contest concludes on Feb. 28 and will be announced and contacted in early March by the Alumni Office.
Patrons are invited to view the 28 Days, 28 Books you Should Read collection on the library website.