Project to share recommendations of Black history books

The Leddy Library is seeking help in compiling a reading list for Black History Month.

The digital event will publish one recommendation on its social media channels each of the 28 days in February, then collect all the titles into a spot on its collections page to serve as a resource after the month has ended.

“Ideally, we would like to highlight books in the Leddy Library collection, but we can also try to order titles that we do not have,” says organizer Heidi Jacobs.

The definition of a Black history book is broad, she adds, encompassing formal histories, memoirs, collections of poetry, novels, books of visual art, graphic novels, children’s or young adult books.

Jacobs hopes to receive a full slate of submissions by Jan. 20, but notes that there are only 28 openings and so cannot guarantee that a recommendation will be included.

To suggest a title for “Black History Month: 28 Days, 28 Books You Should Read,” fill out the form here with a title, author, and summary of no more than 300 characters.
 

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