New Black History Month Book Collection at Reese

By Tonya Dority

Reese Library is celebrating Black History Month (BHM) 2022 by establishing the Black History Month Book Collection! Seeing the need for diversity in the stacks, BHM Committee members selected the first of many titles, by contemporary authors whose works represent the fullness of the Black experience – the history, the present, the complexities, the creativity, and the future.

The inaugural titles are:

The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin

PS3610.E46 S76 2017

Book 3 of the Hugo Award-winning science fantasy trilogy, Broken Earth.

Heavy: An American Memoir, by Kiese Laymon

PS3612.A959 Z46 2019

A candid account of the author’s experiences with weight, abuse, and the realities of race in America.

Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State, by Garrett Felber

BP221.F45 2020

Gives new insight on the role of the Nation of Islam in the Black Freedom Movement, and its indomitable ability to organize within and against unjust systems and policies.

Find these books on display and available for check-out on the 1st Floor, BROWSING section!

For other titles by N.K. Jemisin or featuring Kiese Laymon, visit us in person and online:

The Fifth Season (Book 1)

PS3610.E46 F54 2015 – 1ST Floor BROWSING                                                           

The Obelisk Gate (Book 2)

PS361.E46 O24 2016 – 1st Floor BROWSING

The Oliver Stone Experience/Introduction by Kiese Laymon

To learn more about the authors:

Are you interested in seeing this collection grow?! Suggest a title at the service desk or at any time online. Your choice could become a part of this specially curated collection.