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Black History Month 2021: Home

Happy Black History Month!

February is Black History Month, and we've got books and more to celebrate! (Best of all: these are just a small selection!) 

We have celebrated Black History Month in February since 1976!

Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History founded the precursor to Black History Month in 1925, calling it Negro History Week.

Novels & Graphic Novels


Young Adult Books




Middle Grade & Elementary Books


Essays & Short Stories


Picture Books

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Check out a few of Chicago's local cultural centers, museums, and performing arts venues!

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