Black History Month Reads

by | Feb 2022

We Wait for the Sun

Book recommendations to celebrate Black health and wellness.

The Washington County library has gathered three book recommendations in honor of Black History Month. Since its official inception in 1976, Black History Month has been a time to pay tribute to and celebrate Black achievements throughout history. The theme for Black History Month this year is Black Health and Wellness.

The selections feature themes of intersectionality of race, gender and class, as well as a focus on finding and defining identity. These stories are insightful, inspiring and even provide an uplifting perspective of Black Americans that are separate from the injustices and intolerance they have endured.

Elementary: We Wait for the Sun, written by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe and illustrated by Raissa Figuera

Middle Grade: Brown Girl Dreaming, written by Jacqueline Woodson

Teens: Black Enough, edited by Ibi Zoboi

Black Enough

Visit the Washington County Library website to find more titles.

Valley Library
384 St. Croix Trail S., Lakeland; 651.436.5882


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