Each week during Black History Month, The District Weekly is publishing a recommended reading list. The following books were recommended by local libraries, museums and schools.
On the junior high through adult reading level:
"The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man," by James Weldon Johnson. Knopf, 1970 (ninth printing).
"Getting It Together: Black Businessmen in America," by John Seder. Harcourt, 1971.
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," by Maya Angelou. Random House, 1969.
"Invisible Man," by Ralph Ellison. Random House, 1952.
"The Myth of the Negro Past," by Melville J. Herskovitz. Peter Smith, 1970 (reprint of the 1941 original published by Harper).
"Out of Africa: From Ancient African Kingdoms to Colonization," by Louise Daniel Hutchinson. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979.
"Together' Black Women," by Inez Smith Reid. Emerson Hall, 1972.
On the elementary, intermediate and above level:
"Days When the Animals Talked: Black American Folk Tales and How They Came to Be," by William J. Fulkner. Follett, 1977. t
"Great Negroes, Past and Present," by Russell L. Adams. Afro-American, 1964.
"Matthew Henson, Arctic Hero," by Sheldon N. Ripley. Houghton, 1966.
"One Day, Levin . . . He Be Free; William Still and the Underground Railroad," by Lurey Kahn. Dutton, 1972.
"Paul Cuffee, America's First Black Captain," by Johanna Johnston. Dodd Nead, 1970.
"Spin A Soft Black Song; Poems for Children," by Nikki Giovanni. Hill and Wang, 1971.
"Talk About A Family," by Eloise Greenfiled.Scholastic Book Services, 1978.
On the pre-school level:
"Africa Dream," by Eloise Greenfield. John Day, 1977.
"Big Sister Tells Me That I'm Black," by Arnold Adoff. Holt, 1976.