Each week during Black History Month, The District Weekly is publishing a recommended reading list. The following books were suggested by local libraries, museums and schools.
On the junior high through adult reading level:
"The Bakke Case: The Politics of Inequality," by Joel Dreyfuss and Charles Lawrence III, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanoich, 1979.
"Black Boy," by Richard Wright, World Publishing Co., 1950.
"The Black Soldier from the American Revolution to Vietnam," by Jay David. Morrow, 1971.
"Black Women in White America: A Documentary History," edited by Gerda Lerner. Vintage Books, 1972.
"Dark Symphony: Negro Literature in America," edited by James A. Emanuel and Theodore L. Gross. Collier-Macmillan, 1968.
"The Fire Next Time," by James Baldwin. Dial Press, 1963.
"Good Morning Revolution: Uncollected Social Protest Writings by Langston Hughes," edited by Faith Berry, Lawrence Hill, 1973.
"Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad," by Ann Petry. Crowell Co., 1955.
"Mr. Black Labor: The Story of A. Philip Randolph, Father of the Civil Rights Movement," by Daniel Davis. Dutton, 1972.
"The Progress of Afro-American Women: A Selected Bibliography and Resource Guide," compiled by Janet L. Sims Greenwood Press, 1980.
"The Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders," report by the U.S. Riot Commission. Bantam, 1968.
"The Souls of Black Folk," by W.E.B. DuBois. McClurg, 1903.
On the elementary, intermediate and above level:
"Ashanti to Zulu," by Margaret Musgrove. Pitcures by Leo and Diane Dillion, Dial, 1976.
"All Us Come Cross the Water," by Lucille Clifton. Holt, 1973.
"The Lucky Stone," by Lucille Clifton. Delacorte, 1979.
"Something On My Mind: Words by Nikki Grimes," pictures by Tom Feelings. Dial, 1978.