The following books have been suggested for reading during Black History Month by local libraries, museums and schools.
On the junior high through adult reading level:
"Africa and the Afro-American Experience," edited by Lorraine A. Williams. Howard University Press, 1977.
"The Autobiography of Malcolm X," by Malcolm Little. Grove Press, 1965.
"The Bakke Case: The Politics of Inequality," by Joel Dreyfuss and Charles Lawrence III. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 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 Pioneers of Science and Invention," by Louis Haber. Harcourt, 1970.
"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.
"Death at an Early Age," by Jonathan Kozol. Bantam Books, 1970.
"Duke, A Portrait of Duke Ellington," by Derek Jewell. Norton, 1977.
"The Fire Next Time," by James Baldwin. Dial Press, 1963.
"From the Dark Tower," by Arthur P. Davis. Howard University Press, 1974.
"Good Morning Revolution: Uncollected Social Protest Writings by Langston Hughes," edited by Faith Berry. Lawrence Hill, 1973.
"In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women," by Alice Walker. Harcourt Brace, 1974.
"Man Child in the Promised Land," by Claude Brown. Macmillan, 1965.
"Mr. Black Labor: The Story of A. Philip Randolph, Father of the Civil Rights Movement," by Daniel Davis. Dutton, 1972.
"The Negro Revolt," by Louis Lomax. Signet, 1962.
"The News," by Joan Murray. McGraw-Hill, 1968.
"The Progress of Afro-American Women: A Selected Bibliography and Resource Guide," compiled by Janet L. Sims. Greenwood Press, 1980.
"The Souls of Black Folk," by W. E. B. DuBois. McClurg, 1903.
"The Wayward and the Seeking: A Collection of Writings by Jean Toomer," edited by Darwin T. Turner. Howard University Press, 1980.
On the elementary, intermediate levels and above:
"Ashanti to Zulu," by Margaret Musgrove. Pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon. Dial, 1976.
"All Us Come Cross the Water," by Lucille Clifton. Holt, 1973.
"Black Cop," by Ina R. Friedman. Westminster Press, 1974.
"The Black Frontiersmen: Adventures of Negroes Among American Indians, 1528 to 1918," by Joseph Heard. Day, 1969.
"Black Heroes in Our Nation's History," by Phillip Drotning. Cowles, 1969.
"The Hundred Penny Box," by Sharon Bell Mathis. Viking Press, 1975.
"Knee-High Man and Other Tales," by Julius Lester. Dial, 1972.