Books for Black History Month

One of the things I like best about books are when they take you out of your familiar world and into another one. With that said, and as we celebrate Black History Month, this stack contains just some of the fiction and non-fiction stories by Black authors on our shelves. Whether they’re entertaining or challenging, there are lots of different perspectives to learn from.

The theme this year in Canada is “Ours to tell” which “represents both an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and a commitment to learning more about the stories Black communities in Canada have to tell about their histories, successes, sacrifices and triumphs.” (

Backbeat Recommended Reads here include Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams and Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar. Which book(s) would you add?

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