Little Free Library – Black History Month

Jan 13 / Uncategorized

February is Black History Month, and we’re stocking our Little Free Library* with books by Black authors and about notable Black artists, inventors, athletes, and more in history. Connect, explore and learn by picking up a new book, or contribute a new one for our community to enjoy. Be sure to drop us a line here with your favorite book. We will continue to add community suggestions and favorites to this list.

*Our Little Free Library is located in front of Kendra Scott.

Book Suggestions


The ABC’s of Black History, Rio Cortez

Change Sings, Amanda Gorman

Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Vashti Harrison and Kwesi Johnson

Little Legends: Exceptional Black Men in Black History, Vashti Harrison and Kwesi Johnson

I am Enough- Grace Byers

I Believe I Can- Grace Byers

Dream Big, Little One- Vashti Harrison

When God Made You- Matthew Paul Turner

Skin Like Mine- LaTashia M. Perry

Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?- Patrice McLaurin

The ABCs of Black History- Rio Cortez

Sulwe, Lupita Nyong’o

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr?, Lisbeth Kaiser

We Shall Overcome, Bryan Collier

Young Adult

Becoming (Adapted for Young Readers), Michelle Obama

Little & Lion- Brandy Colbert

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Christopher Paul Curtis

Opposite of Always, Justin A. Reynolds

Stamped, Ibram X Kendi (for kids)

Uncomfortable conversations with a Black Boy, Emmanuel Acho

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr?, Bonnie Bader



101 Black Inventors and their Inventions, Joy James

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Alex Haley and Malcolm X

Beloved, Toni Morrison

Between the World and Me, Ta Nehisi-Coates

Black Athletes who Changed Sports: Black History Matters Book Series, L.A. Amber

Black Music Greats: 40 Inspiring Icons, Oliver Cachin

Four Hundred Souls, Ibram X. Kendri

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race, Margot Lee Shetterly

How to be Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

How to be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Stamped, Jason Reynolds

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work, Tiffany Jewel

A Promised Land- BArack Obama

Just as I Am: A Memoir – Cicely Tyson

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name- Audio Lorde

Redefining Realness- Janet Mock

Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion- Tanisha C. Ford

Homecoming – Yay Gyasi

Assata: An Autobiography- Assata Shakur

The Mothers- Brit Bennett

I’m Telling the Truth but I’m Lying-Bassey Ikpi

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry- Mildred D. Taylor

The New Jim Crow- Michelle Alexander

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle- Angela Y. Davis

Sing, Unburied, Sing- Jesmyn Ward

Udala Trees- Chinelo Okparanta

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me- Keah Brown

How We Fight for Our Lives- Said Jones