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Black Joy: Black History Month 2021

Celebrating Black History Month with joyful selections from Black creators.

Black Joy Reads @ St. Kate's

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Black Panther: World of Wakanda by Alitha Martinez (Illustrator); Afua Richardson (Illustrator); Ta-Nehisi Coates (Text by); Roxane Gay (Text by); Yona Harvey (Text by)
Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown
Princess Hair by Sharee Miller
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman
Bicycles: Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni
The Beautiful Ones by Prince
Into the Go-Slow by Bridgett M. Davis
Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires by Mickalene Thomas
June Jordan's Poetry for the People by June Jordan
Knots by Nuruddin Farah
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Black Girls Rock! by Beverly Bond (Editor)
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness by Zanele Muholi
Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Black Joy - A Playlist by Black Women in Music

For Young Readers - Library To Go

Library To Go is a way to discover a wide, fun selection of reading material when browsing for books isn't possible. Find the next great read for the young readers in your life with one of our Black Joy themed grab bags.

Each offers an assortment of 10 books at various children's reading levels. The book bags are stored at our circulation desk, which means you can stop by during our Library Pick Up hours, ring the doorbell, and check-out any of the available bags.



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