Celebrate Black History Month

by Jessica on February 16, 2018

By Rebecca

Hello Readers!

February is well underway and that means we are in the midst of Black History Month!

One of the best ways to celebrate and honor a culture is by reading its literature, because as we bookworms know, literature is a platform where people can speak their truth and where diverse voices can be heard. Literature is powerful and it dares to get at the heart of things, critiquing society and commenting on the human condition.

There are so many great works out there by black writers that it would be impossible to list them all. Black writers have given us some of the most powerful literary works, some of which have been honored by the National Book Award over the years. Below are a few such books that we at Vroman’s recommend for any month of the year!


black history monthRalph Ellison “Invisible Man” 1953

black history monthAlice Walker “The Color Purple” 1983

black history monthCharles Johnson “Middle Passage” 1990

black history monthColson Whitehead “The Underground Railroad” 2016

black history monthJesmyn Ward “Sing, Unburied, Sing” 2017


black history monthTa-Nehisi Coates “Between the World and Me” 2015


black history monthRobin Coste-Lewis “Voyage of the Sable Venus” 2015

Young People’s Literature:

black history monthJacqueline Woodson “Brown Girl Dreaming” 2014