Wednesday, February 13, 2013

[Quick Picks] Book Suggestions for Black History Month

Library staff share fiction and non-fiction recommendations for Black History Month.

GLORIOUS, by Bernice McFadden

The book follows the life of a young woman named Easter who must keep moving.  When things do not sit well with her she picks up and moves.  The book is set in the early - mid 1900s.  Easter leaves Waycross, GA and ultimately lands in Harlem, New York during the Harlem Renaissance.  During her "adventures" she maintains a diary of her writings and ultimately becomes a published writer in journals.  Historical figures such as Langston Hughes are sprinkled throughout the book.  It is a must read.  I want to tell you the ending but you have to read it for yourself.

-Robyn Stone, Central Library

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