Celebrate Black History Month with our Little Free Library

Feb 1 / News

February is Black History Month, and we’re stocking our Little Free Library with books by Black authors. Connect, explore and learn by picking up a new book, or contribute a new one for our community to enjoy. There are so many beautiful stories told by Black authors, and the below list of books is just a starting point. Feel free to drop us a line here with your favorite book. We will continue to add community suggestions and favorites to this list. And now through February 28th, you’ll also find Diversity & Inclusion STEM kits in our Little Free Library while supplies last. Take one home and your kiddos can naturally reflect on the concept of diversity in a fun and engaging way.

Book Suggestions


Ambitious Girl, Meena Harris

Change Sings, Amanda Gorman

Dream Big, Little One, Vashti Harrison

Firebird, Misty Copeland

Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry

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

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

Mae Among the Stars, Roda Ahmed:

Saturday, Oge Mora

Sulwe, Lupita Nyong’o

Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold

The ABCs of Black History, Rio Cortez

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist, Cynthia Levinson

Young Adult

Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson

Dear Martin, Nic Stone

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

Love is a Revolution, Renee Watson

The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Christopher Paul Curtis

Opposite of Always, Justin A. Reynolds

Stamped, Ibram X Kendi


The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Alex Haley and Malcolm X

A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry

Becoming, Michelle Obama

Beloved, Toni Morrison

Between the World and Me, Ta Nehisi-Coates

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi

How we Fight for our Lives, Saeed Jones

How to be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Kindred, Octavia Butler

Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward

Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid

The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett

Queenie, Candace Carty-Williams