Celebrate Black History Month with our Little Free Library

Jan 28 / 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. Be sure to check Barnes & Noble’s curated selection of books located in the center of their store, and feel free to drop us a line here with your favorite book. We will continue to add community suggestions and favorites to this list.

Book Suggestions


Ambitious Girl, Meena Harris

Change Sings, Amanda Gorman

Firebird, Misty Copeland

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

Saturday, Oge Mora

Sulwe, Lupita Nyong’o

Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold

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

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