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Black History Month Reading List

February is Black History Month and the Prescott College Library staff has put together a reading list to celebrate and honor the contributions of Black writers throughout history.

This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive Black History Month reading list, as there are far too many significant books and writers for one list. Instead, we simply highlight these books and encourage you to explore further.

All Prescott College Students and Faculty are patrons of the Yavapai Library Network and can request books be mailed to them using the library catalog here.

The Wretched of the Earth - Fanon, Frantz

Black Skin, White Masks - Fanon, Frantz

Their Eyes were Watching God - Hurtson, Zora Neale

Sweat - Hurtson, Zora Neale

Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman - Wallace, Michele

The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972 - Kendi, Ibram X

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Morrison, Toni

Parable of the Sower - Butler, Octavia E.

Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements - X, Malcolm

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes - Hughes, Langston

The Autobiography of Malcolm X - X, Malcolm

Black Reconstruction in America - Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt

Writings - Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: an American Slave - Douglass, Frederick

Things Fall Apart - Achebe, Chinua

Anthills of the Savannah - Achebe, Chinua

A Man of the People - Achebe, Chinua

No Longer at Ease - Achebe, Chinua

Invisible Man - Ellison, Ralph

Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman - Wallace, Michele

We Who Are Dark: the Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity - Shelby, Tommie

Black Folktales - Lester, Julius

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann)

Our Souls to Keep: Black/White Relations in America - Henderson, George

100 Years of Negro Freedom - Bontemps, Arna

Notes of a Native Son - Baldwin, James

The Skin I'm In - Flake, Sharon G

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black inferiority - Burrell, Tom