Black History Month Book Exhibits in the Library

February 13th, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month with a story about Black Culture and the Arts!  The Krupp Library has two current exhibits with a focus on the Black art, creativity, storytelling, and history.  Here is just a sampling of the titles available to you at the library.  Remember, all the books in the exhibit cases are available for circulation, so if you see something you would like to read, just ask a library staff member for assistance and we will happily check it out to you!

Leisure Collection

Go Ahead in the Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The Sisterhood: How a Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture by Courtney Thorsson

The Main Level New Acquisitions

Kendrick Lamar and the Making of Black Meaning by Christopher Driscoll, Monica Miller, and Anthony Pinn

Jean-Michael Basquiat Reader by Jordana Moore Saggese

Why Wakanda Matters by Sheena Howard

The Tradition by Jericho Brown

Graphic Novels

March: Book One by John Lewis and Nate Powell

It's Life as I See It: Black Cartoonists in Chicago, 1940-1980 by Dan Nadel et al.

The High Desert by James Spooner

The Black Panther: The Complete Collection Vol 1 by Christopher Priest et al.

Bungleton Green and the Mystic Commandos by Jay Jackson

Upper Level New Acquisitions

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-1985: A Source Book by Catherine Morris et al.

Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon by Maxine Gordon

Three Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Hip Hop's Multibillion Dollar Rise by Zack O'Malley Greenberg

Black Music Matters: Jazz and Transformation Studies of Music Studies by Ed Sarath

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