Friday, February 10, 2017

Six top books for Black History Month

Sona Charaipotra is a New York City-based writer and editor with more than a decade’s worth of experience in print and online media. For B & N Reads she tagged "six timeless and timely must-reads" for Black History Month, including:
March Book 1, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Civil rights history in graphic novel form? Yes, it is as amazing as it sounds. This illustrated memoir, framed as a reverent reminiscence for some inquisitive visitors to congressman and civil rights champion John Lewis’s office on the eve of the inauguration of our first black president, chronicles the Freedom Rider’s journey from sharecropper’s son to the sit-ins that were the hallmark of nonviolent resistance. The first in a planned trilogy, March is a vivid, intimate account of the movement that led to the momentous march in 1965. Might as well buy book two now, too. You’re going to want to continue the ride.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue