Books to Celebrate Black History Month

“The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.” Toni Morrison’s singular voice continues to illuminate the way forward for readers and writers, dreamers and thinkers. Join our booksellers during Black History Month as we celebrate and showcase contributions to the arts, to society, and to history, from her and other standout voices.

Celebrate Black History & Voices

The Beautiful Ones
We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943
Living in Color: What's Funny about Me
1999 [Deluxe]
Beyonce: Shine Your Light

The One, the Only Toni Morrison

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Transcendent and timeless; there’s only one Toni Morrison. The Source of Self Regard is an essential collection of her incisive, inspirational speeches and essays that spans 40 years of our American literature, society, and culture. This is the Nobel Laureate in her own words and on her own terms.

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
The Bluest Eye
Song of Solomon

Books for Black History Month

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
The Yellow House
The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club)
The Nickel Boys (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition) (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
JAY-Z: Made in America
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
How to Be an Antiracist
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
The Hate U Give
Between the World and Me
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Becoming Deluxe Signed Edition (Signed Book)

National Book Award Winner

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The Yellow House

by Sarah M. Broom

We were thrilled when The Yellow House won the National Book Award for Nonfiction late last year. Sarah Broom’s indelible memoir is the intimate story of a house and a family; it’s also an epic story about the power of family mythology, and the push of the American Dream, and the pull of home.

Teens & YA

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The Hate U Give
The Bluest Eye
Native Son
Race Matters (25th Anniversary Edition with a New Introduction)
Black Boy

Young Readers & Kids

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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
Just Like Me
Ghost Boys
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong Series #1)
Brown Girl Dreaming
New Kid (Newbery Medal Winner)
The Day You Begin
Hair Love
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Last Stop on Market Street (Newbery Medal Winner)
One Crazy Summer
Ghost (Defenders Track Team Series #1)
I Am Enough
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

New from Zora Neale Hurston

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Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick

by Zora Neale Hurston

This exquisite collection of short works from an unsurpassed writer -- including eight "lost" stories -- explores love, class, and race through the lens of African-American culture, adding new depth and nuance to the body of work of one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

Movies & TV

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Criterion Collection: Do The Right Thing

Music on Vinyl & CD

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Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years 1936-1943
1999 [Deluxe]

Deluxe Signed Edition of "Becoming"

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Becoming Deluxe Signed Edition (Signed Book)

by Michelle Obama

The iconic memoir by the former First Lady of the United States -- now in a deluxe gift box featuring a signed, clothbound book, frameable prints, and more.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her -- from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.