The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
Poet Amanda Gorman gained immense national attention after delivering a reading of this poem at the inauguration of President Biden. Enjoy the work of the youngest presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history through this special edition.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson tells the story of one of his first cases as a young lawyer — the case of Walter McMillian, who maintained his innocence in the face of a death sentence for murder. Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and his story was adapted into a major motion picture of the same name in 2019.
Ida: A Sword Among Lions
Ida B. Wells was an activist born into slavery who became a journalist and leader in the struggles for women’s suffrage and civil rights. This biography explores Wells’ life and her enduring fight against lynching.
Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America
Congressman John Lewis was a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement. In this book, he draws on his experiences and reflects on his advocacy of nonviolence and the struggles that a new generation may undergo in the process of making change.
As we continue through Black History Month and throughout the year, we encourage you to take a look at the rest of our list on Bookshop.org. These books are a great place to begin or continue your learning journey.