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Kindred Lists, Blog Posts, and other things

Read Together

Explore with your lil ones these colorful and engaging titles by Black authors centering Black and African American stories and children.

More Than Just An Athlete

Every man in the books on this list has lived a wider life, and has a broader story to tell than that of wins, statistics, and contracts.

#ReadBlack Book Club

Oct 22nd | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Event
Pima County Public Library’s Kindred Team invites you to Read Black! Join us to discuss The Perishing by Natashia Deon.

Banned Books authored by Black Women

For Banned Books Week, consider reading one of these powerful titles written by Black women.

Newer Black Romances to read on Libby

Black Romance is here to stay! Enjoy these romances by Black authors and featuring Black couples available in the Libby app.

Classic Black Romances to read on Libby

Black romance has been a thing for decades. Check out these books available in ebook and downloadable audiobook format.

Five Years of Kindred

"And no matter what, we’ll be there to reach, support, and celebrate each other and the community. Kindred Style." - Jessica P.

Read Black: The Water Dancer And Beyond

Here's a list about Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of The Water Dancer, from speaking engagements by the author to other books worth checking out.
PimaLib_JessicaP said:

Blackout is a book that lives somewhere between an ensemble novel and a short story anthology. The stories are separate, but linked through shared connections…

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Read Black Pride 2022: The Master List

The #ReadBlack Book Club met for the annual Read Black Pride book share, in which we discussed books by LGBTQ+ authors and history.

Children's Books Worth Your Time - June 2022

New children's fiction & non-fiction titles written by Black authors featuring Black individuals, hot off the presses, selected by Kindred!

Books Worth Your Time - June 2022

New & upcoming titles written by Black authors or featuring Black characters, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!

Watch now! Author talk with Tee Franklin

Catch it on YouTube! Tee Franklin is a DC Comics writer and the first Black woman to write Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy,

Celebrating Juneteenth!

June 19th, or Juneteenth, is a new Federal Holiday! It's also known as Freedom Day or Jubilee Day w/in the Black/African American community.

Forever Free: Juneteenth Then And Now

June 19 is a special day in American history, particularly in the history of black Americans. What are you doing this Juneteenth?

Black, Queer, and Proud

June is LGBT Pride Month & the 3rd annual Read Black Pride book discussion! Here are some newer recommendations to talk about on June 25!
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