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Celebrate Black Voices In the Culinary Arts!

Celebrate great food, family, love, and culture with these books by Black chefs.

Introducing the 2020 MacArthur Fellows

The program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, & professional inclinations.
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This big and beautiful book, celebrates the life of Aretha Franklin. From dancing to her music in the ‘60s to hearing “My Country ‘tis of Thee” at President Barack…

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Teen Books Worth Your Time!

New teen fiction & non-fiction by Black authors and/or feature Black individuals, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!

Read Afro-Latinx: The Master List

Check out the books we discussed at our most recent #readblack event, which centered Afro-Latinx voices in celebration of Mes De Cultura.

The Weekly Waitlist: October 4, 2020

Here's what to read while you wait for Legendborn, Christmas Cupcake Murder, Grown, American Predator, or Solutions and Other Problems.

Books Worth Your Time!

New titles that are written by Black authors /or feature Black characters, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!

Faith and Race

Influential clergy explore the heart of racism and offer faith-based solutions for lasting change.

Black Lives in eBook format

Biography lovers, here's a new list for you! The Library is purchasing more titles about Black people and their experiences in eBook format.

Say His Name: Emmett Till

Emmett Till was a 14-year-old black child who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in August 1955. Emmett is never forgotten.

#ReadBlack: Read Afro-Latinx

Kindred invites you to #readblack! Join us Sep 26 to discuss books by Black authors featuring the lives & experiences of Afro-Latinx folks.

Let us choose new books for you!

Check out our new Personalized Reading Recommencations service, where you tell us what you like and we send you a list of books to try.

Children's Books Worth Your Time!

New children's fiction and non-fiction titles that are written by Black authors and/or feature Black individuals, hot off the presses!

Boardbooks by BIPOC authors

Reading boardbooks to babies and toddlers authored by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) authors matters for all kids.

John Lewis on BookTV

Watch John Lewis on C-SPAN, including multiple discussions on BookTV and speeches from the House floor.

John Lewis, Comics, and Comic-Con

Read this inspiring article in The New York Times about John Lewis's legacy including his work on the MARCH comics and marching at Comic-Con
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