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Kindred Lists, Blog Posts, and other things

National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

Of the seven awards, four were awarded to black women authors. How great is that?

Writers During the Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s was a golden age for African American and Black artists, writers and musicians.

Black Girls Rock!

For strong, Black girls who will one day grow into strong, Black women - these books are for you!

Children's Books Worth Your Time!

New children's titles written by Black authors and/or feature Black individuals, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!

Read Black Women: A Cross Section

In March, celebrate Women's History Month by reading a book or two by a Black woman. Books by Black women have made an impact on the world.

Rest in Peace and Power, Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson worked on the first NASA mission in 1961 to carry Alan Shepard, into space.

Winners of In the Margins Books Awards

Winners include stories written for youth ages 9 and 21, focusing on the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

John Lewis Day - February 21

Learn more about the Civil Rights Leader and US Representative for Georgia's 5th Congressional District.

Celebrate Black History Month with Eckstrom-Columbus Library

Check out this list for primarily non-fiction published in 2019 or 2020. These stories cover everything from history to family.

Read Harder: Romance Edition

Here are books that can help you combine Read Harder goals, whether you are a regular romance reader or interested in trying something new.

The team behind the Library’s Black History Month events

The events are organized by the Kindred team, which aims to support Tucson’s black community with dedicated cultural & historical programs.

Read African-American Fiction eBooks

Celebrate Black History Month by reading OverDrive eBooks written by African-American authors.

Black History in Fiction

Black History Month is a time to celebrate people of African descent. Read fictional accounts of Black history alongside the true stories.

African-Americans Who Served and Defended Their Country

Honoring the African-Americans who came before us & still serve now, standing for their dreams & rights, making a difference for all of us.

Black Women on Life: Essay Collections

Some great essays about life, society, pop culture, and social justice by some of the most prominent voices in media and literature.

I Am Not Your Negro - Now streaming!

This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. Stream now for free on Kanopy!
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