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#ReadBlack Book Club

Feb 26th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Event
Join us as we further the conversation on Black literature, history, and culture. This month's book is The 1619 Project.

The Rise of Civil Rights in Tucson and Phoenix

Feb 12th | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Online Event
Dr. Matthew Whitaker will give us a glimpse into the history & timeline of African American History in AZ, focused on place-based activism.

Presenting Black Love Matters

The Library's own Jessica P. Pryde to kick off the LGBTQ+ Services Committee's 25th anniversary Virtual Author Talk Series on February 12th!

Black Love Matters: Virtual Author Talk with Jessica P Pryde

Feb 12th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Online Event
To kick off our LGBTQ+ 25th Anniversary Author Talk Series, Join us as we talk with librarian Jessica P. Pryde about her brand new book.

Memoirs & Biographies

Celebrate these notable Black men and womyn by reading about their lives, in their own words!

Fix Your Life in 2022

Is 2022 your year?? Check out these books if you’re looking for guidance to do better for yourself and your future this year.

Books Worth Your Time - January 2022

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

Read Black Book Club list for 2022

Join the #ReadBlack Book Club in 2022! Join us each month for a guided discussion on a book by Black authors and about the Black experience.

Read Black Complete List: Published in 2021

At the final Read Black meeting of 2021, we shared recently published books we enjoyed, as well as some others we couldn't help but mention.

Get your reading on this year—join a library book club!

The Library is excited to invite readers everywhere to attend #ReadBlack and Rainbow Reads in 2022. The Library's Kindred…

Children's Books Worth Your Time - January 2022

New children's fic/non-fiction by Black authors and/or feature Black individuals, hot off the presses, selected by the members of Kindred!

Read Harder 2022: An Anthology Featuring Diverse Voices

Doing Read Harder in 2022? Here are some books that include voices from underrepresented and marginalized groups and genders.

Read Black: Published in 2021

The final gathering of the #ReadBlack Book Club will be a round-robin discussion of 2021 books. Looking for a book or two to read?
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Coretta Scott King Award Winners in the Collection

Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Black Authors of Crime Fiction & Mysteries

Explore Black authors in the crime fiction and mysteries genres.

Celebrate Black History Month in February

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