Kindred Presents: Read Black

The Kindred Team invites you to Read Black! Join us for a monthly book club designed to further the conversation on Black literature, history, and culture.

On odd months, there will be a facilitated discussion about a specific book by a Black author. There will be six total facilitated discussions, in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

On even months, there will be a round-robin book share of recent or longtime favorites written by Black authors. Bring a book to share with others and discover new books to enjoy. On these months, the facilitating member of Kindred will collect titles for a list to be shared on the library website.

Read Black Events

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Graphic Novel Gems: Black History for All

Challenge yourself by diving into one of the captivating non-fiction graphic novels on this Black History Month-inspired reading list.

Buffalo Soldiers Digital Materials

Looking for information about the Buffalo Soldiers? We have many free digital resources on Libby, Hoopla and Kanopy!

African American Genealogy Research & Archiving

African-American genealogy research is usually challenging but not impossible. The Library has print and online resources that can help!

Fantasy in Honor of Black History

Whether their characters are facing oppression/injustice or experiencing power/success, these Black authors provide a flawless execution.

Black Romance to Read Every Day

February might be Black History Month, but you can read Black romance any time of the year!

Books Worth Your Time! - January 2024

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

Books Worth Your Time!

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

Read Black - December 2023

Every year in December, the Read Black Book Club has a round-robin discussion of new books they've read by Black authors in the last year.

Jessica's Favorite Reads by Black Authors - 2023

Between leading the Read Black Book Club and my own reading goals, I picked up a lot of great books by Black authors in 2023.

Books Worth Your Time! - November 2023

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

Books Worth Your Time! - October 2023

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

Books Worth Your Time! - September 2023

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

Transcending CITIZEN: Claudia Rankine and More

The Read Black Book Club met in August and discussed Claudia Rankine's phenomenal work, Citizen. Here is some bonus content.

Books Worth Your Time! - August 2023

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

Books Worth Your Time! - July 2023

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

Black and Disabled

July is Disability Pride Month! This month we celebrate the progress and power of people who live every day with disability.
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