Read Black

Kindred Presents: Read Black

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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. Most months, we'll have a facilitated discussion about a selected book about the Black experience, fictional or real.

We'll also have a round-robin conversation on a theme in June and December. Bring a book to share with others and discover new books to enjoy. Kindred staff will collect titles for a list to be shared on the library website.

Read Black Events

More staff lists

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.

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!

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.

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!

Let's Celebrate Loving Day!

The Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to ban miscegenation, or marriage and other relationships between people of different races.

And Still I Rise

Have you read a poem today? Here are some great works and collections by Black poets past and present to inspire and move you.

Books Worth Your Time - March 2022

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

Black Women In History

Novels featuring Black women—some fictional, some people from history—who made a difference in their lives & the lives of countless others.

To Be Black and In Love

It's been said that to be Black & get a happily ever after is, in itself, a radical act. Here ae swoonworthy romances featuring Black folks.

The 53rd NAACP Image Award Winners & Nominees for Literature

Here's a list of this year's winners and nominees of the 53rd NAACP Image Award for Literature.

Books Worth Your Time! - February 2022

New titles that are written by Black authors with a focus on the rich and complex history of the Black commnunity, selected by Kindred!

We are the West

Black cowboys, sheriffs, rodeo stars, pioneers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and more who make up the history of the West.

While You Wait For Black Love Matters

We just had our virtual author talk, Black Love Matters, with Jessica Pryde this past weekend and it was amazing!

Celebrating Black Essayists

Reading essays is one of my absolute favorites, & this list has essays by Black writers that range from humorous to impactful and poignant.

Black Histories: Recent Titles and Graphic Novel Histories

Books that teach different aspects of Black History for readers who are new to nonfiction.

Black LGBTQ+ Books

Celebrate Black History Month with some Black LGBTQ+ books!
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