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Black History Month book recommendations

Black History Month book recommendations

Here are some recommendations for reading during Black History Month from Bishop Hughes and her staff.

The Bishop and some of her staff plan to read:

King: A Life
by Jonathan Eig, 2023

Another recent book that might be of interest:

The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America
by Carol Anderson, 2023

For those who would like more devotional reading:

What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman
by Lerita Coleman Brown, 2023 (selections from this book are being used by the Bishop’s Study Group this January)

These two works could be good for a family discussion or for youth groups:

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, 2019 (the author is a professor at Rutgers)

Absalom Jones: America’s First Black Priest
by Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones, 2021 (the author is an Episcopal Priest, and this book is designed for older children, although engaging for all)