Black History Month Reads

The following are books I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed over the years.  I highly recommend grabbing a couple of these for your reading pleasure as well as to add to your library collection on black history.  Each book boasts an average rating between 4 and 5 stars.

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A Long Way GoneIshmael BeahKindleNook
Brothers and KeepersJohn Edgar WidemanPaperbackPaperback
Bullwhip Days: The Slaves RememberJames MellonPaperbackPaperback
Facing Mt. KenyaJohn KenyattaPaperbackNot Available
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His AssassinHampton SidesPaperbackNook
Native SonsRichard WrightKindleNook
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told by Alex HaleyMalcolm X, Alex Haley, Attallah ShabbazPaperbackPaperback
The Classic Slave NarrativesHenry Louis Gates JrPaperbackPaperback
The Slave Ship: A Human HistoryMarcus RedikerKindleNook
The Translator: A Tribesman Memoir of DafurDaoud HariKindleNook
Things Fall ApartChinua AchebeKindleNook
Three Classic African-American NovelsHenry Louis Gates JrPaperbackPaperback
The Book of Night WomenMarlon JamesKindleNook

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Once We Were Kings – Free Ebook

Once We Were Kings

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The Only E-Reader Cover You Will Ever Need – Oberon

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Not for the faint of heart – Dexter Series #1

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Nook Simple Touch Contest – $258 value

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