Fiction for African American History Month

February is African American History Month, a time dedicated to “paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society” ( For the next two weeks I’m going to offer up recommendations on both the fiction and non-fiction side of things.  These recommendations are separated by age range, and are a mix of historical and modern settings. Today, we're talking fiction.






The Patchwork Path
Amazing Grace
Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears
Tar Beach


A Sky Full of Stars
The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963
One Crazy Summer
The Lions of Little Rock


The Hate U Give
The Sun is Also a Star
This Side of Home
All American Boys


The Underground Railroad
Their Eyes were Watching God
Another Brooklyn



Flickr CC:Black History Month:Silver Shine