Black History Month is a time to remember the contributions that African Americans have left on our country and world. This year’s theme, Black Migrations, explores the impact the African diaspora has made around the globe. Migrations are as vast and storied as the routes taken, but as each of these tales unfurled they helped build and shape the places we know today.
Traveling through stories is one of the best ways to develop awareness of experiences different than one’s own. Stories can nurture knowledge, help one understand another point of view and provide inspiration for a better future. Below is a list of books that take place in different territories, states, and eras of the United States. Some tell the stories of real people, others use imagined characters to recount certain moments in history. Each helps to pave the way for an unforgettable journey. The best part? You can take these trips as many times as you’d like and they are all free with your library card.
Reading the Map