Black History Month 2021

Black History Month 2021

Join Newcastle Libraries in celebrating History Month 2021 by exploring our new reading lists and taking part in our series of events.


Reading Lists

100 Books by Black Authors

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An engaging collection of 100 works of fiction by Black authors.

From recently published novels like How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House by Cherie Jones and Luster by Raven Leilani to classic works by James Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston, this list is a celebration of Black creativity.

You will find a 100 Books by Black Authors display on Level 3 of City Library and smaller displays in some branches.

 

Exploring Black History 

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A collection of non-fiction books exploring the lives, histories and achievements of black people. The list includes titles by David Olusoga, Barack Obama, Trevor Noah and contemporary works such as Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi and in Black and White by Alexandra Wilson.

You will find the Exploring Black History display on Level 2 of City Library and smaller displays in some branches.

 

Black History Month eBooks and eAudiobooks

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A curated collection of fiction and non-fiction titles that you can access from your own device. This list includes eBooks and eAudiobooks you can download from Borrowbox and read or listen to at your leisure.

 


Events

  • On Tuesday 19 October at 2.00pm, Brian Ward will join us at City Library to talk Buses and Blues, Guns and Guitars: Tyneside and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s.

         To attend this free event you must book a ticket through Newcastle Libraries' Eventbrite page.

  • On Saturday 23 October at 3.00pm we’ll be hosting a mini-presentation with Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, Cllr Habib Rahman and members of the African Lives in Project Team on African Lives in Northern England.  

         To attend this free event you must book a ticket through Newcastle Libraries' African Lives in Northern England tickets page

 


More to Explore

Also look out for our book displays in City Library, new titles, and events throughout the month celebrating and recognising Black lives.

 

 

Did you know?

You can visit a mini-exhibition exploring the lives and heritage of six Black British people on Level 2 of City Library throughout October

Martin Luther King visited Newcastle in 1967.

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