Black History Month Challenge

Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Learn about Black history makers, explore cultural traditions, and honor the evolution of Black history in America. From the Civil Rights Movement to #BlackLivesMatter, it is vital to understand our history so that we can impact our future.

Read and complete activities in the reading app Beanstack to earn badges along the way. Earn 8 of 10 badges and you can vote to choose the 2021 Black History Month Featured Title. Nominees are:

1.      Just Us: An American conversation by Claudia Rankine (Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction Finalist) 2020

2.      Breathe: A letter to my sons by Imani Perry (Image Award Finalist) 2019

3.      What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young (NAACP Image Award Finalist) 2020

4.      Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman (Hurston/Wright Foundation Finalist) 2020

5.      Solitary: a biography by Albert Woodfox (Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction Finalist) 2019


Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults