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Black History Bios

February is Black History Month.  It's an opportunity to explore the trials and achievments of our African-American brothers and sisters.  Unfortunately, it falls in the shortest month of the year.  There may not be enough days to read all the books you want.  But -- good news! -- there is no need to limit your reading to February.  After all, Black history is American history and should be part of our entire year . . . every year.  There are so many books available here at Hoover Public Library, but here are some of the newest biographies.  I suggest starting with one of these.

Black Women Who Dared by Naomi M. Moyer (2018)
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker (2018)
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome (2018)
George Washington Carver for Kids: His Life and Discoveries, with 21 Activities by Peggy Thomas (2019)
Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter by Nadia L. Hohn (2019)
Little People, Big Dreams: Josephine Baker by Isabel Sánchez Vegara (2018) [in a series]
Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away by Erica Armstrong Dunbar (2019)
No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas by Tonya Bolden (2018)
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Dee Romito (2018)
Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil Tyson DeGrasse by Kathleen Krull (2018)
The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just by Mélina Mangal (2018)
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton (2018)
Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? by Sherri L. Smith (2018)

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