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Black History Books

We're compiling for Black History Month, but these are books you can be reading all year around.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged black history month, books about black canadians, black canadian history, history of blacks in canada, novels about black canadians, black canadian poets, black canadian children's books

A Credit to Your Race

by (author) Truman Green

Execution Poems

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!

by (author) Jody Nyasha Warner
illustrated by Richard Rudnicki

After Canaan

Essays on Race, Writing, and Region

by (author) Wayde Compton

Black Then

Blacks and Montreal, 1780s-1880s

by (author) Frank Mackey

Hanging Of Angelique

by (author) Afua Cooper

Season of Rage

Hugh Burnett and the Struggle for Civil Rights

by (author) John Cooper

The Book Of Negroes

A Novel

by (author) Lawrence Hill

George And Rue

by (author) George Elliott Clarke

Black Berry, Sweet Juice

On Being Black and White in Canada

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Pink Icing

by (author) Pamela Mordecai


Black British Columbian Literature and Orature

edited by Wayde Compton

Black Ice

The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925

by (author) Darril Fosty & George Fosty

Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy

The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir

by (author) Lincoln Alexander
with Herb Shoveller

Blues and Bliss

The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke

by (author) George Elliott Clarke
edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino

This Spot of Ground

Spiritual Baptists in Toronto

by (author) Carol B. Duncan

No Crystal Stair

by (author) Mairuth Sarsfield
introduction by Dorothy Williams

I've Got a Home in Glory Land

A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

by (author) Karolyn Smardz Frost

49th Parallel Psalm

by (author) Wayde Compton

Women Do This Every Day

by (author) Lillian Allen

The Stone Thrower

A Daughter's Lessons, a Father's Life

by (author) Jael Ealey Richardson

Pulling No Punches

The Sam Langford Story

by (author) Steven Laffoley

If This Is Freedom

A Novel

by (author) Gloria Ann Wesley


by (author) Pamela Mordecai

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