Celebrate Black History Month with these Reads!

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month at CSN Libraries and across CSN campuses, we’d like to invite you to check out some of our new books related to influential African-Americans. From the prolific literature of both well-known and emerging Black authors, to historical surveys of the Black experience in America and the transformational role of activism over the last half century, CSN Libraries is happy to provide a number of new texts we hope will encourage reflection, empowerment and critical consciousness to students, faculty and staff.

In addition to the number of books currently displayed at each of our campus libraries, as well as new titles displayed in our windows at the entrance of the West Charleston library, we hope you’ll consider some of the following titles to discover and explore:

Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington

The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

Solitary by Albert Woodfox
Black Lives 1900: W.E.B Du Bois at the Paris Exhibition by W.E.B. Du Bois

Dark Symphony: Negro Literature in America edited by James Emanuel and Theodore Gross

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem by Bell Hooks

Although Black History Month 2020 is nearing its end, we always welcome suggestions for future purchases of titles that will help enhance our collection within this area and expand our knowledge on available stories, histories, experiences and cultural traditions in order to acknowledge and honor our African American community here at CSN.

Be sure to ask a librarian if you are interested in browsing our collection related to African American history, literature, art, film, culture and beyond!