"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read"
Mary McLeod Bethune
The SSAAM Bookshelf encompasses a wide range of African American based books, focusing on history, music, literature, art, sports, and other topics. The books are read and recommended by the organization's board members, and affiliates. Purchasing a book that you are interested in couldn't be easier; click on a book icon below, and you will be directed to Amazon.
Links to Other African American Book Sites
New York Public Library: Guide to resources related to independent Black bookstores.
Schomburg's Black Liberation List for Young Readers: Explore essential titles selected by the Schomburg Center as it marks 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts, and culture.
The Conscious Kid: Organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth.