"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read"
- Mary McLeod Bethune
Explore SSAAM's recommended books on African American history, music, literature, and other topics. These books are read and recommended by the museum's Board members, staff, and affiliated. Click on a thumbnail below to view the book on Amazon.
Find other reading lists at:
New York Public Library: Guide to resources related to independent Black bookstores
Schomburg's Black Liberation List for Young Readers: Essential titles on Black history and culture, selected by the Schomburg Center
The Conscious Kid: Organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth.