African American History Month Books For Kids

February is Black History Month, and a great way to help children learn about African American history is by using books as a teaching tool. This booklist covers a multitude of subjects and is essential reading not only for February but all year long.

Books to Read This Month by Local African American Authors

As part of our African American History Month celebrations, we are spotlighting local Black authors who were either raised in Northeast Florida or make their homes and livelihoods here now. From two-time Emmy award-winning news producer Nikesha Elise Williams, to a book of short stories and poems by Spoken word/Hip-Hop artist KnightKrawler, to award-winning author Rodney Hurst—this outstanding list of local black authors belongs in your "TBR" pile!

February's New Releases For Young Adults

Prepare your library cards because this list of 2021 young adult book releases for February will have you adding several to your TBR! With new releases from best-selling authors such as Angie Thomas, Ransom Riggs, and Neal Shusterman - to name just a few! Plus, the YA genre is on point with delivering phenomenal book covers! If you can't get the book right away, be sure to check out our read-alike's to see what you can get your hands on while you wait for your new release.

February New Releases for Adults

February is full of new book releases here at Jacksonville Public Library! We've put together a list that highlights some of the most anticipated books you can borrow this month.

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