Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): African-American History Month

#“If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.”

—James Baldwin

February is African American History Month and this year's theme is “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.” Join us as we celebrate the complexity and nuances of being a teen and growing up in America.
To learn more about African American History Month visit the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

#READ: Black Enough by Coe Booth, Dhonielle Clayton, Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste

Black Enough book coverEdited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.


#LISTEN: You Don't Even Know Me by Sharon Flake

You Don't Even Know Me book coverShort stories and poems about boys and the tough situations they face in life.


#EXPLORE: Six-Word Memoirs

Six-Word Memoir

"A six-word memoir is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words."

#JOIN: Game On!

Whether you are playing to win, or just challenging yourself, you’re going to love Game On. Play games inspired by books to compete with your friends or work together to beat a challenge. (For ages 12 – 17).
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 4:45 pm

#KEEP READING: Check out some of the books on this list to read more about the variety of issues that young African Americans experience every day.


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