February is Black History Month
Originally founded in 1926 as Negro History week, Black History Month is the time set aside to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our history, sciences and arts. The library will have a display celebrating these contributions throughout the month. For more information about Black History Month visit the History channel at http://www.history.com/content/blackhistory
1. I Dream A World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America by Brian Lanker spotlights women who made significant contributions to American society. Entries include a autobiographical essay and photograph and include women from all walks of life.
2. Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama Written before he entered politics, Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama’s struggle to understand the forces that shaped him into the man he is. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, his journey to understanding takes him from his childhood in America to the Kenyan village of his father’s family.
1. Alice Walker is an award winning author with a career spanning over thirty years. Her novel, A color Purple, is now considered a classic of American Literature and garnered Ms. Walker the Pulitzer prize for literature. She was the first African American to win the prize! Her writings have included novels, short stories, poetry, and essays.
2. Walter Dean Myers- Contemporary author who appeals to both boys and girls. Mr. Myers draws on his own experiences growing up in Harlem to create well rounded characters that you care about.
3. Toni Morrison is a contemporary writer who explores the African American experience throughout history. Her stories are driven by strong female characters and have earned her a place as one of the preeminent American authors of our times.
March is Women's History Month
Women’s history month 2010: Writing Women Back into History
30 years ago, a group of women from Santa Rosa California were dismayed by the lack of females in history books, less than 3% of the ...more
November is National Native American Heritage Month
About Native American Heritage Month
Information courtesy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of ...more
Books into movies
Below are just a few recent movies that were books first!
- Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- Alexie, Sherman.The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
- Anderson, Laurie Halse.