A February Reading Challenge

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A February Reading Challenge

Posted by STAIR-Annapolis on February 3, 2021

February is Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate and honor the contributions of Black Americans to our nation's history and culture.

In a tradition that dates back to 1926, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History establishes a theme for every Black History Month. This year's theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

Our February reading challenge embraces this theme and, as always, is easy to adapt to any age, reading level, or genre preference. One book per week, every week this month. An added component this month: Every book you choose must be written by a Black author!

  • Read a book with any of these words in the title: family, mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother, etc.
  • Read a book by Black co-authors or an author-illustrator team who are related to each other.
  • Read a book that has won or been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.
  • Read a book written by a Black author from or set in your hometown or home state.

Good luck! We'll be back next month with a new reading challenge for you. Until then, keep reading!