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Notable: Black History Month

Notable

Black History Month

These books offer kids and adults fresh looks at the history of African-Americans.

Brick by Brick (HarperCollins Children) by Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper is a warmly illustrated children's book by two Coretta Scott King Award winners about the slaves whose skills and labor helped build the original White House.

Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America (Back Bay Books) by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is an intriguing memoir as well as a history of the New York neighborhood's century as a center of black cultural achievement and political action.

The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (Simon & Schuster) by Taylor Branch is the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's distillation of his magisterial three-volume biography of Martin Luther King Jr. down to 18 pivotal events in 224 pages.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Black History Month 02/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:41pm]

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