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Black History: Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge

Many of you are probably familiar with Reading Challenges - they help readers expand their reading horizons and get out of reading ruts.  

The suggestions below reflect my own reading interests - feel free to choose your own titles or create your own categories!  There are 12 categories - see what you can accomplish by February 2023!  

Can you read one in each category?  

Great Reads!

dorothy porter wesley at howard university book cover

Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University

the cooking gene book cover

The Cooking Gene

devil in a blue dress book cover

Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins series)

incidents in the life of a slave girl book cover

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Food Culture



Male Detectives

Great Reads!

broken places book cover

Broken Places (Cass Raines series)

my soul has grown deep book cover

My Soul Has Grown Deep

march book cover


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Defining Moments in Black History


Graphic Novels

Female Detectives


Great Reads!

before she was harriet book cover

Before She Was Harriet

dressed in dreams book cover

Dressed in Dreams

where to begin book cover

Where to Begin

negroland book cover



Beauty and Fashion

Children's Literature