February is Black History Month. In order to acknowledge the contribution black writers have made to American literature, we'll be posting brief, daily profiles of various authors. Some names you'll know, but some will probably be new to you. Some writers have written over a dozen books, while some have written only one. Some have written an autobiography, some have written classic novels, and some have written young adult romance. We hope you'll come on by the library to check out a few of the books we'll be highlighting. Maybe you'll discover a new favorite.
But before we get started tomorrow, read some poetry! Poets.org "asked twelve contemporary black poets from across the country to choose one poem that should be read this month and to tell [them] a bit about why." The results are a wonderful mix of poems and poets. Enjoy, and make sure to follow along this month.