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Black History Month Reads and Events

Happy Black History Month! Here’s a handy reading list of some of my favorite books by black authors:

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead (hear him speak later this year in Scranton!)

This will be my undoing : living at the intersection of black, female, and feminist in (white) America by Morgan Jerkins

Miles Morales : Spider-man by Jason Reynolds

Sing, unburied, sing by Jesmyn Ward

Ordinary Light by Tracy K. Smith

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves by Glory Edim

Ayiti by Roxane Gay


If you are looking to widen your knowledge of black history in our area, attend “Remembering and Understanding Black Scrantonians” by Glynis Johns on Friday, Feb. 22 from 6-7:30 at the Abington Community Library.

Throughout February, the art of Travis Prince can be see on display in the Ryon Community Room. Listen to Mr. Prince speak at “An Evening with the Artist: Travis Prince” on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6-7 PM at the Abington Community Library.

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