CMS Celebrates Black History Month: Library Spotlights the Stories of Black History

CMS Black History Library Books

The Camillus Middle School library is proud to celebrate the many contributions African Americans have made throughout history. The collection features a diverse and unique selection of stories including biographical memoirs, historical adaptations, and narrative non-fiction that reflects the various ways Black Americans strengthened our nation.

Students are inspired to read about the accomplishments, history, and culture of Black Americans to grow their awareness and appreciation for the many accomplishments they have made to our community.

Sharon Bush, CMS Librarian, is always searching for ways to enrich the collection by including materials that have won the Walter Dean Myers and Coretta Scott King Awards. Some of these outstanding books include:

  • “Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of Four African American Women” by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • “Freedom Riders” by Ann Bausum
  • “Port Chicago 50” by Steve Sheinkin
  • “One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance” by Nikki Grimes
  • “Piecing Me Together” by Renee Watson
  • “New Kid” by Jerry Craft
  • “As Brave as You” by Jason Reynolds
  • “Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts” by Patricia C. McKissack & Fredrick L. McKissack
  • “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jaqueline Woodson
  • “I Thought my Soul Would Rise and Fly” by Joyce Hansen