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

WGMS Black History BooksAt West Genesee Middle School, we are a building full of stories, backgrounds and cultures. As educators we recognize the value and importance of teaching our students about who has helped shape the country we live in today, while also reflecting the rich background of our school community.

This month our library is proud to celebrate the stories of Black history. Our diverse collection of books includes stories of the famous and not so famous, yet all worthy of having their lives become part of our collective knowledge. We encourage everyone to enjoy and celebrate, through these incredible stories, an important part of our history.

  • When the Beat Was Born, Laban Carrick Hill
  • Young Gifted Black, Jamia Wilson
  • Fitness Routines Superstar Athletes, Simone Biles, Jeff Savage
  • Through My Eyes, Ruby Bridges
  • Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice, Nikki Grimes
  • Black Scientists Lisa Yount
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul, Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Hand in Hand, Ten Black Men Who Changed the World, Andrea Pinckney
  • Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Life in Motion, An Unlikely Ballerina, Misty Copeland
  • Let it Shine Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, Andrea Davis Pinckney
  • Brown Girl Dreaming, Jaqueline Woodson
  • African American Women Scientists and Inventors, Otha Richard Sullivan
  • When the Beat Was Born, DJ Kool Herc
  • The Creation of Hip Hop, Laban Carrick Hill

Also not pictured- many more! Another favorite is by the circulation desk- the March series by John Lewis- a graphic novel series about the Civil Rights movement.