Reflect and Rejoice during Black History Month!

By Kat La Mantia | January 8 2024 | GiftPop CultureAdultsChildren'sBlogGeneralAll

For the month of February and beyond, join us in celebrating Black excellence in all its forms! Whether you want to read up on pivotal Black changemakers who have and who continue to fight for freedom and justice; share Black heroes like Simone Biles, Harriet Tubman, or Rosetta Tharpe with young readers; or celebrate the everyday joys and triumphs of Black culture, books are the perfect way to reflect and rejoice during Black History Month.

Explore our favorite picks for Black History Month below, including cookbooks, celebrity stories, children’s must-reads, and so much more.

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Black History Month – Out of Print

Historically Black Phrases
From "I Ain't One of Your Lil' Friends" to "Who All Gon' Be There?"
978-1-9848-6171-9
A fun and thoughtful dictionary of Black language you didn’t know you needed, Historically Black Phrases is a love letter to the Black community and the ways it drives culture.
$27.99 US
Sep 19, 2023
6 x 9
Hardcover
304 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Black Women Taught Us
An Intimate History of Black Feminism
978-0-593-24333-6
Fearless essays that reclaim the work and words of Black women activists, abolitionists, and movement makers who have long fought for liberation and justice—from a beloved Teen Vogue columnist and an essential new voice in Black feminism.
$30.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
368 Pages
Random House

Tupac Shakur
The Authorized Biography
978-1-5247-6104-2
The first and only Estate-authorized biography of the legendary artist, Tupac Shakur, a moving exploration of his life and powerful legacy, fully illustrated with photos, mementos, handwritten poetry, musings, and moreArtist, Poet, Actor, Revolutionary, Legend- Tupac Shakur
$35.00 US
Oct 24, 2023
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
448 Pages
Crown

Who Was John Lewis?
978-0-593-65851-2
Learn about the incredible legacy of civil rights legend and Georgia congressman John Lewis in this inspiring addition to the #1 New York Times Best-Selling series.
$6.99 US
Dec 05, 2023
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
Paperback
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts
Stories and Recipes from Five Generations of Black Country Cooks
978-0-593-23651-2
A lyrical culinary journey that explores the hidden legacy of Black Appalachians, through powerful storytelling alongside nearly forty comforting recipes, from the former Poet Laureate of Kentucky.
$30.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
6-1/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Mae's Millinery Shop Note Cards
12 All-Occasion Cards That Celebrate the Legacy of Fashion Designer Mae Reeves
978-0-525-57480-4
In collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, this stylish, illustrated set of twelve note cards celebrates the life and work of Mae Reeves, one of Philadelphia's first Black female business owners.
$16.99 US
Feb 06, 2024
6-1/2 x 4-3/4
Cards
12 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Better Living Through Birding
Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World
978-0-593-24238-4
Central Park birder Christian Cooper takes us beyond the viral video that shocked a nation and into a world of avian adventures, global excursions, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from a life spent looking up at the birds
$28.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
304 Pages
Random House

Out There Screaming
An Anthology of New Black Horror
978-0-593-24379-4
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The visionary writer and director of Get Out, Us, and Nope, and founder of Monkeypaw Productions, curates this groundbreaking anthology of all-new stories of Black horror, exploring not only the terrors of the supernatural but the chilling reality of injustice that haunts our nation.
$30.00 US
Oct 03, 2023
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
400 Pages
Random House

Something, Someday
978-0-593-20325-5
The stunning new picture book by presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Christian Robinson
$18.99 US
Sep 26, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
40 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 4-8 years

Everyday Grand
Soulful Recipes for Celebrating Life's Big and Small Moments: A Cookbook
978-0-593-23621-5
A joyous cookbook full of gratitude, positivity, and 80+ Southern-inspired comfort food recipes from the culinary sweetheart and blogger behind Grandbaby Cakes.
$32.50 US
Mar 14, 2023
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Black Archives
A Photographic Celebration of Black Life
978-1-9848-5929-7
A photographic celebration and exploration of Black identity and experience through the twentieth century from the founder and curator of the hit multimedia platform Black Archives.
$35.00 US
Feb 14, 2023
8-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Black Panther Party
A Graphic Novel History
978-1-9848-5770-5
A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party.
$19.99 US
Jan 19, 2021
7 x 10
Paperback
192 Pages
Ten Speed Graphic

Tina Turner: That's My Life
978-0-8478-6916-9
The first authorized pictorial autobiography for the trade by the legendary Tina Turner, containing iconic as well as never-before-seen candid photos, letters, and other personal items of The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, from her early career to today.
$65.00 US
Oct 06, 2020
10 x 12
Hardcover
320 Pages
Rizzoli

Harlem at Four
978-0-593-42933-4
A stunning picture book comprising two incredible stories—the first part chronicles the adventures of a four-year-old Black girl named Harlem, while the second part describes the history of Harlem the neighborhood. From a New York Times bestselling author and a critically acclaimed illustrator.
$18.99 US
Sep 19, 2023
9 x 11-1/2
Hardcover
48 Pages
Random House Studio
Age 4-8 years

Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs, and Juice: A Cocktail Recipe Book
Cocktails from Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks
978-0-593-23382-5
Discover the fascinating history of Black mixology and its enduring influence on American cocktail culture through 70 rediscovered, modernized, or celebrated recipes, by the James Beard Award–winning author of Jubilee.
$30.00 US
Nov 14, 2023
7 x 9
Hardcover
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Black People Breathe
A Mindfulness Guide to Racial Healing
978-1-9848-6099-6
A thoughtful, practical guide featuring 33 mindfulness exercises centered on healing for the Black community.
$18.99 US
Mar 14, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press

An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States
978-0-8070-0699-3
The first intersectional history of the Black and Native American struggle for freedom in our country that also reframes our understanding of who was Indigenous in early America
$18.95 US
Nov 15, 2022
6 x 9
Paperback
272 Pages
Beacon Press

Great Falls, MT
Fast Times, Post-Punk Weirdos, and a Tale of Coming Home Again
978-0-593-47246-0
Comedian, musician, and band leader Reggie Watts writes his memoir of growing up son of a Black serviceman and French white mother in Great Falls, MT, a place that fostered his identity and creative expression, a place he needed to leave and ultimately to return.
$29.00 US
Oct 17, 2023
6 x 9
Hardcover
352 Pages
Tiny Reparations Books

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic
978-1-953424-04-4
A PARENTS' FAVORITE PRODUCTS TILLYWIG AWARD WINNER 2022
$35.00 US
Sep 28, 2021
7-5/16 x 9-13/16
Hardcover
240 Pages
Rebel Girls
Age 7 and up

Southern Cooking, Global Flavors
978-0-8478-9925-8
Drawing on his experiences cooking around the world, a celebrated chef revisits his Southern cooking roots by reimagining iconic dishes of the American South with bold international flavors.
$35.00 US
Apr 11, 2023
8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Rizzoli