As part of Brampton Library’s celebration of Black History Month, we’ve already shared a book list featuring stories of Black people in Canada through history.
But Black History Month isn’t just about looking back on the past, it’s also about reflecting on the reality of Black Canadians’ lives in the 21st century.
In today’s book list, we’re sharing some of the best recent fiction and non-fiction by Black authors from Canada and around the world. Listening to the voices and experiences of these wonderful authors is a great way to honour Black History Month’s purpose of giving our attention to the lives of Black people in Canada, reflecting on the diversity of Black life in our country and honouring and respecting authentic voices.
As you read through this list of recommendations, click on the cover image of any book to place a hold online, for pick up at any of our eight library branches in Brampton!
Books for Children 0-5
Books for Children 6-8
Books for Children 9-13
Books for Teens
Some Other Now by Sarah Everett *coming this month!*
Charming As A Verb by Ben Philippe *Keep an eye out for Ben Philippe’s new memoir in essays, Sure I’ll Be Your Black Friend in April 2021.
Books for Adults - Fiction
Books for Adults - Non-Fiction