Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts

 

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History

2024 Black History Theme -- African Americans and the Arts

 

"African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular trends around the world. In 2024, we examine the varied history and life of African American arts and artisans." ~ ASALH website

 

In conjunction with the Woods Hole Black History Month Committee, Eight Cousins has created this list of books pertaining to African Americans and the Arts.

This list is intended as a resource, and we appreciate that you will want to support Black-owned bookstores and businesses such as Footprints Books and Cafe.

~ Eight Cousins

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This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316417525
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 30th, 2024

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Caldecott & Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner) By Javaka Steptoe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316213882
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

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Show the World! By Angela Dalton, Daria Peoples (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Dalton, Daria Peoples (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593351390
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

Black Art: A Cultural History (World of Art) By Richard J. Powell Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780500204665
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 26th, 2021

Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills By Renée Watson, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375869730
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

Maya’s Song By Renée Watson, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062871589
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Published: HarperCollins - September 20th, 2022

How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz By Jonah Winter, Keith Mallett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonah Winter, Keith Mallett (Illustrator)
$8.99
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ISBN: 9781250865205
Published: Square Fish - April 4th, 2023

Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong By Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823434282
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Published: Holiday House - February 27th, 2016

My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey By Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome (Illustrator), Robert Battle (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome (Illustrator), Robert Battle (Foreword by)
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781481422215
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 27th, 2015

Trombone Shorty: A Picture Book Biography By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Troy Andrews, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419714658
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2015

Becoming Ella Fitzgerald: The Jazz Singer Who Transformed American Song By Judith Tick Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780393241051
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 5th, 2023

The Color of Dance: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion in the World of Ballet By TaKiyah Wallace-McMillian Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780762479559
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - September 26th, 2023

The Brilliance of the Color Black Through the Eyes of Art Collectors By Charles Moore, Storm Ascher (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Charles Moore, Storm Ascher (Foreword by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781955496230
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Published: Petite Ivy Press - September 8th, 2021

Sing a Black Girl's Song: The Unpublished Work of Ntozake Shange By Ntozake Shange, Imani Perry (Editor), Tarana Burke (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Ntozake Shange, Imani Perry (Editor), Tarana Burke (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780306828515
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Published: Legacy Lit - September 12th, 2023

Black Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings by Randall Kenan By Randall Kenan, Tayari Jones (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Randall Kenan, Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324064596
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 1st, 2023

Razzle Dazzle: New and Selected Poems 2002-2022 By Major Jackson Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324064909
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 5th, 2023

I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times: Poems By Taylor Byas Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593767419
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Published: Soft Skull - August 22nd, 2023

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

Call Us What We Carry: Poems By Amanda Gorman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593465080
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Published: Viking Books - January 23rd, 2024

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Change Sings: A Children's Anthem By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021