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Black History

Recognize and honor the achievements of African Americans throughout history. Celebrate by reading and learning about the accomplishments of some great black authors, politicians, civil rights leaders, and more.

Black history is an important topic that needs to be studied beyond the walls of formal education. Though many children are taught about the contributions African Americans have made to the past and present, and some studies cover the struggles of the African American population, it is crucial to continue the conversation past an academic setting. ThriftBooks opens the door to learning with a vast selection of Black history books. You will find new releases, best sellers, and special deals to help educate yourself and others.

Open Your Mind To New Experiences

It's so easy to become comfortable in what we know or assume about life and what goes on around us, but at times, our perception of reality is a little off track. By choosing to immerse yourself in a new culture and perspective, you open your mind to new ideas, new experiences, and new conversations. Browsing through the selection of African American books, you will come across public figures and well-recognized names which seek to engage readers in an experience that may differ from the norm.

Some of the bestselling Black history books are from leaders like Barack Obama, Maya Angelou, and John Howard Griffin. Former President Obama's best-seller deals with the dogged optimism this nation tends to have for the future. Maya Angelou brings emotion and beauty to the story of her life in the autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Of "Black Like Me," the Atlanta Journal and Constitutions says the work is a deep, penetrating document that explores the racial questions surrounding segregation in the South.

Celebrate a Culture

February is considered Black History Month, where there is a nationally-recognized emphasis on African American people and culture that have helped shape this nation. Honor and reflect on the different individuals who gave of their lives, their skills, their voices, and so much to bring equality and justice to all Americans. Reaffirm your interest in your heritage or deepen your understanding by reading best-selling Black History Month books. The following titles are great personal reads or can be given as gifts:

Make a Difference Through Discovery

One of the reasons reading African American history books is so important is the part it can play in informing on the nation's narrative. Reading can unlock a mind to new ideas and bring truth to closed minds. Whether a child or an adult enjoys one of the amazing Black History titles in stock at, it becomes an opportunity to educate others and create conversations about change, harmony, diversity, and courage. Books contain information that can change lives, and ThriftBooks carries many impactful authors and titles.

You don't have to spend a fortune to give the gift of a new perspective or education into the lives of influential African Americans. ThriftBooks promotes access to great literary content through jaw-dropping deals and low prices.

With the ThriftBooks loyalty program, every purchase you make is an investment into your awareness and education. Browse our collection of new and used books, all at low prices, to find a title that piques your interest.

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