11-Year-Old Mo. Boy Launches Books N Bros Reading Club, Focusing on African-American Children’s Literature

Sidney Keys III loves to read, and about six months ago he concocted a plan to start a reading club for boys his age to band together and celebrate their love of literature. The reading club, which he dubbed Books N Bros, strongly emphasizes making reading fun while focusing on and celebrating African-American…

Discovery of Book Published by Black Woman in 1891 Shines Light on 19th-Century Novels by Black Americans

When one thinks of 19th-century America, slavery and the Civil War come to mind. American slavery, as we know, was a heinous, painful institution characterized by terrifying acts of violence. Whether it was the systematic rape of black women, the sale of black children away from their parents, squalid living…