Great New Non-Fiction for Black History Month

portchicagoThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster,  Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Sheve Sheinkin

An account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.




Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America by Tonya Bolden

The story of the 1914 disappearance of eleven-year-old Sarah Rector, an African American who was part of the Creek Indian people and whose land had made her wealthy, and what it reveals about race, money, and American society.




courageCourage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles : America’s First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone

Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.