Might Rivers, Mighty Words
The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes; illustrated by E.B. White
The Congo. The Euphrates. The Nile. The Mississippi. Using these mighty rivers as metaphors, writer Langston Hughes portrays the experiences of African Americans throughout history. Artist E.B. Lewis, who won an award for his illustrations in this book, conveys life on a river and the history of African Americans with his watercolor paintings.
To learn more about Langston Hughes, check out Montage of a Dream: The Art and Life of Langston Hughes.
Both of these titles are available at the Sullivan Lexington Library, and you can check either or both of them out today.
The Negro Speaks of Rivers; call #: JF H
Montage of a Dream: The Art and Life of Langston Hughes; call #: 818.52 H893m
Healthy Soul Food? Yes! Really!
Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry.
Vegan and soul food. We’ve got to be kidding, right? Nope. In his book Vegan Soul Kitchen Chef Bryant Terry creates vegan dishes that celebrate African American heritage and culture. As an added bonus, he includes a suggested song to listen to while preparing each dish. Check out this book, put on your favorite tunes, and enjoy some delicious vegan soul food.
Today’s featured title is available at the Sullivan Lexington Library, and it can be found with this call #: 641.5636 T329v.
Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas
Two Washington Post journalists tell about the life of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in this biography. This book is now available at the Sullivan Lexington Library with the call #: 347.73 M561s
Want more? Check out this DVD about Justice Thurgood Marshall, who was a civil rights attorney and the first African American appointed to the Supreme Court. Thurgood Marshall ; DVD 347.73 M369bio.
Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image Is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other Industries, by Eric J. Bailey.
Even though the title kind of says it all, check out today’s featured book to learn how African-Americans and their acceptance of their body image has changed the fashion and retail industries.
This book is available in the Sullivan Lexington Library, call #: 115.8 B154b.
African American Art and Artists, compiled by Samella Lewis.
Beautiful art and information about African American artists make up this reference guide to African American art. As a reference book, this title has to stay in the library, but it is available to look at anytime the library is open. Its call number is: R 704.0396 L676a.
The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis
A Southern chef from Virginia creates a feast for the eyes and the stomach with her recipes that cover each season of the year. Check out this book to satisfy your cravings. The book is now available in the Sullivan Lexington Library, call number: 641.5975 L673t.
The Shadows of Youth: The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation
Some of the members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, including Diane Nash, Stokely Carmichael, Bob Moses, Bob Zellner, John Lewis, and Marion Barry, are profiled in today’s featured book.
The book is now available in the Sullivan Lexington Library with the call number 323.1196 L673s.
Author Walter Dean Myers chronicles the style of music known as the blues in this poetic tribute. This book is now available in the Sullivan Lexington Library, and it has the call number JF M. Come to the library today to borrow this book or the many other titles featured on the blog.
Journey to the Bottomless Pit: The Story of Stephen Bishop & Mammoth Cave
A slave named Stephen Bishop explored much of Mammoth Cave and gave tours of it for several years. This is his story. This title is available in the Sullivan Lexington Library, call number: 796.252 M681j. Come check it out.
Harlem Really Cooks: The Nouvelle Soul Food of Harlem
Today’s featured title is a book that showcases soul food and the New York neighborhood of Harlem.
The rich history of Harlem comes through in this cookbook that takes soul food to another level. This book is now available at the Sullivan Lexington Library, and its call number is 641.5929 L423h.