Thursday, February 18, 2021

Writers Gotta Read, Right? — Black History Month

February is Black History month, and, whoops, we are already well into the month (which is short to begin with). So let’s get busy and list some lists and read some books!

Photo by Alyssa Sieb

You might want to explore the Brookline Library site for other Black-History-Month themed lists, including Biography and Memoir, and Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Speaking of the latter... 

If you have any favorite authors or books you’d like to give a shout-out to (Stacey Abrams/Selena Montgomery, anyone??), please do so in the comments below. Wishing you all good books to read and plenty of time to read them through February and beyond! 

Ann Parker authors the award-winning Silver Rush historical mystery series published by Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of Sourcebooks. During the day, she wrangles words for a living as a science editor/writer and marketing communications specialist (which is basically a fancy term for "editor/writer"). Her midnight hours are devoted to scribbling fiction. Visit for more information.


  1. I always look forward to your lists, Ann. Not that I need one more book, but I often find a gem that I can't pass up when checking out the resources you post. Thanks!

  2. BTW, I enjoy books from Attica Locke, as well as Walter Mosley.

    1. Ann, Walter Mosely has a MasterClass - did you notice?

  3. Great list, Ann. I know this blog is about books, but since we're mostly stuck at home, TV this month offers lots of great Black History Month movies, some new, some old, some based on books. Also worth checking out. Read on!

  4. One of my favorites is Faye Snowden. Great crime fiction author! Gritty books...


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