October 31, 2019, by Emma
Black History Month – your suggestions
Throughout October, students and staff have been sharing their Black History Month recommended reads with us through suggestion boxes in libraries, the Library website and Twitter. Thank you to everyone who submitted a suggestion.
We received 76 suggestions including classics, contemporary fiction, memoirs, essays and academic texts. The most popular titles were Half of a Yellow Sun, Things Fall Apart, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race and Queenie.
Your suggestions have helped us to build a Black History Month reading list and display in Hallward Library as well as further developing our collection of titles that explore BME culture and history. Our Content and Discovery team are in the process of purchasing copies of selected suggested titles that we didn’t have in our existing collections.
Browse the titles
Visit our Black History Month reading list to browse the suggested titles in our collections and reasons for recommendations. Click on the title name to see its location in our libraries. We’ll be updating this when any newly acquired titles are available for borrowing.
Alternatively, visit Hallward Library where we’re displaying selected titles. Is your favourite featured?
Black History Month suggestions in numbers
76 total suggestions
61 unique titles
52 recommendations with comments
39 titles in our collections
16 titles on display in Hallward Library
8 suggestions of titles by Chimamanda Ngoze Adichie
5 recommendations of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race
3 Booker Prize winners
2.5 suggestions per day (average)