On Display: Black History Month and National African American Read In Titles

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The National African American Read-In display represents a selection of “Must Read” books by African American authors available at UC Blue Ash Library. Books will be on display until February 28, 2020. Borrow a book and volunteer to read an excerpt from a book by an African American Author by visiting ucblueash.edu/readin. Rachelle Lawson, UC staff alumna and author of Girl, Get Yo’ Life is the special guest for this year’s National African American Read In on February 13, 2020 at 11:00 am in the Muntz Auditorium Lobby.

 

 

Celebrating Black Authors and Illustrators at CECH Library

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In honor of Black History Month, the CECH Library has curated a display from our children’s and young adult literature collections to highlight the works of Black authors and illustrators. The display includes poetry, novels, picture books, graphic novels, and board books.

From recently published to classics, everyone is sure to connect with something new. The display also features titles from our professional education collection related to promoting the works of Black authors in the classroom.

Visit the display at the CECH Library through February or check out a list of these selected works to learn more.

Haley Shaw, Temporary Librarian
CECH Library

Now on Display for Black History Month and the African American Read In

The UCBA Library has two displays running for the month of February: the African American Read In display (located at the entrance of the library) and the Black History Month display (located near the print station). Both displays will be available through February 28th.

Titles from the African American Read-In display can be used for the college sponsored Read-In event scheduled for Thursday, Febuary 8, 2018 from 12:30pm-1:45pm in the Audiotorium lobby. Read In events are held nationally during Black History Month and highlights African American authors. A full list of titles can be browsed online on the National African American Read In Guide along with information on how to volunteer as a reader.

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Black History Month Display

UCBA Library Display Celebrates National African American Read-In and Black History Month

Black History Month and the National African American Read-In book display.

Stop by the UCBA Library to browse and borrow books in honor of Black History Month and the National African American Read-In (NAARI). Titles that include a yellow NAARI bookmark are written by African Americans and can be read for the NAARI event scheduled for Tuesday, February 28 at 12:00 pm in the Muntz 119 Lobby.

To see a full list of titles on display, visit the National African American Read-In guide at https://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-naari.

Book Review: Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan

Through painted portraits, and the voices and thoughts he imagined for them, three-time Coretta Scott King winner, Ashely Bryan, has created a beautiful picture book relating the lives of eleven slaves. Using an authentic estate document from the Fairchild’s Appraisement, July 5, 1828, that listed each slave with a price, Bryan breathed life and humanity into what was then believed to be the owner’s “property.”

My favorite parts of the book are the pages that express the slaves’ inner thoughts. The illustrations come across as dream-like, which gives a surreal feel to their personal expression. Written in free verse—this would be a perfect read aloud for Black History month.

Check out Freedom Over Me from the Clermont College Library.

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

UCBA Black History Month Display

by Heather Maloney

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Black History Month Display includes books and DVDs by and about African Americans.

The latest UCBA Library book and media ​display celebrates Black History Month and the many ​contributions of ​African Americans from past to present.  The display highlights​ a wide variety of titles that include groundbreaking works from African American authors as well as books and media that cover​ key​ cultural, political, and historical events.​​​ ​Included in the ​display is a brief synopsis ​of Black History month from the History.com website ​and three themes of Knowledge, Engagement, and Reflection highlighted ​from Regina Edmondson’s article, “Why it’s important to observe Black History Month”.​

Don’t forget to check out the suggested titles for the National African American Read-In (NAARI) designated with a bright yellow bookmark.​ NAARI titles on display are only a selection of a much more expansive list of books on the National African American Read-In at UCBA Guide. The guide represents selected “Must Read” Books by African American Authors available through UC Libraries and​ was created in conjunction with UC Blue Ash College’s annual National African American Read-In (NAARI) event:​.

Stop in the UCBA Library this month and borrow a book or DVD from the display!

Want to explore more Black History month resources? Check out these links:

Browse and Borrow Books for the National African American Read-In

naariUCBA students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in the 26thannual National African-American Read-In.  The goal of the NAARI is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.  This year, the National African-American Read-In will be observed at UC Blue Ash College on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 11:00am – 1:00pm in Walters 100.

During the event, volunteers read aloud a short passage by an African-American author. Information about the national event, a list of recommended readings, and the volunteer registration form can be found on the National African American Read-In Guide at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-naari. Be sure to stop by the UCBA Library to browse and borrow suggested titles in the UCBA Library’s periodicals area near the entrance.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Celebrating Black History Month-Cincinnati's Ted Berry

By:  Kevin Grace

Theodore BerryWith a grant awarded by the National Archives and Records Administration a few years ago, we were able to process our Theodore M. Berry Papers, a collection of nearly 200 boxes that documented the life and career of Ted Berry, UC alum, first African-American mayor of Cincinnati, and a national figure in the Civil Rights Movement.  Communities around the nation are celebrating Black History Month in February, and on Tuesday The Ledger-Independent in Berry Backers FlyerMaysville, Kentucky ran a very nice article about Berry, based in large part on the website that was created for the grant project.  Written for the newspaper by Marla Toncray, the article was picked up by Dawn Fuller in UC’s Public Information office.

We invite you to have a look at the article at http://maysville-online.com/news/local/theodore-m-berry-rise-from-poverty-to-politics/article_867ef0e1-2ebe-5c1c-91c1-ed3a399a37f4.html.  To learn more about ARB’s holdings, please go to http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html, call us at 513.556.1959, or email us at archives@ucmail.uc.edu.