The Jones Library Kids Room staff were inspired and energized by Amanda Gorman's poetry reading at the Presidential Inauguration. In reflecting on the role of poetry in uniting people, we decided to look within our library collection for poetic books by Black creators that celebrate the history, culture, and excellence of Black lives. The following selections are a few of the many books from across our collection that spoke to us. We hope that readers of all ages will engage with these powerful voices and illuminating artists.
You can select a book below to read our recommendation and find available formats.