2016 African American Booklist

The Detroit Public Library, encouraged by the positive response to this annual publication, continues the tradition of the African American Booklist for 2016 and beyond. This bibliography provides a selected list of books by and/or about African Americans. This booklist includes works of fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and young adults reviewed and recommended by librarians of the Detroit Public Library.

The African American Booklist began as a way to commemorate Black History Month and since that time has continued to feature the accomplishments of African Americans in the literary world.  The booklist is an annual tradition in our community and continues to be a highly anticipated publication for book lovers nationwide.

This year, the African American Booklist honors Judge Damon J. Keith.  

DPL is honored to feature in our 2016 African American Booklist a special biography, Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith, by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman. Judge Keith’s life story provides a rich context for the history of his times. His recollections of his childhood, his legal and judicial career, and his 53-year marriage to the love of his life, Dr. Rachel Boone Keith, are engagingly captured by Professor Hammer and Mr. Coleman.  

Click here to download a copy of the 2016 African American Booklist. Adobe Acrobat is required.

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