I’ll admit it. I was once a reluctant reader. In high school the only thing that I read were Cliff Notes. My love for reading was ignited while I was in college. I took courses with names like "African-American Literature" and "Women's Literature." After years of being told to read books, that all seemed to taste the same, I was suddenly introduced to books with a variety of wonderful flavors. Decades later, and I've been transformed into what can best be described as a book hoarder.
My go-to reading choices are graphic novels and teen fiction. I'm drawn to dystopian stories, horror, science fiction, and realistic but somewhat tragic stories. I can also get lost in visually amazing books. Books about art, fashion, graphic design, and interior decorating. For me, opening a good book is about collecting and savoring words, memories, stories, and images.
The Black Resources Collection (BRC) offers a wide variety of materials relating to the Black Diaspora. This is a curated list of books about self-care and mental health that center on the Black experience.
Enjoy these books about gardening and farming for the Black community! And on Saturday, June 12th, 2021, join Multnomah County Library's Black Cultural Library Advocates team and Multnomah County's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program for a gardening demonstration during our Juneteenth Celebration.
Enjoy these cookbooks that celebrate the culture and history of Black food! And on Saturday, June 12th join Multnomah County Library's Black Cultural Library Advocates team and Multnomah County's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program for a Juneteenth cooking demonstration.