Sulphur Springs Public Library Announces
Titles For Black History Month
From Hope Cain
Do you know… February is African-American Heritage month?
"Know your history and you will always be wise." — African maxim
Sulphur Springs will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr on Monday January 21, 2013 with the 22nd Martin Luther King, Jr Award Ceremonies, to be held 7pm at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist. City Manager Marc Maxwell will be receiving the Leadership Award this year. Congratulations, Marc!
A little history for you: This day was originally petitioned to honor Dr. King's dedication to trade unions; Martin Luther King Day was established as a national holiday on November 2, 1983 by President Ronald Reagan.
February 2013 marks the 37th annual celebration of African-American History Month, a time to recognize the significant achievements made by the African-American community in all aspects of American society. It's also a centennial of sorts, as Rosa Parks would be turning 100, were she still with us.
From the stirring words of Dr. King to the evocative poetry of Maya Angelou, Sulphur Springs Public Library offers an eclectic listening and reading experience in these celebrations of diversity and humanity. Sulphur Springs Public Library has hundreds of informative books (fiction and nonfiction), audio books and movies to entertain and inform you of this most important part of our nations’ black heritage and history. There were many notable authors, illustrators, inventors, activists, soldiers, sports figures, president, musicians, poets, mothers, fathers, grandparents in the history of African Americans. Here are some of our favorites.
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (*New York Times Bestseller)
Grace, Gold, & Glory by Gabrielle Douglas
It Worked for Me by Colin Powell with Tony Koltz (*New York Times Bestseller)
Act Like A Lady Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey
A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball by Dwyane Wade
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama
Out of the Darkness: The Black Face of Hopkins County by Bobby McDonald
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (*New York Times Bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club)
The Perfect Marriage by Kimberla Lawson Roby (*New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Reverend Curtis Black Series)
God Don’t Make No Mistakes by Mary Monroe
Trouble and Triumph by TIP “TI” Harris with David Ritz
The Secret She Kept by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
The Accidental Affair by Eric Jerome Dickey (*New York Times bestselling author)
For more information please see our website which will direct you to additional websites on this very important celebration. www.sslibrary.org
Southern Fried Sushi by Jennifer Rogers Spinola, is an extraordinary book! It reminds us how to stay strong throughout the struggles in our lives. It brought warmth and peace into my heart. Most importantly, it shows us God is always there for us when we begin to fall short of our or others’ expectations. LH