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Library Panel Discussions Series

Good reads and movies for Black History Month

Books vs. movies

Watch the Discussion

Panel Discussion Participants

Meligha Garfield, Director, U of U Black Cultural Center

Sara Cody, Coordinator, U of U Black Cultural Center

tagged list of Meligha and Sara's picks

Meligha's tagged list

Sara's tagged list

Full list of Meligha and Sara's picks with links to the Library

BHM Movie List

Malcom X 
One Night in Miami
12 Years a Slave
Da 5 Bloods (Netflix-only film that libraries can't buy or license, sad face)
The Princess and the Frog 
Akeelah and the Bee
Hidden Figures

Meligha’s Personal list that is not just Black 

MIB Men in Black
Django Unchained
Truman Show
Malcom X
Coming to America
Toy Story
The Dark Knight
Get Out

BHM Book List 

Color Purple by Alice Walker
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
All Boys Aren't Blue by George M Johnson
The Rebound by Kwame Alexander
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Sara’s personal list of books 

The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Before You Leap: A Frog's-Eye View of Life's Greatest Lessons by Kermit the Frog
The Rebound by Kwame Alexander
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin


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