Read Right Now! Black History

Read Right Now! Black History

As Fast As Words Could Fly

As Fast as Words Could Fly is the story of a thirteen-year-old African American boy in Greenville, North Carolina in the 1960s. He uses his typing skills to make a statement as part of the Civil Rights movement. Even though this is a fiction story it is based on true events.

Click on one of the book jackets below to hear more stories about black history. All of these stories are video read alouds you can enjoy online.

You can use your indyPL Library Card to check out even more black history books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Here are some lists of good books to get you started:

Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.


As Fast As Words Could FlyNo Mirrors in My Nana's HouseWhite Socks OnlyCatching the MoonHarlemPicture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.

More FREE Online Reading:

To learn even more about fascinating and inspiring black history makers, visit the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library. The Center is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots.

WeNeedDiverseBooks LogoTo get young people engaged, one of the things they need is to see themselves in books. It is important for all of us to see ourselves in books, because that encourages us to read in a different way and encourages us to write more.” ~ Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott Founder of the African American Read-in #weneeddiversebooks

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