February marks the start of Black History Month, a federally recognized celebration of the contributions African Americans have made to this country and a time to reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice.

Many businesses attempt to join in on this celebration without a clear understanding of the meaning and history behind it. This often leads to tone-deaf and meaningless content for consumers.

At Adelante Creative, we believe in being informative, not performative, which is why we put together a brief list of must-read books for anyone who is looking to learn more about black history and racial injustice.

  • “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi


  • “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
  • “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower” by Brittney Cooper
  • “Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement” by John Lewis and Michael D’Orso

We hope you pick up at least one of these books over the next few weeks! Have suggestions for others that should be on the list? Let us know in the comments!


Alexandra harris