An e-book & film list for African Heritage Month

Want to do some reading to celebrate African Heritage Month and Black History Month but don’t want to venture into the ice and snow? The Patrick Power Library collection includes over 390,000 electronic books (e-books), with many on Black history topics, all available at your fingertips. We have scholarly books to help with your research and books to read when you need a break from studying. Scroll down for a list of suggested e-reading and video streaming.

Doing research on Black history topics? Research Help is available when you need it! Contact the Patrick Power Library Research Help team: | Phone: 902-420-5544 | Text: 902-702-3057 | Online

If you’re feeling brave enough to bundle up and face the cold, stop by the Library to warm up and check out our print book display for African Heritage Month.


The Hermit of Africville: The Life of Eddie Carvery by Jon Tattrie

“As Black Lives Matter protests swept the world, one of Canada’s greatest anti-racism fighters returned to reclaim the Black space and Black history to which he’s dedicated his life.” – Publisher’s description

Photo and publisher’s desription source: Nimbus Publishing. (n.d.) The Hermit of Africville
The Life of Eddie Carvery

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler and adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings

The graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s classic science fiction novel. Kindred “tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South.” – Publisher’s description

Photo and publisher’s description source: Abrams ComicArts. (n.d.). Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation.

The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison, foreward by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Novelist Toni Morrison “reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid?” – Publisher’s description

Photo & publisher’s description source: Harvard University Press. (n.d.) The Origin of Others.

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