Black History Month
Bound Brook High School Library
The Silence of our Friends
The Silence of Our Friends follows events through the point of view of young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story. Semi-fictionalized, this story has its roots solidly in very real events.
As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families—one white, one black—find common ground.
Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper
The story begins in Amari's Ashanti village, but the idyllic scene explodes in bloodshed when slavers arrive and murder her family. Amari and her beloved, Besa, are shackled, and so begins the account of impossible horrors from the slave fort, the Middle Passage, and auction on American shores, where a rice plantation owner buys Amari.
Copper Sun is the epic story of a young girl torn from her African village, sold into slavery, and stripped of everything she has ever known—except hope.
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers