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Celebrating Black History

These books, journals, and more by Black creators provide a unique opportunity for diving into U.S. history. They spotlight Black joy; impactful figures from around the globe; and where we’ve been, where we are, and where we must go to achieve racial and social equity. 

Read on for content spotlights, tips for contacting your representative(s) about equitable voting rights, and more on Chronicle's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Visualizing history

SPIKE
SPIKE
SPIKE back cover
SPIKE endpapers
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
 SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE
SPIKE
SPIKE back cover
SPIKE endpapers
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
 SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior
SPIKE interior

SPIKE

Lorna Simpson Collages
Lorna Simpson Collages interior
Lorna Simpson Collages interior
Lorna Simpson Collages interior
Lorna Simpson Collages interior
Lorna Simpson Collages
Lorna Simpson Collages interior
Lorna Simpson Collages interior
Lorna Simpson Collages interior
Lorna Simpson Collages interior

Lorna Simpson Collages

1960Now
1960Now

#1960Now

March Journal
March Journal

March Journal

Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party
Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party

Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther Party

Advocating for voting rights

"We’re asking people to honor Dr. King through action to protect the right to vote." –Martin Luther King III

Using tips from March Journal by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, with illustrations by Nate Powell, we can encourage political representative(s) to support the expansion and protection of voting rights. The activity kit also works well in family or classroom settings. 

Tips and illustrations taken from March Journal by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin; Illustrated by Nate Powell

Support Black creators

"It’s not just about hair. It’s about how we choose to live our lives. If we take the words of wisdom that these women are offering... then we feel —and become —indestructible."
–St. Clair Detrick-Jules, My Beautiful Black Hair

About the campaign's design

The "Celebrating Black History Month" graphics utilize the font "MARTIN" by Vocal Type Co, a company founded by Tré Seals that aims to increase diversity and empathy in the design industry, starting with the basis of design—typography. Inspired by remnants of the Memphis Sanitation Strike, "MARTIN" evokes imagery of the signs protestors carried that read: "HONOR KING: END RACISM!" Read more about the font on the Vocal Type Co website.

Tré Seals is also the designer of SPIKE and the forthcoming Dream in Color, both published by Chronicle Chroma. You can view more of his work on Instagram.  

Chronicle's commitment

We believe in partnering with artists, writers, and organizations that represent the diversity of our world. We are committed to an inclusive company culture that respects and uplifts people of diverse backgrounds and points of view.

As part of Chronicle’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are a proud supporter of the We Need Diverse Books Internship Grant Program. The Program awards supplemental grants to applicants from diverse backgrounds to help further their goals of pursuing a career in children's and adult publishing. 

We recognize that there is always more to do, and we are committed to both short and long-term change.