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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

After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love By Alexandra Elle
After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love, front and back covers
After the Rain interior
After the Rain interior
After the Rain interior
After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love By Alexandra Elle
After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love, front and back covers
After the Rain interior
After the Rain interior
After the Rain interior

After the Rain

ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture
ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture interior
ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture interior
ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture interior
ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture interior
ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture
ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture interior
ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture interior
ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture interior
ICONS: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture interior

Icons

In Courage Journal
In Courage Journal with After the Rain
In Courage Journal
In Courage Journal
In Courage Journal
In Courage Journal
From Alexandra Elle, a celebrated leader in self-care
An encouraging guide to cultivating self-love, courage, and joy
Features a luminous cover, shimmering flourishes, and a ribbon marker
In Courage Journal
In Courage Journal with After the Rain
In Courage Journal
In Courage Journal
In Courage Journal
In Courage Journal
From Alexandra Elle, a celebrated leader in self-care
An encouraging guide to cultivating self-love, courage, and joy
Features a luminous cover, shimmering flourishes, and a ribbon marker

In Courage Journal

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
A helpful resource for anyone who wants to decolonize their bookshelf
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Discovery literary heroes from every genre
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Endless reading inspiration for book lovers and book clubs
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
A helpful resource for anyone who wants to decolonize their bookshelf
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Discovery literary heroes from every genre
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior
Endless reading inspiration for book lovers and book clubs
Bibliophile: Diverse Spines interior

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

Icons Notecards
Icons Notecards
Icons Notecards
Icons Notecards

Icons Notecards

Bibliophile Diverse Spines Notes
Featuring spine art from underrepresented writers and artists
Stunning notecards perfect for any book lover
Spans all genres
Bibliophile Diverse Spines Notes
Featuring spine art from underrepresented writers and artists
Stunning notecards perfect for any book lover
Spans all genres

Bibliophile Diverse Spines Notes

101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood
101 personal stories by Black women embracing their natural hair
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood interior
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood interior
Beautiful and personal photgraphs
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood
101 personal stories by Black women embracing their natural hair
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood interior
101 My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood interior
Beautiful and personal photgraphs

My Beautiful Black Hair

Bibliophile Diverse Spines Reader's Journal
Bibliophile Diverse Spines Reader's Journal

Bibliophile Diverse Spines Reader's Journal

Nature Meditations Deck
Nature Meditations Deck

Nature Meditations Deck

Wash Day Diaries
Wash Day Diaries interior
Full-color graphic novel based on Wash Day mini comic
Wash Day Diaries interior
A captivating love letter to black women, hair care, and friendship
Wash Day Diaries interior
5 interconnected, relatable short story comics
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries
Wash Day Diaries interior
Full-color graphic novel based on Wash Day mini comic
Wash Day Diaries interior
A captivating love letter to black women, hair care, and friendship
Wash Day Diaries interior
5 interconnected, relatable short story comics
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior
Wash Day Diaries interior

Wash Day Diaries

Bintou's Braids
Bintou's Braids

Bintou's Braids

Real Talk
110 questions in a sleek deck
Connect with friends over sex, love, and relationships
Perfect for a kickback or girls' night in
Real Talk
110 questions in a sleek deck
Connect with friends over sex, love, and relationships
Perfect for a kickback or girls' night in

Real Talk

Dream in Color
Dream in Color interior poster: Hold Your Hand Out and Take Mine
Dream in Color interior poster: Being You Was Always Enough
Dream in Color interior poster: Raise You Hopes
Dream in Color interior poster: All Shades Welcomed, No Shade Allowed
Dream in Color interior poster: Dream
Dream in Color interior poster: Black is Beautiful
Dream in Color
Dream in Color interior poster: Hold Your Hand Out and Take Mine
Dream in Color interior poster: Being You Was Always Enough
Dream in Color interior poster: Raise You Hopes
Dream in Color interior poster: All Shades Welcomed, No Shade Allowed
Dream in Color interior poster: Dream
Dream in Color interior poster: Black is Beautiful

Dream in Color

Together We Ride
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior
Together We Ride interior

Together We Ride

Black Girl Rising
Black Girl Rising interior
Poignant, poetic prose and striking illustrations
Black Girl Rising interior
Black Girl Rising interior
Black girlhood is beautiful!
A love letter to and for Black girls everywhere
Black Girl Rising interior
Black Girl Rising interior
Black Girl Rising interior
Black Girl Rising
Black Girl Rising interior
Poignant, poetic prose and striking illustrations
Black Girl Rising interior
Black Girl Rising interior
Black girlhood is beautiful!
A love letter to and for Black girls everywhere
Black Girl Rising interior
Black Girl Rising interior
Black Girl Rising interior

Black Girl Rising

From Crook to Cook
From Crook to Cook
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook
From Crook to Cook
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior
From Crook to Cook interior

From Crook to Cook

One Love
One Love

One Love

Transcendence
Transcendence

Transcendence

Black Icons in Herstory
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Aaliyah
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Naomi Campbell
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Cardi B
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Angela Davis
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Ava DuVernat
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Amanda Gorman
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Janet Jackson
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Tracee Ellis Ross
Black Icons in Herstory
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Aaliyah
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Naomi Campbell
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Cardi B
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Angela Davis
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Ava DuVernat
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Amanda Gorman
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Janet Jackson
Black Icons in Herstory interior: Tracee Ellis Ross

Black Icons in Herstory

March: 30 Postcards to Make Change and Good Trouble
March: 30 Postcards to Make Change and Good Trouble

March: 30 Postcards to Make Change and Good Trouble

Mighty Inside
Mighty Inside

Mighty Inside

"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.