Where does all the time go? As February draws to a close many of us may be wondering how we can celebrate Black History Month during this last lap! Come check out a Black History Month Book Fair, featuring Canadian Urban Fiction and African-American fiction at the Malvern Library on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Meet urban authors and publishers, purchase their books, and discuss what makes great urban fiction with Stacey Marie Robinson of Kya Publishing.
Still want more? Toronto Reference Library has a new exhibit, Freedom City: Uncovering Toronto’s Black History, on display until March 29, 2015. Through original paintings, drawings, photographs, manuscripts and broadsides, Freedom City, covers the history of black Toronto – from the days of early settlement to the end of the 19th century. The exhibit has been enhanced by the research and contributions of prominent Canadian historians and authors Karolyn Smardz Frost and Afua Cooper. It is generously sponsored by TD Bank.
For great reads, check out the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection at Toronto Public Library.