BPL's Annually Published Booklists

Every year our librarians compile booklists that celebrate the diversity of our world, starting with Black Is..., the very first list published in 1973, to honor Black History Month. Visit your local branch to pick up the latest booklist or view the digitized lists below!

To see more digitized booklists created by Boston Public Library's librarians over the years, including Young Adult/Teen lists compiled by our Teen Librarians dating back to 1955, check out our digital booklist archives.

Black Is... is a list of recent books concerning the African American experience. It is published as part of the BPL's observance of Black History Month each February. Black Is... was first published in 1973. Check out a book from the current Black Is... list via the library's catalog here!

Asian/Pacific American Heritage is a list of recent books concerning the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience. It is published as part of the BPL's observance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month every May. The booklist was first published in 2019. Check out a book from the current Asian/Pacific American Heritage list via the library's catalog here!

We Are Pride is a list of books published in the previous year for all ages concerning the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. This printing is part of the BPL’s annual observance of Pride Month every June. We Are Pride was first published in 2017, featuring books published in 2016. Check out a book from the current We Are Pride list via the library's catalog here!

Latinx Life is a list of recent books concerning the Latinx experience and is published as part of the BPL's observance of Hispanic Heritage Month each year from September 15th - October 15th. The list was first published in 2004 as Latino Life and in 2018, the name was changed to Latinx LifeCheck out a book from the current Latinx Life list via the library's catalog here!

Native Lives, Native Stories is a list of books published in the previous year for all ages concerning the experiences of the Native and Indigenous communities throughout North America. This printing is part of the BPL's annual observance of Native American Heritage Month. Check out a book from the current Native Lives, Native Stories list via the library's catalog here!

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