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Celebrate Black History Month with special events and promotions recognizing the significant contributions by African-Americans to the world’s social, political and economic development.

Throughout February, Barnes & Noble stores will host Storytime events, promotions and celebrity appearances in stores and online at Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com).

All stores will have a Black History Month table with displays of books for all ages, including picture books for young readers and relevant titles for each age group. Displays will include Rebecca Skloot’s bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Isabel Wilkerson’s Warmth of Other Suns; Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose; and Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport.

In addition, Barnes & Noble stores will also highlight the artwork of acclaimed African-American artist April Harrison on an exclusive signature tote bag and journal, and on posters and signs in stores and graphics on BN.com.

Barnes & Noble stores across the country will host Storytime events with readings and themed activities, as well as local author events related to Black History Month. In New York City, the Union Square Barnes & Noble store will hold an event with acclaimed author Maya Angelou for her inspirational cookbook Great Food, All Day Long: Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart on Feb. 17.

On Feb. 8, Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee will also appear at Union Square for Giant Steps to Change the World. Other New York City events and readings include Rubin “Hurricane” Carter who will be at the Upper West Side store with Ken Klonsky on Feb. 11; Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts will appear at the Upper East Side store on Feb. 17; and Cheryl Wills will appear in conversation with Hazel Dukes at the Upper West Side store on Feb. 23.

Celebrate Black History Month with special events and promotions recognizing the significant contributions by African-Americans to the world’s social, political and economic development.

Letters from Black America: Intimate Portraits of the African-American Experience will be held at the Park Slope store on Feb. 8; and Robert Morris will discuss “Black Faces of War in Des Moines, IA.”

For more information on all Black History Month event times and locations visit the Barnes & Noble store locator at http://storelocator.barnesandnoble.com/.

Barnes & Noble.com will promote Black History Month with author features, relevant NOOKbooks and specially priced books, CDs and DVDs that honor the Black American experience (www.bn.com/bhm).

Featured books include Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack; The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray by Walter Mosley; Condoleezza Rice: A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me by Condoleezza Rice; and Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine.

Featured DVDs include Precious and the 30th Anniversary Edition of Roots.

Barnes & Noble.com’s B&N Studio (www.bn.com/studio) will have a Black History Month Channel with audio and video content spotlighting prominent black authors and artists like Condoleezza Rice, Jay-Z, Antwone Fisher and Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete.

Updated 4:55 pm, July 9, 2018
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