Black History Month giveaway!

February is Black History Month! To celebrate, InterCommunity will be hosting a Black History Month book giveaway. Each week’s drawing will run from Thursday-Wednesday, with the winners (2 per week) contacted Wednesday afternoon via email or phone. Winners will have the option to pick up their prizes at our office or have them mailed to you. If you do not win, don’t worry! If you enter and don’t win, you will remain entered to win the following week. So, keep an eye on your email! The final two winners will be selected on Wed., Feb 23, 2022.

Books we will be giving away:

Week 1:

Week 2:

  • Where Do We Go from Here by Martin Luther King Jr 2 copies. In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

Week 3:

  • Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman2 copies. Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, Amanda Gorman’s remarkable new collection reveals an energizing and unforgettable voice in American poetry. Call Us What We Carry is Gorman at her finest. Including “The Hill We Climb,” the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, and bursting with musical language and exploring themes of identity, grief, and memory; this lyric of hope and healing captures an important moment in our country’s consciousness while being utterly timeless.

Week 4:

  • The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier 1 copy. In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure—as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.
  • Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano. 1 copy. Something Happened in Our Town follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children’s questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives. It includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers with guidelines for discussing race and racism with children, child-friendly definitions, and sample dialogues.