To celebrate Black History Month, Comerica Bank donated an African American Literature collection to the North Oak Cliff  and Polk Wisdom branch libraries.

The collection consists of 900 e-books by or about African Americans, as well as e-readers. Comerica’s donation follows its gift last year of $50,000 for the purchase of financial literacy materials for those libraries.

The e-books will be available for download by any Dallas Public Library patron.  This partnership between business and education should enhance Oak Cliff and allow more of its residents access to adult literature by such prominent authors as Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Serita Ann Jakes (who read an excerpt from her latest novel at the donation event last week) and, my favorites, James Baldwin and Zora Neale Thurston.