Black authored books

We try to update these lists regularly - this is not a massive comprehensive list, it's just a sampling! 

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593329207
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 7th, 2022

FEATURED ON THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE AS A 2021 NEXT GENERATION LEADER

A once-in-a-generation voice.” – Vulture


“One of our greatest living writers.” – Shondaland


A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984801203
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A sweeping, genre-bending “masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity—from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé


Mrs. Wiggins (A Lexington, Alabama Novel #1) By Mary Monroe Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496732590
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Published: Dafina - January 25th, 2022

From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of the classic, captivating, and scandalous Mama Ruby series, comes a church-going matriarch’s rags to riches Depression era story set in the Deep South. The respectable family she has built means everything to her, and she’ll do anything to keep them.


Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?: Essays By Jesse McCarthy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324091479
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Published: Liveright - February 15th, 2022

2022 Whiting Award Winner for Nonfiction
Finalist • National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism)
Best Books of the Year: TIME, Kirkus Reviews
"This is a very smart and soulful book. Jesse McCarthy is a terrific essayist." —Zadie Smith


Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #1) By Talia Hibbert Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062941206
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Published: Avon - November 5th, 2019

“Absolutely charming... a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.” – Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test

USA TODAY BESTSELLER


How Beautiful We Were: A Novel By Imbolo Mbue Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593132449
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

A fearless young woman from a small African village starts a revolution against an American oil company in this sweeping, inspiring novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers.


The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred By Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541724686
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Published: Bold Type Books - May 10th, 2022

From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science.

Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology
Winner of the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in Science
Winner of the 2022 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award
A Finali


Black Girl, Call Home By Jasmine Mans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593197141
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Published: Berkley - March 9th, 2021

A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Oprah Magazine  Time •  Vogue • Vulture  Essence • Elle • Cosmopolitan  Real Simple 


Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going By Neil Degrasse Tyson Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781426221774
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Published: National Geographic - March 2nd, 2021

Life After Death: A Novel (The Winter Santiaga Series #2) By Sister Souljah Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982139148
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 15th, 2022

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER

The long-anticipated sequel to Sister Souljah’s million copy New York Times bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever.

Winter Santiaga hit time served.


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Becoming By Michelle Obama Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524763145
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Published: Crown - March 2nd, 2021

Now in paperback—the intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A
 


Some Other Now By Sarah Everett Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780358732518
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Published: Clarion Books - April 19th, 2022

This Is Us for teens, this luminous and heartbreaking contemporary novel follows a girl caught between two brothers as the three of them navigate family, loss, and love over the course of two summers.


The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Read with Jenna Pick (A Novel) By Abi Daré Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524746094
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Published: Dutton - February 23rd, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK! 

“Brave, fresh . . . unforgettable.”The New York Times Book Review


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525560562
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


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Honey Girl By Morgan Rogers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others

A LibraryReads Pick

"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."


KG: A to Z: An Uncensored Encyclopedia of Life, Basketball, and Everything in Between By Kevin Garnett, David Ritz (With) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982170332
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 22nd, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER​

A unique, unfiltered memoir from the NBA champion and fifteen-time all-star ahead of his induction into the Hall of Fame.

Kevin Garnett was one of the most dominant players the game of basketball has ever seen. He was also one of its most outspoken.


Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights By Ayaan Hirsi Ali Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062857873
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Published: Harper - February 9th, 2021

Why are so few people talking about the eruption of sexual violence and harassment in Europe’s cities? No one in a position of power wants to admit that the problem is linked to the arrival of several million migrants—most of them young men—from Muslim-majority countries.


Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir By Rebecca Carroll Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982116279
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 8th, 2022

An Esquire Best Book of 2021

A “gorgeous and powerful” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir from cultural critic Rebecca Carroll recounting her painful struggle to overcome a completely white childhood to forge her identity as a Black woman in America.

Rebecca Carroll grew up the only Black person in her rural New Hampshire town.


Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy By Rachel Ricketts Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982151287
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Published: Atria Books - March 15th, 2022

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
San Francisco Chronicle’s 10 Books to Pick * HelloGiggles’ 10 Books to Pick Up for a Better 2021 * PopSugar’s 23 Exciting New Books * Book Riot’s 12 Essential Books About Black Identity and History

“A clear, powerful, direct, wise, and extremely helpful treatise on how to combat


Deacon King Kong (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735216730
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
 
Winner of the Gotham Book Prize

One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year"

Oprah's Book Club Pick

Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine

A Washington Post Notable Novel


Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593449349
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Published: One World - February 1st, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


We Need to Hang Out: A Memoir of Making Friends By Billy Baker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982111106
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - February 1st, 2022

In this “entertaining mix of social science, memoir, and humor, as if a Daniel Goleman book were filtered through the lens of Will Ferrell” (The New York Times Book Review) a middle-aged man embarks on an entertaining and relatable quest to reprioritize his ties with his buddies and forge new friendships, all while balancing work, marriage, and kids.

At the age of


The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto By Charles M. Blow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062914675
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 21st, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A New York Times Editor’s Choice | A Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

The Inspiration for the HBO Original Documentary South to Black Power


Just as I Am By Cicely Tyson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062931078
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Published: Amistad - February 15th, 2022

“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony


The Rib King: A Novel By Ladee Hubbard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062979070
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Published: Amistad - January 11th, 2022

Thrillist - 30 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2021

Book Riot – Our Most Anticipated Releases of 2021

Real Simple – The Best New Books to Read in 2021

Chicago Review of Books – 12 Must-Read Books of January 


Octavia E. Butler: Kindred, Fledgling, Collected Stories (LOA #338) By Octavia Butler, Gerry Canavan (Editor), Nisi Shawl (Editor) Cover Image
By Octavia Butler, Gerry Canavan (Editor), Nisi Shawl (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781598536751
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Published: Library of America - January 19th, 2021

The definitive edition of the complete works of the "grand dame" of American science fiction begins with this volume gathering two novels and her collected stories


Remote Control By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250772800
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Published: Tordotcom - January 19th, 2021

An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death's adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor

“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”


Aftershocks: A Memoir By Nadia Owusu Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982111236
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021

In the tradition of The Glass Castle, this “gorgeous” (The New York Times, Editors’ Choice) and deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu tells the “incredible story” (Malala Yousafzai) about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through.

“In


Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale By Tim Fielder Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062964083
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Published: Amistad - January 19th, 2021

Afrofuturism, a movement that began in the Black community during the early 20th Century as an escape from racial hostility, economic turmoil, and aggressive policing, is enjoying a renaissance witnessed by the record-breaking success of creative projects, including the Oscar-winning Marvel Studios film, Black Panther; Regina King’s Emmy-winning HBO superhero tale, Watchmen


Yellow Wife: A Novel By Sadeqa Johnson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982149116
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Published: 37 Ink - December 28th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of House of Eve—a 2023 Reese’s Book Club Pick!


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir By Saeed Jones Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501132742
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post


The Nickel Boys: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER NATIONAL BESTSELLER • This follow-up to The Underground Railroad brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. • "One of the most gifted novelists in America today." —NPR
 


The Field Guide to the North American Teenager By Ben Philippe Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062824127
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner!


War Girls By Tochi Onyebuchi Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780451481696
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Published: Razorbill - September 8th, 2020

Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria.

The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.


The Water Dancer: A Novel By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780399590610
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Published: One World - November 17th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.


Whiteout: A Novel By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063088146
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Published: Quill Tree Books - November 8th, 2022

Atlanta is blanketed with snow just before Christmas, but the warmth of young love just might melt the ice in this novel of Black joy, and cozy, sparkling romance—by the same unbeatable team of authors who wrote the New York Times bestseller Blackout!


Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic By Kenya Hunt Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062987662
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Published: Amistad - November 9th, 2021

A People Pick!

“One of the year’s must-reads.” –ELLE

“[A] provocative, heart-breaking, and frequently hilarious collection.” –GLAMOUR

“Essential, vital, and urgent.” –HARPER’S BAZAAR


We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy By Elijah Cummings, James Dale, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings (Afterword by) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062992277
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

One of Essence's Best Books of the Year

NAACP Image Awards Winner for Outstanding Literary Work

With a foreword by Speaker Nancy Pelosi


A Promised Land By Barack Obama Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND PEOPLE


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899767
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Published: Vintage - July 6th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed novel Homegoing is "a book of blazing brilliance" (The Washington Post)—a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZE


The Boyfriend Project By Farrah Rochon Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781538716625
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Published: Forever - June 9th, 2020

A smart and delightful romantic comedy featuring fabulous female friendships and "a great love story." --Jasmine Guillory, bestselling author of Party of Two Samiah Brooks never thought she would be "that" girl.


Riot Baby By Tochi Onyebuchi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250214751
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Published: Tordotcom - January 21st, 2020

Winner of the 2021 World Fantasy Award
Winner of an 2021 ALA Alex Award
Winner of the 2020 New England Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the 2021 Ignyte Award
Winner of the 2021 AABMC Literary Award

A 2021 Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Best Outstanding Work of Literary Fiction
A 2021 Hugo Award Finalist


Friday Black By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice.”—New York Times Book Review


A Different Drummer By William Melvin Kelley Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385413909
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Published: Anchor - May 1st, 1990

The stunning, thought-provoking first novel by a "lost giant of American literature" (The New Yorker)


Middle Passage: A Novel By Charles Johnson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780684855882
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Published: Scribner - July 1st, 1998

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Charles Johnson’s National Book Award-winning masterpiece—"a novel in the tradition of Billy Budd and Moby-Dick…heroic in proportion…fiction that hooks the mind" (The New York Times Book Review)—now with a new introduction from Stanley Crouch.

Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave and irrepre


Master of Poisons By Andrea Hairston Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250260567
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Published: Tordotcom - August 31st, 2021

“This is a prayer hymn, a battle cry, a love song, a legendary call and response bonfire talisman tale. This is medicine for a broken world." —Daniel José Older

Award-winning author Andrea Hairston weaves together African folktales and postcolonial literature into unforgettable fantasy in Master of Poisons


NEW MATERIAL FOR A NEW EDITION!


Mama Day (Vintage Contemporaries) By Gloria Naylor Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679721819
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 1989

A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense, this book "resonates with genuine excitement … a big, strong, admirable novel” (New York Times Book Review).


Small Silent Things: A Novel By Robin Page Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062879233
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 3rd, 2019

“Robin Page balances the quiet exterior with her characters’ public selves and the quiet, intense rage that burns alongside the trauma that they carry. For this, the novel’s title and the pages that follow are a promise fulfilled.


Open City: A Novel By Teju Cole Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812980097
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 17th, 2012

“Cerebral and capacious, Teju Cole’s novel asks what it means to roam freely.”—The New York Times (One of the 25 Most Significant New York City Novels From the Last 100 Years)


We Cast a Shadow: A Novel By Maurice Carlos Ruffin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525509073
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Published: One World - February 4th, 2020

“An incisive and necessary” (Roxane Gay) debut for fans of Get Out and Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, about a father’s obsessive quest to protect his son—even if it means turning him white


A Lucky Man: Stories By Jamel Brinkley Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978433
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 4th, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION


The Sellout: A Novel By Paul Beatty Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250808240
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Published: Picador - September 7th, 2021

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction


Named one of the best books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review and the Wall Street Journal


Grown By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062840363
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 27th, 2021

An instant New York Times bestseller! “Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls.


Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots By Morgan Jerkins Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062873064
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 6th, 2021

One of TIME's 100 Must Read Books of 2020 and one of Good Housekeeping's Best Books of the Year

“One of the smartest young writers of her generation.”—Book Riot


Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For By Susan Rice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501189982
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2020

Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E.


Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


The Deep By Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534439870
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - August 4th, 2020

Octavia E. Butler meets Marvel’s Black Panther in The Deep, a story rich with Afrofuturism, folklore, and the power of memory, inspired by the Hugo Award–nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’s rap group Clipping.


Trouble the Saints: A Novel By Alaya Dawn Johnson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250175359
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Published: Tor Books - August 10th, 2021


WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD

“Juju assassins, alternate history, a gritty New York crime story...in a word: awesome.” —N.K. Jemisin, New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Season


Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


Binti: The Complete Trilogy By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780756416935
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Published: DAW - July 7th, 2020

Includes a brand-new Binti story!

Collected for the first time in a trade paperback omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy, the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University.


A Colored Man in Exeter By Michael Cameron Ward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780999094204
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Published: Michael C Ward - September 1st, 2017

In the summer of 1957 the Ward family moved from Brooklyn, New York to Lee, New Hampshire to escape gang violence. It was an era when racial tensions were high and they were the first "colored family" in the area. Needless to say, over the years they encountered many interesting experiences and created a storied life.


The Royal Heretic By Sarah Macklin Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781734627923
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Published: Mvmedia, LLC - July 1st, 2020

Bakari is the netkoleh, ruler of the Ega empire and the living embodiment of the gods. When his eldest son and heir falls ill and dies, Bakari drowns in despair. He decides that the gods are nonexistent and bans the empire's religion. He expects the people to rejoice at being "liberated" but talk of rebellion soon begins instead.


The Colored Folks Ain't Gonna Make It By Michael Cameron Ward Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780999094228
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Published: Michael C Ward - September 6th, 2019

"The Colored Folks Ain't Gonna Make It" continues Michael Ward's fulfillment of his father Harold's dying request. It's a window into a family's existence as the "Index of Integration" in rural New Hampshire from the late '50s until the present time. Michael's recollections are powerful and precise. The events recounted span the full range of emotion and thought.


Conjure Women: A Novel By Afia Atakora Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525511502
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 23rd, 2021

A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel
 
WINNER OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • NPR • ParadeBook Riot PopMatters


My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel By Oyinkan Braithwaite Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525564201
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Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 BEST MYSTERY AND THRILLER BOOKS OF ALL TIME • BOOKER PRIZE NOMINEE “A taut and darkly funny contemporary noir that moves at lightning speed, it’s the wittiest and most fun murder party you’ve ever been invited to.” —MARIE CLAIRE


Bluebird, Bluebird (A Highway 59 Novel #1) By Attica Locke Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316363273
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 28th, 2018

A "heartbreakingly resonant" thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy-winning Fox TV show Empire (USA Today).

"In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it."-Ann Patchett


Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge By Erica Armstrong Dunbar Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501126413
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Published: 37 Ink - January 9th, 2018

A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of “extraordinary grit” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital.


Gingerbread: A Novel By Helen Oyeyemi Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594634666
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

"Exhilarating...A wildly imagined, head-spinning, deeply intelligent novel." - The New York Times Book Review


My Vanishing Country: A Memoir By Bakari Sellers Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062917461
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Published: Amistad - May 18th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller


Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture By Emma Dabiri Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062966728
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 23rd, 2020

A Kirkus Best Book of the Year


What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours By Helen Oyeyemi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634642
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

"Transcendent." —The New York Times Book Review

"Flawless. . . another masterpiece from an author who seems incapable of writing anything that's less than brilliant." NPR

From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Peaces comes an enchanting collection of intertwined stories.


The Confessions of Frannie Langton: A Novel By Sara Collins Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062851802
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 23rd, 2020

Don't miss the TV miniseries, streaming now exclusively on BritBox!

“A blistering historical thriller.” — Entertainment Weekly


Trouble Is What I Do (Leonid McGill) By Walter Mosley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316491150
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Published: Mulholland Books - January 12th, 2021

Morally ambiguous P.I. Leonid McGill is back -- and investigating crimes against society's most downtrodden -- in this installment of the beloved detective series from an Edgar Award-winning and bestselling crime novelist.

Leonid McGill's spent a lifetime building up his reputation in the New York investigative scene.


Devil in a Blue Dress (30th Anniversary Edition): An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #1) By Walter Mosley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982150341
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Published: Atria Books - October 6th, 2020

The first novel by “master of mystery” (The New York Times) Walter Mosley, featuring Easy Rawlins, the most iconic African American detective in all of fiction. Named one of the “best 100 mystery novels of all time” by the Mystery Writers of America, this special thirtieth anniversary edition features an all new introduction from the author.


John Woman By Walter Mosley Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802129680
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Published: Grove Press - July 16th, 2019

A convention-defying novel by bestselling writer Walter Mosley, John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones into John Woman, an unconventional history professor--while the legacy of a hideous crime lurks in the shadows.

At twelve years old, Cornelius, the son of an Italian-American woman and an older black man from Mississippi named Herman, secretly


Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Novel (Easy Rawlins Mystery #4) By Walter Mosley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743451789
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Published: Atria Books - November 1st, 2002

Easy Rawlins is on the verge of losing everything—until he gets an offer from the FBI that he has no choice but to accept.

For most Black Americans, the 1960s were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner—or more deadly. Racial tensions are high—Black folks avoid even stepping foot in white neighborhoods.


The Turner House By Angela Flournoy Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544705166
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Published: Mariner Books - March 1st, 2016

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

A New York Times Notable Book • An Amazon Top 100 Editors' Pick of the Year


Down the River unto the Sea By Walter Mosley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316509633
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Published: Mulholland Books - February 26th, 2019

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year: bestselling author Walter Mosley "is back with a whole new character to love...As gorgeous a novel as anything he's ever written" (Washington Post). 

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until he was framed for sexual assault by unknown enemies within the force.


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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316509886
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Published: Orbit - July 27th, 2021

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City. In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name.


The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)

This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time.


How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316491372
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Published: Orbit - August 13th, 2019

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.


An Unkindness of Ghosts By Rivers Solomon Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617755880
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - October 3rd, 2017

A breathtaking science fiction debut from a worthy successor to Octavia Butler.

—One of Esquire magazine’s 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time

“Solomon debuts with a raw distillation of slavery, feudalism, prison, and religion that kicks like rotgut moonshine . . . Stunning.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


The Good Lord Bird (National Book Award Winner): A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594632785
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 5th, 2014

Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction


On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker By A'Lelia Bundles Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780743431729
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Published: Scribner - January 1st, 2002

Soon to be a Netflix series starring Octavia Spencer, On Her Own Ground is the first full-scale biography of “one of the great success stories of American history” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Madam C.J.


The Weight of the Stars By K. Ancrum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250101655
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Published: Square Fish - March 17th, 2020

A vivid, evocative YA lesbian romance about how the universe is full of second chances

Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the “wrong” side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.


These Ghosts Are Family: A Novel By Maisy Card Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982117443
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 5th, 2021

PEN/Hemingway Award For Debut Novel Finalist​
Shortlisted for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

A “rich, ambitious debut novel” (The New York Times Book Review) that reveals the ways in which a Jamaican family forms and fractures over generations, in the tradition of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.


An Unkindness of Ghosts By Rivers Solomon Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617755880
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - October 3rd, 2017

A breathtaking science fiction debut from a worthy successor to Octavia Butler.

—One of Esquire magazine’s 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time

“Solomon debuts with a raw distillation of slavery, feudalism, prison, and religion that kicks like rotgut moonshine . . . Stunning.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


Not the Girl You Marry By Andie J. Christopher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984802682
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Published: Berkley - November 12th, 2019

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days gets a millennial makeover in this romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Andie J. Christopher.

“The way Jack sets out to win Hannah back is really the stuff of true romance.”—NPR


Party of Two By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593100820
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Published: Berkley - June 23rd, 2020

A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone talking in this New York Times bestseller. 


The Wedding Date By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399587665
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Published: Berkley - January 30th, 2018

A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory—author of the Resse Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick The Proposal.

THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER
#5 LibraryReads Pick


The Proposal: Reese's Book Club By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399587689
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Published: Berkley - October 30th, 2018

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

“There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too.”—New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay


The Wedding Party By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984802194
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Published: Berkley - July 16th, 2019

As seen on The Today Show! 

The new exhilarating New York Times bestselling romance from the author of The Proposal, Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick!

 
Maddie and Theo have two things in common:

1. Alexa is their best friend
2. They hate each other


Real Men Knit (Real Men Knit series #1) By Kwana Jackson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806505
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

"If you're looking for an easy charmer, this is the novel for you."—Shondaland
 
When their foster-turned-adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop.


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The Sun Is Also a Star By Nicola Yoon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553496710
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!


Akata Witch (The Nsibidi Scripts #1) By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142420911
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Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

 "Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things." -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods 


The Good Luck Girls By Charlotte Nicole Davis Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250299727
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Published: Tor Teen - January 5th, 2021

An Indie Next Pick
A Silver 2019 Nautilus Book Award Winner
A Kirkus Reviews 2019 Best of the Year Selection

Westworld
meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this stunning fantasy adventure from debut author Charlotte Nicole Davis.


Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter


Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel By Rita Mae Brown Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101965122
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Published: Bantam - June 23rd, 2015

“The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem
 
Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award
 


Binti By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780765385253
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Published: Tordotcom - September 22nd, 2015

"Prepare to fall in love with Binti." —Neil Gaiman

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!


The Black God's Drums By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250294715
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Published: Tordotcom - August 21st, 2018

Rising science fiction and fantasy star P. Djèlí Clark brings an alternate New Orleans of orisha, airships, and adventure to life in his immersive debut novella The Black God's Drums.

Alex Award Winner!


Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) By Marlon James Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize 

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

The New York Times Bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post


A Brief History of Seven Killings (Booker Prize Winner): A Novel By Marlon James Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Decade

One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


The Book of Night Women By Marlon James Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594484360
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2010

From the author of the National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings

"An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review


The Underground Railroad: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • "An American masterpiece" (NPR) that chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.


The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) By Evan Winter Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316489775
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Published: Orbit - March 10th, 2020

Game of Thrones meets Gladiator in this blockbuster debut epic fantasy about a world caught in an eternal war, and the young man who will become his people's only hope for survival.

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 FANTASY BOOKS OF ALL TIME
Winner of the Reddit/Fantasy Award for Best Debut Fantasy Novel

The Omehi people have been fighting an un


Sag Harbor By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307455161
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Published: Vintage - June 15th, 2010

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FINALIST •  From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys: a hilarious and supremely original novel set in the Hamptons in the 1980s, "a tenderhearted coming-of-age story fused with a sharp look at the intersections of race and class” (The New York Ti


The Intuitionist: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385493000
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Published: Anchor - January 4th, 2000

This debut novel by the two time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer.


Remembrance By Rita Woods Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250298461
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Published: Forge Books - January 26th, 2021

Remembrance by Rita Woods is a breakout historical debut with modern resonance, perfect for the many fans of The Underground Railroad and Orphan Train.


Such a Fun Age: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Kiley Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541912
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 20th, 2021

A Best Book of the Year:


Queenie By Candice Carty-Williams Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501196027
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - November 5th, 2019

*SOON TO BE A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES*

*ONE of NPR’s and TIME’s BEST BOOKS of the YEAR * NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK of the YEAR by WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, and BOOK RIOT!*

“A book that sneaks up on you...I am hooked.” —Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling


I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel By Terry McMillan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101902592
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 11th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL


If It Makes You Happy By Claire Kann Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250250872
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Published: Square Fish - June 8th, 2021

Claire Kann's If It Makes You Happy is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl learning to embrace her cultural and sexual identity.


Dread Nation By Justina Ireland Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062570611
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

New York Times bestseller; 6 starred reviews!

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.


Raybearer By Jordan Ifueko Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781419739835
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 3rd, 2021

Fans of Sabaa Tahir and Tomi Adeyemi won’t want to miss Raybearer, an instant New York Times bestselling fantasy from breakout YA sensation Jordan Ifueko!

Named one of the best books of the year by People magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly


Opposite of Always By Justin A. Reynolds Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062748386
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 7th, 2020

“One of the best love stories I’ve ever read.” —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give


The Revolution of Birdie Randolph By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316448543
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

From Stonewall Award winner Brandy Colbert comes a novel about first love, family, and hidden secrets that will stay with you long after turning the last page.

Dove "Birdie" Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her: She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose buried in textbooks, and she's on t


The Voting Booth By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368053679
Availability: Special Order
Published: Disney Hyperion - July 6th, 2021

Queen of the Conquered (Islands of Blood and Storm #1) By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316454933
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Published: Orbit - November 12th, 2019

An ambitious and unflinching tale of colonialism, conquest, and revenge, Queen of the Conquered begins a powerful fantasy series set in a Caribbean-inspired world. 

*Named one of TIME's Top 100 Fantasy Books Of All Time
* World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, winner


On the islands of Hans Lollik, Sigourney Rose was the only


Felix Ever After By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062820266
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 20th, 2021

A Stonewall Honor Book * A Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


King and the Dragonflies (Scholastic Gold) By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338129342
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 3rd, 2022

A 2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book!

Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

Winner of the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry!


The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062882776
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Published: Quill Tree Books - July 5th, 2022

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.


With the Fire on High By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662842
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 30th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award–winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright. Winner of the California Young Reader Medal!


Flygirl By Sherri L. Smith Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780142417256
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Published: Penguin Books - September 16th, 2010

For fans of Unbroken and Ruta Sepetys.


The Sound of Stars By Alechia Dow Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781335406699
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Published: Inkyard Press - December 7th, 2021

"This debut has it all: music, books, aliens, adventure, resistance, queerness, and a bold heroine tying it all together. "--Ms. Magazine

Can a girl who risks her life for books and an Ilori who loves pop music work together to save humanity?

When a rebel librarian meets an Ilori commander...


Pet By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780593175446
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times • Time • Buzzfeed • NPRNew York Public Library • Publishers Weekly • School Library Journal


Let Me Hear a Rhyme By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062840332
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 19th, 2020

In this striking new novel by the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a major rap star by pretending he's still alive.


Cinderella Is Dead By Kalynn Bayron Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547606641
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 29th, 2021

"Wholly original and captivating." - Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that's perfect for fans of Dhonielle Clayton and Melissa Albert.


Date Me, Bryson Keller By Kevin van Whye Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593126066
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Published: Ember - May 18th, 2021

"One of the most adorable, big-hearted, charming books in existence." --Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

What If It's Us meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before in this upbeat and heartfelt boy-meets-boy romance that feels like a modern twist on a '90s rom-com! 


A Song Below Water: A Novel By Bethany C. Morrow Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250315335
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Published: Tor Teen - June 1st, 2021

Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers — a captivating modern fantasy about Black sirens, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism.

In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.


The Stars and the Blackness Between Them By Junauda Petrus Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525555490
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Published: Penguin Books - June 23rd, 2020

A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus's bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.


Monday's Not Coming By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062422682
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 23rd, 2019

"Jackson’s characters and their heart-wrenching story linger long after the final page, urging readers to advocate for those who are disenfranchised and forgotten by society and the system." (Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List")


I Wanna Be Where You Are By Kristina Forest Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250250902
Availability: Backordered
Published: Square Fish - August 25th, 2020

A debut young adult rom-com about an African American ballerina who finds love on the road to an audition.

"In a world where it's easy to lose faith in love, I Wanna Be Where You Are is a brilliant burst of light. A dazzling debut." — Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out


Kingdom of Souls By Rena Barron Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062870964
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Published: HarperTeen - August 11th, 2020

A girl with no gifts must bargain for the power to fight her own mother’s dark schemes—even if the price is her life.


You Should See Me in a Crown By Leah Johnson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338503296
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Published: PUSH - June 1st, 2021

A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

A Stonewall Honor Book

A Reese's Book Club YA Pick

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town.


Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle #1) By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250162687
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Published: Tordotcom - June 19th, 2018

WINNER of the 2019 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and a finalist for the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and the Lammy Award!

One of the 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time, according to Time Magazine


Stormsong (The Kingston Cycle #2) By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765398994
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tordotcom - February 11th, 2020

“Fantastical, thoughtful, and un-put-downable, I flew through Stormsong and want the third in the series NOW.” —Elizabeth Hoyt

A Reader's Digest Top 25 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written


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The Midnight Bargain By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781645660293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Erewhon Books - December 7th, 2021

2021 World Fantasy Award Finalist for Best Novel | 2021 Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novel | 2021 FIYAHCON Ignyte Award Finalist for Best Novel | 2021 Canada Reads Finalist | NPR Best Books of 2020 | November 2020 Indie Next Pick | Apple Books: Best Books of October 

“A sleek, beautiful book with a quietly serious heart.” —The New York Times


The Wicker King By K. Ancrum Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250101556
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Published: Square Fish - October 30th, 2018

The Wicker King is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.

Jack once saved August's life . . . now can August save him?


Agnes at the End of the World By Kelly McWilliams Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316487320
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

A Bank Street Best Book of 2021

The Handmaid's Tale meets Wilder Girls in this genre-defying novel about a girl who escapes a terrifying cult only to discover that the world Outside has succumbed to a viral apocalypse.


Agnes loves her home of Red Creek—its quiet, sunny mornings, its dusty roads, and its God.


On the Come Up By Angie Thomas Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062498588
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Published: Balzer + Bray - December 1st, 2020

The YA love letter to hip-hop—streaming on Paramount+ September 23, 2022! Starring Sanaa Lathan (in her directorial debut), Jamila C. Gray, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Lil Yachty, Method Man, Mike Epps, GaTa (Davionte Ganter), Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Titus Makin Jr., and Michael Anthony Cooper Jr.


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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) By Tomi Adeyemi Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
A TIME Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
A New York Times Notable Children's Book
A Kirkus Prize Finalist


Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) By Tomi Adeyemi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250170996
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 3rd, 2019

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick


"Adeyemi has sparked magic once again." —The New York Times


Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Story) By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781547606658
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 27th, 2021

From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson comes the first book in a young middle grade series about Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit, kindness, and sunshine.


HoodWitch By Faylita Hicks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946724243
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Published: Acre Books - October 15th, 2019

This riveting debut from poet Faylita Hicks is a reclamation of power for black women and nonbinary people whose bodies have become the very weapons used against them.


Freshwater By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
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Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

A National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree
Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel
Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
A New York Times Notable Book


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525541622
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine


Wow, No Thank You.: Essays (Lambda Literary Award) By Samantha Irby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525563488
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction Award Winner • A rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays from the New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.


We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays By Samantha Irby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101912195
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Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This essay collection from the “bitches gotta eat” blogger, writer on Hulu’s Shrill and HBO's And Just Like That, and “one of our country’s most fierce and foulmouthed authors” (Amber Tamblyn, Vulture) is sure to make you alternately cackle with glee and cry real tears.


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.”—The New York Times 


Another Brooklyn: A Novel By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062359995
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2017

A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award

New York Times Bestseller

A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017

A Bustle Fall Roundup pick for 2017


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

A New York Times Bestseller!
Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories


Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

From one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the past century comes a groundbreaking novel set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris, about love and the fear of love—“a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction” (The Atlantic).

One of The Atlantic’s Great American Novels of the Past 100 Years


Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375701870
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

One of the most brilliant and provocative American writers of the twentieth century chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention in this “truly extraordinary” novel (Chicago Sun-Times).


Real Life: A Novel By Brandon Taylor Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525538899
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

A FINALIST for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, the VCU/Cabell First Novelist Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the NYPL Young Lions Award, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award 
 
“A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine


Difficult Women By Roxane Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802127372
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Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2017

A national bestseller from the "prolific and exceptionally insightful" (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay, Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body By Roxane Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062420718
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.


Homie: Poems By Danez Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY
FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR POETRY

Danez Smith is our president


The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls By Anissa Gray Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984802446
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Published: Berkley - January 14th, 2020

“If you enjoyed An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, read The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls...an absorbing commentary on love, family and forgiveness.”—The Washington Post 


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Bernardine Evaristo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE


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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays By Damon Young Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062684318
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Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

A Finalist for the NAACP Image Award

A Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction

A Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

An NPR Best Book of the Year


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

A New York Times Bestseller!
Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories


Thick: And Other Essays By Tressie McMillan Cottom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781620975879
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Published: New Press - October 1st, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD


Named a notable book of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Time, and The Guardian


On Beauty: A Novel By Zadie Smith Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143037743
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Published: Penguin Books - August 29th, 2006

Winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for fiction, another bestselling masterwork from the celebrated author of Swing Time and White Teeth

"In this sharp, engaging satire, beauty's only skin-deep, but funny cuts to the bone." —Kirkus Reviews


Americanah: A novel By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Vintage - March 4th, 2014

10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A modern classic about star-crossed lovers that explores questions of race and being Black in America—and the search for what it means to call a place home. • From the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun • WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY