Reading Challenge: Book by a Black Author

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


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
$16.00
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).


The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The book that galvanized the nation, gave voice to the emerging civil rights movementin the 1960s—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. • "The finest essay I’ve ever read.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates


Notes of a Native Son By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by) Cover Image
By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807006238
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Published: Beacon Press - November 20th, 2012

#26 on The Guardian's list of 100 best nonfiction books of all time, the essays explore what it means to be Black in America


The Vanishing Half: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525536963
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 


2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST


You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982188702
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Published: Atria Books - May 24th, 2022

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick, a Best Romance of 2022 by The New York Times and The Washington Post, and a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily, Vulture, Harper’s Bazaar, Thrillist, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Mari


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


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 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


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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.


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


Parable of the Sower By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).


Homegoing By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE • WINNER OF THE PEN / HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT FICTION • Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle.


Memorial: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Bryan Washington Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593087282
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 26th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK