Black History Month

Between Starshine and Clay: Conversations from the African Diaspora By Sarah Ladipo Manyika Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781804440087
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Published: Footnote Press - January 31st, 2023

Conversations with the most distinguished black thinkers of our times, including Toni Morrison, Claudia Rankine, Wole Soyinka and Michelle Obama, on race, decolonisation, systemic inequalities, and the climate crisis.

WITH A FOREWORD FROM BERNARDINE EVARISTO

In a series of incisive and intimate encounters Sarah Ladipo Manyika introduces some of the most distinguished Black th


Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror By Jordan Peele (Editor), John Joseph Adams (Editor), Jordan Peele (Introduction by), N. K. Jemisin (Contributions by), Rebecca Roanhorse (Contributions by), Tananarive Due (Contributions by), Nnedi Okorafor (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Jordan Peele (Editor), John Joseph Adams (Editor), Jordan Peele (Introduction by), N. K. Jemisin (Contributions by), Rebecca Roanhorse (Contributions by), Tananarive Due (Contributions by), Nnedi Okorafor (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9780593243794
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Published: Random House - October 3rd, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The visionary writer and director of Get Out, Us, and Nope, and founder of Monkeypaw Productions, curates this groundbreaking anthology of all-new stories of Black horror, exploring not only the terrors of the supernatural but the chilling reality of injustice that haunts our nation.


Let Us Descend: A Novel By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982104498
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Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2023

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • Instant New York Times Bestseller • Named one of the best books of 2023 by The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Time, The New Yorker, and more.

“Nothing short of epic, magical, and intensely moving.” —Vogue • “A novel of triump


The Fraud: A Novel By Zadie Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525558965
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Published: Penguin Press - September 5th, 2023

The New York Times bestseller • One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year • One of NPR's Best Books of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly


The Sisterhood: How a Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture By Courtney Thorsson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780231204729
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 7th, 2023

One Sunday afternoon in February 1977, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and several other Black women writers met at June Jordan's Brooklyn apartment to eat gumbo, drink champagne, and talk about their work.


Black Women Taught Us: An Intimate History of Black Feminism By Jenn M. Jackson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593243336
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Published: Random House - January 23rd, 2024

A reclamation of essential history and a hopeful gesture toward a better political future, this is what listening to Black women looks like—from a professor of political science and columnist for Teen Vogue.


Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America By Michael Harriot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358439165
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 19th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE * AMAZON'S TOP 20 HISTORY BOOKS OF 2023 * B&N BEST OF EDUCATIONAL HISTORY * THE ROOT'S BEST BOOKS OF 2023 * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023


Built from the Fire: The Epic Story of Tulsa's Greenwood District, America's Black Wall Street By Victor Luckerson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593134375
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Published: Random House - May 23rd, 2023

A multigenerational saga of a family and a community in Tulsa’s Greenwood district, known as “Black Wall Street,” that in one century survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, urban renewal, and gentrification


Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum By Antonia Hylton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538723692
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Published: Legacy Lit - January 23rd, 2024

New York Times Bestseller
Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Books


In the tradition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a page-turning 93-year history of Crownsville Hospital, one of the nation’s last segregated asylums, that the New York Times described as “fascinating…meticulous research” and bestsel


Make Your Own History: Timeless Truths from Black American Trailblazers By Joseph H. Holland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496743251
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Published: Dafina - October 24th, 2023

One hundred and twenty Black leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs share their wisdom and experience across the centuries in Make Your Own History, an inspiring collection of exemplary Black voices—past and present, familiar and unsung—which have the power to guide us today.


Black Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings by Randall Kenan By Randall Kenan, Tayari Jones (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Randall Kenan, Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780393882162
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2022

A New York Times Notable Book
A Book Riot Best Book of 2022

A personal, social, and intellectual self-portrait of the beloved and enormously influential late Randall Kenan, a master of both fiction and nonfiction.


How to Be a (Young) Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi, Nic Stone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593461600
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Published: Kokila - January 31st, 2023

The #1 New York Times bestseller that sparked international dialogue is now a book for young adults! Based on the adult bestseller by Ibram X. Kendi, and co-authored by bestselling author Nic Stone, How to be a (Young) Antiracist will serve as a guide for teens seeking a way forward in acknowledging, identifying, and dismantling racism and injustice.


America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s By Elizabeth Hinton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324092001
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Published: Liveright - July 19th, 2022

“Not since Angela Davis’s 2003 book, Are Prisons Obsolete?, has a scholar so persuasively challenged our conventional understanding of the criminal legal system.” —Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Washington Post

From one of our top historians, a groundbreaking story of policing and “riots” that shatters our understanding of the post–civil rights era.


Made Whole: The Practical Guide to Reaching Your Financial Goals By Tiffany the Budgetnista Aliche Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593581292
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Published: Rodale Books - November 21st, 2023

The ultimate hands-on workbook for anyone looking to get their finances in order—from budgeting to investing and everything in between—by Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, the New York Times bestselling author of the smash hit Get Good with Money


You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays By Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Genevieve West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063043862
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Published: Amistad - January 10th, 2023

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK FROM: Oprah Daily, Business Insider, Marie Claire, The Seattle Times, Lit Hub, Bustle, and New York Magazine’s Vulture

Introduction by New York Times bestselling author Henry Louis Gates Jr. 


A Renaissance of Our Own: A Memoir & Manifesto on Reimagining By Rachel E. Cargle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593134733
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 16th, 2023

From a highly lauded modern voice in feminism and racial justice comes a deeply personal and insightful testament to the power of reimagining to dismantle the frameworks and systems that no longer serve us while building new ones that do.


The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church By Rachel L. Swarns Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590863
Published: Random House - June 13th, 2023

“An absolutely essential addition to the history of the Catholic Church, whose involvement in New World slavery sustained the Church and, thereby, helped to entrench enslavement in American society.”—Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello and On Juneteenth


Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All By Martha S. Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541600256
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Published: Basic Books - December 7th, 2021

“An elegant and expansive history” (New York Times) of African American women’s pursuit of political power—and how it transformed America   
 
In Vanguard, acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women’s political lives in America.


Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day By Kathlyn J. Kirkwood, Steffi Walthall (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358387268
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Published: Versify - January 4th, 2022

This brilliant memoir-in-verse tells the moving story of how a nation learned to celebrate a hero. Through years of protests and petition, Kathlyn's story highlights the foot soldiers who fought to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday.


John Lewis: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) By MELVILLE HOUSE (Editor), Jelani Cobb (Introduction by) Cover Image
By MELVILLE HOUSE (Editor), Jelani Cobb (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781612199627
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Published: Melville House - November 23rd, 2021

Featuring interviews of civil rights activist and congressman John Lewis at almost every stage of his career, this collection illustrates why Lewis has become a human rights icon and remains an inspiration to activists today


Angela Davis: An Autobiography By Angela Y. Davis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642595680
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 18th, 2022

"An activist. An author. A scholar. An abolitionist. A legend."
--Ibram X. Kendi

This beautiful new edition of Angela Davis's classic Autobiography features an expansive new introduction by the author.


Uphill: A Memoir By Jemele Hill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250624376
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 25th, 2022

One of Oprah Daily's Best Fall Nonfiction Books of 2022

An empowering, unabashedly bold memoir by the Atlantic journalist and former ESPN SportsCenter coanchor about overcoming a legacy of pain and forging a new path, no matter how uphill life’s battles might be.


Finding Me: An Oprah's Book Club Pick By Viola Davis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063037328
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Published: HarperOne - April 26th, 2022

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • A HARPERS BAZAAR BEST BOOK OF 2022 • A PARADE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • A MARIE CLAIRE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK


Toni Morrison: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) By MELVILLE HOUSE (Series edited by), Nikki Giovanni (Introduction by) Cover Image
By MELVILLE HOUSE (Series edited by), Nikki Giovanni (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781612198736
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Published: Melville House - July 7th, 2020

“Knowledge is what’s important, you know?  Not the erasure, but the confrontation of it.” — TONI MORRISON
 


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Bad Feminist: Essays By Roxane Gay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.”  — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?


Feel Free: Essays By Zadie Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143110255
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Published: Penguin Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 

A New York Times Notable Book

From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays


The Colossus of New York By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400031245
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Published: Vintage - October 12th, 2004

In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the two time Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York.

Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities.


Queer Love in Color By Jamal Jordan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984857644
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 4th, 2021

A photographic celebration of the love and relationships of queer people of color by a former New York Times multimedia journalist

“Thank you, Jamal Jordan, for showing the world what true love looks like.”—Billy Porter


Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography By Audre Lorde Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780895941220
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Published: Crossing Press - January 1st, 1982

Zami: A Carriacou name for women who work together as friends and lovers


When Broadway Was Black: The Triumphant Story of the All-Black Musical that Changed the World By Caseen Gaines Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728259390
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Published: Sourcebooks - February 7th, 2023

The triumphant story of how an all-Black Broadway cast and crew changed musical theatre—and the world—forever.


Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593469316
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Published: Vintage - January 23rd, 2024

A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION • A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own in this explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New Y


I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love By Mahogany L. Browne Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642595703
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 14th, 2021

The long form poem is tethered in folklore and personal narrative, detailing the impact of the destructive mass incarceration system.


The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller

Amanda Gorman’s electrifying and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.

“Stunning.” —CNN
“Dynamic.” —NPR


Drunk on Love By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593100882
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Published: Berkley - September 20th, 2022

An intoxicating and sparkling new romance by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.


Rainbow Milk: A Novel By Paul Mendez Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593313077
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Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2022

Nominated for a 34th annual Lambda Literary Award An essential and revelatory coming-of-age novel from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah's Witness upbringing.


If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307275936
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Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

From one of the most important writers of the twentieth century comes a stunning love story about a young Black woman whose life is torn apart when her lover is wrongly accused of a crime—"a moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless" (The New York Times Book Review).


Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale By Tim Fielder Cover Image
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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


The Famous Lady Lovers: Black Women and Queer Desire before Stonewall (Gender and American Culture) By Cookie Woolner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781469675480
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 12th, 2023