Africaville

AfricavilleA ferociously talented writer makes his stunning debut with this richly woven tapestry, set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, that depicts several generations of one family bound together and torn apart by blood, faith, time, and fate.Vogue Best Books to Read This Winter

Freedom Soup

Freedom SoupJoin the celebration in the kitchen as a family makes their traditional New Year s soup and shares the story of how Haitian independence came to be The shake shake of maracas vibrates down to my toes.Ti Gran s feet tap tap to the rhythm Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new

The Deep

The DeepYetu holds the memories for her people water dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners who live idyllic lives in the deep Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one the historian This demanding role has been

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list After almost but not quite dying, she s come up with seven directives to help her Get a Life , and she s already completed the first finally moving out of her glamourous family s mansion The next items Enjoy a

The Revisioners

The RevisionersIn 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery Now, her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney HoustonAfter decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the

The Forgotten Girl

The Forgotten GirlDo you know what it feels like to be forgotten On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel only to find the crumbling gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore,

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet TubmanIn the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history Harriet Tubman a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous

Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights

Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil RightsDovey Johnson Roundtree set a new path for women and proved that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can turn the tides of history Michelle ObamaInMighty Justice, trailblazing African Americancivil rights attorney Dovey Johnson Roundtree recounts herinspiring life storythat speaks

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe TrotterWilliam Monroe Trotter 1872 1934 , though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator, he galvanized black working class citizens to wield their political power despite the

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History

Little Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black HistoryAthletes, especially black athletes, must use every resource at their command to right things that are wrong Arthur Ashe FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, VASHTI HARRISON Meet the little leaders They re brave They re exceptional They changed the world Did you know that the father of

Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun AgeA striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page turning and big hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both Alix Chamberlain is

Becoming

BecomingIn a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era As First Lady of the United States of America the first African American to serve in that role she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in

The Nickel Boys

The Nickel BoysThe story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow era Florida.As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart He is as good as anyone Abandoned by his

An American Marriage

An American MarriageNewlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have

The Water Dancer

The Water DancerYoung Hiram Walker was born into bondage When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her but was gifted with a mysterious power Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring