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#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.
NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony
A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present
An infinite geography of possible futures
What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?
Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them.
Instant New York Times Bestseller
"May this book cast its spell on all of us, restore to us some memory of our most warrior and softest selves." —The New York Times Book Review
WINNER — 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION • TIME Magazine — 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 • A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and Editors' Choice Selection • Best Books of 2020: NPR, Washington Post, Library Journal, Chicago Public Library • Excerpted in The New Yorker • Longlisted — Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction •
New York Times Bestseller
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From journalist and New York Times bestselling author Charles Blow comes a powerful manifesto and call to action for Black Americans to amass political power and fight white supremacy.
“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
In the tradition of The Glass Castle, a deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award–winner Nadia Owusu about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through.
A People Pick of the Week
One of USA Today’s 5 Books Not to Miss
One of Forbes’ 5 Books to Read in December
International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.
Brave, clear-eyed, and passionate, Stakes Is High is the book we need to guide us past crisis mode and through an uncertain future.
$19.99ISBN: 9780062995285Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020
One of America’s most celebrated poets challenges us with this powerful and deeply personal collection of verse that speaks to the injustices of society while illuminating the depths of her own heart.$26.00ISBN: 9780358380887Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 5th, 2021
A New York Times Bestseller
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!
“Askaripour closes the deal on the first page of this mesmerizing novel, executing a high wire act full of verve and dark, comic energy.”
—Colson Whitehead, author of The Nickel Boys
“A hilarious, gleaming satire as radi$27.99ISBN: 9780063005631Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: William Morrow - February 2nd, 2021
Named a Most Anticipated book by O Magazine * GMA * Elle * Marie Claire * Good Housekeeping * NBC News * Shondaland * Chicago Tribune * Woman's Day * Refinery 29 * Bustle * The Millions * New York Post * Parade * Hello! Magazine * PopSugar * and more!
$14.95ISBN: 9781523507498Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: Workman Publishing Company - December 8th, 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright!$17.95ISBN: 9780393357622Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020
Winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism
Finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography
"Exhilarating…A rich resurrection of a forgotten history." —Parul Sehgal, New York Times$19.99ISBN: 9781534444959Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 13th, 2020
Jason Reynolds’s Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, and Coretta Scott King Honor–winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novel Long Way Down is now a gripping, galvanizing graphic novel, with haunting artwork by Danica Novgorodoff.
Will’s older brother, Shawn, has been shot.
Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it.$10.99ISBN: 9780062698735Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020
Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today—Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America. A selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.$8.99ISBN: 9781481438292Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 27th, 2020
A National Book Award Finalist!
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Time Best Children’s Book of 2019
A Today Show Best Kids’ Book of 2019
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019
A School$15.99ISBN: 9780593378526Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter.$21.99ISBN: 9781635420289Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: Other Press - October 6th, 2020
In these impassioned, powerful essays, an award-winning journalist deals forthrightly with what it means to be Black in Trump’s America.
$16.00ISBN: 9781982131326Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Scribner - April 7th, 2020
A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award–winning Jesmyn Ward.
For Tulane University’s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech about the value of hard work and the importance of respect for on$15.99ISBN: 9781620975879Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: 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$18.99ISBN: 9781524763145Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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
$18.99ISBN: 9780593303740Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021
Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.$17.99ISBN: 9780316491372Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: 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.