Monster in the Middle
“Reveals on every page how love can persevere and take shape over time and space.”—Boston Globe
"Transporting and deeply emotional.”—Glamour
“One of the most inventive and talented stylists of her generation.” —Vulture
From the award-winning author of Land of Love and Drowning, an electric new novel that maps the emotional inheritance of one... Read more »
In the epic, action-packed sequel to the "brilliant" (Booklist, starred review) novel War Girls, the battles are over, but the fight for justice has just begun.
It's been five years since the Biafran War ended. Ify is now nineteen and living where she's always dreamed--the Space Colonies. She is a respected, high-ranking medical officer and has... Read more »
Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • A “vivid and devastating” (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl—from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott
“From its first indelible pages to its rich and startling conclusion, Invisible Child had me, by turns, stricken, inspired, outraged, illuminated, in tears, and hungering for reimmersion in its... Read more »
“An extraordinary work of humane imagination . . . call it magic realism with soul.”—Locus
“Finely honed . . . always engages and frequently surprises.”—New York Times Book Review
A man risks his soul and his sanity to save his family from malevolent forces in this brilliant novel of horror and the supernatural from the award-winning pioneer of...Read more »
As the Wicked Watch
The First Jordan Manning Novel
Jordan Manning series: Book #1
The first in a thrilling new series from Emmy Award-winning TV Host and Journalist Tamron Hall, As The Wicked Watch follows a reporter as she unravels the disturbing mystery around the deaths of two young Black women, the work of a serial killer terrorizing Chicago.
When crime reporter Jordan Manning leaves her hometown in Texas to take a job at...Read more »
Black Birds in the Sky
The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre. YALSA Honor Award for Excellence in Nonfiction
In the early morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob marched across the train tracks in...Read more »
Black Girls Must Die Exhausted
Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: Book #1
“It’s a good thing that this is only the first book of a trilogy, because after getting to know Tabitha, you won’t want to leave her at the end. . . . Written intimately as if you’re peering into the mind of a close friend, this book is a true testament to the stresses on women today and how great girlfriends (and grandmothers) are often the key...Read more »
From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System
“A moving and beautifully crafted memoir.”—SCOTT TUROW
“A daring act of justified defiance.”—SHAKA SENGHOR
“Nothing less than heroic.”—JOHN GRISHAM
He was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now a pioneering lawyer, he recalls the journey that led to his exoneration—and inspired him to devote... Read more »
My Voice Is a Trumpet
*"The rhythm and flow of words perfectly match the art while advising readers to choose love and use their voices in a powerful song." --School Library Journal (starred review)
From rising country star Jimmie Allen comes a lyrical celebration of the many types of voices that can effect change.
From voices tall as a tree, to voices small as a bee,... Read more »
Say It Loud!
On Race, Law, History, and Culture
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A collection of provocative essays exploring the key social justice issues of our time—from George Floyd to antiracism to inequality and the Supreme Court. Kennedy is "among the most incisive American commentators on race" (The New York Times).
Informed by sharpness of observation and often courting...
Beasts of Prey
In this blockbuster fantasy series, perfect for fans of Kingdom of the Wicked and Iron Widow, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they journey into a magical jungle to hunt down a vicious monster.
“Rich in magic and mythos, Beasts of Prey is a feast for all the senses.” —Renée Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful
An... Read more »
Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence
“An elegant, impassioned demand that America see gender-based violence as a cultural and structural problem that hurts everyone, not just victims and survivors… It's at times downright virtuosic in the threads it weaves together.”—NPR
From the woman who gave the landmark testimony against Clarence Thomas as a sexual menace, a new manifesto about... Read more »
Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes
“[A]nother hilarious essay collection from Phoebe Robinson.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“Strikes the perfect balance of brutally honest and laugh out loud funny. I didn’t want it to end.”
—Mindy Kaling, New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?
With sharp, timely insight, pitch-perfect pop culture references, and her always unforgettable... Read more »
The Best Short Stories 2021
The O. Henry Prize Winners
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Narrated by: Maris Calin, Feodor Chin, Frankie Corzo, Gary Furlong, Deepti Gupta, Hillary Huber, Sullivan Jones, John Lee, Katharine Lee McEwan, Adenrele Ojo, Fred Sanders & Bahni Turpin
Length: 13 hours 6 minutes
Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year—continuing the O. Henry Prize's century-long tradition of literary excellence.
"Widely regarded as the nation's most prestigious awards for short fiction." —The Atlantic Monthly.
Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story... Read more »
A Nanette Hayes Mystery: Book #3
A New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year
In the third book in the Nanette Hayes Mystery series, Nan finds a voodoo doll is bringing her some much needed luck...until the doll's maker is murdered and Nan is dragged into the investigation.
Nanette is on the rocks. Heartbroken and alone, she finds what comfort she can in the bottom of a bottle.... Read more »
The Price of the Ticket
Collected Nonfiction: 1948–1985
An essential compendium of James Baldwin’s most powerful nonfiction work, calling on us “to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country.”
Personal and prophetic, these essays uncover what it means to live in a racist American society with insights that feel as fresh today as they did over the 4 decades in which he composed them. Longtime... Read more »
2022 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Fiction
A NPR BOOKS WE LOVE 2021 Selection
A New York Times “Biggest New Books Coming Out in September” Selection · A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice Pick · A Guardian “50 Biggest Books of Autumn 2021” Selection · An Esquire “Best Books of Fall 2021” Selection · A Buzzfeed “Best Books Coming Out This Fall”... Read more »
“A dynamic, and timely, debut by a new voice in fiction, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson. This collection is comprised of five short stories and one novella all set in the state of Virginia. As you read these stories, you will experience, and feel, the gamut of human emotion as the voices and themes in each are different. The author explores race, identity, and an imagining of the future in the novella "My Monticello". Thought-provoking.”Melanie, Bookstore1Sarasota
A Personal Manifesto
“I loved this book! It is a manifesto of sorts for folks working in creative industries that have been historically unwelcoming to the so-called 'misfits.' Coel talks about her own experiences working in television and makes a really compelling points about transparency, power, and the importance of story telling.”Lisa, The Booksmith
The Perfect Day to Boss Up
A captivating and inspiring guide to building an untouchable empire from mud to marble, no matter what obstacles stand in the way
Rick Ross is a hip-hop icon and a towering figure in the business world, but his path to success was not always easy. Despite adversity and setbacks, Ross held tight to his vision and never settled for anything less... Read more »