Black History Month Reads!

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Blackward

Lawrence Lindell

Black, weird, awkward and proud of it. Welcome to the club!Tired of feeling like you don’t belong? Join the club. It’s called the Section....

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Broughtupsy

Christina Cooke

Akúa is returning home to Jamaica for the first time in ten years. Her younger brother has died suddenly, and Akúa hopes to reconnect...

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Life Doesn't Frighten Me (Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition)

Maya Angelou, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sara Jane Boyers

Shadows on the wallNoises down the hallLife doesn't frighten me at all Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young...

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Ordinary Notes

Christina Sharpe

One of The Millions’ “Most Anticipated Books of 2023One of The New York Times’ “19 Works of Nonfiction to Read This Spring”A dazzlingly inventive,...

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Where I'm Coming From

Barbara Brandon-Croft

A seasoned cartoonist of epic proportions, Brandon-Croft carves out space for Black women’s perspectives in her nationally syndicated stripFew Black cartoonists have entered national...

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Code Noir

Canisia Lubrin

Here is groundbreaking, dazzling debut fiction from one of Canada's most exciting and admired writers.Canisia Lubrin's debut fiction is that rare work of art—a...

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Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a...

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Erasure

Percival Everett

Percival Everett's blistering satire about race and publishing, now adapted for the screen as AMERICAN FICTION, directed by Cord Jefferson and starring Jeffrey Wright...

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Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

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...

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Been Outside

Amber Wendler, Shaz Zamore

• Illustrates the broad experiences of nature enthusiasts by highlighting diverse perspectives and intersectionality • Contributors are all Black women and nonbinary outdoor writers...

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Black Punk Now

A canonizing, bold, and urgent anthology setting a new precedent for Black Punk Lit, created by generations of Black punks—featuring both new voices and...

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Black Friend

Ziwe

NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the writer crowned one of the smartest, funniest voices in modern America, this hotly anticipated debut collection of essays offers “a precious...

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Black Women Writers at Work

“Black women writers and critics are acting on the old adage that one must speak for oneself if one wishes to be heard.” —Claudia...

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The Cricket

“Black women writers and critics are acting on the old adage that one must speak for oneself if one wishes to be heard.” —Claudia...

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Helem

Stanley Wany

A surrealist journey through alienation, lost dreams, and self-redemptionA woman loses her sister to suicide and struggles with the overwhelming and confusing feelings that...

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Saidiya Hartman

A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century.In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution...

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Les enrag.é.es

Valérie Bah

À travers cette suite de récits sans concession, on voit apparaître et réapparaître des personnages résolus, damnés et triomphants dont on devine les liens...

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Afrofuturism

Nat'l Mus Afr Am Hist Culture

This timely and gorgeously illustrated companion book to an exciting Smithsonian exhibition explores the power of Afrofuturism to reclaim the past and reimagine Black...

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James Baldwin: Collected Essays (LOA #98)

James Baldwin

James Baldwin was a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. His brilliant and provocative essays made him the literary voice of the Civil Rights Era,...

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On This Day in Black History

Christin Farley

Learn hundreds of Black history's most important events on every day of the year!Unearth all of Black history's most significant events for every day...

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Dear Black Girls

Shanice Nicole

Dear Black girls all around the world, this one is for you -- for us.Dear Black Girls is a letter to all Black girls....

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Upgrade Soul

Ezra Claytan Daniels

For their 45th anniversary, Hank and Molly Nonnar decide to undergo an experimental rejuvenation procedure, but their hopes for youth are dashed when the...

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Chain Gang All Stars

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION • A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB...

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Zong!

M. NourbeSe Philip

A haunting lifeline between archive and memory, law and poetryIn November, 1781, the captain of the slave ship Zong ordered that some 150 Africans...

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A Map to the Door of No Return

Dionne Brand

“One enters a room and history follows; one enters a room and history precedes. History is already seated in the chair in the empty...

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Curlfriends: New in Town (A Graphic Novel)

Sharee Miller

New Kid meets The Baby-sitters Club in this graphic novel series opener about the Curlfriends, four inseparable Black girls who show us the meaning...

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