Trophies: Classics & Award Winners

Funeral Diva Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872868113
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Published: City Lights Books - October 27th, 2020

Funeral Diva is the Winner of the Lambda Award for Lesbian Poetry

A poetic memoir about coming-of-age in the AIDS era, and its effects on life and art.


Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593087275
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK


Lot: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525533689
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 17th, 2020

One of Barack Obama’s “Favorite Books of the Year” 

"Phenomenal" --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

"Brilliant" --Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun
“A profound exploration of the true meaning of borders.” —The New York Times Book Review


The Dyzgraphxst Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780771048692
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Published: McClelland & Stewart - March 24th, 2020

Windham-Campbell Prize, Winner
OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Winner
OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Poetry, Winner
Griffin Poetry Prize, Winner
Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, Winner 
Rebel Women Lit Caribbean Readers' Awards, Finalist
Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry, Finalist
Trillium Book Award for Poetry, Finalist


Here is the Sweet Hand: Poems Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374168841
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD IN POETRY

The poems in Here is the Sweet Hand explore solitude as a way of seeing. In particular, the speakers in francine j. harris’ third collection explore the mystique, and myth, of female loneliness as it relates to blackness, aging, landscape and artistic tradition.


Imperial Liquor: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780822966067
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - February 25th, 2020

Imperial Liquor is a chronicle of melancholy, a reaction to the monotony of racism. These poems concern loneliness, fear, fatigue, rage, and love; they hold fatherhood held against the vulnerability of the black male body, aging, and urban decay.


Homie: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY
FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR POETRY

Danez Smith is our president


Stranger Faces Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492433
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Published: Transit Books - October 20th, 2020

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A New Yorker Best Book of 2020

Wise, warm, witty and dizzyingly wide-ranging.--The New York Times

Serpell's vital treatise is one readers will find themselves returning to again and again.--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450314
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 2nd, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY

An engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United States


This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062890597
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2020

A National Book Critics Circle Finalist in Autobiography * Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by USA Today, Bitch Magazine, Parade, Salon and Ms. Magazine


Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681199443
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 5th, 2021

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most talented female African-American illustrators.


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Instant New York Times Bestseller
TIME Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
TIME Best YA Books of All Time
TIME 100: Most Influential People of 2020
New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2018
TIME Top 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2018
NPR's Book Concierge 2018 Great Reads List
Buzzfeed's 24 Best YA Books of 2018


Augustown: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101974094
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2018

PEN OPEN BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Slate • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews • Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel


The Gone Dead: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062490698
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Published: Ecco - June 25th, 2019

A TONIGHT SHOW SUMMER READS FINALIST

An electrifying first novel from "a riveting new voice in American fiction" (George Saunders): A young woman returns to her childhood home in the American South and uncovers secrets about her father's life and death


All Because You Matter Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338574852
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Published: Orchard Books - October 6th, 2020

Instant New York Times bestseller!

A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.

The #1 Amazon Best Children's Book of


The Black Kids Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534462724
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

A New York Times bestseller
A William C.


No One Is Coming to Save Us: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062472991
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Published: Ecco - February 6th, 2018

*WINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL*

*THE INAUGURAL SARAH JESSICA PARKER PICK FOR BOOK CLUB CENTRAL*

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING*

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 WILLIE MORRIS AWARD FOR SOUTHERN FICTION*


Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525510512
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Published: Random House - July 9th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn’t just about fashion.


Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR


Felix Ever After Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

A Stonewall Honor Book * A Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


How to Fail at Flirting Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593101902
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Published: Berkley - December 1st, 2020

"A warm romance that bursts with realism and celebrates the symbiotic power of love and healing.”―Entertainment Weekly

#1 LibraryReads Pick
Indie Next Pick

One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down.


The Shadow King: A Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358513
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Elle, Time, and more, The Shadow King is an “unforgettable epic from an immensely talented author who’s unafraid to take risks” (Michael Schaub, NPR).


This Mournable Body: A Novel (Nervous Conditions Series) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978129
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 7th, 2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

A searing novel about the obstacles facing women in Zimbabwe, by one of the country’s most notable authors


The Black Flamingo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062990297
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 26th, 2020

Stonewall Book Award Winner * A Time Magazine Best YA Book Of All Time

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.


The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062824127
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner!


On the Come Up Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

Major motion picture now filming! Starring Sanaa Lathan (in her directorial debut), Jamila C. Gray, Method Man, Mike Epps, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.

#1 New York Times bestseller · Seven starred reviews · Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book


The Hate U Give Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ·  William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


El odio que das Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9786075271781
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Published: Editorial Oceano de Mexico - September 1st, 2017

Starr es una chica de dieciséis años que vive entre dos mundos: el barrio pobre de gente negra donde nació, y su escuela situada en un elegante barrio residencial blanco. El difícil equilibrio entre ambos se hace añicos cuando ella es testigo de la muerte a tiros de su mejor amigo, Khalil, a manos de un policía.


The Stars and the Blackness Between Them Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525555490
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Published: Penguin Books - June 23rd, 2020

A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus's bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.


Pet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525647072
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Published: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times • Time • Buzzfeed • NPRNew York Public Library • Publishers Weekly • School Library Journal


With the Fire on High Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.


Genesis Begins Again Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481465809
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019

A Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the Correta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award
A Morris Award Finalist
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Middle Grade Book of 2019
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the s


War Girls Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451481672
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Published: Razorbill - October 15th, 2019

Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria.

The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.


New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in t


The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781328575494
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Published: Etch/Clarion Books - September 24th, 2019

Kwame Alexander’s New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal–winning The Crossover is vividly brought to life as a graphic novel with stunning illustrations by star talent Dawud Anyabwile.


Booked (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781328596307
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller National Book Award Longlist ∙ ILA-CBC Children's Choice List ∙ ALA Notable Children’s Book ∙ Book Links’ Lasting Connections ∙ Kirkus Best Book ∙ San Francisco Chronicle Best Book∙ Washington Post Best Book∙ BookPage Best Book

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Ghost Boys Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


The Poet X Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


Long Way Down Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book

A


Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536208979
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Published: Candlewick - August 6th, 2019

In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history.

Where is our historian to give us our side? Arturo asked.


Schomburg: El hombre que creó una biblioteca Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536208986
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Published: Candlewick - August 6th, 2019

“A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African Americans and books about them.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


All American Boys Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature.


March: Book Two Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603094009
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - January 20th, 2015

Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle.


March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$49.99
ISBN: 9781603093958
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - September 6th, 2016

The award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy is complete! Celebrate with this commemorative set containing all three volumes of March in a stunning new slipcase designed by Nate Powell and Chris Ross and colored by José Villarrubia.


March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

#1 New York Times Bestseller


March: Book Three Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.


Infinite Hope: A Black Artist's Journey from World War II to Peace Cover Image
By Ashley Bryan, Ashley Bryan (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534404908
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 15th, 2019

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of a Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction Special Mention Honor Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019

From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pur


Carter Reads the Newspaper Cover Image
By Deborah Hopkinson, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781561459346
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - February 1st, 2019

Essential Black History Reading

The first-ever picture book biography of Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History Month


This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681198521
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 8th, 2019

Recipient of a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor
Winner of the 2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
2020 National Council for the Social Studies Carter G. Woodson Honor Recipient
A NYPL Top Ten of 2019

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year


Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039932
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019

Winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.


The Bell Rang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442421134
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 15th, 2019

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019

A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta Scott King Award winner James E.


Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501132742
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post


Lot: Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525533672
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 19th, 2019

One of Barack Obama’s “Favorite Books of the Year” 

"Phenomenal" --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

"Brilliant" --Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun
“A profound exploration of the true meaning of borders.” —The New York Times Book Review


Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631497896
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Published: Liveright - May 26th, 2020

Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah MagazineTime • NPR • People • Buzzfeed
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection
Winner • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction]
A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection
Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction


Hurricane Child (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338129311
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.

Winner of the Stonewall Book AwardWinner of the Lambda Literary AwardCaroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and 12-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately.


The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.


The Old Drift: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101907153
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Published: Hogarth - May 5th, 2020

“A dazzling debut, establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage.”—Salman Rushdie, The New York Times Book Review
 


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE


The Moor's Account Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804170628
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Published: Vintage - August 18th, 2015

**PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST**
**NOMINATED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE**
**WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD**

A New York Times Notable Book
A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the Year
An NPR Great Read of 2014
A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year


Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062248572
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

An Instant New York Times Bestseller 

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020


The Mothers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184529
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

“Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review

"Fantastic… a book that feels alive on the page." –The Washington Post


The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 


2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST


On Beauty: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143037743
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Published: Penguin Books - August 29th, 2006

Winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for fiction, another bestselling masterwork from the celebrated author of Swing Time and White Teeth

"In this sharp, engaging satire, beauty's only skin-deep, but funny cuts to the bone." —Kirkus Reviews


Surge Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781784742614
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Published: Chatto & Windus - June 20th, 2019

*Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2019*

*Shortlisted for the T.S.


JAY-Z: Made in America Cover Image
By Michael Eric Dyson, Pharrell (Contributions by), Pharrell (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250230966
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 26th, 2019

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLER


Running Hot Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781904559092
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Arcadia Books - September 1st, 2004

Elijah Schoolboy' Campbell is taking a great offer to leave Hackney behind and start a new life, but he has just seven days to get out of a London underworld where bling, ringtones, and petty deaths are accessories of life. Schoolboy knows that when you're running hot all it takes is one call, one voicemail, one text to disconnect you from this life - permanently.


Crongton Knights Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780349002323
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Published: Atom - March 27th, 2018


Winner of the Guardian Children Fiction's Prize 2016
Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2017

Living on the South Crongton council estate has its worries - and life for McKay has been even tougher since his mum died.

His dad has been working all hours to keep the bailiffs from their door.


Bom Boy Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781946395108
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Published: Catalyst Press - February 26th, 2019

  • Winner of the South African Literary Award First Time Author Prize
  • Shortlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature
  • Featured in the New York Times' Globetrotting sneak preview of books coming out in 2019 from around the world
  • One of Seven new and noteworthy fiction titles about South Africa The Globe and Mail
Wande


Kumukanda Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781784741396
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Published: Random House UK - July 1st, 2018

Translating as "initiation," kumukanda is the name given to the rites a young boy from the Luvale tribe must pass through before he is considered a man. The poems of Kayo Chingonyi’s remarkable debut explore this passage: between two worlds, ancestral and contemporary; between the living and the dead; between the gulf of who he is and how he is perceived.


Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:


What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211032
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 3rd, 2018

A PBS NewsHour/New York Times Book Club Pick

A NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION "5 UNDER 35" HONOREE

WINNER OF THE 2017 KIRKUS PRIZE

WINNER OF THE NYPL'S YOUNG LIONS FICTION AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE LEONARD PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE


Black Moses Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781620975893
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Published: New Press - October 1st, 2019

The heart-breaking (New York Times Book Review), rollicking, award-winning novel that has been described as Oliver Twist in 1970s Africa (Les Inrockuptibles)

One of the most compelling books you'll read in any language this year. --Rolling Stone

Winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award


Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316449052
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Published: Orbit - September 18th, 2018

Rosewater is the start of an award-winning trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction's most engaging voices.

*Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, winner
*Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel, winne
r

Rosewater is a town on the edge.


The Rosewater Insurrection (The Wormwood Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316449083
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Published: Orbit - March 12th, 2019

The Rosewater Insurrection continues the award-winning science fiction trilogy by one of science fiction's most engaging voices.

All is quiet in the city of Rosewater as it expands on the back of the gargantuan alien Wormwood.


The Rosewater Redemption (The Wormwood Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316449090
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Published: Orbit - October 15th, 2019

The Rosewater Redemption is the powerful conclusion to the award-winning Wormdwood trilogy, by one of science fiction's most engaging voices.

Life in the newly independent city-state of Rosewater isn't everything its citizens were expecting.

The Mayor finds that debts incurred during the insurrection are coming back to haunt


Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice.” Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review

“An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny.”George Saunders

“Dark and captivating and essent


I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. A perfect gift for any special occasion!

I am
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.


I Promise Cover Image
By LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
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Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! 

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year*

A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers, including for back to school!


Before the Ever After Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

WINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD


WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD
 
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

A 2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book!

Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

Winner of the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry!

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself.


Every Body Looking Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525556206
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

A Finalist for the National Book Award


The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

*FINALIST for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction*
*WINNER of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award*
*WINNER of the 2020 Story Prize
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*WINNER of the 2020 L.A.


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

WINNER • 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY • 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 Ca


How to Make a Slave and Other Essays (21st Century Essays) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780814255995
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Published: Mad Creek Books - October 30th, 2020

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction
A Book of the Year pick from Kirkus, BuzzFeed, and Literary Hub

“The essays in this collection are restless, brilliant and short.…The brevity suits not just Walker’s style but his worldview, too.…Keeping things quick gives him the freedom to move; he can alight on a trut


Fantasia for the Man in Blue (Stahlecker Selections) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945588495
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Published: Four Way Books - March 2nd, 2020

In his debut collection Fantasia for the Man in Blue, Tommye Blount orchestrates a chorus of distinct, unforgettable voices that speak to the experience of the black, queer body as a site of desire and violence. A black man’s late-night encounter with a police officer—the titular “man in blue”—becomes an extended meditation on a dangerous erotic fantasy.


If I Had Two Wings: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324005469
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 4th, 2020

Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction
Finalist for the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize

Mingling the earthy with the otherworldly, these ten stories chronicle ineffable events in ordinary lives.


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


Afropessimism Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631496141
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Published: Liveright - April 7th, 2020

Longlisted • National Book Award (Nonfiction)


The Age of Phillis (Wesleyan Poetry) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780819579492
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - March 3rd, 2020

Poems imagine the life and times of Phillis Wheatley

NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work for Poetry
2020 National Book Award for Poetr
y, Longlist
2020 LA Times Book Award Finalist


Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451481542
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle.

This Coretta Scott King Author Honor book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.


The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743292917
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Published: Scribner - February 9th, 2010

Staceyann Chin has appeared on television and radio discussing issues of race and sexuality, but it is her extraordinary voice that launched her career as a performer, poet, and activist—here, she shares her unforgettable story of triumph against all odds in this brave and fiercely candid memoir.

No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was bor


Avery Colt is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar (Nilsen Prize for a First Novel Winner) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781732039919
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Published: Southeast Missouri State Univ Press - October 1st, 2019

Austin’s semi-autobiographical, linked story collection follows the misadventures of Avery Colt as he struggles to survive in North St. Louis alongside his family. Learning the best way to slaughter a goat, rebuilding his family’s corner market, and reckoning the weight of a revolver are a few of the challenges Avery faces.


Africaville: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062913722
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Published: Amistad - December 10th, 2019

2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nominee-Debut Fiction


As a River Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781938841101
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Published: Jaded Ibis Press, LLC - September 3rd, 2019

It's 1977. Bannen, Georgia, nestled amid pine forests, is rife with contrasts: natural beauty and racial tension, small-town charm and long-term poverty. An unsettling place for a Black man who fled it years ago and has since traveled the world.

But Greer Michaels has to come home, to care for his dying mother.


Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062375094
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Published: Amistad - October 15th, 2019

Genocide—the intent to destroy in whole or in part, a group of people.

TIME's 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019

Book Riot's 50 of the Best Books to Read This Fall


Think Black: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062890566
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Published: Amistad - September 17th, 2019

“Powerful memoir. . .Ford’s thought-provoking narrative tells the story of African-American pride and perseverance.”

–Publisher’s Weekly (Starred)


Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

Winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism
Winner of the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the 2020 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography

"Exhilarating…A rich resurrection of a forgotten history." —Parul Sehgal, New York Times


We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568588544
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Published: Bold Type Books - April 2nd, 2019

A warm, wise, and urgent guide to parenting in uncertain times, from a longtime reporter on race, reproductive health, and politics


Solitary: A Biography (National Book Award Finalist; Pulitzer Prize Finalist) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802148308
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Published: Grove Press - December 3rd, 2019

Praise for Solitary:

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION
Named One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2019
Winner of the Stowe Prize
Named the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Book of the Year


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062684318
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Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

A Finalist for the NAACP Image Award

A Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction

A Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

An NPR Best Book of the Year