Black x Independent: Black Authors x Small Presses

Explore titles by Black authors published by independent publishers and presses and Africana-focused imprints.

Lexicon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597097178
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 27th, 2021

It Doesn't Take a Genius Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644420027
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Published: Six Foot Press - April 13th, 2021

A hilarious and moving coming-of-age tale that explores the intersection between self and community and the complexity of Black identity as a boy wonders: if he's not who he's always thought he was, who exactly can he be?

An exceptional novel with broad appeal. – Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)


Surf By Day Jam By Night Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781925700442
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Published: Lost the Plot - April 1st, 2021

Surf by Day, Jam by Nightis seasoned bluesman and surfer Ash Grunwald’s deep dive into the extraordinary. Ash takes to the road, interviewing 15 of the world’s top surfer–musicians. From Kelly Slater to Stephanie Gilmore, Jack Johnson to Dave Rastovich, Pete Murray to G. Love, and many more, like Ash, these are people doing life their own way.


Waterbaby Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556596131
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 6th, 2021

In her astounding third collection, Nikki Wallschlaeger turns to water--the natural element of grief--to trace history's interconnected movements through family, memory, and day-to-day survival.


The Goddess Journal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781647752460
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Published: J. Alanmars Publishing - December 31st, 2020

The Goddess Journal is a 182-page journal that is all about you. Through journaling, you create a safe and sacred space to reflect and develop a discovery process that helps you identify more about who you are, and why you behave and believe as you do.


The Goddess Journal dys[FUN]ction Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781647752477
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Published: J. Alanmars Publishing - December 31st, 2020

Women are broken. Broken women love falling for men who need to be fixed.



Dear Curly Hair Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733024280
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Published: Barnes Brothers Books - August 20th, 2020

Mya's hair could do anything - or so she thought. Her beautiful curls could flow freely, wrap into twists, and hold colorful beads that were the envy of all her friends. But then, Mya saw a commercial that showed girls with straight, silky-smooth hair. Mya's hair had never looked like that before. Will Mya find a way to change her hair, or will she learn to love her curls again?


of stone and rope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733589703
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Published: Assure Press - June 26th, 2019

Olio Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781940696201
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Published: Wave Books - April 5th, 2016

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Winner of the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry

Winner of the 2017 Book Award from the Society of Midland Authors for Poetry

2016 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for poetry

2017 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award finalist


Night Angler (American Poets Continuum #172) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942683780
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Published: BOA Editions - April 30th, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2018 JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD


Adua Cover Image
By Igiaba Scego, Jamie Richards (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781939931450
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Published: New Vessel Press - June 13th, 2017

Utterly sublime.--Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King


Music for Exile Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946482464
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Published: Tupelo Press - February 1st, 2021

Poetry. Trekking from the U.S. to the Caribbean and Canada--wind at their back, ear to the ground, listening for the logos of what trembles underfoot-- the poems in MUSIC FOR EXILE syncretize a host of lyrical, received and invented forms to beckon a mythic assemblage, an aggregation of personal and historical losses, intimate and en masse.


Twerk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780988539907
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Published: Belladonna* - April 1st, 2013

Poetry. African American Studies. Peformance Studies. TWERK unveils an identity shaped by popular media and history, code switching and cultural inclusivity. The poems, songs, and myths in this long-awaited first book are as rooted in lyric as in innovation, in Black music as in macaronic satire.


Haint: poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940724041
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Published: Gival Press - June 1st, 2016

Inaugural Publication in the Giron/Valdez Series for Unique Voices in Literature / "Teri Cross Davis has the courage to make this complex experience come to life, to address it, to let her readers know what it feels like, and to tell them she will go on, facing and giving life to a new level of understanding that is seldom addressed." - Myra Sklarew, author of Harmless "Haint is a book of life.


Stand Mute Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780998935829
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Published: Get Fresh Books LLC - June 1st, 2018

Poetry. African & African American Studies. STAND MUTE brings to the forefront things hidden and unsaid from abuse that often gets muffled and discarded. The poet is brave but the poems are braver. These confessions will break your heart, but in the breaking, there is rebuilding--for empathy, for human compassion, and for reshaping what we think we know of men.


Tonic and Balm Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780998463438
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Published: Shade Mountain Press - February 5th, 2019

Fiction. African & African American Studies. It's 1919, a time when traveling medicine shows can still find audiences eager to buy miracle cures and watch old-fashioned variety acts onstage.


Hull Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643620084
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Published: Nightboat Books - October 8th, 2019

WINNER of the JUDITH A. MARKOWITZ AWARD

2020 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER

LONGLISTED for the HEARTLAND BOOKSELLERS AWARD


Blind Girl Grunt: The Selected Blues Lyrics and Other Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997914917
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Published: Headmistress Press - January 1st, 2017

*Finalist for Lambda Literary Award


Circus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945023200
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Published: Indolent Books - August 15th, 2018

Dante Micheaux's superb poetic aptitude is wedded to an eually superb poetic amplitude. Intimate soliloquy, lyric address, and linguistic allegory merge with resonating voices and personae. This poem is masterful, paradoxical and spiritual. The "holiness in all its unholy rejoicing" is variously scored in Dante Micheaux's commanding Circus. --TERRANCE HAYES


The Amputated Memory (Women Writing Africa) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781558615557
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Published: Feminist Press - November 1st, 2007

"....An expansive, eclectic, and innovative novel."--Women's Review of Books

A modern-day Things Fall Apart, The Amputated Memory explores the ways in which an African woman's memory preserves, and strategically forgets, moments in her tumultuous past as well as the cultural past of her country, in the hopes of making a healthier future possible.


God Loves Haiti: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062348159
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Published: Amistad - February 2nd, 2016

A native of Haiti, Dimitry Elias Léger makes his remarkable debut with this story of romance, politics, and religion that traces the fates of three lovers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the challenges they face readjusting to life after an earthquake devastates their city.


The Stone Thrower Cover Image
By Jael Ealey Richardson, Matt James (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781554987528
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Published: Groundwood Books - May 10th, 2016

African-American football player Chuck Ealey grew up in a segregated neighborhood of Portsmouth, Ohio. Against all odds, he became an incredible quarterback. But despite his unbeaten record in high school and university, he would never play professional football in the United States.


The Echoing Ida Collection Cover Image
By Cynthia R. Greenlee (Editor), Kemi Alabi (Editor), Janna A. Zinzi (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781558612839
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Published: Feminist Press - January 12th, 2021

Rooted in reproductive justice, Echoing Ida harnesses the power of media for social justice--amplifying the struggles and successes of contemporary freedom movements in the US.


Sleep Well, My Lady (An Emma Djan Investigation #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641292078
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Published: Soho Crime - January 12th, 2021

In the follow-up to the acclaimed series debut The Missing American, PI Emma Djan investigates the death of a Ghanaian fashion icon and social media celebrity, Lady Araba.


Reconstruction: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781618731777
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Published: Small Beer Press - January 12th, 2021

In Reconstruction, award-winning writer and musician Johnson delineates the lives of those trodden underfoot by the powerful, and how they rise up. Meet the humans who serve a coterie of vampires in Hawai'i, explore the taxonomy of anger with Black Union soldiers and the woman who travels with them during the American Civil War.


In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419735301
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 12th, 2021

Mixing cultural criticism, literary history, biography, and memoir, an exploration of Alice Walker’s critically acclaimed and controversial novel, The Color Purple

Alice Walker made history in 1983 when she became the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple.


Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly Cover Image
By Peter Cole (Editor), Robin D.G. Kelley (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781629638324
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Published: PM Press - January 12th, 2021

In the early twentieth century, when many US unions disgracefully excluded black and Asian workers, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) warmly welcomed people of color, in keeping with their emphasis on class solidarity and their bold motto: "An Injury to One Is an Injury to All!" Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly tells the story of one of the greatest heroes of the American


Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book Cover Image
By Keila V. Dawson, Alleanna Harris (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781506467917
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Published: Beaming Books - January 26th, 2021

Hungry? Check the Green Book. Tired? Check the Green Book. Sick? Check the Green Book.


The Rib King: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062979063
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Published: Amistad - January 19th, 2021

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The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984857705
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 19th, 2021

A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the revolutionary Black Panther Party.


Mama Phife Represents: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642592665
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 19th, 2021

Award-winning poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor pays tribute to her departed son Malik 'Phife Dawg' Taylor of the legendary hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest in this intimate collection.


One of the Good Ones Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9781094191157
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Published: Inkyard Press - January 5th, 2021

We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781642595253
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2021

New York Times Bestseller


My Love, My Love: Or the Peasant Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566891318
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 1st, 2002

Rosa Guy's tropical retelling of The Little Mermaid is the gorgeous, tragic love story of D sir e, a beautiful peasant girl who devotes herself to the handsome, aristocratic young man whose life she has saved.


My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain Cover Image
By Aaron Dixon, Judson L. Jeffries (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781608461783
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 9th, 2012

In an era of stark racial injustice, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to revolution, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. In My People Are Rising, he traces the course of his own radicalization, and that of a generation.


Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful Cover Image
By Kwame Brathwaite (Photographer), Tanisha C. Ford (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Deborah Willis (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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ISBN: 9781597114431
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Published: Aperture - May 1st, 2019

"From Beyonc to Barack Obama, it's hard to think of a black figure who does not owe their prominence, in some measure, to the ethos of 'Black is Beautiful'" --Ekow Eshun, Financial Times


Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781943147724
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Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city.


The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811227865
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Published: New Directions - July 31st, 2018

The ancestors have awakened. Somebody has called them. The long-dead are stirring. Jah ways are mysterious ways.


Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781849353977
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Published: AK Press - November 17th, 2020

Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean.


Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland (Soul Food Cookbook, Southern Style Cookbook, Recipe Book) Cover Image
By Tanya Holland, Jan Newberry (With), Jody Horton (Photographs by), Michael Chabon (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452122342
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 9th, 2014

Brown Sugar Kitchen is more than a restaurant. This soul-food outpost is a community gathering spot, a place to fill the belly, and the beating heart of West Oakland, a storied postindustrial neighborhood across the bay from San Francisco.


The Worthy Wardrobe: Your Guide to Style, Shopping & Soul Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641379663
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Published: New Degree Press - July 27th, 2020

"I first had to learn to love myself before I could dress myself, let alone teach anyone else how to dress."



Walking with the Muses: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501108235
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Published: 37 Ink - August 1st, 2017

An exciting account of the international adventures of fashion model Pat Cleveland—one of the first black supermodels during the wild sixties and seventies.

“Taking her reader through fifty years of fashion from the intersection of the Civil Rights Movement, the disco era's decadence, and the grandeur of Hollywood’s late 70s renaissance, Cleveland provides a gli


Dandy Lion: Black Dandy and Street Style Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597113892
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Published: Aperture - May 30th, 2017

Suits that pop with loud colors and dazzling patterns, complete with a nearly ubiquitous bowtie, define the style of the new "dandy." Described as "high-styled rebels" by author Shantrelle P. Lewis, black men with a penchant for color and refined fashion, both new and vintage, have gained popular attention in recent years, influencing mainstream fashion.


Fashion Illustration Africa Cover Image
By Tapiwa Matsinde, Zakirah Rabaney (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780995470606
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Published: Shoko Press - November 2nd, 2016

Discover Africa's rising generation of fashion illustrators who are bringing diversity to the industry.


Black Lotus 2: The Vow Cover Image
By K'Wan
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ISBN: 9781617757679
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Published: Akashic Books - November 3rd, 2020

After the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (aka the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy.


The She Said Dialogues: Flesh Memory Cover Image
By Akilah Oliver, Tracie Morris (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781643620343
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Published: Nightboat Books - January 5th, 2021

In her original author's note to the 1999 edition, Akilah Oliver writes,"What I am trying to do in these poems is investigate the non-linear synapses between desire, memory, blackness (as both a personal identity and a non-essentialist historical notion), sexuality and language." the she said dialogues: flesh memory proves to be not only still timely twenty years later, but essential reading for u


The Living Is Easy Cover Image
By Dorothy West, Morgan Jerkins (Foreword by), Adelaide M. Cromwell (Afterword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781936932979
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Published: Feminist Press - November 10th, 2020

An insightful, witty novel set in early twentieth-century black Boston by the Harlem Renaissance's youngest member.

A powerful work. --Essence


A Million Aunties Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781617758928
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Published: Akashic Books - November 17th, 2020

American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his own concept of family during a visit to his mother's Caribbean homeland.

Alecia McKenzie's tender new novel is] an emotionally resonant ode to adopted families and community resilience.
--New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice


The Last Children of Mill Creek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948742641
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Published: Belt Publishing - April 20th, 2020

Vivian Gibson's bestselling memoir of growing up in the 1950s in a segregated St. Louis neighborhood has been hailed by critics as "a spare, elegant jewel of a work" and "a love letter to Gibson's childhood."


Night Animals (Quarternote Chapbook) Cover Image
By Yusef Komunyakaa, Rachel Bliss (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781946448583
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Published: Sarabande Books - June 2nd, 2020

The poems in Night Animals, by Yusef Komunyakaa, climb so deeply into the being of various beasts, from cricket to leopard to snowy owl, that we read them with an uncanny shiver of recognition. Without ever fully abandoning his human skin, Komunyakaa inhabits both the outer and inner lives of these creatures.


Homie: Poems Cover Image
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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


Telephone: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450222
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN FICTION

An astonishing new novel of loss and grief from “one of our culture’s preeminent novelists” (Los Angeles Times)


Bessie's Resurrection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945023217
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Published: Indolent Books - March 15th, 2019

The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir Cover Image
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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


The Tradition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556594861
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR POETRY

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

100 Notable Books of the Year, The New York Times Book Review

One Book, One Philadelphia Citywide Reading Program Selection, 2021


Stop and Frisk: American Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780999823941
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Published: Bloomsday Literary - June 26th, 2020

"Urgency and imagination, truth and focus: Jabari Asim brings those qualities together in a book of poetry that confronts the lethal face of racism: death-by-police. This book challenges the boundaries of the art by being, in a very good sense of the word, documentary."-Robert Pinsky


Praise Song for My Children: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938769504
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Published: Autumn House Press - March 5th, 2020

Praise Song for My Children celebrates twenty-one years of poetry by one of the most significant African poets of this century. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley guides us through the complex and intertwined highs and lows of motherhood and all the roles that it encompasses: parent, woman, wife, sister, friend.


Don't Call Us Dead: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977856
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2017

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection

“[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”—
The New Yorker


Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths about America's Lingua Franca Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942658580
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - September 11th, 2018

"Superb." --Steven Pinker"An explanation, a defense, and, most heartening, a celebration. . . . McWhorter demonstrates the 'legitimacy' of Black English by uncovering its complexity and sophistication, as well as the still unfolding journey that has led to its creation. . . .


Words from a Wanderer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484886984
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 19th, 2013

Words from a Wanderer, version two, is a timeless and beautiful collection of #anote2self affirmations. This book of gems was first published in 2013 as a collection of notes and love poems. For the three year anniversary, WFAW has been redesigned, re-edited and rereleased. It is now a book of 62 #anote2self daily affirmations that readers can carry with them easily.


Neon Soul: A Collection of Poetry and Prose Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449484835
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 21st, 2017

In short, powerful verses, Alexandra Elle shares a hard-won message of hope.

Alexandra Elle writes frankly about her experience as a young, single mother while she celebrates her triumph over adversity and promotes resilience and self-care in her readers.


Today I Affirm: A Journal that Nurtures Self-Care Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449495213
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 1st, 2019

From Alex Elle, celebrated poet and author of Neon Soul and Words from a Wanderer, comes Today I Affirm—a journal and guide to reading and writing daily affirmations.

Writing serves as a form of meditation. When we slow down and settle into ourselves, affirmations can assist us in self-awareness, introspection, and understanding.


Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781849354189
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Published: AK Press - May 25th, 2021

In our complex world, facilitation and mediation skills are as important for individuals as they are for organizations. How do we practice them in ways that align with nature, with pleasure, with our best imagining of our future? How do we attend to generating the ease necessary to help us move through the inevitable struggles of life?


After the Rain: Gentle Reminders for Healing, Courage, and Self-Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781797200101
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 13th, 2020

In After the Rain, celebrated self-care storyteller Alexandra Elle delivers 15 lessons on how to overcome obstacles, build confidence, and cultivate abundance.

Part memoir and part guide, Elle shares stirring stories from her own remarkable journey from self-doubt to self-love.


Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781849352604
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Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns.


Your Black Friend Has Something to Say: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646030187
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Published: Regal House Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Your Black Friend Has Something To Say is a powerful debut and an intimate examination of race and identity. For thirty years Melva Graham has lived and worked in neighborhoods that are predominantly white and wealthy. Just to be clear, she is neither. The only thing that makes her more uncomfortable than talking about herself is talking about race—and she has decided to do both.


I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader Cover Image
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Editor), Mary Helen Washington (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781936932733
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Published: Feminist Press - January 7th, 2020

The foundational, classic anthology that revived interest in the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God--one of the greatest writers of our time--and made her work widely available for a new generation of readers (Toni Morrison).


The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 (American Poets Continuum #134) Cover Image
By Lucille Clifton, Toni Morrison (Foreword by), Kevin Young (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781934414903
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Published: BOA Editions - August 28th, 2012

Winner of the 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry

The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 may be the most important book of poetry to appear in years.--Publishers Weekly

All poetry readers will want to own this book; almost everything is in it.--Publishers Weekly


But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies Cover Image
By Hull (Editor), Patricia Bell-Scott (Editor), Barbara Smith (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781558618985
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Published: Feminist Press - September 1st, 2015

Published in 1982, But Some of Us Are Brave was the first-ever Black women's studies reader and a foundational text of contemporary feminism.


Bastards of the Reagan Era (Stahlecker Selections) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781935536659
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Published: Four Way Books - September 29th, 2015

Bastards of the Reagan Era is a challenge, confronting realities that frame an America often made invisible. Within these poems, we see the city as distant lover, we hear “the sound that comes from all / the hurt & want that leads a man to turn his back to the world.” We see that and we see each reason why we return to what pains us.


Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781936932849
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Published: Feminist Press - June 16th, 2020

Speaking directly to parents raising Black children in a world of racialized violence, this guidebook combines powerful storytelling with practical exercises, encouraging readers to imagine methods of parenting rooted in liberation rather than fear.