Uplifiting books that celebrate Black History, Black Creators, and Black Achievement
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
Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.
The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans.
“A lyrical masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr.
A powerful journey from star athlete to sudden paralysis to creative awakening, award-winning science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor shows that what we think are our limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths.
Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed.
Shuri, the Princess of Wakanda (and sister to the Black Panther), sets out to save a group of kidnapped girls in this all-new, original middle-grade novel by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone!
With the heart-shaped herb thriving, a group of Wakanda's finest engineers working on expanding her dome technology, and the borders more fortified than ever, Princess Shuri c
"I couldn't put Dear Haiti, Love Alaine down " --New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory"An enchanting and engrossing novel full of wit and laughter." --Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory "Remarkable, funny, and whip-smart." --Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street, National Book Award finalist
Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.
“Deeply rousing and uplifting.” —Vogue
From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.*"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit."--School Library Journal (starred review)Five starred reviews!$29.25ISBN: 9781524763138Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
$11.69ISBN: 9781302923693Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Marvel - December 8th, 2020
The Black Panther's techno-genius sister stars in her own incredible adventures! T'Challa has disappeared, and Wakanda expects Shuri to lead their great nation in his absence! But she's happiest in a lab surrounded by her inventions. She'd rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them down!$17.09ISBN: 9780593203224Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021
A lyrical picture book debut from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
$14.39ISBN: 9780062941206Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Avon - November 5th, 2019
“Absolutely charming... a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.” – Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test
USA TODAY BESTSELLER$16.19ISBN: 9781626726314Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 14th, 2020
A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.
Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but
My color is black . . .
And there’s no BLACK in rainbows.$16.19ISBN: 9781250315328Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Tor Teen - June 2nd, 2020
Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers — a captivating modern fantasy about Black sirens, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism.
In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.$13.49ISBN: 9781538716625Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Forever - June 9th, 2020A smart and delightful romantic comedy featuring fabulous female friendships and "a great love story." --Jasmine Guillory, bestselling author of Party of TwoSamiah Brooks never thought she would be "that" girl.$25.20ISBN: 9781538702895Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 6th, 2020
*Named a Best Business Book of 2020 by Fortune and Bloomberg*
Full of empowering wisdom from one of Silicon Valley's first female African American CEOs, this inspiring leadership book offers a blueprint for how to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Shellye Archambeau recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young b$17.09ISBN: 9780062824141Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Balzer + Bray - October 13th, 2020
From the award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager comes a whip-smart and layered romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han.$17.96ISBN: 9781936932979Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)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$24.29ISBN: 9780062987648Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Amistad - December 8th, 2020
A People Pick!
“One of the year’s must-reads.” –ELLE
“[A] provocative, heart-breaking, and frequently hilarious collection.” –GLAMOUR
“Essential, vital, and urgent.” –HARPER’S BAZAAR$26.96ISBN: 9781578596881Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Visible Ink Press - January 1st, 2021$20.69ISBN: 9781419743559Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Abrams ComicArts - Megascope - January 5th, 2021
During a furious storm a young woman’s destiny is revealed . . . and her life is changed forever
After the Rain is a graphic novel adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” The drama takes place in a small Nigerian town during a violent and unexpected storm.$5.39ISBN: 9780062889669Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021
Get ready to light up the world with Lewis Latimer in this exciting middle grade nonfiction biography. Perfect for fans of the Who Was and Little Leaders series, the books in the VIP series tell the true—and amazing—stories of some of history's greatest trailblazers.$17.99ISBN: 9780593465066Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021
A collection of poetry by presidential inaugural poet Amanda GormanIncluding The Hill We Climb, the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, this collection of the same name reveals an energizing and unforgettable new voice in America poetry.$16.19ISBN: 9780062982834Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Balzer + Bray - January 5th, 2021
Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this charming debut romantic comedy filled with Black Girl Magic. Perfect for fans of Mary H. K. Choi and Nicola Yoon, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert romances.$15.29ISBN: 9780062899576Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Walden Pond Press - January 5th, 2021
“A poignant, necessary entry into the children’s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans.$16.19ISBN: 9780374313296Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 5th, 2021
The Awakening of Malcolm X is a powerful narrative account of the activist's adolescent years in jail, written by his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz along with 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award-winning author, Tiffany D. Jackson.
No one can be at peace until he has his freedom.$14.36ISBN: 9781642505603Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Mango - January 19th, 2021
Inspirational Affirmations from Fabulous Black Female Trailblazers$17.99ISBN: 9781250772800Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Tordotcom - January 19th, 2021
An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death's adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor
“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”$15.29ISBN: 9781612198972Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Melville House - January 26th, 2021
“All I can say is that I’m a shaker-upper. That’s exactly what I am.” —Shirley Chisholm$24.30ISBN: 9781982104221Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2021
A powerful exploration of Black achievement in a white world based on honest, provocative, and moving interviews with Black leaders, scientists, artists, activists, and champions.
“I remember the day I realized I couldn’t play a white guy as well as a white guy.$24.29ISBN: 9780008342616Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Fourth Estate - February 2nd, 2021
An important and timely anthology of black British writing, edited and curated by the authors of the highly acclaimed, ground-breaking Slay In Your Lane. Slay in Your Lane Presents: Loud Black Girls features essays from the diverse voices of twenty established and emerging black British writers.Not AvailableISBN: 9781681122281Availability: Backordered-Email or text (412) 585-2651 for Availability UpdatesPublished: NBM Publishing - February 12th, 2021
Well beyond his passing in 2009, Michael Jackson remains one of the most adulated and mysterious stars in the world. Incredible singer, brilliant musician, amazing performer, he was just as talented as he was eccentric, adored as well as reviled with sordid accusations, sadly caught between a stolen childhood and a suffocating star system.$15.29ISBN: 9780778311027Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021
Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others
A LibraryReads Pick
"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."$22.50ISBN: 9780143134428Availability: Available (Ships in 1-10 Days)Published: Penguin Classics - February 23rd, 2021
A collectible hardcover edition of our greatest African American poet's award-winning first novel about a black boy's coming-of-age in a largely white Kansas town, featuring an introduction by National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy
A Penguin Classic$24.30ISBN: 9781982137809Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Scribner - March 23rd, 2021
From National Book Award–nominated writer Andrea Lee comes a gorgeously evocative epic about love, clashing cultures, and identity, set in the tropical African island nation of Madagascar.
“People do mysterious things when they think they’ve found paradise,” reflects Shay, the heroine of Red Island House.$17.09ISBN: 9781250307408Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 30th, 2021
A stirring picture book biography of Venus and Serena Williams that celebrates their achievements…and their sisterhood.
This is the story of two sisters…
who took the tennis world by storm,
who achieved everything possible in the sport…and then some,
and who stood by one another through thick and thin.$16.19ISBN: 9781250316035Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Tor Teen - June 1st, 2021
THE LATEST NOVEL FROM YA SENSATION BETHANY C. MORROW
Meet Naema Bradshaw: a beautiful Eloko, once Portland-famous, now infamous, as she navigates a personal and public reckoning where confronting the limits of her privilege will show Naema what her magic really is, and who it makes her.$23.40ISBN: 9780593100844Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Berkley - July 13th, 2021
Two people realize that it’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.