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Read some of the best fiction and nonfiction by contemporary Black authors, including books in every genre from literary fiction to personal memoirs. And discover more books by Black authors for here. Start earning points for buying books! The ReadDown. From The New York Times -bestselling author of The Mothersa stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.
Add to Bookshelf. Add to cart. A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. A striking and surprising debut novel from Black female for fun exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a -turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.
A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to get an education so that she can escape and choose her own future. An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.
A novel of startling intimacy, Black female for fun, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice, featuring an introverted young man from Alabama. Black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her ature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history.
From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Waterone of the most anticipated novels of the year: a wise and witty tale about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. With penetrating insight, ZZ Packer helps us see the world with a clearer vision. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a striking performance—fresh, versatile, and captivating.
Here for It will resonate deeply and joyfully with everyone who has ever felt pushed to the margins, struggled with self-acceptance, or wished to shine more brightly in a dark world. From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity. From the celebrated author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers comes a sweeping, wrenching story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company. Part-manifesto, part-memoir, from the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the s of Teen Vogue, an exploration of what it means to come into your own—on your own terms.
Spanning decades and continents, Fifty Words for Rain is a dazzling epic about the ties that bind, the ties that give you strength, and what it means to be free. In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning bestseller The Underground RailroadColson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
The Pulitzer Prize—winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of reflective essays by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time.
This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Smith tells her remarkable story, giving us a quietly potent memoir that explores her coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter.
From an author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age—a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country. From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays. InClemantine Wamariya and her sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries.
Later, she seemed to live the American dream yet the years of being treated as less than human could not be erased. In The Girl Who Smiled Be, Clemantine recognizes the power of the imagination to transcend even the most profound injuries and aftershocks. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London to Morocco, Washington Black is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, Black female for fun of a world destroyed and made whole again.
The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest—but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Share: Share on Facebook. Find other titles in Fiction.
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