The Revisioners

The RevisionersIn 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery Now, her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Kl

Sister of Mine

Sister of MineWhen two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.Twelve ye

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your NegroTo compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin s published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been Weav

Breathe: A Letter to My Sons

Breathe: A Letter to My SonsExplores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world n nEmotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving

I Almost Forgot About You

I Almost Forgot About YouIn I Almost Forgot About You, Dr Georgia Young s wonderful life great friends, family, and successful career aren t enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning RaceA meditation on race and identity from one of our most provocative cultural critics n nA reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family s multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is

A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter

A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and LaughterOne of America s most celebrated poets looks inward in this powerful collection, a rumination on her life and the people who have shaped her n nThe poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations She s been hailed as a firebrand, a radical, a healer, and a sage

Charcoal Joe (Easy Rawlins #14)

Charcoal Joe (Easy Rawlins #14)Walter Mosley s indelible detective Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve n nPicking up where Rose Gold left off in L.A in the late 1960s, Ezekiel Easy Rawlins finds his life in transition He s ready to finally propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and sta

The Travelers

The TravelersMeet James Samuel Vincent, an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father s meandering ways James muddles through a topsy turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie n nClaudia s mothe

Autopsy

AutopsyWritten after the death of his mother, Donte Collins s Autopsy establishes the poet as one of the most important voices in the next generation of American poetry As the book unfolds, the reader journeys alongside the author through grief and healing Named the Most Promising Young Poet in the count

Sweat

SweatNo stranger to dramas both heartfelt and heart rending, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage has written one of her most exquisitely devastating tragedies to date In one of the poorest cities in America, Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of down and out factory workers struggles to keep thei

Race

RaceIs who we are really only skin deep In this searing, remonstrative book, Toni Morrison unravels race through the stories of those debased and dehumanised because of it A young black girl longing for the blue eyes of white baby dolls spirals into inferiority and confusion A friendship falls apart