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Somebody's Daughter
Somebody's Daughter

A childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father.

How the Word Is Passed
How the Word Is Passed

The legacy of slavery that is preserved in monuments and landmarks that hold violent and racist symbolism.

The Ugly Cry
The Ugly Cry

A sharp, hilarious memoir about a nontraditional upbringing and growing up Black in a predominantly white community.

Punch Me Up to the Gods
Punch Me Up to the Gods

A poetic and raw coming-of-age memoir about Blackness, masculinity and addiction.

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

The meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s and their attempt to reunite one last time.

Caul Baby

The search for familial connection, the enduring power of tradition and the dark corners of the human heart.

The Rib King

An intricately woven novel that centers around the black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family.

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

An intimate portrayal of interconnected lives, across race and class, in a rapidly changing resort town.
 

The Prophets

The forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation.

Aftershocks

A memoir about the push and pull of belonging and the seismic emotional toll of family secrets.

A Promised Land

The story of Obama's improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.

Real Life

Wallace is an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama. A series of confrontations with colleagues, and an…

The Death of Vivek Oji

One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son's body, wrapped in…

Me and White Supremacy

This new edition teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often…

So We Can Glow

Forty-two short stories exposing the glossy and matte hearts of girls and women in moments of obsessive desire and…

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