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Surviving the White Gaze

A cultural critic recounts her struggle to overcome a white childhood in order to forge her identity as a Black woman in…

Halfway Home

Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago and now a sociologist studying mass incarceration, spent…

Vibrate Higher

From one of the most lyrically gifted, socially conscious rappers of the past twenty years, Vibrate Higher is a firsthand…

The Sum of Us

McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the…

The Black Church

From the New York Times bestselling author of Stony the Road and one of our most important voices on the African American…


A moving examination of how racial identity is constructed, told via the author's own journey through secrets and…

The Rib King

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

A Million Aunties

After a personal tragedy upends his world, American-born artist Chris travels to his mother's homeland in the Caribbean…

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

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

This Close to Okay

On a rainy October night, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home when she spots a man standing at…

Milk Blood Heat

Depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in tales that contemplate human connection, race, gender, inheritance, and the…

Floating in A Most Peculiar Way

The astonishing journey of a displaced boy from the short-lived African nation of Biafra to Jamaica to Los Angeles.

The Prophets

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

Black Buck

A young black man accidentally impresses a CEO, catapulting him into the opportunity of a lifetime. 


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


Cole has heard it all before--token, bougie, oreo, Blackish--the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up…

Frying Plantain

Kara Davis is a girl caught in the middle--of her Canadian nationality and her desire to be a "true" Jamaican. In her…

Ties That Tether

At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man, even after immigrating to Canada.…

A Little Bit of Karma

Meet Shannon and Jay Lovejoy--the rich and successful power couple who seem like they've got it all. But after three…

Long Time Coming

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with…


Exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color and white men themselves.

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