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Black History Month 2024

Celebrate Black History & Culture

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration and recognition of the spectacular contributions and achievements, as well as the overwhelming struggles and hardships, of the African American community. This year we are highlighting powerful Black voices across all genres of literature, from playwrights to poets, pioneers of the Harlem Renaissance to modern writers just making their debut. Understand the history, embrace the culture, and engage in a thought-provoking discussion with our 2024 Black History Month collection.

New Releases & Featured Titles

Dear Black Girls cover image
Medgar & Myrlie cover image
A Love Song for Ricki Wilde cover image
Redwood Court cover image
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store cover image
Black Founder cover image
The Queen of Sugar Hill cover image
Laws of Annihilation cover image
Never Far From Home cover image
The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks cover image
Symphony of Secrets cover image
The House of Eve cover image

Classic Works by Black Authors

The Souls of Black Folk cover image
Invisible Man cover image
Kindred cover image
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings cover image
Passing cover image
Giovanni's Room cover image


The 1619 Project cover image
I Have a Dream cover image
Who's Black and Why cover image
Make Your Own History cover image
Illustrated Black History cover image
Caste cover image


Black Liturgies cover image
To The Realization of Perfect Helplessness cover image
The Weary Blues cover image
Maafa cover image
The New Testament cover image
Saltwater Demands a Psalm cover image

Culture & Food

Black Food cover image
Koshersoul cover image
My America cover image
Stepping Out cover image
Rodney Scott's World of BBQ cover image
The New Brownies' Book cover image

Staff Picks

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Lone Women: A Novel By Victor LaValle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525512103
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Published: One World - February 6th, 2024

"So, what is in the trunk Adelaide? It is the early 1900s, central California and Adelaide Henry has just set her family farm ablaze leaving her parents’ bodies to burn up in the flames. On the run, she drags along a heavy steamer trunk filled with something much more potent than family secrets. She heads to Montana where word has it that single women of a certain age can homestead and lay claim to their own land.  Victor LaValle deftly weaves elements of horror and mystery into a work of historical fiction something like Willa Cather crossed with Stephen King. Readers of his previous book, the much-lauded, The Changeling (check out the recently released Apple + series, it’s excellent) will not be disappointed—fun, scary, and smart."
--Matt, Los Angeles  

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Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593469316
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Published: Vintage - January 23rd, 2024

Chain Gang All Stars unfurls with relentless intensity, drawing you into a high-stakes world where survival is paramount and alliances are forged under the weight of life-or-death decision. Mirroring the heart-pounding tension and socio-political complexities of The Hunger Games but with its own distinctive path, Chain Gang All Stars offers a gripping read for fans of moral dilemmas and high-stakes competitions.”
--Russell, New Jersey 

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Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden By Camille T. Dungy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982195304
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 2nd, 2023

"Soil is Dungey’s multilayered narrative of cultivating her Colorado garden. Both implicitly and explicitly political, it is an impassioned and galvanizing blend of nature writing, memoir, social criticism and environmental justice, all synthesized through the sensibility of a gifted poet. Much as I imagine the author’s garden to be, Soil is beautiful and nourishing. I especially enjoyed listening to Dungey’s audio version. Soil is truly a work of art."
--Sara, Connecticut