Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] Cover Image
By Bryant Terry (Editor)
ISBN: 9781984859723
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Published: 4 Color Books - October 19th, 2021

A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author of Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry.

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times (Global Icons Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250784094
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Published: Celadon Books - October 19th, 2021

In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?

Looking at the headlines—the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.

Monster in the Middle: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633607
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 19th, 2021


Reveals on every page how love can persevere and take shape over time and space.”—Boston Globe

Unprotected: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419746192
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Published: Abrams Press - October 19th, 2021

From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing

It’s easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy.

The Days of Afrekete: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374140052
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 19th, 2021

“I didn't feel like I was reading this novel—I felt like I was living it.” —Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House

Nothing But Blackened Teeth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250759412
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Published: Tor Nightfire - October 19th, 2021

An Indie Next Pick!
An October LibraryReads Pick!
A Most Anticipated Read on Goodreads, Tor.com, Crime Reads, BookRiot, and The Nerd Daily

Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists.

Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids in an Unjust World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063082366
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Published: Harper Wave - October 19th, 2021

An empowering, timely guide to raising anti-racist, compassionate, and socially conscious children, from a diversity and inclusion educator with more than thirty years of experience.

Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525656876
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Published: Knopf - October 19th, 2021

This unprecedented history of Black cinema examines 100 years of Black movies—from Gone with the Wind to Blaxploitation films to Black Panther—using the struggles and triumphs of the artists, and the films themselves, as a prism to explore Black culture, civil rights, and racism in America. From the acclaimed author of The Butler

Child of Light Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593357385
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Published: Del Rey - October 19th, 2021

The electrifying first novel of an all-new fantasy series from the legendary author behind the Shannara saga, about a human girl struggling to find her place in a magical world she’s never known

“Enticing . . . Brooks’s fans will be thrilled to have a new series to savor.”—Publishers Weekly

This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593238868
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Published: Crown - October 19th, 2021

An illuminating view of prison life, as told by currently and formerly incarcerated people, from the co-creators and co-hosts of the Peabody- and Pulitzer-nominated podcast Ear Hustle

Music Is History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419751431
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Published: Abrams Image - October 19th, 2021

Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years.

The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984879110
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Published: Viking - October 19th, 2021

A leading medical ethnobotanist tells us the story of her quest to develop new ways to fight illness and disease through the healing powers of plants in this uplifting and adventure-filled memoir.