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Temple Folk By Aaliyah Bilal Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982191818
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2023

Finalist for the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction

A groundbreaking debut collection portraying the lived experiences of Black Muslims grappling with faith, family, and freedom in America.


In Temple Folk, Black Muslims contemplate the convictions of their race, religion, economics, politics, and sexuality in America.


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You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982188719
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Published: Washington Square Press - June 13th, 2023

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

“A love story like no other, and this one…will have you gripped from page one.” —Vogue

“An unabashed ode to living with, and despite, pain and mortality.” —The New York Times Book Review

A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award fina


Holler, Child: Stories By LaToya Watkins Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593185940
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - August 29th, 2023

Longlisted for the National Book Award

An extraordinary and unforgettable short story collection about community, home, betrayal, and forgiveness—from a writer whose “spellbinding, buoyant”* storytelling will break your heart as it tends to the wounds.

*Texas Monthly


Witness: Stories By Jamel Brinkley Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374607036
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 1st, 2023

A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Oprah Daily, Elle, The Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, BookPage, Electric Literature, Library Journal, Commonweal Magazine

Finalist for the Kirkus Prize


How Beautiful We Were: A Novel By Imbolo Mbue Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593132449
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

A fearless young woman from a small African village starts a revolution against an American oil company in this sweeping, inspiring novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers.


The Unsettled: A novel By Ayana Mathis Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780525519935
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Published: Knopf - September 26th, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR  From the best-selling author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, a searing multi-generational novel—set in the 1980s in racially and politically turbulent Philadelphia and in the tiny town of Bonaparte, Alabama—about a mother fighting for her sanity and survival


Real Life: A Novel By Brandon Taylor Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525538899
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

A FINALIST for the Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, the VCU/Cabell First Novelist Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the NYPL Young Lions Award, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award 
 
“A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine


Dr. No: A Novel By Percival Everett Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644452080
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 1st, 2022

WINNER OF THE 2023 PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD

A sly, madcap novel about supervillains and nothing, really, from an American novelist whose star keeps rising


Memphis: A Novel By Tara M. Stringfellow Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593230503
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - March 7th, 2023

NATIONAL BESTSELLER READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY A spellbinding debut novel tracing three generations of a Southern Black family and one daughter’s discovery that she has the power to change her family’s legacy.

“A rhapsodic hymn to Black women.”—The New York Times Book Review


Native Son: A Novel By Richard Wright Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780060837563
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - January 10th, 2023

“If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.


Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm: A Novel By Laura Warrell Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593466537
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Published: Vintage - July 25th, 2023

GMA BUZZ PICK • How do we find belonging when love is unrequited?


The Museum of Ordinary People By Mike Gayle Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781538740842
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 30th, 2023

In this “pure, unadulterated feel-good” and warmhearted novel, an old set of encyclopedias leads a young woman to a curious museum and one profoundly moving lesson: that every life is an extraordinary life (Kirkus).  

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