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Happy Book Birthday President Barack Obama: A Promised Land 🥳

Happy Book Birthday Mr. President! 🥳 Our Forever President Barack Obama just released the “first volume of his presidential memoirs” ☛A PROMISED LAND [pub: Crown] today. How awesome that this memoir by the first Black president of the United States dropped less than two weeks after the first Black woman,

Watch HBO’s Trailer For Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between The World And Me

Let me get this bourbon, honey and lemon together for this soothing  hot toddy I’m pairing with HBO’s adaptation of Ta-Nehisi CoatesNew York Times bestseller ☛BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME [pub: One World] airing and streaming (HBO Max) this Saturday,

Oprah Winfrey And Brad Pitt Adapting Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer For The Big Screen

New pages-to-screen alert! Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt are teaming up to adapt Ta-Nehisi Coates’ novel ☛THE WATER DANCER [pub: One World] into a film. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news yesterdayThe Water Dancer was Oprah’s first selection for her Apple book club. 

Blue Ivy Carter Narrates Matthew A. Cherry’s Children’s Book Hair Love

ICYMI author and film director, Matthew A. Cherry announced on Twitter earlier this week that Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyoncé Knowles Carter and Shawn Jay-Z Carter, is narrating the audiobook version of his children’s book and Oscar Award-winning film short ☛HAIR LOVE [pub: Kokila].

TBR Tuesday: Punch Me Up To The Gods By Brian Broome

Scrolling through Instagram I stumbled upon Well Read Black Girl’s An Editorial Vision with Rakia Clark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Nicole Counts of One World Books. Full disclosure: Rakia was the acquisition editor for my first novel ☛THE CHEATING CURVE [pub: Dafina/Kensington],

Confessions In B-Flat By Donna Hill

Violence was what this country was built on, but it could not be the way it survived.

Long time novelist Donna Hill’s latest book ☛CONFESSIONS IN B-FLAT [pub: Sideways/Entangled Publishing] is a beautiful and enjoyable Black Love story that sparks on a New York City-bound Greyhound bus in the tumultuous year of 1963,

Phylicia Rashad Records Audiobook For David E. Talbert And Lyn Sisson-Talbert’s Jingle Jangle: The Invention of Jeronicus Jangle

Last week actress Phylicia Rashad posted a photo of herself in a recording studio narrating wife and husband, Lyn Sisson-Talbert and David E. Talbert’s holiday children’s book ☛JINGLE JANGLE: THE INVENTION OF JERONICUS JANGLE [pub: Razorbill] based on David E. Talbert’s Netflix movie Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey airing November 13th.

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food By Marcus Samuelsson With Osayi Endolyn

Let’s raise our forks and knives to Red Rooster Harlem‘s owner/chef Marcus Samuelsson and  James Beard Award-winning writer Osayi Endolyn in celebration of their cookbook ☛THE RISE: BLACK COOKS AND THE SOUL OF AMERICAN FOOD [pub: Voracious] released this past Tuesday,

Memorial By Bryan Washington

I’ve only heard wonderful things about Bryan Washington‘s latest novel ☛MEMORIAL [pub: Riverhead], which released today. Thus, I’m putting this story about a young Houston couple that—in spite of having sex and still  loving each other—is questioning why they stay together to the tippity top of my TBR [To Be Read] list.