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Queenie By Candice Carty-Williams

Happiest of pub days to Candice Carty-Williams! The Jamaican Brit’s debut novel ☛QUEENIE [pub: Gallery/Scout Press] drops in the U.S. today.


Per Simon & Schuster:

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

If Beale Street Could Talk Novel by James Baldwin, Movie by Barry Jenkins

Read, or um, hopefully re-read James Baldwin’s ☛IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK [pub: Vintage International] before the film releases in theaters nationwide on November 30th. While I don’t remember the age, grade or even the year, I first read Beale Street, I will never forget the taste of bittersweetness that lingered after I finished it.

Looking for Lorraine by Imani Perry

Happiest of pub days to Imani Perry! ☛LOOKING FOR LORRAINE: THE RADIANT AND RADICAL LIFE OF LORRAINE HANSBERRY [pub: Beacon Press] is the Princeton University professor’s third book published in 2018 alone! Featured above is the trailer for PBS’ Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart which aired in January of this year.

I’m Telling The Truth, But I’m Lying By Bassey Ikpi


I’M TELLING THE TRUTH, BUT I’M LYING: ESSAYS [pub: Harper Perennial] by Bassey Ikpi arrives on bookshelves and e-readers today. The “Nigerian born American bred” poet is also a mental health advocate. 


Per HarperCollins:

A deeply personal collection of essays exploring Nigerian-American author Bassey Ikpi’s experiences navigating Bipolar II and anxiety throughout the course of her life.

Survival Math by Mitchell S. Jackson

Happiest of Pub days to Mitchell S. Jackson on the release of his latest book ☛SURVIVAL MATH: NOTES ON AN ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY!


Per Simon & Schuster:

In a thrillingly alive, candid new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth,

Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim

Glory Edim’s anthology ☛WELL-READ BLACK GIRL: FINDING OUR STORIES, DISCOVERING OURSELVES [pub: Ballatine Books] is finally here! Avid readers around the globe waited with breath that is baited for this collection of original essays by the likes of Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson,

Blend by Mashonda Tifrere

Congratulations to Mashonda Tifrere. The mother of one, author and singer’s book ☛BLEND: THE SECRET TO CO-PARENTING AND CREATING A BALANCED FAMILY [pub:TarcherPerigee] drops today. Her ex-husband and son’s father, music producer Swizz Beatz wrote a chapter and his current wife singer/songwriter Alicia Keys penned the foreward. 

Resist By Veronica Chambers

Happiest of pub days to author extraordinaire Veronica Chambers! Her children’s book ☛RESIST: 35 PROFILES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO ROSE UP AGAINST TYRANNY AND INJUSTICE [pub: Harper Collins] drops today. Join Chambers next Tuesday, October 2nd as she discusses her latest book at Brooklyn College.

Queenie By Candice Carty-Williams

Can’t front. Saw this fly-ass book cover ☛QUEENIE [pub: Gallery/Scout Press] floating around Instagram and immediately followed author Candice Carty-Williams on Twitter and Insta. Did some digging and learned that the Jamaican British writer landed a six-figure deal for her debut novel.

Cravings: Hungry For More by Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen and Adeena Sussman‘s second cookbook ☛CRAVINGS: HUNGRY FOR MORE  [pub: Clarkson Potter] dropped yesterday. I caught the hilarious mom of two promoting her latest work on Good Morning America. While the Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Breakfast Bake looked a lil’

Pride By Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi‘s second young adult novel ☛PRIDE [pub: Balzer + Bray] drops today. Issa contemporary Brooklyn-based remix of Jane Austen’s classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Zoboi’s first YA novel AMERICAN STREET was a 2017 National Book Award finalist.