Gorgeous book cover alert! Tanisha C. Ford is celebrating the release of her third book ☛DRESSED IN DREAMS: A BLACK GIRL’S LOVE LETTER TO THE POWER OF FASHION [pub: St. Martin’s Press] next Tuesday, June 25th. Catch the Africana Studies & History professor’s book signing Thursday,
Rapper/actor/activist Common dropped his memoir ☛LET LOVE HAVE THE LAST WORD [pub. Atria Books] last month. Thank God he’s still on tour. Check out the Grammy + Oscar-Award-winning artist in conversation this evening with Pastor Toure Roberts at the Potter’s House in Denver or at his book signing in Detroit at Shinola watch and jewelry store on Thursday,
“A part of me was writing non-fiction short stories about things I remembered, while another part was preserving the lies I tell myself to ensure the truth doesn’t kill me. This book is about those truths and the ways in which we parcel fact in order to survive.
Dapper Dan née Daniel R. Ray is releasing his memoir ☛DAPPER DAN MADE IN HARLEM [pub: Random House] on July 9th. Fellow fashion legend, André Leon Talley’s blurb alone convinced me to add it to my #tbr list.
What James Baldwin is to American literature,
Shaking a tambourine in celebration of Elaine Welteroth’s inspirational ☛MORE THAN ENOUGH: CLAIMING SPACE FOR WHO YOU ARE (NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY) [pub: Viking] dropping today. Just watched the Project Runway judge on Good Morning America crediting her mother as “the shero of this story.”
Kalisha Buckhanon’s fourth novel, ☛SPEAKING OF SUMMER [pub: Counterpoint Press] is showing up on everyone’s to-be-read list, including mine. Fellow author Sandra Jackson-Opoku asks, “Who cares about the disappearance of Summer—a beautiful, broken Black woman? No one but her twin sister, Autumn. Yet things are not always as they appear in this absorbing drama that is equal parts women’s fiction and suspense thriller.