Cicely Tyson’s Memoir Just As I Am Drops Today. Happy Book Birthday! 🥳

Today we celebrate the release of 96-year-old working actress, Cicely Tyson’s memoir ☛JUST AS I AM [pub: HarperCollins] written with illustrious author Michelle Buford. It’s flooring that my earliest memory of the Emmy winner is watching her brilliant performance in 1974’s Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and that my most recent is last year’s Cherish The Day,

Twenty-Two-Year-Old Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Tweets That Her Books Are Already Bestsellers

Somehow after performing her beautiful and brilliant poem, “The Hill We Climb” for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman found time and the bandwidth to tweet that her forthcoming books ☛CHANGE SINGS: A CHILDREN’S ANTHEM [Viking Books for Young Readers] and ☛THE HILL WE CLIMB [Viking Books for Young Readers] are already topping Amazon’s best sellers list,

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracism Books Are Coming To Netflix ✊🏾🎉

ICYMI: We’re raising our glasses for National Book Award-winning author and historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi who announced on his Instagram last Friday that Netflix is adapting three of his antiracism books ☛STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS IN AMERICA pub: Bold Type Books],

Chlorine Sky By Mahogany L. Browne Drops Today! Happy Book Birthday! 🥳

Celebrated poet Mahogany L. Browne‘s debut novel ☛CHLORINE SKY [pub:Crown Books for Young Readers] releases today! “Chlorine Sky is about an African-American teen dealing with fractured friendships, first romances, and her own empowering coming-of-age.” If you missed the chance to purchase tickets to Well-Read Black Girl’s Friendship Summit celebrating Chlorine Sky‘s launch today, 

Maika And Maritza Moulite Discuss Their Novel: One Of The Good Ones With Seth Meyers

ICYMI: Beautiful sister authors Maika and Maritza Moulite appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night promoting their latest novel ☛ONE OF THE GOOD ONES [Inkyard Press]. Maritza actually interned for NBC once upon a time and shares a hilarious admission with Seth Meyers.

Black Buck By Mateo Askaripour Drops Today! Happy Book Birthday! 🥳

Debut author Mateo Askaripour‘s “raw and intimate” novel ☛BLACK BUCK [pub: Houghton Mifflin] releases today. If you’re thinking, “Wait. Isn’t ‘Black Buck’ offensive?” Yup. And it’s meant to be so. Not to mention the main character works at Starbucks, plus there’s the almighty Black dollar—all of which contribute to the provocative title.