Cicely Tyson’s Memoir Just As I Am Drops Today. Happy Book Birthday! πŸ₯³

Today we celebrate the release of 96-year-old working actress, Cicely Tyson’s memoir β˜›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’sΒ Autobiography ofΒ Miss Jane PittmanΒ and that my most recent is last year’sΒ 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 β˜›CHANGE SINGS: A CHILDREN’S ANTHEM [Viking Books for Young Readers] and β˜›THE HILL WE CLIMB [Viking Books for Young Readers] are already topping Amazon’s best sellers list,

The Rib King By Ladee Hubbard Drops Today! Happy Book Birthday! πŸ₯³

Novelist Ladee Hubbard‘s second book β˜›THE RIB KING [pub: Amistad] releases today. The New Orleans-based author’s first book β˜›THE TALENTED RIBKINS [pub: Melville House Publishing] not only won the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction,

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s Antiracism Books Are Coming To Netflix βœŠπŸΎπŸŽ‰

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 β˜›STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS IN AMERICAΒ pub: Bold Type Books],

Chlorine Sky By Mahogany L. Browne Drops Today! Happy Book Birthday! πŸ₯³

Celebrated poetΒ Mahogany L. Browne‘s debut novelΒ β˜›CHLORINE SKY [pub:Crown Books for Young Readers] releases today! β€œChlorine 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,Β 

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 β˜›ONE OF THE GOOD ONES [Inkyard Press]. Maritza actually interned for NBC once upon a time and shares a hilarious admission with Seth Meyers.