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,
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.
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,
Rev. Al Sharpton In Conversation With Van Jones Discussing Rise Up
Black-owned and D.C.-based Mahogany Books is hosting a virtual conversation for Reverend Al Sharpton‘s latest release ☛RISE UP: CONFRONTING A COUNTRY AT THE CROSSROADS [pub: Hanover Square Press] with fellow author and political commentator Van Jones on Wednesday,
Deacon King Kong By James McBride
My literary crush 📚❤️ James McBride releases his seventh book ☛DEACON KING KONG [pub: Riverhead Books] today and I can’t wait to hear the National Book Award-winning author read from his latest novel at Greenlight Bookstore this evening.
Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin
Fans of historical literature are bound to enjoy ☛AFRICAVILLE [pub: Amistad] by Jeffrey Colvin. I did. Though admittedly not always my favorite genre, Colvin’s fictional Black settlement of Africaville in Halifax, Nova Scotia lead me on a pleasure quest to learn more about the actual close-knit Black community of Africville in Canada.