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August 2021

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Dear Senthuran

MEMOIR

Dear Senthuran

by Akwaeke Emezi

Nigerian

Electrifying and inspiring, animated by the same voracious intelligence that distinguishes their fiction, Dear Senthuran is a revelatory account of storytelling, self, and survival.

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Razorblade Tears

Thriller

Razorblade Tears

by S. A. Cosby

African American

A Black father. A white father. Two murdered sons. A quest for vengeance. Provocative and fast-paced, S. A. Cosby's Razorblade Tears is a story of bloody retribution, heartfelt change - and maybe even redemption.

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The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

Historical Fiction

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

by Alka Joshi

South Asian

In NYT bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling.

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Shallow Waters

Fantasy

Shallow Waters

by Anita Kopacz

African American

In this stirring and lyrical debut novel, the Yoruba deity of the sea, Yemaya, is brought to vivid life as she discovers the power of Black resilience, love, and feminine strength in antebellum America.

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A Sitting in St. James

YA Historical Fiction

A Sitting in St. James

by Rita Williams-Garcia

African American

This astonishing novel about the interwoven lives of those bound to a plantation in antebellum America is an epic masterwork and essential reading for both teens and adults grappling with the long history of American racism.

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