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February 2021

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Black Buck

SATIRE

Black Buck

by Mateo Askaripour

African-American

A hilarious, razor-sharp skewering of America’s workforce; it is a propulsive, crackling debut that explores ambition and race, and makes way for a necessary new vision of the American dream.

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Driving While Black

HISTORICAL FICTION

Driving While Black

by Gretchen Sorin

African-American

The basis of a major PBS documentary by Ric Burns, this “excellent history” (The New Yorker) reveals how the automobile fundamentally changed African American life.

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Remembrance

HISTORICAL FICTION

Remembrance

by Rita Woods

African-American

A complex story of loss and survival told across 200 years by four women, united by the color of their skin and the supernatural powers they command.

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Wings of Ebony

YA FANTASY

Wings of Ebony

by J. Elle

African-American

A Black teen from Houston has her world upended when she learns about her godly ancestry and must save both the human and god worlds. Perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Tomi Adeyemi, and The Hunger Games!

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Yellow Wife

COMING OF AGE

Yellow Wife

by Sadeqa Johnson

African-American

A harrowing story follows an enslaved woman whose struggle to survive and to protect the ones she loves will have readers turning the pages as fast as their fingers can fly.

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