• Why Fathers Cry at Night

    Why Fathers Cry at Night

    Alexander, Kwame

    A poetic and epistolary collage focused on familial, romantic, and nourishing love. This magnanimous hybrid-form memoir is rich with solace and wisdom. (Kirkus)

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  • Black Liturgies

    Black Liturgies

    Arthur Riley, Cole

    For years, Cole Arthur Riley was desperate for a spirituality she could trust. Amid ongoing national racial violence, the isolation of the pandemic, and a surge of anti-Black rhetoric in many Christian spaces, she began dreaming of a more human, more liberating expression of faith. She went on to create Black Liturgies, a digital project that connects spiritual practice with Black emotion, Black memory, and the Black body. (Publisher copy)

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  • Black Punk Now

    Black Punk Now

    With graphics, short stories, poems, lyrics, conversations, commentary, and notes on how capitalism naturally tries to co-opt cultural scenes and how Black punks naturally resist it, the anthology is a cornucopia of righteous resistance, both fun to read and energetically provocative. (Kirkus)

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  • A Renaissance of Our Own

    A Renaissance of Our Own

    Cargle, Rachel E.

    A vulnerable look at one activist’s long journey of deconstruction, healing, and reimagining of the toxic societal structure meant to oppress marginalized identities. (Kirkus)

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  • The Art of Ruth E. Carter

    The Art of Ruth E. Carter

    Carter, Ruth E.

    This definitive work makes visible the thought, care, and skill required of a successful film costumer. Carter is perhaps best known today for designing standouts for the Black Panther films, which made her the first Black woman to win two Oscars. (Library Journal)

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  • Better Living Through Birding

    Better Living Through Birding

    Cooper, Christian

    This remarkable story will resonate with birders, nature lovers, and everyone who has been made to feel as though they’re outside the mainstream. (Booklist)

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  • The Black Joy Project

    The Black Joy Project

    Cruz, Kleaver

    A beautiful love letter to Black joy, as a source of self-preservation and survival as well as a form of resistance. (Publisher description)

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  • Ode to Hip-hop

    Ode to Hip-hop

    Fitzgerald, Kiana

    Music journalist Fitzgerald curates an eclectic list of albums for this respectable tribute to hip-hop. As a bonus, the book's illustrator, also known as Yay Abe, provides vibrant artwork that flows throughout and jumps off the page. (Library Journal)

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  • The Book of (more) Delights

    The Book of (more) Delights

    Gay, Ross

    In this follow-up to The Book of Delights, the esteemed poet catalogs more quiet pleasures and causes for gratitude. Keenly observed and delivered with deftness, these essays are a testament to the artfulness of attention and everyday joy. (Kirkus)

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  • The Grimkes

    The Grimkes

    Greenidge, Kerri K.

    A multigenerational history of an American family that grappled with racism and reform. A sweeping, insightful, richly detailed family and American history. (Kirkus)

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