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 Read reviewThe Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.     ...

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 Read reviewSuch a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid

With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the awkwardness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone 'family', the complicated reality of being a grown-up and the consequences of doing...

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 Read reviewThe City We Became

The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin

An astonishing new fantasy tale from the record-breaking, triple Hugo Award-winning author of The Fifth Season. Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city from an ancient evil in the first book of a stunning new...

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Lot

Lot

Bryan Washington

Stories of a young man finding his place among family and community in Houston, from a powerful, emerging American voice.   

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An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

The stunning and heart-breaking New York Times bestseller

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 Read reviewThe Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

Based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative by a great...

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

The classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel with a new introductory letter from Alice Walker.         

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 Read reviewThe Water Dancer

The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Stunning and profound, the highly anticipated debut novel from the award-winning, bestselling author of We Were Eight Years in Power - a story of bondage, freedom, and love.

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Conjure Women

Conjure Women

Afia Atakora

A dazzling debut novel, with echoes of Homegoing and Beloved, that sweeps across eras and generations, bridging the American Civil War, to tell the story of a mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing-and the conjuring...

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friends fatal shooting by a police officer.    

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Red at the Bone

Red at the Bone

Jacqueline Woodson

From the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the...

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Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.

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Beloved: Special archival edition

Beloved: Special archival edition

Toni Morrison

A stunning gift package of prize-winning Beloved to commemorate Toni Morrison.'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours ... Beloved is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all'...

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Kindred

Kindred

Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler's masterpiece and ground-breaking exploration of power and responsibility, for fans of The Handmaid's Tale.

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The Sellout

The Sellout

Paul Beatty

Winner of The National Book Critics Circle Award

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Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison, John Callahan

Tells the story of a man invisible 'simply because people refuse to see me'. In this book, the author from his expulsion from a Southern college to a terrifying Harlem race riot - go far beyond the story of one individual.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston, Zadie Smith

Zora Neale Hurston's masterpiece is perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature. Published as part of a beautifully designed series to mark the 40th anniversary of the...

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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

James Baldwin

To this love story James Baldwin brings a spare and impassioned intensity, charging it with universal resonance and power.    

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