An MLK Day Book List

Dear Martin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101939529
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

Justyce McAllister comes face to face with racial injustice and police brutality and tries to find answers by starting a journal to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. A brief, but powerful YA novel that will resonate with teens and adults alike as Justyce ponders King's teachings.

Invisible Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679732761
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 14th, 1995

A quintessential depiction of the African American experience in the early/mid 20th century and a stunning literary achievement that gave voice to an entire community unseen by a racist society.

If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307275936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Cover Image
By Eugenie Tsai (Editor), Connie H. Choi, Insoo Cho (Contributions by), Elizabeth Armstrong (Contributions by), Richard Aste (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9783791354309
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Prestel - February 20th, 2015

This is a favorite of ours because of the powerful positive image Wiley's magnificent portraits bestow on his subjects--contemporary black people posed in the regal aesthetic of classical Western art.

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Thrilling, gorgeous, and epic to the highest degree, Adeyemi's book is a world-building masterpiece. The land of Orïsha is deftly written, inspired by West-African culture and tradition. A NY Times Best Seller for over 34 weeks, CHILDREN is a landmark achievement for black fantasy authors.

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525619772
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 30th, 2018

Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of the best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature.

We Cast a Shadow: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509066
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Published: One World - January 29th, 2019

Ruffin's WE CAST A SHADOW takes place in a near-future Southern city, in which an experimental medical procedure is gaining popularity -- and fast. Dr. Nzinga's clinic will make anyone whiter, narrow anyone's nose, and (in his words) make them more "beautiful." As Nigel, a biracial boy, gets darker and darker with each passing day, his father gets more terrified. This sharp, satirical book adds an amazing perspective to our real-life country, which is still dealing so deeply with systemic racism.

Join us on 2/2 for an event with Maurice Carlos Ruffin. We can't wait to host him!

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