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“The perfect novel. . . . Freshly mysterious.” —The Washington Post
Late one spring night in California, Driss Guerraoui—father, husband, business owner, Moroccan immigrant—is hit and killed by a speeding car.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * One of NPR's Best Books of 2020
"A provocative, absorbing read." — People
The brilliant #1 New York Times bestseller
Named a best book of 2020 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, The Guardian, and many more
Winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for Fiction
Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Fiction
Shortlisted for the Reading Women Award
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“A mesmerizing new historical novel” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Lisa See, the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small Korean island.
Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who c
Pierre and Paul are neighbors, friends, and explorers. Pierre speaks French and Paul speaks English, but that doesn't stop them from sharing their adventures. The boys imagine everyday situations into grand exploits--today, they are climbing the Himalayas
“An unforgettable story of friendship, love, and finding your flock.” —Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Medal-winning author of Hello, Universe
From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.Framed. Bullied. Disliked. But I know I can still be the best.
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Teen Vogue award-winning columnist Lauren Duca shares a smart and funny guide for challenging the status quo in a much-needed reminder that young people are the ones who will change the world.
A columnist at Teen Vogue, Lauren Duca has become a fresh and authoritative voice on the experience of millennials in today’s society.
This “comforting…thoughtful” (The Washington Post) guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door is a “roadmap to the end that combines medical, practical, and spiritual guidance&
An inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more.
This book chronicles the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the stories of the first women to play professional baseball in a league of their own.
"In 1941, the world was at war, and with American men fighting overseas, the much needed pastime of professional baseball was in danger of extinction—until women stepped up to the plate."
$25.00ISBN: 9780762470365Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Black Dog & Leventhal - March 3rd, 2020The 100th-anniversary special edition of Jailed for Freedom, the essential history and first-person account of the courageous and militant suffragists who fought for their right to vote.$27.95ISBN: 9781642500530Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Mango - March 17th, 2020
Women's Rights and the Continuing Fight for Equality
An inspirational gift for women. In her book Victory for the Vote, Women's history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women's seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality.$16.00ISBN: 9780807028339Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - February 25th, 2020
Who says women don’t go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.$16.99ISBN: 9780008266080Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HQ - January 28th, 2020
A Roaring Girl was loud when she should be quiet, disruptive when she should be submissive, sexual when she should be pure, 'masculine' when she should be 'feminine'.
Meet the unsung heroines of British history who refused to play by the rules.$24.99ISBN: 9781781319260Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aurum Press - March 3rd, 2020
In this “blisteringly innovative and outrageous” (The Observer) novel that the Los Angeles Times describes as "somewhere between Nabokov's Pnin and Veep,” a young politician discovers a mysterious stuffed aardvark on his doorstep and sets out on a journey to find out what it means.$16.00ISBN: 9781644450154Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020
An unforgettably exuberant and potent novel by a writer at the height of her powers$27.00ISBN: 9780802148537Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020
"I loved this book not just from the first chapter or the first page but from the first paragraph... The voice is just so honest and riveting and insightful about creativity and life." --Curtis Sittenfeld
#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today$15.00ISBN: 9780525563389Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020
“Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” —Nature
“A superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within ten light years, written in a brilliantly sardonic and conversational style.” —E. O. Wilson
The littlest readers can learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.
"Contagiously upbeat, joyful, and positive . . .
A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow
"Lyons delivers the history of a song that has inspired generations of African-Americans to persist and resist in the face of racism and systemic oppression. . . . A heartfelt history of a historic anthem."--Publishers Weekly
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us.
As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized.
Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List
Learn about the abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his fight for freedom in this Step 3 Biography Reader!
This Maya Angelou children's book is a perfect introduction to one of the world's most famous writers.
$7.99ISBN: 9780593124048Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019
Bring history home and meet some of the world's greatest game changers! get inspired by the true story of the player who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.$17.99ISBN: 9780316475143Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.$5.99ISBN: 9781465485427Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: DK Children - October 1st, 2019
In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped free many slaves.$16.99ISBN: 9781338282801Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scholastic Press - September 3rd, 2019An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.$11.99ISBN: 9781941367513Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Downtown Bookworks - February 18th, 2020
A Black Woman Did That! spotlights vibrant, inspiring black women whose accomplishments have changed the world for the better.
A Black Woman Did That! is a celebration of strong, resilient, innovative, and inspiring women of color.$18.99ISBN: 9780525645818Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020
Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people. Perfect for fans of Rad Women Worldwide, Women in Science, and Girls Think of Everything.$18.99ISBN: 9781368045247Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls.$9.99ISBN: 9781338309850Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Nonfiction - December 26th, 2019A classic and highly acclaimed biography of civil rights activist Malcolm X, ever more relevant for today's readers.$18.99ISBN: 9781338323481Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Focus - January 7th, 2020A thrilling and incisive examination of the post-Reconstruction era struggle for and suppression of African American voting rights in the United States.
Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote?
$17.99ISBN: 9781681198040Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury YA - January 14th, 2020
From acclaimed author Tonya Bolden comes the story of a teen girl becoming a woman on her own terms against the backdrop of widespread social change in the early 1900s.
$27.99ISBN: 9780062913722Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Amistad - December 10th, 2019
2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nominee-Debut Fiction$17.99ISBN: 9781250193179Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: St. Martin's Griffin - February 4th, 2020
"You'll be swept away by the passion and power of this remarkable, trailblazing woman who risked everything to follow her own heart." – Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"An epic page-turner." – Christina Baker Kline
Named Best Fiction Writer in the Austin Chronicle's "Austin's Best 2018"$27.99ISBN: 9781250298454Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Forge Books - January 21st, 2020
"Stunning. ... Family is at the core of Remembrance, the breathtaking debut novel by Rita Woods." -- The Boston Globe. This breakout historical debut with modern resonance is perfect for the many fans of The Underground Railroad and Orphan Train.$35.00ISBN: 9781524761738Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019
“A celebration of African American cuisine right now, in all of its abundance and variety.”—Tejal Rao, The New York Times
$18.00ISBN: 9781984855053Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Modern Library - September 24th, 2019
A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad.
Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates$27.95ISBN: 9780807033555Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020
A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country$27.00ISBN: 9781501169434Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 37 Ink - October 15th, 2019
A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years a Slave and Never Caught.$28.00ISBN: 9781501162152Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atria Books - February 4th, 2020
Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South.
Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women are torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Ger$28.00ISBN: 9781451645132Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - February 4th, 2020
“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story.$16.99ISBN: 9781628728293Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arcade - February 11th, 2020
The classic collection of major speeches, now bundled with an audio download of Malcolm X delivering two of them.
Malcolm X remains a touchstone figure for black America and in American culture at large. He gave African Americans not only their consciousness but their history, dignity, and a new pride.$18.99ISBN: 9781984856920Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ten Speed Press - January 14th, 2020
A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop.$16.95ISBN: 9781616209551Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Algonquin Books - November 5th, 2019
“Dovey Johnson Roundtree set a new path for women and proved that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can turn the tides of history.”
—Michelle Obama$28.95ISBN: 9781631495694Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Liveright - February 11th, 2020
The basis of a major PBS documentary by Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns (first airing: October 13, 2020 at 9PM ET), this revelatory history shows how the automobile fundamentally changed African American life.
$28.99ISBN: 9780062666970Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper - January 7th, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER$21.99ISBN: 9781624149481Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Page Street Publishing - January 28th, 2020
Simple Plant–Based Bowls to Nourish Your Body and Soul$24.99ISBN: 9781592339075Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Fair Winds Press - January 7th, 2020If you've always loved the idea of meal prepping, but never felt ready to begin, you've come to the right place.$24.99ISBN: 9781419734410Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Abrams - January 7th, 2020The most delicious planet-friendly, vegan recipes from leading plant-based chefs and innovators
From Nil Zacharias, the cofounder of multiple online platforms focused on the plant-based food space, and Forks Over Knives author Gene Stone, Eat for the Planet Cookbook is a delicious, informative guide to eating vegan—featuring 75 recipes from some of$35.00ISBN: 9781250262882Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Flatiron Books - January 7th, 2020
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Jamie Oliver, one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time, is back with brilliantly easy, delicious, and flavor-packed vegetable recipes.
This edition has been adapted for the US market. It was originally published in the UK under the title Veg.$28.00ISBN: 9781984820150Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.$25.99ISBN: 9780062915795Availability: Not On Our Shelves, Warehouse ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Amistad - January 14th, 2020
From “one of the greatest writers of our time” (Toni Morrison)—the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God—a collection of remarkable stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.