Staff Pick

Bernice L. McFadden is a writer who needs more credit. In her latest novel, she discusses the trokosi, who are slave girls in Africa handed over to a ‘priest’ in order to clear their families of bad luck. We follow Abeo Kata and see how she deals with her unfortunate fate.  Even while writing about a seemingly hopeless situation, McFadden restores our faith by showing how there is life after hardship and forgiveness.  

Praise Song for the Butterflies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617756269
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Published: Akashic Books - August 28th, 2018

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Franchesca Ramsey was making Youtube videos for over a year when she “quickly” rose to internet fame. Then her video on race then deemed her the “call-out queen” of the internet, and while she was happy to fight against racism and sexism, she soon learned how her life on the internet would bleed into her reality. Her book is part memoir and part tips on being a better ally.

Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538761038
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 22nd, 2018

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Many people know Ms. Lewis from the hit TV show Blackish, but she has contributed much more to TV and film than meets the eye. In her memoir she discusses her struggle with mental illness, sex addiction, and her road to stardom. Fans of Jenifer Lewis will adore this book.

The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062410405
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Published: Amistad - November 14th, 2017