National Book Month


In the text, Alexander explores how the war on medicine, piloted by the Ronald Reagan administration, created a system by which black Americans have been stripped of their rights after serving time for nonviolent drug crimes. In the 2000 book All About Love, feminist scholar bell hooks grapples with how people are generally socialized to perceive love in fashionable society. She makes use of a range of examples to delve into the subject, from her personal childhood and relationship reflections to well-liked tradition references. This is a powerful, essential text that calls on humans to revise a new, more healthy blueprint for love, freed from patriarchal gender limitations and dominating behaviors that do not serve humankind’s emotional needs. Loretha Curry is 68 years old and bent on proving to her mom and twin sister that age is a mere number.

She decides that, no matter what, she is going to always be intense, ridiculous, passionate, and generally hilarious. Yet towards all odds, these labels quickly turn into precise people to Norris… like loner Liam, who makes it his mission to befriend Norris, or Madison the beta cheerleader, who is so nice that it must be a lure. Not to mention Aarti the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, who might, in reality, be a real love interest in the making. What she learns about Haiti’s proud history because the world’s first black republic is one factor, but what she learns about her own family is one other. Suddenly, the secrets Alaine’s mother has been maintaining, together with a family curse that has spanned generations, can now not be avoided.

Torrey Maldonado delivers a fast-paced, insightful, dynamic story capturing urban group life. Readers will join with Bryan’s journey as he navigates a tough world with a heartfelt desire for a unique life. Even if it means hiding his letters and her investigation from the remainder of her household. Everyone else thinks Zoe’s worrying about doing a good job at her bakery internship and proving to her parents that she’s worthy of auditioning for Food Network’s Kids Bake Challenge. G-baby and her youthful sister, Peaches, are nonetheless getting used to their “blended-up” family.

Take it again to the place Harlem Renaissance legend Langston Hughes started his novelistic bibliography. In 1930’s Not Without Laughter, Sandy Rogers is an African-American boy rising up in Kansas during the early 1900s—a story loosely based mostly on Hughes’s personal experiences dwelling in Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas. Hughes vividly paints his characters primarily based on the “typical Negro family in the Middle West” he grew up round, he explained in his autobiography The Big Sea. In this way, Hughes paved the means in which for extra storytelling about black life outdoors of urban, big city settings.

This couple is, for certain, a force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes to the world of city literature. Both embodying a mutual love for storytelling, they’ve collectively written books, deeming them as some of the profitable writing pairs in the game. At the tender age of seventeen, the, now, wedded couple was found by world-renowned author and screenwriter Carl Weber. They acquired publishing offers, and, instantly, their careers took off, as they had been latterly named the youngest African-American co-authors to hit New York Times bestsellers list.

Her novella Once Ghosted, Twice Shy featured Avon’s first Black lesbian couple to be published in print. Under the Lucis’ brutal rule, her identity means her death if her powers are found… Jazmyne is the Queen’s daughter, but in distinction to her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother’s power… Black No More is the story of Max Disher, a dapper black rogue of an insurance coverage man who, by way of a scientific transformation course of, turns into Matthew Fisher, a white man… In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman determined for a kid weaves one out of hair, with unsettling outcomes… Binti is the first individual to leave her Himba homeland and attend the intergalactic Oomza University.

Having revealed early erotic romance with smaller presses, she moved on to self-publishing paranormal and sci-fi romance as each Holley and H.E. Many of her books function snarky protagonists of all genders and races finding love while also having to save lots of the world, and often portray unconventional relationships—primarily, polyamorous or menage romances. Her Plot Twist series, beginning with Writing Her In, introduced her back to up to date romance, however she continues to write each up to date and speculative romance for ongoing and new collection. It’s National Book Month — a month-long celebration that focuses on the significance of reading, writing and literature.

In just 209 pages, this Nigerian-born author crafted a powerful account of precolonial African life. As Miles tries to get his college life back on monitor, he can’t shake the vivid nightmares that continue to haunt him. Nor can he avoid the relentless buzz of his spidey-sense every day in historical past class, amidst his teacher’s lectures on the historic advantages of slavery and the modern-day prison system. But after his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers a chilling plot, one which puts his associates, his neighborhood, and himself in danger.