Amistad

Things Past Telling

By Sheila Williams - Published 2022

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EpicLiterary

Momma Grace could be as old as 112; no one knows her real age for sure, but there is no question that she has ...Read Review

Greenland

By David Santos Donaldson - Published 2022

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The historical events evoked in this novel are those surrounding the affair between British author E. M. Forster, best known for his keen ...Read Review

A Woman of Endurance

By Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa - Published 2022

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Puerto Rico, 1850. Pola is torn from her home on the west coast of Africa and sold into slavery. She works the sugar cane ...Read Review

The Great Mrs. Elias: A Novel Based on a True Story

By Barbara Chase-Riboud - Published 2022

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This is Chase-Riboud’s fifth installment in her “invisible” women of color series which began with Sally Hemings. The author stumbled upon the ...Read Review

Black Bottom Saints

By Alice Randall - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

In Detroit in 1968, choreographer and emcee Joseph “Ziggy” Johnson lies dying in a hospital. He knows he doesn’t have long to live ...Read Review

The Rib King

By Ladee Hubbard - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

In Ladee Hubbard’s debut novel, The Talented Ribkins, bizarre superpowers juiced the hero’s struggle against race and mobsters. Now in The ...Read Review

Africaville

By Jeffrey Colvin - Published 2019

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Colvin’s debut novel, a literary saga spanning over seventy years, is as much about the legacy of a place as the place ...Read Review

Balm

By Dolen Perkins-Valdez - Published 2015

Genres:

Literary

Balm is a literary historical, the second by Dolen Perkins-Valdez to explore race and society in 19th-century America. This novel opens in the ...Read Review

Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem

By Paula Williams Madison - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

As a child in Jamaica in the mid-20th century, Nell Vera Lowe always wanted to belong to a large family like her ...Read Review

Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

By James McGrath Morris - Published 2015

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Nonfiction

As race relations take center stage in the public consciousness, this exhaustive biography of one of America’s most prominent black journalists offers ...Read Review