Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend…Read More
The Black List
A weekly spotlight of our favorite books from a black author that we recommend for your reading pleasure.
Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, ‘Wait.’ But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim…Read More
Verticality, architectural and social, is the lofty idea at the heart of Colson Whitehead's first novel that takes place in an unnamed high-rise city that combines 21st-century engineering feats with 19th-century pork-barrel politics.Read More
In 1975, Bantam Books released Dahlgren to much critical acclaim and commercial success. Yet today, it’s known as a very difficult novel, told in a stream-of-consciousness style by an unreliable, amnesiac protagonist nicknamed Kid.Read More
This volume introduces black science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction writers to the generations of readers who have not had the chance to explore the scope and diversity among African-American writers.Read More