Newish Jan/Feb Releases by Black Writers
Here are some recent publications by Black Writers:
How the One Armed Sister Sweeps the House by Cherie Jones
Having grown up on the cautionary tale of the one-armed sister about the perils of the Baxter’s Tunnels, Lala is now married to a petty criminal whose failed robbery attempt sets of a change of events that includes gunshots, a lifeless baby, grieving woman, and two desperate men running into the Tunnels.
Blood Grove by Walter Mosley
New adventure starring our fave detective, Easy Rawling. It's 1969 and Easy gets a visit from a Vietnam vet with a story about an attack and his missing lover and her dog. It seems like too much trouble, but as a fellow vet Easy can't help but see the young man's trauma and decide to help.
The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson
Ruth is a successful black woman, married to an equally successful black man who is ready for kids. However, she's uncertain until she can face her past. She returns to her Indiana factory hometown and realizes that the town is rife with racial tension.
Wild Rain by Beverly Jenkins
From the queen of Black historical romance, Jenkins continues her Women Who Dare series with a story about a female rancher who forges her own path in the wake of the Civil War. Garrett escaped slavery years ago and is now a reporter in Washington. He’s traveled west to interview Dr. Colton Lee for an article, yet it’s Lee’s fearless sister, Spring, who captures his interest.
Love is a Revolution by Renee Watson
Nala falls in instant love for Tye. Everything is perfect, except he's an activist and she'd rather watch movies and eat ice cream. To impress him, she tells a few white lies, but as they get to know each other better, the lies are harder to keep track of and she'll have to learn all the ways love is hard, and how self-love is revolutionary.
Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz
Collection of compelling short stories depicting the sultry lives of Floridians in intergenerational tales that contemplate human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us all.
Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
Born on a plantation, but sheltered from the horrors of slavery as the daughter of the estate medicine woman and favored by the Master's sister, Pheby Delores unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day.
When I Grow Up I Want To Be... An Accountant by Dr. Adrian L. Mayse CPA
Picture book exposing children to the world of accounting and helping them see themselves representation in fields with less BIPOC representation.
Noelle Finds Her Voice by Sabine Barlatt
Inspiring children's book about a young girl who finds her voice despite her speech delay/disorder.
Which titles sound the most interesting to you?
I don't know about you, but ALL of these titles have been added to my TBR. I'm most interested by The Kindest Lie, Wild Rain, and Yellow Wife.
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