In conjunction with the publication of Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet—the latest release from our Black Sheep imprint for Young Adults and Young Readers—we’ve created the Black Sheep Digit, comprising excerpts from Pills and Starships and our first two Black Sheep releases, Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper and Game World by C. J. Farley.
Featured: Black Interest
The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.
An African American man confronts a heart of darkness when his family moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Norway.
Susan Blumberg-Kason and Tiffany Hawk present Hong Kong Noir at the Sulzer Library in Chicago. Books provided by The Book Cellar.
The Portland Public Library will be conducting a ‘lunch and learn’ reading of Now You See The Sky by Catharine H. Murray at 12:00 pm.
News & Features
Congratulations to Michael Zadoorian, whose novel Beautiful Music has been named one of 20 Michigan Notable Books for 2019!
- “Pancakes” by A.M. Haynes
- “Our Dirty Little Secrets” by Geoffrey Philp
- “The Time Stitcher’s Revenge” by Jean Wolfersteig
- “Gavin and the Paci Pirate” by Joseph Schwartzburt
Congratulations to Akashic author Bernice L. McFadden, who has been named the Go On Girl! Book Club’s 2018 Author of the Year in honor of her novel The Book of Harlan!
- Bobby Sullivan’s Introduction to Revolutionary Threads
- DEATH OF A RAINMAKER is a Best Book of 2018!
- RIVERS SOLOMON in the New York Times!
- HIRSH SAWHNEY on PBS’s Great American Read!