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Catalog Tag: African American interest

The Darkest Hearts

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Trap music, human trafficking, malt liquor, and the tyranny of President Trump collide in the fifth installment of Nelson George’s D Hunter mystery series.

*While supplies last, paperback books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by author Nelson George!

*Please note, if you’re using Nelson’s friends and family discount code, the discount applies to paperback books only.

The Freedom Artist

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An impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own, by the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri.

Home Girl

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When Naomi, a fourteen-year-old white girl, is placed with a black foster care family, her life takes some dramatic twists and turns.

Knucklehead

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A fierce, intelligent, and often hilarious novel about a young African American attorney who struggles to keep his cool in the personally and politically turbulent ’90s.

Forthcoming Titles

A Million Aunties

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Forthcoming: 11/17/20

American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his conception of family during a visit to his mother’s Caribbean homeland.