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Read an excerpt from Tales by Amiri Baraka

To celebrate the release of Tales, the long-awaited reissue of Amiri Baraka’s 1967 story collection, we’re pleased to give you a taste of Baraka’s provocative writing with an excerpt from the book.

“From the Crossroads of Crack and Rap” by Jason Reynolds

To celebrate the release of our two new Black Sheep titles — Changers Book Two: Oryon by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper and The Shark Curtain by Chris Scofield — we’re thrilled to present a guest post from Jason Reynolds, award-winning author of When I Was the Greatest and The Boy in the Black Suit, on the need for diversity in young people’s literature.


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