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They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood

In unflinchingly honest prose, Sugar Rodgers shares her inspiring story of overcoming tremendous odds to become an all-star in the WNBA.

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*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Sugar Rodgers

Nairobi Noir (Kenya)

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o anchors this truly fascinating first East African installment in the Akashic Noir Series.

Black Sheep Digit

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.

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Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL EVENT: Marc Ribot – City Lights (San Francisco, CA)

8/7/21, 3:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: All of our virtual events are listed in Eastern Time (ET). Marc Ribot presents his new book, Unstrung, in conversation with Elliott Sharp. This virtual event will be hosted on Zoom and is free to attend, but registration is required; please visit City Lights to register or learn more.

VIRTUAL EVENT: Marc Ribot – Word Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY)

8/8/21, 4:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: All of our virtual events are listed in Eastern Time (ET).  Marc Ribot discusses his new book, Unstrung, in conversation with journalist Greg Tate. Full details TBA; please visit Word Bookstore to learn more.

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