Special Collections

#ReadingBlackout

Description: To celebrate Black History Month, readers across the world are participating in the #ReadingBlackout and exclusively reading works by Black authors. Dive into this eclectic collection of fiction, non-fiction, Y.A., science fiction, and poetry.


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This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

by Morgan Jerkins

From one of the fiercest critics writing today, Morgan Jerkins’ highly-anticipated collection of linked essays interweaves her incisive commentary on pop culture, feminism, black history, misogyny, and racism with her own experiences to confront the

Date Added: 02/08/2018


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So You Want to Talk About Race

by Ijeoma Oluo

In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need

Date Added: 02/08/2018


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Piecing Me Together

by Renée Watson

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Allegedly

by Tiffany D. Jackson

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Young Adult Fiction

How It Went Down

by Kekla Magoon

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Young Adult Fiction

All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

In an unforgettable new novel from award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, two teens--one black, one white--grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Young Adult Fiction

American Street

by Ibi Zoboi

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Dear Martin

by Nic Stone

Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Obelisk Gate

by N. K. Jemisin

Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel "Magnificent" - NPR The acclaimed sequel to the bestselling The Fifth Season, winner of the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Science Fiction

The Ballad of Black Tom

by Victor Lavalle

People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there.Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father's head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Science Fiction

Bloodchild and Other Stories

by Octavia E. Butler

A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Science Fiction

Binti

by Nnedi Okorafor

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Science Fiction

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé

by Morgan Parker

Publishers Weekly's Ten Best Poetry Collections of Spring A Most Anticipated book at Buzzfeed, NYLON, and Bustle "This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Poetry

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Poetry

, said the shotgun to the head.

by Saul Williams

The greatest AmericansHave not been born yetThey are waiting quietlyFor their past to dieplease give blood Here is the account of a man so ravished by a kiss that it distorts his highest and lowest frequencies of understanding into an Incongruent

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Poetry

bone

by Kiese Laymon and Yrsa Daley-Ward

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Poetry

The Souls of Black Folk

by W. E. B. Du Bois

"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line." Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk, one of the most prophetic and influential works in American literature.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Non-Fiction

Negroland

by Margo Jefferson

At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac--here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Non-Fiction

Tears We Cannot Stop

by Michael Eric Dyson

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post • Bustle • Men's Journal • The Chicago Reader • StarTribune • Blavity “One of the most frank and searing discussions on race ...

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Non-Fiction

Rest in Power

by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

Trayvon Martin’s parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Non-Fiction

When They Call You a Terrorist

by Asha Bandele and Angela Davis and Patrisse Khan-Cullors

The instant New York Times BestsellerThe emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Non-Fiction

The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Non-Fiction

The Fire This Time

by Jesmyn Ward

National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Non-Fiction

We Were Eight Years in Power

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.

Date Added: 02/05/2018


Category: Non-Fiction


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