I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying: Essays

I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying: EssaysA deeply personal collection of essays exploring Nigerian American author Bassey Ikpi s experiences navigating Bipolar II and anxiety throughout the course of her life Bassey Ikpi was born in Nigeria in 1976 Four years later, she and her mother joined her father in Stillwater, Oklahoma a move tha

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering OurselvesAn inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you That feeling of

The World Doesn't Require You: Stories

The World Doesn't Require You: StoriesEstablished by the leaders of the country s only successful slave revolt in the mid nineteenth century, Cross River still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding In lyrical prose and singular dialect, a saga beats forward that echoes the fables carried down for generations like the screecher bird

Blackass

BlackassWhite skin, green eyes, red hair Furo Wariboko born and bred in Lagos wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man As he hits the city streets running, still reeling from his new found condition, Furo finds the dead ends of his life open out before

The Old Drift

The Old DriftA Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and of the grand sweep of time On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift Here begins the story of

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American FamilyAn electrifying, dazzlingly written reckoning and an essential addition to the national conversation about race and class, Survival Math takes its name from the calculations award winning author Mitchell S Jackson made to survive the Portland, Oregon, of his youth This dynamic book explores gangs

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our VoicesFifty of the foremost diverse children s authors and illustrators including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander share answers to the question, In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children in this beautiful, full color keepsake collection, published in partnership

The Book of Harlan

The Book of HarlanDuring World War II, two African American musicians are captured by the Nazis in Paris and imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan s parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and

Spin

SpinSixteen year old Paris Secord s aka DJ ParSec career and life has come to an untimely end, and the local music scene is reeling No one is feeling the pain than her shunned pre fame best friend, Kya, and Paris s chief groupie, Fuse But suspicion trumps grief, and since each suspects the ot

Praise Song for the Butterflies

Praise Song for the ButterfliesAbeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged nine year old daughter of a government employee and stay at home mother But when the Katas idyllic lifestyle takes a turn for the worse, Abeo s father, following his mother s advice, places her in a religious shrine, hoping