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Black Panther was the first black superhero to appear in mainstream American comics, introduced in 1966 in an issue of The Fantastic Four. A couple of decades later, a young Ta-Nehisi Coates found escape from the often bleak reality of West Baltimore, immersing himself in the stories of superheroes and finding early influence for his future writing career. Fast forward to 2016, with Ta-Nehisi pairing up with vaunted illustrator Brian Stelfreeze to usher in a new era for the Marvel character.
â€œMarvel's Black Panther: The Art of the Movieâ€? by Eleni Roussos(hardcover)
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, T'Challa returns home to Wakanda to take his place as king. But when two new enemies conspire to destroy the country, the Black Panther must team up with members of the Dora Milaje-Wakanda's special forcesand CIA agent Everett Ross to protect his home from being dragged into a world war. Go behind the scenes with exclusive concept artwork and in-depth analysis from the filmmakers in this keepsake volume!
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NEW RELEASES - FICTION Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. ..A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life...
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit.
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities...Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family…
This Fallen Prey: A Rockton Novel by Kelley Armstrong In This Fallen Prey, the next installment of New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's thriller series, Casey Duncan is about to face her toughest job as police detective in Rockton yet. ...When Casey first arrived at the off-the-grid town, an isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect, with no cell phones, no internet, no mail, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval..
Pretty Boy Hustlerz II by Victoe L. Martin Lorenzo, Travis, Shayla, Derrick and the entire cast return to bring a stunning closure to Pretty Boy Hustlerz. Lorenzo is now faced with a bigger choice when the heat is turned up with his unique hustle with the PBH Clique. He will have to either settle with his love for his family or continue to chase the money that seems to start growing on trees. Shayla will be tested in ways that she could never imaging. Her heart will take a hit when she learns that depth of Lorenzo's disloyalty…
The Legacy: Keep the Family Close by Joy Deja King The Legacy is a trilogy that introduces you to the very prominent yet deadly, Collins Family. Allen Collins is the head of the drug empire and he grooms both his sons to control it with him. He wants to create a legacy for his family that will continue on from generation to generation. But in Allen's quest to leave a legacy, he has to first survive his biggest competition, which is the Hernandez family.
Mouths Don't Speak by Katia D Ulysse "No one was prepared for the massive earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, taking over a quarter-million lives, and leaving millions of others homeless. Three thousand miles away, Jacqueline Florestant mourns the presumed death of her parents, while her husband, a former US Marine and combat veteran, cares for their three-year-old daughter as he fights his own battles with acute PTSD. .
Foolish by Anna Black November is on the right track to success, and she looks forward to living the lifestyle she always dreamed she'd have as an advertising agent. After suffering through countless roommates and ending up in and out of her parents' home while in school, her dream condo is within her grasp; but a few weeks before closing, she totals her car. She is sure bad luck has returned to her life, until she meets Tracy Stone, who offers her a solution…
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NEW RELEASES - NONFICTION Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. In Jefferson's Daughters, Catherine Kerrison, a scholar of early American and women's history, recounts the remarkable journey of these three women--and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution.
The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B Tyson This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement--the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till-"and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren't often enough asked to do with history: learn from it" ( The Atlantic).
The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery by Noel Rae In this "essential" (Kirkus) new work, Noel Rae integrates firsthand accounts into a narrative history that brings the reader face to face with slavery's everyday reality, expertly weaving together narratives that span hundreds of years. From the travel journals of sixteenth-century Spanish settlers who offered religious instruction and "protection" in exchange for farm laborâ€Ś
Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life by Daymond John, Daniel Paisner Daymond John knows what it means to push yourself hard--and he also knows how spectacularly a killer work ethic can pay off. As a young man, he founded a modest line of clothing on a $40 budget by hand-sewing hats between his shifts at Red Lobster. Today, his brand FUBU has over $6 billion in sales.
Reflections by Rosa Parks: The Quiet Strength and Faith of a Woman Who Changed a Nation by Rosa Parks, Gregory Reed On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was not trying to start a movement. She was simply tired of the social injustice. Yet, her simple act of courage started a chain of events that forever shaped the landscape of American race relations.
Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Shomari Wills The astonishing untold history of America's first black millionaires--former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties--self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison.
Get Over It!: Thought Therapy for Healing the Hard Stuff by Iyanla Vanzant Today--as repeated attempts to "fix ourselves and our lives" fail--many of us face unprecedented fears about the future, struggle with unspeakable life tragedies, and sink under the belief that certain lives do not matter in our society. Others confront our epidemic of anxiety with fierce resistance, or "the fight to be right," criticizing anyone and everyone just to end up stuck
Homey Don't Play That!: The Story of in Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution by David Peisner Discover the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we talk, think, and laugh about race: In Living Color.
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Nominees & Winners Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction “The Annotated African American Folktales” – Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Author), Maria Tatar (Author) (Liveright Publishing Corporation) “Little Fires Everywhere” – Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House) “No One Is Coming to Save Us” – Stephanie Powell Watts (HarperCollins Publishers) “Sing, Unburied, Sing” – Jesmyn Ward (Simon and Schuster) “The Wide Circumference of Love” – Marita Golden (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.) Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction “Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies” – Dick Gregory (HarperCollins Publishers) “Black Detroit – A People’s History of Self-Determination” – Herb Boyd (HarperCollins Publishers) “Chokehold: Policing Black Men” – Paul Butler (The New Press) “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas” – Adrian Miller (University of North Carolina Press) “We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy” – TaNehisi Coates (Random House) Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author “No One Is Coming to Save Us” – Stephanie Powell Watts (HarperCollins Publishers) “A Beautiful Ghetto” – Devin Allen (Haymarket Books) “Chasing Spaces: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace & Second Chances” – Leland Melvin (HarperCollins Publishers) “Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat” – Patricia Williams (Author) Jeannine Amber (With) (HarperCollins Publishers) “We’re Going to Need More Wine” – Gabrielle Union (HarperCollins Publishers)
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Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional “The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams” – Dr. Tererai Trent (Author), Oprah Winfrey (Foreword By) (Simon and Schuster) “Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You” – Misty Copeland (Grand Central Publishing) “Exponential Living – Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are” – Sheri Riley (Author), Usher (Foreword By) (Penguin Random House) “Kristen Kish Cooking” – Kristen Kish (Author), Meredith Erickson (With) (Clarkson Potter) “Notoriously Dapper – How to Be A Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence” – Kelvin Davis (Mango Media Inc.)
Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry “Incendiary Art: Poems” – Patricia Smith (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press) “My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter” – Aja Monet (Haymarket Books) “Silencer” – Marcus Wicker (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) “The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water” – Cameron Barnett (Autumn House Press) “Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems” – Ntozake Shange (Simon and Schuster) Outstanding Literary Work – Children “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” – Vashti Harrison (Hachette Book Group) “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court” – Kareem AbdulJabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (With) (Hachette Book Group) “Before She Was Harriet” – Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author), James E. Ransome (Illustrator) (Holiday House) “Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee!” – Andrea J. Loney (Author), Keith Mallett (Illustrator) (Lee & Low Books) “The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, A Young Civil Rights Activist” – Cynthia Levinson (Author), Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) (S&S Children’s Publishing) Outstanding Literary Work – Youth / Teens “Clayton Byrd Goes Underground” – Rita Williams-Garcia (Author), Frank Morrison (Illustrator) (Amistad/HarperCollins Publishers) “Allegedly” – Tiffany D. Jackson (HarperCollins Publishers) “Long Way Down” – Jason Reynolds (S&S Children’s Publishing) “Solo” – Kwame Alexander (Author), Mary Rand Hess (With) (Blink) “The Hate U Give” – Angie Thomas (HarperCollins Publishers)
Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature some of the best conversationalists in our country — our young people.” Established in 2008, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program highlights the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education, and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.
On Thursday, January 4, the Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and the Library of Congress announced that author Jacqueline Woodson will serve as the 2018–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Jacqueline Woodson, the author of more than two dozen books for young adults, middle graders, and children, is a National Book Award winner for her memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books); a four-time Newbery Honor Medalist; a Coretta Scott King Book Award winner; and in 2015 was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. “I think the work ahead of me is challenging,” Woodson said. “I don’t believe there are ‘struggling’ readers, ‘advanced’ readers, or ‘non’ readers. I’d love to walk away from my two years as ambassador with the qualifiers gone and young people able to see themselves beyond stigma or oft-times debilitating praise. Martin Luther King Jr. said people should not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. In that regard, I think young people should not be judged by the level of their reading but by the way a book makes them think and feel. By the way it gives them hope. By the way it opens them up to new perspectives and changes them. I’m excited to have these conversations with
Over the course of her two-year term, Woodson will travel across the country to promote her platform, READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?), which encourages young people to think about — and beyond — the moment they’re living in, the power they possess, and the impact reading can have on showing them ways in which they can create the hope and the change they want to see in the world. Previous National Ambassadors include authors Jon Scieszka (2008–2009), Katherine Paterson (2010–2011), Walter Dean Myers (2012–2013), Kate DiCamillo (2014–2015), and Gene Luen Yang (2016–2017). An inauguration ceremony, which is free and open to the public, took place on January 9 at the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C. “We are delighted that Jacqueline Woodson has agreed to be the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, who presided over the ceremony. “I have admired Jacqueline Woodson’s work for years, especially her dedication to children and young adult literature. The Library of Congress looks forward to Jacqueline’s tenure of encouraging young readers to embrace reading as a means to improve the world.”
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Bi-Monthly Newsletter & Shopping Guide January/February 2018