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Dartricia is a book enthusiast as well as a Charis enthusiast, as she works part-time for the bookstore and Charis Circle, Charis Books and More's nonprofit programming arm as Assistant Director of Fundraising and Administration.  

M Archive: After the End of the World Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9780822370840
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Published: Duke University Press - March 9th, 2018

Following the innovative collection Spill, Alexis Pauline Gumbs's M Archive-the second book in a planned experimental triptych-is a series of poetic artifacts that speculatively documents the persistence of Black life following a worldwide cataclysm. Engaging with the work of the foundational Black feminist theorist M.


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780802156983
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER


Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements Cover Image
By Walidah Imarisha (Editor), Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor), Sheree Renee Thomas (Foreword by)
$16.20
ISBN: 9781849352093
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Published: AK Press - April 7th, 2015

Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change.


Homie: Poems Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

Danez Smith is our president


Heed the Hollow: Poems Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781644450093
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

The stirring debut from the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected and introduced by Chris Abani


Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525619772
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 30th, 2018

NOMINATED FOR AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD • An 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.


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781250112880
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Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library Mashable • The Atlantic Bustle The Root • Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading


The Mothers: A Novel Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780399184529
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 10th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

“Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review


"Luminous… engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss." –People, Pick of the Week 


Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*

In this powerful, provocative, and universally lau


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780062420718
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.


Reproductive Justice: An Introduction (Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century #1) Cover Image
$30.75
ISBN: 9780520288201
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Published: University of California Press - March 21st, 2017

Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to an intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics. Loretta J.


Black Queer Hoe Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781608469529
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

Black Queer Hoe is a refreshing, unapologetic intervention into ongoing conversations about the line between sexual freedom and sexual exploitation.


Magical Negro Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781947793187
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Published: Tin House Books - February 5th, 2019

A National Book Critics Circle Poetry Award Winner!


The Inheritance Trilogy Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780316334006
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Published: Orbit - December 9th, 2014

After her mother's death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in this epic fantasy trilogy from the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season.


Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781501126079
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Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018

WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, i


Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$23.39
ISBN: 9780062915795
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Published: Amistad - January 14th, 2020

From “one of the greatest writers of our time” (Toni Morrison)—the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God—a collection of remarkable stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.


Stop Telling Women to Smile: Stories of Street Harassment and How We're Taking Back Our Power Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781580058483
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Published: Seal Press - February 4th, 2020

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These Ghosts Are Family: A Novel Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781982117436
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 3rd, 2020

Longlisted for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

A “rich, ambitious debut novel” (The New York Times Book Review) that reveals the ways in which a Jamaican family forms and fractures over generations, in the tradition of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.


Conjure Women: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525511489
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Published: Random House - April 7th, 2020

A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel
 


The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316509848
Availability: Backordered
Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

"A glorious fantasy."--Neil Gaiman

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year optioned for television by Gabrielle Union!*


Felix Ever After Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! 

“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal 


This Is What I Know About Art (Pocket Change Collective) Cover Image
By Kimberly Drew, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593095188
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 2nd, 2020

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

"Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her."--Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$25.16
ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.


Black Futures Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9780399181139
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: One World - December 1st, 2020

An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony
A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present
An infinite geography of possible futures

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?


The Autobiography of My Mother: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780374531874
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 7th, 2013

From the recipient of the 2010 Clifton Fadiman Medal, an unforgettable novel of one woman's courageous coming-of-age