Dartricia Rollins (pronouns: she/her) is the Assistant Director of Fundraising and Administration for Charis Circle, and a bookseller at Charis Books and More. Dartricia is an art and book collector and a reproductive justice advocate. She reads across most genres, most enthusiastically Black Feminism, Poetry, Art Books, and Literary Fiction.
Holiday Gift Guide:
Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean.
"Black People Are My Business": Toni Cade Bambara's Practices of Liberation studies the works of Bambara (1939-1995), an author, documentary filmmaker, social activist, and professor.
NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • 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?
Drawing on architecture, performance art, history and visual theory, In Search of African American Space explores the creative relationship between the African diaspora and social space in America
For over forty years, professor and culinary historian Jessica B. Harris has collected postcards depicting Africans and their descendants in the American diaspora. They are presented for the first time in this exquisite volume.
Recommended by Jason Reynolds on PBS News Hour
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
A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler offers a blueprint for a creative life from the perspective of award-winning science-fiction writer and "MacArthur Genius" Octavia E. Butler. It is a collection of ideas about how to look, listen, breathe--how to be in the world. This book is about the creative process, but not on the page; its canvas is much larger.
African American culture is often considered expressive, dramatic, and even defiant. In The Sovereignty of Quiet, Kevin Quashie explores quiet as a different kind of expressiveness, one which characterizes a person’s desires, ambitions, hungers, vulnerabilities, and fears.$22.00ISBN: 9780807009772Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - June 15th, 2003
Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R.$27.00ISBN: 9781644450215Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020
FINALIST FOR THE 2021 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen changed the conversation—Just Us urges all of us into it$14.40ISBN: 9781982170820Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scribner - November 10th, 2020
A revised collection with thirteen essays, including six new to this edition and seven from the original edition, by the “star in the American literary firmament, with a voice that is courageous, honest, loving, and singularly beautiful” (NPR).
Brilliant and uncompromising, piercing and funny, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is essen$15.26ISBN: 9781936932931Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Feminist Press - October 6th, 2020
By one of Mexico's greatest contemporary writers, this investigation into state violence and mourning weaves together personal essay and literary theory, giving voice to the political experience of collective pain.$34.95ISBN: 9780812252385Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Pennsylvania Press - August 28th, 2020
The story of freedom pivots on the choices black women made to retain control over their bodies and selves, their loved ones, and their futures.$30.80ISBN: 9781517908140Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 27th, 2020
An in-depth look at Black food and the challenges it faces today
For Black Americans, the food system is broken. When it comes to nutrition, Black consumers experience an unjust and inequitable distribution of resources.$26.96ISBN: 9780810142015Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Triquarterly - April 15th, 2020
Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life.$15.99ISBN: 9798621791155Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Independently Published - April 12th, 2020
Gather is a collection of soulful sayings, poetry, and flashes of insight sewn together into a sacred garment. Each thread was collected with reverence and care. The words here will weave their way into your heart and become a soft cover for you to land on.$14.40ISBN: 9781644450109Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020
Danez Smith is our president$17.09ISBN: 9781949199734Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020
***2020 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction***
“Tender, fierce, proudly black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Triumphant.” —Publishers Weekly
“Cheeky, insightful, and irresistible.” —Email or call for priceISBN: 9780525541608Availability: BackorderedPublished: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR’S CHOICE
"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine$12.60ISBN: 9780345806567Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - September 12th, 2013
James Baldwin’s groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris.$13.50ISBN: 9781400033430Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - June 8th, 2004
Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio.$31.50ISBN: 9781524761738Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019
“A celebration of African American cuisine right now, in all of its abundance and variety.”—Tejal Rao, The New York Times