Authors of Note - Celebrate Black Excellence
It's a continent : unravelling Africa's history one country at a time
The black Prairie archives : an anthology
It's an anthology of writings by black authors from the prairie -- from 19th-century fur traders to avant-garde writers of the 21st.
Falaye, Deborah, author
Fifteen-year-old Sloane can incinerate an enemy at will--she is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods. Under the Lucis' brutal rule, her identity means her death if her powers are discovered. But when she is forcibly conscripted into the Lucis army on her fifteenth birthday, Sloane sees a new opportunity: to overcome the bloody challenges of Lucis training, and destroy them from within.
The bones of ruin
Raughley, Sarah, author
An African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is a strange sight for leering audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret: she cannot die. She meets the dark and alluring Adam Temple, a member of a mysterious order called the Enlightenment Committee. Adam shares with her a terrifying revelation: the world is ending, and the Committee will decide who lives. To help them choose a leader for the upcoming apocalypse, the Committee is holding the Tournament of Freaks, a competition of vicious fighters with fantastical abilities. Adam wants Iris to be his champion.
Kendi, Ibram X., auteur
On ne naît pas bébé antiraciste, on le devient. Un bébé antiraciste est élevé pour faire évoluer la société. Apprenons-nous à être racistes ou antiracistes? Heureusement, il y beaucoup de choses que nous pouvons faire pour faire de l’équité une réalité. Ouvrir nos yeux et voir toutes les couleurs de peau, en parler et aller à l’encontre de politiques racistes constituent de bons moyens de combattre le racisme. Nous avons le pouvoir de transcender les idées reçues et d’œuvrer pour le bien. De ne pas juger un livre selon son apparence et de le lire jusqu’à la fin.
ColorSTRUCK : a novel
Uponi, Uzoma , author
Set in Nigeria, ColorSTRUCK explores discrimination against persons with albinism in Africa
Glover, Nicole, author
"A compelling debut by a new voice in fantasy fiction, The Conductors features the magic and mystery of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series written with the sensibility and historical setting of Octavia Butler's Kindred. Meet Hetty Rhodes, a magic-user and former conductor on the Underground Railroad who now solves crimes in post-Civil War Philadelphia"-- Provided by publisher.
Famous Black Canadians
Heikel, Ramona, author
"Discusses the life and accomplishments of Black Canadians from Canada's earliest days to the present."-- Provided by publisher.
Journey to freedom, 1838
Winston, Sherri, author
In this retelling of an episode from Uncle Tom's Cabin, the slave Eliza Harris resolves to escape with her two-year-old son across the frozen Ohio River to prevent her master from selling the boy. Includes historical notes on Harriet Beecher Stowe, slavery in America, the Fugitive slave laws, and the Underground Railroad.
My fade is fresh
Grant, Shauntay, author.
With so many beautiful hairstyles to choose from like perms and locs, a little girl decides to get the freshest fade on the block.
The sleeping car porter
Mayr, Suzette, author
It's 1929, and Baxter is lucky enough, as a Black man, to have a job as a sleeping car porter on a train that crisscrosses the country. On this particular trip out west, the passengers are more unruly than usual, especially when the train is stalled for two extra days and their secrets start to leak out. When he finds a naughty postcard of two gay men, Baxter's memories and longings are reawakened; keeping it puts his job in peril, but he can't part with the postcard or his thoughts of his Porter Instructor.
The witch's apprentice
Elliott, Zetta, author.
Now that he is Ma's apprentice Jax is finding himself mixed up with all sorts of magical doings, like taking care of a phoenix egg which is going to hatch soon, trying to bring back the creatures Sis stole, finding his grandfather, and convincing Sis, the guardian, to reunite the two realms--and hopefully living to see Brooklyn again.