Author Spotlight: Happy Birthday, Octavia Butler!

June 22, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Octavia Butler’s birth. Even though she passed away in 2006, Butler’s work has left an indelible mark on American literature, and specifically on the genre of science and speculative fiction.  As a child, Butler described herself as incredibly shy. When she wasn’t helping her widowed mother, who cleaned houses for a living, Butler made… read more >>

Tween Books by Black Authors

Amplify and celebrate Black voices by adding these tween books by Black authors to your TBR.  Betty Before X by Ilysah Shabazz and Renee Watson  Woke A Young Poets call to Justice by Mahogany Browne   Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue by Julius Lester   Blended by Sharon Draper   For Black Girls Like Me by Mariama Lockington  Like Vanessa by Tami Charles  Check out these additional titles:   The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johson  Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome  One Crazy… read more >>

Young Adult Nonfiction by Black Authors

Amplify and celebrate Black voices by adding these YA books by Black authors to you TBR. YA Nonfiction by Black Authors: Books, eBooks and Audiobooks Available for Curbside Pickup and in Hoopla and OverDrive  Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi  This Book Is Anti-racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell   Just Mercy: Adapted… read more >>

YA Graphic Novels by Black Authors and Illustrators

Amplify and celebrate Black voices by adding these YA graphic novels by Black authors and illustrators to your TBR. Books and eBooks Available for Curbside Pickup. YA Graphic Novels by Black Authors and Illustrators: Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy   Walter Dean Myer’s Monster: A Graphic Novel by Guy A. Sims  Shuri: 1, The Search for Black Panther by Nnedi Okorafor  March: Book One by John Lewis  Hip Hop Family… read more >>

Young Adult Fiction by Black Authors about Black Teens

Amplify and celebrate Black voices by adding these YA books by Black authors to you TBR. YA Fiction by Black Authors about Black Teens: Books and Audiobooks Available for Curbside Pickup Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of A Teenage Wizard by Echo Brown A Phoenix First Must… read more >>