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PODCAST: Second Chances and Small Town Romance with Meka James on Book Lights

Second Chances and Small Town Romance with Meka James  LISTEN HERE!! Meka James is a writer of adult contemporary and erotic romance. A born and raised Georgia Peach, she still resides in the southern...

THE HILL WE CLIMB by Amanda Gorman Debuts at #1

THE HILL WE CLIMB by Amanda Gorman Debuts at #1 on NYT and USA Today Bestsellers Lists Amanda Gorman’s THE HILL WE CLIMB: An Inaugural Poem for the Country, a jacketed hardcover edition of...

SNEAK PEEK: SORROWLAND BY RIVERS SOLOMON

SORROWLAND BY RIVERS SOLOMON (Available for pre-order-Releasing May 4th) A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction Vern—seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound...

GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER IDRIS ELBA RELEASING CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Iconic and multi-award-winning actor, musician, filmmaker, and activist Idris Elba has signed a global multi-book deal with HarperCollins to publish a range of children’s books launching in 2022. In a major UK/US co-publication...

Scribd’s audiobook version of ‘Black Imagination’ Releasing

Scribd has announced a partnership with Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, rapper, and producer Daveed Diggs and Emmy Award-winning writer, creator, producer, and actor Lena Waithe. Together, we’ve produced an audiobook performance...

SNEAK PEEK: R.I.C.O. by C.J. Hudson

R.I.C.O. by C.J. Hudson (Releasing March 30) At the tender age of twenty, Vanessa “Sunny” McCord is shocked to learn that her father, Darnell McCord, wants to groom her to take over his drug...

PODCAST: Secrets and Second Chances with Author Reese Ryan

Secrets and Second Chances with Author Reese Ryan LISTEN HERE!! Reese Ryan is the author of twenty published works of romantic fiction and counting. Her stories feature a cast of flawed, complex characters. She...

SCHOLASTIC BOOKS TO PUBLISH AUTHOR, ACTIVIST, AND SCHOLAR, DR. BRITTNEY COOPER

“Stand Up: 10 Mighty Women Who Made a Change!”, the first of three picture books, to be published March 1, 2022 “The Bees”, a four-book middle grade series, to be published subsequently in 2022  Scholastic,...

Real Family History Brimming Over into My Fictional Stories by Abby Collette

In most books I write, my protagonists are well-educated women, and more often than not, surrounded by family and who have a close, non-antagonistic relationship with the mother figures in their lives....

SNEAK PEEK: Of One Blood by Pauline Hopkins

Of One Blood: or, The Hidden Self (Haunted Library Horror Classics) by Pauline Hopkins A groundbreaking tale of racism, identity, and spirituality by African American author Pauline Hopkins When Reuel Briggs, a medical student...

Penguin Random House & We Need Diverse Books Launch the Black Creatives Fund

Together with We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Black Creatives Fund, an initiative with a mission of supporting emerging and established Black writers and illustrators. PRH is...

NBA SUPERSTAR CHRIS PAUL TO PUBLISH BOOK WITH ST. MARTIN’S PRESS

It was announced today that Phoenix Suns point guard, ten-time NBA All Star, and president of the National Basketball Players Association Chris Paul will publish his first book with St. Martin’s Press...

TIME’s Black History Month Issue

TIME magazine’s just-released Black History Month edition, The Renaissance is Black, celebrates the power of Black art. A special project created in partnership with Ibram X. Kendi, the cover story features breakout Penguin Young Readers...

SNEAK PEEK: Wrath: A Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray

Wrath: A Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray The award-winning author of Lust, Envy, and Greed—soon to be Lifetime movies—delivers a passionate and unforgettable exploration of a marriage caught in the crossroads of rage. When...

SNEAK PEEK: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

HONEY GIRL BY MORGAN ROGERS  Perfect for readers of QUEENIE, this #OwnVoices coming-of-age debut follows a young black woman just finishing her Ph.D in astronomy who impulsively gets married in Vegas and decides...

Poetry Collection by Amanda Gorman Poet at Today’s Presidential Inauguration

PYR to Publish Poetry Collection by Amanda Gorman, the Featured Poet at Today’s Presidential Inauguration Viking Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, will publish THE HILL WE CLIMB, a debut poetry...

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Barnes & Noble Children’s & Young Adult Book Award Winners

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Barnes & Noble Children’s & Young Adult Book Award Winners Barnes & Noble today announced the winners of the inaugural Barnes & Noble Children’s & YA...