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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...

“Black Like We Never Left”– a Read-a-Thon Celebrating Black Literature

Next Monday, Martin Luther King., Jr. Day, bookstagrammer @creemyles , @penguinrandomhouse, and @belletrist will kick off Black Like We Never Left, a week-long virtual read-a-thon celebrating Black fiction. This year’s event will highlight the work of Nobel...

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...

RANDOM HOUSE AND ROC NATION LAUNCH A NEW PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIP

Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC and Roc Nation, the preeminent modern entertainment company founded by Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, are thrilled to announce a new publishing partnership to be called Roc Lit 101....

Award Winning Food Writer Nicole Taylor Pens Book Celebrating Juneteenth

Simon & Schuster announced that it is publishing Watermelon and Red Birds, an essential cookbook for the all-American celebration of Juneteenth, by food writer and cookbook author Nicole Taylor, slated for publication in 2022. Nearly...

Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges’ Releases New Book

From civil rights activist and icon Ruby Bridges comes a powerful new book, THIS IS YOUR TIME, published by Delacorte Press today, November 10. This is the first book from Bridges in over twenty years and was...

QUICK LOOK: LOVE, LIES & FIGHT BY TERRI D AND JULIE BELLATRIX

Love, Lies & Fight by Terri D and Julie Bellatrix What do you do when the love is gone? The lies are revealed. You Fight. Valerie appeared to have the perfect family life while...

Book Lights Podcast Features LaQuette

Lisa Kessler chats with author LaQuette about her books, her writing and her life! You can listen to the podcast HERE LaQuette is a romance author of bold, provocative love stories featuring multicultural characters....

Sneak Peek: I Know My Community Workers by LoLo Smith

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM BLACK PEARLS MAGAZINE LoLo Smith is a children’s book author on a mission to positively reshape the way children of color see themselves. As an elementary school teacher, she was...

A PROMISED LAND, First Volume of Barack Obama’s Presidential Memoirs

A PROMISED LAND, First Volume of Barack Obama’s Presidential Memoirs  The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes. The first volume, titled A...

Tiny Reparations Books Announces Inaugural Acquisitions

Phoebe Robinson, founder of Tiny Reparations Books, and Christine Ball, SVP, Publisher of Dutton and Plume, have announced the first acquisitions for the new imprint. Editor Amber Oliver, a recent addition to the editorial team, will...

Sneak Peek: FOUR SEASONS OF LOVE: ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY BY PATRICIA A. SAUNDERS

FOUR SEASONS OF LOVE: ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY BY PATRICIA A. SAUNDERS (Reprinted with permission from Black Pearls Magazine) Click here to hear the author discuss their books and to hear an audio preview of the...

The Schomburg Center Announces Finalists for the Lapidus Center’s 2020 Harriet Tubman Prize

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is happy to announce the three finalists for the 2020 Harriet Tubman Prize, which awards...

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SNEAK PEEK: THE VINEYARD AT PAINTED MOON BY SUSAN MALLERY

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The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery Already a worldwide success in mass market and trade paperback formats, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery’s...

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SNEAK PEEK: MEANT TO BE BY JUDE DEVERAUX

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Meant To Be by Jude Deveraux An inspiring new family saga by New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux Two headstrong sisters are bound by tradition but long to...

SCHOLASTIC TO PUBLISH KALEIDESCOPE, A NEW NOVEL BY BRIAN SELZNICK

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Scholastic to Publish Kaleidescope, a New Novel by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick on September 21, 2021 Scholastic, the global...

One World Premieres “Ideas & Action” Podcast

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One World presents a new Ideas & Action podcast that explores different challenges and opportunities facing our society, sharing perspectives and advice from their authors to understand...

SNEAK PEEK: WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER

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Cooperation, helping, and working together are beautifully illustrated in this book that demonstrates the joys of community and teamwork for young readers. We’re Better Together...

PODCAST: Meet the Littlest Cowgirls with USAT Best Seller Melinda Curtis on Book Lights

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Meet the Littlest Cowgirls with USAT Best Seller Melinda Curtis on Book Lights LISTEN HERE!! Melinda Curtis is the USA Today bestselling author of light‐hearted contemporary romance. In...

2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Longlist Nominees

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The Longlist Titles are:   Bestiary by K-Ming Chang (One World) Dear Ann by Bobbie Ann Mason (HarperCollins) Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear by Matthew Salesses (Little A) The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe (Alfred A. Knopf) Mother Daughter...

HarperCollins Focus launches new Fiction imprint Harper Muse

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HarperCollins Focus announced today the launch of its new book imprint, Harper Muse. Expanding the publishing company’s footprint into general market adult fiction, Harper...