{New Releases} Week 44 (Oct 23-29)

100 Amazing Facts About The Negro by:Henry Louis Gates, Jr. From one of our premier writers, scholars, and public intellectuals: a surprising, inspiring, often boldly infuriating, highly instructive and entertaining compendium of curiosities regarding African Americans. In 1934, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of…

{New Releases} Week 43 (Oct 16-22)

In Too Deep: Station Seventeen Book 3 by:Kimberly Kincaid As Station Seventeen’s rookie, Luke Slater knows his fire and EMS training will be both rigorous and risky, but he never imagined having to partner up with the one woman he wants to keep at arm’s length most of all. Quinn Copeland is as wide-open as…

{New Releases} Week 42 (Oct 9-15)

Justice Failed by:Alton Logan Justice Failed is the story of Alton Logan, an African-American man who served twenty-six years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Shamefully, such false imprisonment isn’t uncommon in America, but what makes this case extraordinary is that his innocence was made known to the attorneys of the true…

{New Releases} Week 40 (Sept 25-Oct 1)

Lewa by:Luke Austin “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer “Lewa” (Yoruba for “beautiful”) is about the beauty of black skin. From skinny, wiry bodies to beefed-up…

{New Release} Week 39 (Sept 18-24)

The 3D Body Revolution by:Donald Driver Featuring 25 recipes and 36 exercises illustrated with clear step-by-step photos, The 3D Body Revolution shares the secrets of the world’s most elite athletes for getting super strong, super lean, super fast. Beloved, record-setting wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers Donald Driver retired in 2012 and since then…

{New Release} Week 38 (Sept 11-17)

A Sick Life by:Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the most effervescent and soulful girl group anyone has seen since the Supremes,” five-time Grammy Award winning supergroup TLC has seen phenomenal fame and success. But backstage, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has lived a dual life. In addition to the balancing act of juggling an…

{Born On This Day} ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Happy Birthday to ReShonda Tate Billingsley! We adore you over here at BPT! May all of you dreams continue to come true. Pick up a copy of her latest release Seeking Sarah! Bio ReShonda Tate Billingsley always did have an active imagination. From making up stories to crafting award-winning poems, the national bestselling author has…

{New Releases} Week 37 (Sept 4-10)

Sing, Unburied, Sing by:Jesmyn Ward A searing and profound Southern odyssey by National Book Award–winner Jesmyn Ward. In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward…

{New Releases} Week 36 (Aug 28-Sept 3) 

Grand Opening 2: A Family Business Novel by:Carl Weber From the minds of New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and Essence bestseller La Jill Hunt comes the newest entry into the game-changing Family Business saga. The year is 1978, the Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women have vanquished their rivals and taken their place…

{Born On This Day} Elle Wright

Happy Birthday to Leslie ‘Elle’ Wright! Bio Born and raised in Southeast Michigan, near Ann Arbor, my mother always instilled in me the importance of reading. There was never a time when I wasn’t going to read, in the process of reading, or just finished reading a book. It was also my mother who, later…