{New Releases} August 13-19, 2018

Up From Freedom by:Wayne Grady For readers of Colson Whitehead, James McBride, Yaa Gyasi and Lawrence Hill, Up From Freedom is a powerful and emotional novel about the dangers that arise when we stay silent in the face of prejudice or are complicit in its development. As a young man, Virgil Moody vowed he would…

{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 Releases} Week 26 (June 19-25)

Sin of a Woman by:Kimberla Lawson Roby After her very public divorce from Dillon, Raven Black is recovering nicely. Dillon has done everything he can to discredit her, but Raven has learned from her mistakes and him. In fact, she’s intent on using every bit of Dillon’s revenge and betrayal, as she prepares to take…

{New Releases} Week 13 (Mar 20-26)

Ballerina Body by:Misty Copeland The celebrated ballerina and role model, Misty Copeland, shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health. Copeland believes ”There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have…

{New Releases} Week 43 (Oct 17-23)

Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History by:Molly Schiot Based on the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, a celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the twentieth century that features rarely seen photos and new interviews with past and present game changers including Abby Wambach and Cari Champion. Two years ago, filmmaker Molly Schiot began…

{2015 New Releases} Week 43: Oct 19-25

Fiction A McClendon Thanksgiving by:Sean D Young For a perfect fit, sometimes you have to make a few alterations.The McClendon Holiday Series, Book 1: Faith McClendon put her promising fashion career on hold to support her investment banker husband’s climb to financial success—only to be dumped for another woman.The thirty-year-old fashion designer has come home…