{New Releases} June 18-24, 2018

Envy by:Victoria Christopher Murray By the NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Literary Work and national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray, who “creates believable women to whom readers will easily relate” (Library Journal), Envy is a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins: Gabrielle and Adrienne are elated to discover that they are half-sisters, but…

{New Releases} Jan. 15-21, 2018

I Will Not Fear by:Melba Pattillo Beals In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn’t start–or end–there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled…

{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 17 (Apr 17- 23)

The Cut by:Morris Chestnut Transform Your Body in Just 12 Weeks Hollywood leading man Morris Chestnut may be known for his washboard abs and ripped arms, but not too long ago he was in the worst shape of his life – 30 pounds overweight, avoiding the gym, and frequenting the drive-through. Morris turned to celebrity…

{New Releases} Week 7 (Feb 6-12) 

The Blood of Emmett Till by:Timothy B. Tyson The event that launched the civil rights movement—the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till—now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial. In 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy named Emmett Till, who…

{New Releases} Week 48 (Nov. 21-27)

It Should’ve Been Me by:ReShonda Tate Billingsley & Victoria Christoper Murray Lights, camera, action… Tamara Collins is poised to become the next great American actress. The problem is Hollywood doesn’t know that just yet…..and since her bills aren’t paying themselves, Tamara signs on to star in the new stageplay, It Should’ve Been Me. Get in,…

{Awards} 12th Annual African American Literary Awards

The 12th Annual African American Literary Awards was held Saturday night in New York at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This year’s winners represent a diverse array of the best African American literature has to offer. The Brown Girls team took home the most award for the night. by:Cleavester Brooks with Sharon Lucas Best…

{Submissions} Dating Drama: Single Mom’s Edition

Brown Girls Books is looking for writers to be in their next anthology! Do you have what it takes? Read below to find out more… By: Jason Frost When Brown Girls Books put out a call for The Dating Game and The Ex-Chronicles anthologies, we had over 800 people send in submissions. Well, we’re doing…