Staff Pick

Celestial and Roy seem to have the ideal “Spelhouse” marriage until Roy is convicted of a crime he did not commit. Once Roy is released from prison, Celestial must figure out if she is going to restart her life with him, or continue her relationship with her childhood friend, Andre. The impact of the criminal justice system on their marriage makes this story not just a love triangle, but one that is painfully American, leaving each character to live with a problem they did not create. 

An American Marriage: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616201340
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

Staff Pick

As someone new to romance, I must sing Alyssa Cole’s praises for blending historical fiction with romance to make an entertaining novel. Elle is a free black woman who goes undercover for the Union Army during the Civil War. She then meets Malcolm, a white Union Army agent, also undercover as a Confederate soldier.  An unexpected romance blossoms between them, while each must serve their country and fight for their unconventional love. For those interested in reading romance, this is a great place to start.

An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496707444
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Kensington - March 28th, 2017

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Khan-Cullers is one of the three founders of the #blacklivesmatter movement. In this memoir she reveals that her activism started long before the unfortunate killing of Treyvon Martin and others like him. Her personal story is driven by a passion to help those in the black community and reminds us why the American government has a duty to serve its people.

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250171085
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 16th, 2018