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WNBA's Brittney Griner Releases New Book, Mobile App Campign to Tackle Bullying

WNBA’s Brittney Griner Releases New Book, Mobile App Campign to Tackle Bullying

by Jamilah King on April 8 2014, 10:55AM

“In My Skin” hit bookstores on Tuesday.

Topics: Culture

Six Books That Shaped 'Afro-Vegan' Author Bryant Terry

Six Books That Shaped ‘Afro-Vegan’ Author Bryant Terry

by Julianne Hing on April 8 2014, 7:00AM

Food activist and author Bryant Terry shares the books that shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat, Media

Madonna to Adapt Rebecca Walker's Novella

Madonna to Adapt Rebecca Walker’s Novella

by Jamilah King on March 26 2014, 10:45AM

The novella is about a young American college student whose plans to marry a Swahili man in Kenya fall apart when the region is engulfed in civil war.

Topics: Culture

Nelson George's New Book Celebrates 'Soul Train'

Nelson George’s New Book Celebrates ‘Soul Train’

by Jamilah King on March 25 2014, 12:21PM

All aboard.

Topics: Culture

Five Books that Reframe the Thanksgiving Narrative

Five Books that Reframe the Thanksgiving Narrative

by Aura Bogado on November 20 2013, 12:00PM

These children’s books, authored by Native writers, help set the record straight.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Junot Díaz to Release Illustrated Edition of 'This Is How You Lose Her'

Junot Díaz to Release Illustrated Edition of ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

by Jamilah King on October 25 2013, 11:54AM

He’s teaming up with award-winning graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez to release a deluxe illustrated version of his best-selling short story collection.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Edwidge Danticat Talks About Writing Her First Novel in 10 Years

Edwidge Danticat Talks About Writing Her First Novel in 10 Years

by Jamilah King on September 19 2013, 11:49AM

The author sat down with PBS NewsHour this week.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Latino Novel Banned in Arizona Public School

Latino Novel Banned in Arizona Public School

by Von Diaz on September 16 2013, 10:25AM

Cristina García’s book “Dreaming in Cuban” is banned due to a sexually explicit passage.

Topics: /NOW

Summer Reads: Congo Square, Jim Crow and Ida B. Wells!

Summer Reads: Congo Square, Jim Crow and Ida B. Wells!

by Julianne Hing on August 27 2013, 9:00AM

The fifth in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Community Book Center in New Orleans

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads: Migration, Faith and Rita Moreno!

Summer Reads: Migration, Faith and Rita Moreno!

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2013, 7:00AM

The fourth in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: La Casa Azul in New York City

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

Summer Reads: Radical Immigrants, Tiger Babies and Bruce Lee!

Summer Reads: Radical Immigrants, Tiger Babies and Bruce Lee!

by Julianne Hing on July 31 2013, 7:00AM

The second in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Calif.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Summer Reading

That Time Questlove Went Roller-Skating With Prince on Valentine's Day

That Time Questlove Went Roller-Skating With Prince on Valentine’s Day

by Jamilah King on June 18 2013, 9:20AM

Your favorite music snob’s favorite music snob has a new book out. Obviously you should read it.

Topics: /NOW

A New Definition of Fatherhood

A New Definition of Fatherhood

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 7:00AM

Oakland artist Janine Macbeth’s new children’s book explores gender equity—as opposed to mere equality—in the home.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Fight Begins to Save Country's Oldest Black Bookstore

Fight Begins to Save Country’s Oldest Black Bookstore

by Jamilah King on June 10 2013, 1:08PM

Marcus Books is facing eviction. You can help save it. Here’s how.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Mobb Deep Rapper Launches New Book Imprint in Brooklyn

Mobb Deep Rapper Launches New Book Imprint in Brooklyn

by Jamilah King on June 3 2013, 2:57PM

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson is known widely as part of Mobb Deep, one of hip-hop’s most important groups of late-’90s. But now he’s got a new hustle: writing fiction. And even that’s understating it a bit. On Monday, Brooklyn-based publisher Akashic…

Topics: /NOW

Novelist A.X. Ahmad's New Thriller

Novelist A.X. Ahmad’s New Thriller

by Rinku Sen on May 31 2013, 8:21AM

His new novel features an undocumented Sikh immigrant caught in a political thriller.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, Movement

Going Behind the Kitchen Door to Inspire A Different Kind of Foodie

Going Behind the Kitchen Door to Inspire A Different Kind of Foodie

by Rinku Sen on February 11 2013, 9:31AM

If you love food, and if you love people, Saru Jayaraman’s new book new book wants you to help ensure the sustainability of both by taking a look into restaurant workers’ lives.

Topics: How We Eat, Movement

Harlem's Hue-Man Hopes the Past Is Prologue for Black Booksellers

Harlem’s Hue-Man Hopes the Past Is Prologue for Black Booksellers

by Jasmine Johnson on July 24 2012, 9:13AM

One of the nation’s most well-known black bookstores is closing its doors. But it’s also trying to write a story that features more than the usual Amazon-killed-us narrative.

Topics: Arts & Culture

La Casa Azul Becomes East Harlem's Little Bookstore That Could

La Casa Azul Becomes East Harlem’s Little Bookstore That Could

by Mónica Novoa on June 12 2012, 9:44AM

At a time when many mainstream booksellers and publishers are struggling to survive, a new independent Latino-owned bookstore in East Harlem showed that community support can be strong business capital.

Topics: Arts & Culture

How a Staple of Americana Became the Indian American Dream

How a Staple of Americana Became the Indian American Dream

by Greg Varner on April 27 2012, 9:00AM

In a new book, sociologist and Smithsonian curator Pawan Dhingra explores the successes and challenges that emerge when immigrant entrepreneurship came to dominate an industry as “American” as apple pie.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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