Great Reads – April 2021

Libertie By Kaitlyn Greenidge Inspired by the life of one the first Black female doctors in the United States, this work of historical fiction set in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn follows the coming of age of Libertie Sampson. As a free-born Black girl, Libertie...

Great Reads – March 2021

The Berlin Shadow: Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport By Jonathan Lichtenstein In his memoir, Jonathan Lichtenstein documents his father Hans’s journey from Nazi-occupied Berlin as a child refugee on the Kindertransport. The Kindertransport was an organized...

Great Reads – Jan/Feb 2021

Black Sun By Rebecca Roanhorse Black Sun is the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy as destinies collide during a solar eclipse. Xiala, a disgraced sea captain, is charged with taking a mysterious man to the capital city. Xiala is Teek, a people despised for their...

Great Reads – December 2020

In a Holidaze By Christina Lauren Fans of holiday romantic comedies will love the latest book by the best friends turned writing partners behind the pen name Christina Lauren. Set in an idyllic snowy cabin, this Christmas isn’t going as planned for Maelyn Jones. She’s...

Great Reads – September 2020

Notes from a Young Black Chef By Kwame Onwuachi Kwame Onwuachi became a household name after competing on “Top Chef” in 2015. Before the age of thirty he ran the gamut of culinary honors, including cooking at the White House. Growing up in the Bronx and Nigeria, food...