Books

Eric Foner Writes Timely New Book On Reconstruction Amendments

“The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution” (W.W. Norton and Co.), by Eric Foner It…

Through Her Book Club, Noname Is Bringing Exposure To Writers Of Color

  Chicago-based artist and rapper Noname, born as Fatimah Nyeema Warner, has launched her own book club.  Simply titled “Noname’s…

Lupita Nyong’o Reflects On Why ‘Black Panther’ Was So Refreshing, Her First Book, And More

Black Panther broke down significant barriers in Hollywood as an all-black film, grossing $1.347 billion in box offices across the…

Review: Keturah Kendrick’s “No Thanks” Is A Treasure For The Unconventional Black Woman Living On Her Own Terms

I’ll always find it fascinating how what is meant for you can simply fall onto your lap. At the time,…

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Life Is Vividly Explored In New Graphic Novel By Paolo Parisi

In May, Italian illustrator Paolo Parisi released his latest, Basquiat: A Graphic Novel, which is a detailed exploration of the…

Akwaeke Emezi’s Chilling Debut Novel ‘Freshwater’ Is Being Developed Into A TV Series

Last year, we featured Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel Freshwater in JARO’s curated list of books to read by women of…

The Free Black Women’s Library Is Transforming Black Literary Spaces

OlaRonke Akinmowo is fulfilling her purpose, and enriching others’ lives in the process. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Akinmowo’s company…

Issa Rae Is Turning Tayari Jones’ ‘Silver Sparrow’ Novel Into A Film

Issa Rae has recently unveiled her ambitious new project: Adapting Tayari Jones’ Award-winning 2011 novel Silver Sparrow for the big…

“I’m BETTER not BITTER”: Anthony Tuggle’s Journey From Kidney Failure To Leader Of His Own Nation

  In his memoir I’m BETTER not BITTER, Anthony Tuggle takes us through his very personal journey with God—a journey…

Artist Kadir Nelson Celebrates Black American Heroes In New Picture Book

In a new picture book titled The Undefeated, artist Kadir Nelson brings Kwame Alexander’s “This One Is For Us” poem…
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