Books

New Al Sharpton book looks at America’s political crossroads

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is working on a book that will address what he calls an…

New book shares early stories written by Zora Neale Hurston

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixty years after her death, the story of Zora Neale Hurston is still not fully told.…

Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘Binti’ Is Being Adapted Into An Africanfuturistic Hulu Series

Nnedi Okorafor’s Hugo Award-winning science fiction trilogy Binti will be adapted into a series from Hulu and Media Res.   The…

Stacey Abrams book on voting rights to be published in June

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Abrams has a new book coming out this summer that will focus on her signature…

JARO Picks: The 2020 Book Releases By Authors Of Color We’re Most Thrilled For

As the last year of the decade comes to a close, we’re keeping our eyes out for books that will…

‘Genesis Begins Again’ Announced As Finalist For William C. Morris Literary Award

“Genesis Begins Again” by Alicia D. Williams has been announced as one of the five finalists competing for the William…

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Debut Novel ‘The Water Dancer’ Among Carnegie Medal Finalists

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates’ first novel, “The Water Dancer,” is among the nominees for an Andrew Carnegie Medal…

JARO Podcast: Alicia D. Williams Discusses Powerful Debut Novel ‘Genesis Begins Again.’

In the latest episode of JARO’s Podcast, Tomeka M. Winborne had the pleasure of speaking with debut novelist and 2019 Kirkus…

Marlon James, Laili Lalami Are National Book Award Nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James fantasy novel “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” Laila Lalami’s immigrant tale “The Other Americans” and…

‘The Measure Of Our Lives: A Gathering Of Wisdom’ Will Be Filled With Toni Morrison Quotes

NEW YORK (AP) — A book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December. “The Measure of Our Lives:…
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