Black Stories From Black Authors: 2016 Must-Read Book List

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Perfect for your next book club meeting or for your own solo reading enjoyment, check out these upcoming works to be released in 2016.  Whether fiction, non-fiction or self-help, there’s a little something for everyone.  Happy reading!

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Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses

Available for pre-order on Amazon.com, Lawrence Ross’s important book about race and racism on America’s college campuses is sure to be an eye-opening best seller. It’s due to be released on February 2.

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The Book of Grace

The latest dramatic play from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Suzan-Lori Parks reveals a young man’s confrontation with his father after he returns to his home in south Texas. The Book of Grace hits shelves on January 26.

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Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today

Designed to “amplify your life and help you achieve prosperity,” life coach Lisa Nichols’s latest personal transformation book will help you make 2016 your best year yet! The self-help book hits shelves January 5.

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Best Friends Forever

The latest novella by New York Times Best-Selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby reminds us what having a best friend is all about as one woman faces life-threatening illness and it is a childhood friend, not her husband, who steps in to take care of her. Best Friends Forever is available January 5.

 

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Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times

With 20 years of marriage under the belts of journalist duo Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, this couple can teach us all a few life lessons. Expect the book on shelves January 5.

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Balm

Written by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Balm takes place just after the Civil War and features two women with magical powers, both of whom venture to Chicago for a new life. While the hardcover has been out since last year, the paperback will be available February 2.

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Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How To Win the Money Game With or Without a Man

Patrice C. Washington’s book can help you get a better grasp of your financial future, rebuild credit and get out of debt–with or without a man. And Washington is giving advice by speaking from her own experiences and financial ups and downs. The book is available January 19.

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Black Deutschland

According to Amazon, Darryl Pinckney’s novel tells the story of Jed, “an outsider, trapped between a painful past and a tenebrous future, in Europe’s brightest and darkest city.” After running from his hometown of Chicago to the city of his dreams, Berlin, Jed is hoping for a fresh start and finds anything but that as a gay Black man abroad. Pinkney’s novel is available February 2.

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The Star Side of Bird Hill

In her debut, coming-of-age novel, Naomi Jackson introduces readers to two sisters who are sent from Brooklyn to live with their grandmother in Barbados.  Though released in the summer, Bird Hill will be re-released in February (in large print) and released as a paperback on August 30.

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