December New Releases

The latest releases from Black authors for December 2020

The Black Friend

On Being a Better White Person
Frederick Joseph
List Price: 17.99*
Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs—creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice.

King of the Rising (Islands of Blood and Storm #2)

Kacen Callender


List Price: 16.99*

King of the Rising is the searing conclusion to an unflinching and powerful Caribbean-inspired fantasy series about colonialism, resilience and defiance.

How to Fail at Flirting

Denise Williams


List Price: 16.00*

One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down.


The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Ijeoma Oluo


List Price: 28.00*

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.

The Big Three

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and the Rebirth of the Boston Celtics

Michael Holley


List Price: 28.00*

New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley tells the inside story of how Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett joined together to form the most dominant team in basketball and lead the Boston Celtics to their first championship in more than two decades.

Black Futures

Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham


List Price: 40.00*

An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony
A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present
An infinite geography of possible futures

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?

Second Chance on Cypress Lane

Includes a Bonus Novella (Holly Grove Island #1)

Reese Ryan

Mass Market

List Price: 7.99*

In this heartwarming second-chance romance, a woman returns home and discovers that, when it comes to finding love, there's no place like home.

Girl Gurl Grrrl

On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic

Kenya Hunt


List Price: 26.99*

In the vein of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist and Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, but wholly its own, a provocative, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking collection of essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother, and a global citizen in today's ever-changing world.

Survival of the Thickest


Michelle Buteau


List Price: 27.00*

From the stand-up comedian, actress, and host beloved for her cheeky swagger, unique voice, and unapologetic frankness comes a book of comedic essays for fans of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling and We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union.

Water Sports; Or Insignificant White Boys

Jeremy O. Harris


List Price: 12.00*

It's July 5, 2015 and tomorrow James Baldwin will depart for the MacDowell Colony where he plans on writing his "homosexual tome" entitled Giovanni's Room but first he has to make brunch with Robert Mapplethorpe because their guests are about to arrive. In this new immersive work of autofiction, the author delves deep into his own psyche to discover what it means to be "fluid" and how one begins the work of decolonizing their desire.
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