October 2021 New Releases

Here are the October 2021 new release titles from Black Authors. Use our Bookshop links to support the blog and indie bookstores. And grab our Book Blogger's Planner to help track your reading and social media goals!
From a bold new voice in literary fiction comes a compelling story of three mothers whose lives intersect during a generation-defining period in South Africa’s history.
From the powerhouse author of The Memo, the essential self-help book for women of color to heal--and thrive--in the workplace.
Tough-minded, vulnerable, and brave, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson's precisely imagined debut explores burdened inheritances and extraordinary pursuits of belonging.
A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Varian Johnson explores themes of toxic masculinity and family legacy in this heartfelt, hopeful story of one boy discovering what it really means to be a man.
Bad Fat Black Girl combines rule-breaking feminist theory, witty and insightful personal memoir, and cutting cultural analysis for an unforgettable, genre-defining debut.
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the finale of Kwame Mbalia's trilogy, in which Tristan Strong faces off with his archenemy, King Cotton, once and for all.
A woman wondering who she really is goes in search of a father she never knew--only to find something far more complicated than she ever expected--in this moving and hopeful novel of self-discovery for readers of An American Marriage.
From the New York Times bestselling authors of I'm Not Dying with You Tonight comes a story about friendship, privilege, sports, and protest.
The second edition of this bestseller debunks vicious misconceptions rooted in long-standing racism and shows that Black women are still alright.
An intricate magic system, a grimly humorous Black heroine, AND a heart-thumping romance? This book leaves nothing wanting. - Jordan Ifueko, NYT bestselling author of Raybearer
n illuminating view of prison life, as told by currently and formerly incarcerated people, from the co-creators and co-hosts of the Peabody- and Pulitzer-nominated podcast Ear Hustle
An empowering and celebratory portrait of Black women--from Josephine Baker to Aunt Viv to Cardi B.
Flowers for the Sea is a dark, dazzling debut novella that reads like Rosemary's Baby by way of Octavia E. Butler.
From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing.
In this third Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar Award-nominated author Lamar Giles, Otto and Sheed have to team up with the Ellison twins to take down a corporation obsessed with the weirdness of Logan County and that's turning its residents into Money-Zombies.
This meticulously selected anthology features a wide range of unique voices, finally illuminating a distinctly robust sector of contemporary literature.
She's snowed in at Christmas...with a man she must resist!
As The Wicked Watch follows a reporter as she unravels the disturbing mystery around the deaths of two Black girls; the work of a serial killer terrorizing Chicago.
A tense and thrilling vision of humanity's future in the chilling emptiness of space from rising giant in science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Tade Thompson.