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Dolen Perkins Valdez is a novelist. NYT bestseller. Historical Fiction. 2023 NAACP Image Award Winner. TAKE MY HAND in paperback April 2023. Memphis born and raised. See links below. ⬇️❤️⤵️❤️

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Book Cover for: Lessons for Survival: Mothering Against "The Apocalypse", Emily Raboteau

Lessons for Survival: Mothering Against "The Apocalypse"

Emily Raboteau
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I am so excited to recommend Emily Raboteau’s new book LESSONS FOR SURVIVAL. This collection of essays is transformative, y’all. I haven’t stopped thinking about it!

Hardcover, 2024

$29.99$14.99 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Take My Hand, Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Take My Hand

Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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If you’ve already read my book Take My Hand, you know what this Supreme Court decision will mean for black, brown, poor, disabled women. You know that the most vulnerable among us are being targeted. You know this.

Paperback, 2023

$17.00$8.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Harry Sylvester Bird, Chinelo Okparanta

Harry Sylvester Bird

Chinelo Okparanta
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Happy pub day to the gifted writer Chinelo Okparanta whose new book HARRY SYLVESTER BIRD is in the world today! https://www.chinelookparanta.com

Paperback, 2023

$18.99$9.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Queen Sugar (TV Tie-In), Natalie Baszile

Queen Sugar (TV Tie-In)

Natalie Baszile
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@avaduvernayfans @greg_vaughan Was my friend Natalie Baszile there, the original author of Queen Sugar the novel?

Paperback, 2017

$16.00$8.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, Harriet A. Washington

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

Harriet A. Washington
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I highly recommend Harriet Washington’s Medical Apartheid as a source of the history of medical racism in this country. For anyone who is stunned by what happens in my book, Washington will contextualize the problematic history of experimentation on the Black body.

Paperback, 2008

$20.00$10.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives (Pulitzer Prize Finalist), Linda Villarosa

Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives (Pulitzer Prize Finalist)

Linda Villarosa
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Happy pub day to @lindavillarosa whose new book UNDER THE SKIN comes out tomorrow. It’s a book about race and medicine and I’m excited to read!

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Another Word for Love: A Memoir, Carvell Wallace

Another Word for Love: A Memoir

Carvell Wallace
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This appreciation of beauty gets its moment in the book in ways that are both philosophical and intimate…Wallace’s aesthetic appreciation of language echoes in poetic sentences that craft metaphor with ease and wrap the reader in an evocative cocoon of powerful witnessing.

Hardcover, 2024

$28.00$14.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (a Novel), Celeste Ng

Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (a Novel)

Celeste Ng
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Y’all this book is a must-read. Let me tell you something. I would pre-order if I were you. Soooo good.

Paperback, 2023

$18.00$9.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: A Woman of Endurance, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

A Woman of Endurance

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
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Do y’all know about my talented friend @Writer1949 Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa’s new book A WOMAN OF ENDURANCE which comes out next week, the same day as mine? We are good friends! Buy both of our books if you can!! https://t.co/8UD3SUxFFr

Paperback, 2023

$18.99$9.49 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, Jamie Ford

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy

Jamie Ford
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I’m so honored @JamieFord recommended TAKE MY HAND on the @TODAYshow. Make sure to check out his new novel THE MANY DAUGHTERS OF AFONG MOY!!!

Paperback, 2023

$17.99$8.99 + Free shipping50% off your first book