The Color Purple

Author: Alice Walker

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $11.30

Deal price: $1.99

Deal starts: October 06, 2022

Deal ends: October 06, 2022

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon. A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband.   In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all.  

The Color Purple

has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (

The Nation

), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers.

This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Color Purple

is the 1st book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes

The Temple of My Familiar

and

Possessing the Secret of Joy.  

The legacy…

Author: Joy Deja King

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $9.99

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Deal starts: October 05, 2022

Deal ends: October 05, 2022

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The Legacy introduces you to the very prominent yet deadly, Collins Family. Allen Collins is the head of the drug empire and he grooms both his sons to control it with him. He wants to create a legacy for his family that will continue on from generation to generation. But in Allen's quest to leave a legacy, he has to first survive his biggest competition, which is the Hernandez family. Allen also has to make sure that he keeps certain politicians, judges and police officers in his back pocket. But Allen's wife Karmen, might turn out to be his most fatal opponent when she eventually grows tired of being his dutiful wife and learns about his mistress.Besides Allen trying to keep his wife loyal he also has to play peacemaker to his sons Clayton and Kasir. The men are complete opposites and constantly butt heads over their different styles on how to run the family business.Finally, there is Allen's daughter Ashton that he absolutely adores. Ashton has the beauty of her mother but a mind to destroy like her father. The Legacy will follow the rise of the Collins Family to greatness and how they have to fight to remain united so they won't fall.

Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

Author: Jason Mott

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $11.99

Deal price: $2.99

Deal starts: October 04, 2022

Deal ends: October 04, 2022

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***2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER***
***THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER***
Winner of the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize Finalist, 2022 Chautauqua Prize Finalist, Willie Morris Award for Southern Writing Shortlist, and the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize shortlist
A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

An Ebony Magazine Publishing Book Club Pick! 

One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction | One of Philadelphia Inquirer's Best Books of 2021 | One of Shelf Awareness's Top Ten Fiction Titles of the Year | One of TIME Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books | One of NPR.org's "Books We Love" | EW’s "Guide to the Biggest and Buzziest Books of 2021" |One of the New York Public Library's Best Books for Adults | San Diego Union Tribune—My Favorite Things from 2021 | Writer's Bone's Best Books of 2021 |Atlanta Journal Constitution—Top 10 Southern Books of the Year |One of the Guardian's (UK) Best Ten 21st Century Comic Novels | One of Entertainment Weekly's 15 Books You Need to Read This June | On Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" | One of the New York Post's Best Summer Reading books | One of GMA's 27 Books for June | One of USA Today's 5 Books Not to Miss | One of Fortune's 21 Most Anticipated Books Coming Out in the Second Half of 2021| One of The Root's PageTurners: It’s Getting Hot in Here | One of Real Simple's Best New Books to Read in 2021

An astounding work of fiction from New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott, always deeply honest, at times electrically funny, that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole
In Jason Mott’s Hell of a Book, a Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and more urgent: Mott’s novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour.
As these characters’ stories build and converge, they astonish. For while this heartbreaking and magical book entertains and is at once about family, love of parents and children, art and money, it’s also about the nation’s reckoning with a tragic police shooting playing over and over again on the news. And with what it can mean to be Black in America.
Who has been killed? Who is The Kid? Will the author finish his book tour, and what kind of world will he leave behind?  Unforgettably told, with characters who burn into your mind and an electrifying plot ideal for book club discussion, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. And in its final twists, it truly becomes its title.

Loyalty & Respect (Books 1-3)

Author: Drea Delgado

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $3.99

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Deal starts: October 03, 2022

Deal ends: October 03, 2022

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Special box set.Contains Loyalty and Respect volumes 1-9. The first nine books in the series have been combined.Loyalty and Respect 1-8 follows the relationship of Tania and Nico. Nico is a young teenage girl being raised in an abusive home by her mother Sandra. Sandra is addicted to drugs and beats and neglects Tania on a daily basis. A chance encounter connects Tania and Nico and he becomes her savior.They grow to love each other and build a relationship that only they can understand. With jealousy and envy all around them, coming from people they would never suspect their relationship falls into an on again, off again pattern.

Who Asked You?

Author: Terry McMillan

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $13.99

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Deal starts: October 01, 2022

Deal ends: October 01, 2022

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From the #1 

New York Times

bestselling author…“Remember

Getting to Happy

,

Waiting to Exhale

, and

How Stella Got Her Groove Back?

Well, you won’t likely forget Terry McMillan’s

Who Asked You?

 either” (

Raleigh News & Observer

).

Betty Jean already has her hands full when her grown daughter leaves her two young sons in her care. In between dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams—BJ still manages to hold down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. But who asked her?

All About Love

Author: Bell Hooks

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $12.49

Deal price: $2.99

Deal starts: September 30, 2022

Deal ends: September 30, 2022

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A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy.  All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces.

“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness--not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. 

As bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful, timely affirmation of just how profoundly her revelations can change hearts and minds for the better.