Vicenary

Author: George Allen Blacken

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: January 25, 2022

Deal ends: January 25, 2022

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What is your story? In the Variances of the Cosmos, there are infinite possibilities. One decision can change everything. The actions of a single person truly make a difference. Heroes come in all forms, races, and cultures. Africans and African Americans are not exceptions to this. This collection of twenty brand new science fiction and fantasy stories presents relatable characters, thought provoking themes, dramatic plots, and heart penetrating words that are both relevant and entertaining for any culture. These stories are crafted for fans of urban, fantasy, supernatural, dystopian, superhero, space opera, and robot fiction. Find your story. Note that a bonus story is also included in this collection.

Nothing Better Than This Hood Love

Author: Porscha Sterling

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: January 13, 2022

Deal ends: January 13, 2022

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While only in middle school, Chellise & Kendrik formed a bond under the most unlikely circumstances. With a mother addicted to crack, Kendrik's parents argued constantly, leading him to sneak off to Chellise's house and seek refuge sleeping on her bedroom floor. Although Chellise's parents forbid her to spend time with Kendrik, in her bedroom in the middle of the night, they secretly built a strong friendship.

When Kendrik's mother is murdered by his father, he pleads guilty to the crime in an effort to save his father, and Chellise loses her friend. Fifteen years later, Chellise is living a dream. She is engaged to one of the sexiest businessmen in the area, and life with him can’t get any better. But her fiancé is a cheater. When his secret affair comes to the surface, Chellise has more than one reason to want to leave him alone.

After serving time for a crime he didn't commit, Kendrik has taken to the streets to make his way through life in light of his troubled past. When a plan gone wrong leads to him running into Chellise, he is reminded just how much he loved the girl who considered him only a friend. The only thing standing in the way of pursuing her is Gianna: his crazy, pregnant girlfriend who has shown she is not above slashing a tire, setting things on fire or even fighting it out in the streets to keep him bound to her.

Beloved

Author: Toni Morrison

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: January 12, 2022

Deal ends: January 12, 2022

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—an unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery. This spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

Sag Harbor

Author: Colson Whitehead

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: January 12, 2022

Deal ends: January 12, 2022

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From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys: a hilarious and supremely original novel set in the Hamptons in the 1980s, "a tenderhearted coming-of-age story fused with a sharp look at the intersections of race and class” (The New York Times).

Benji Cooper is one of the few Black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of Black professionals have built a world of their own.

The summer of ’85 won’t be without its usual trials and tribulations, of course. There will be complicated new handshakes to fumble through and state-of-the-art profanity to master. Benji will be tested by contests big and small, by his misshapen haircut (which seems to have a will of its own), by the New Coke Tragedy, and by his secret Lite FM addiction. But maybe, just maybe, this summer might be one for the ages.

Jubilee

Author: Margaret Walker

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: January 10, 2022

Deal ends: January 10, 2022

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The bestselling classic about a mixed-race child in the Civil War-era South that “chronicles the triumph of a free spirit over many kinds of bondage” (TheNew York Times Book Review).

Jubilee tells the true story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress. Vyry bears witness to the antebellum South in both its opulence and its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction.

Weaving her own family’s oral history with thirty years of research, Margaret Walker brings the everyday experiences of slaves to light in a novel that churns with the hunger, the hymns, the struggles, and the very breath of American history.

Reality in Chaos

Author: Monique Kelley

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: January 09, 2022

Deal ends: January 09, 2022

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Meet Simone Monroe.

Months ago Simone had a fairytale wedding only to realize the actual marriage didn't fit what she had in mind. As she learns the truth behind her marriage, she is faced with realizing not all fairytales have happy endings.

Meet Taylor Ross.

Taylor has made a life for herself as one of the most talented artists of her generation. When Taylor tries to take on mental illness she is faced with the reality that some things in life cannot be fixed with a paint brush.

Meet Jacqueline "Jackie" McKinley.

After years of waiting for her big Hollywood break, Jackie gets an opportunity of a lifetime that changes her life forever. But was the price of fame worth it?

What happens when the life you thought you were going to have is hit with the Reality in Chaos? Through life's unexpected twist and turns, one thing is consistent for these women; their friendship and sisterhood.