Staff Pick

Red at the Bone (Riverhead, $26) is yet another amazing work of literary fiction by the award-winning Jacqueline Woodson. This novel is for the reader on your list who loves a good family saga. Woodson masterfully illustrates the life of a Black family in Brooklyn, New York, whose lives are all shaped by a teenage pregnancy. The reader is introduced to the family through Melody’s coming-of-age party, which leads us into the many memories surrounding her childhood and the entire family’s history of love, loss, and parenthood. This was the first time I’ve read any of Woodson’s work and it is because of this novel I am eager to read more by her. I loved this novel because Woodson is able to craft such a powerful story in under 200 pages. Anyone who is given this novel for the holidays will take the lessons from this book and into 2020 with them.

Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

Staff Pick

Many people know of  Elaine Weltroth’s work with Teen Vogue and of her lucky white boots, I was elated to find out she wrote a memoir. Because she was the youngest editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and the first African American director of beauty and health at Condé Nast thought I would fall into a book that was full of advice on how she became just that, however, this book was the opposite. Instead of writing an advice book, she was honest about her career and how hard it was being a FOD (first, only, different) in her industry and what happens when you make to the top. 

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525561583
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Published: Viking - June 11th, 2019

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For Adults (18+) Only

Because I loved the first novel in this series, I had to read the second part of Edward and Lucardo’s story.  Although the first novel ends on a cliffhanger, the reader isn’t exactly picking up where they left off which drew  me into the story even more. The love and devotion that Edward and Lucardo have for each other only intensifies. Their story continues as they fight for their relationship. Lucardo may win over his friends and family but can Ed and Lucardo withstand Edward becoming ill?

 

Fortunate Beasts (Letters for Lucardo #2) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781945820281
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - April 23rd, 2019

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