Dive into these selections by Black authors which place joy, discovery, creativity and excellence at the fore. Representing a wide spectrum of nonfiction, from crafting to cooking to sports to narrative essay (and some combining more than one!), these titles are, at their core, celebratory and enriching reads.
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Summary: More than 30 writers, representing a variety of ages, present essays and accompanying photographs of Black people enjoying the great outdoors. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla.
Writer Jason Reid has been following the proliferation of Black quarterbacks, a position that had long been dominated by their white counterparts. Following the stories of players like Colin Kaepernick, Patrick Mahomes, and Kyler Murray, Reid takes an incisive look at how the history–and future–of the NFL is shaped by these pioneering players. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla.
Chef Scotty Scott provides all the classic soul food recipes you’d ever want, including some remixes to further spice things up.
Crafting extraordinaire Yolanda Jordan presents the first doll pattern book entirely focused on creating dolls that have all shades of brown skin. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla.
This book celebrates the Black family home, showcasing both the design elements that owners have embraced to the broader cultural story of Black home ownership.
Remic Bigham-Risher mixes personal essays, along with insights from interviews with 10 Black poets, that digs into the action of creativity and the “guiding voice” that helps the process along.