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Living & Dying in America: A Daily Chronicle, 2020–2022

A wrenching moral call to awareness and action that belongs in social sciences, history, and medicine collections and on curricula for high schoolers and up.
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Delver

This enjoyable adventure pulls readers in with quirky fantasy details underlain by universal issues: gentrification, coming of age, fear of change, and family legacies. Teens through adults will enjoy Temerity’s exploits.

Drawing Black Lives and Voices | Graphic Novel Round-Up

The Low, Low Woods

This smart, scary mystery from sci-fi/fantasist Machado (Her Body and Other Parties) will suck in readers intrigued by haunting body horror wrapped in a women-centered plot.
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Noir Is the New Black: Noir Stories from Black Creators

The expert plotting that packs so much into each vignette can be breathtaking, while the skillful incorporation of historical injustices adds moral depth. This title will easily draw in mystery/crime readers looking to feed their fix.

Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books

Abounding in lavish color reproductions from historical comic books, Quattro’s exhaustive research allows glimpses into the challenges, roadblocks, and successes that Black comics illustrators experienced. A compelling eye-opener about boundary-breaking stories behind the stories, and winner of a 2021 Eisner Award.
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Black Star

Despite the sometimes-unclear narrative flow, the story is gripping thanks to the inventiveness of the pair’s planetary struggles, plus the psychological twists. A good choice for readers attracted to survivalist thrillers and women protagonists.
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Knock Out! The True Story of Emile Griffith

Kleist’s study in contrasts paints a powerful portrait of an athlete fighting not just opponents but also racism and homophobia. In reexamining such wrenching events of the past, readers are encouraged to understand today’s still-necessary push-back against sociocultural stigmas.

Box of Bones: Book One

This mesmerizing blend of Black American folk tradition and dark fantasy provides much food for thought, as well as edgy entertainment.
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