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She Begat This webShe Begat This: 20 Years Of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

Author: Joan Morgan 

Award-winning feminist author and journalist Joan Morgan delivers an expansive, in-depth, and heartfelt analysis of the album and its enduring place in pop culture. She Begat This is both an indelible portrait of a magical moment when a young, fierce, and determined singer-rapper-songwriter made music history and a crucial work of scholarship, perfect for longtime hip-hop fans and a new generation of fans just discovering this album.

on the come up webOn The Come Up

Angie Thomas

From the bestselling author of The Hate U Give comes a new YA novel, On the Come Up. Bri may only be sixteen, but she knows exactly what she wants to do with her life: become the next hip-hop sensation. Following in her father’s music-industry footsteps, Bri knows that her dreams of stardom will mean a lot for both her and her mother. Battling her way to success, this determined teen will do whatever it takes to keep her family afloat, making this the perfect read for audiences both young and old who are striving to reach their goals.

no ashes in the fire webNo Ashes In The Fire: Coming Of Age Balck & Free In America

Author: Darnell L. Moore

Darnell L. Moore had a tough time as a teenager, being lit on fire by his classmates because they assumed he was gay. Facing prejudices like this led Moore to a life in activism, and with his new book, No Ashes in the Fire, he is ready to tell the world his story of resilience and bravery. A journey through discrimination and social injustice, this nonfiction read tackles the difficult topic of race in a country where it is still a hot topic and widely debated.

three days missing webThree Days Missing

Author: Kimberly Belle

Kat Jenkins never thought that her son would go missing when she sent him off on a sleep-away school trip, but in this suspenseful novel, one mother’s nightmare will become a reality. As the search for her son continues, Kat meets Stef, another mother who proves to have unexpected ties to her son’s disappearance. Finding out that the two can only trust each other, Kat and Stef do everything in their power to bring young Ethan home before it’s too late.