New African American Interest Books and Authors
Looking for something to read from an African/African American point of view and or written by someone from the Diaspora? Browse our list of new books available now or coming soon to the Denver Public Library. Updated monthly...check out our list for September. Book summaries provided by Goodreads.
Destiny: Step into Your Purpose
T. D. Jakes
Whether you are just starting out, starting over, or wondering if there is greater success than what you've already accomplished, now is the time to reset your inner compass. Clear your path of distractions and disruptions. Correct places where you have veered off course. Get unstuck. Embrace your God-given purpose and, with this revelatory guide from T.D. Jakes, dare to pursue the unseen order in your life circumstances that is your Destiny. More books by T.D. Jakes
Under the Udala Trees
Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie.
Growing Up: In Words and Images
Joe Barry Carroll
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
Edited By Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa
Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva!
Big Freedia with Nicole Balin
Tyler Perry's America: Inside His Films