New African American Books: Book Clubs & Libraries
April 15, 2013
National Library Week takes place every April to celebrate our country’s libraries, librarians and to promote library use. Encourage literacy and a love for reading by celebrating National Library Week with your kids.
This year, National Library Week takes place April 14-20.
For some ideas on how to celebrate with your family, see Love Your Libraries at SheKnows.com.
March 4, 2013
2013 Literary Awards Winners and Nominees from the African Americans on the Move Book Club
Break Out Author of the Year
Monica Mathis Stowe – Where Did We Go Wrong?
Tyora Moody – When Rain Falls (Victory Gospel Series #1)
Drusilla Mars – Black Fire
Nicety – Juicy: Pandora’s Box
Fabiola Joseph – Rebel’s Domain: Scarred For Life (Volume 1)
Independent Book Store of the Year
Books and Beauty
The Literary Joint
Black and Nobel
Magazine of the Year
Urban Grapevine Magazine
Book Club of the Year
Black Faithful Sisters and Brothers Book Club
Sugar and Spice
Book Groupies Book Club
Street Lit Writer of the Year
Fabiola Joseph – Rebel’s Domain: Scarred For Life (Volume 1)
Kwan – Animal
David Weaver – The Power Family
Eyone Williams – Secrets Never Die
Treasure Blue – Little Bag Girl
Poet of the Year
GPA – The Mind of a Poetic Unsub
Kai – Peaceful Resolution
Luella Hill – Message In My Pen
Independent Publisher of the Year
Life Changing Books
Cash Money Content
Book Reviewer of the Year
Urban Book of the Year
Angry Ass Black Woman by Karen Quinoes Miller
The Cartel 4 by Ashley and JaQuavis
Where Did We Go Wrong? By Monica Mathis Stowe
Aminal by Kwan
Hated by Many, Loved by None by Shan
Male Author of the Year
Brian W. Smith
Vote for the Female Author of the Year
Myss Shan – Hated by Many, Loved by None
Ashley Antoinette – Guilty Gucci
Kenni York – Karma
Kimberla Lawson Roby – The Reverend’s Wife
Vanna B – Fancy
Christian Fiction Writer of the Year
Victoria Christopher Murray – Scandalous
Reshonda Tate Billingsley – The Secret She Kept
Shelia E. Lipsey for her book- What’s Blood Got To Do With It?
Vanessa Davis Griggs for her book- The Other Side of Dare (Blessed Trinity Novels)
Tyora Moody for her book- When Rain Falls (Victory Gospel Series #1)
Reader’s Choice Award
Romance writer of the Year
Zuri Day – Love on the run
Donna Hill – Everything is You
Traci Bee – A Nickel for a Kiss
Sadeqa Johnson – Love in a Carry On Bag
Anna Black – Who Do I Run To?
Nate Holmes Honorary Award
Shelia E. Lipsey
AAMBC Author of the Year
Silk White – Married To Da Street
Jonean Mclain- Checkmate
Keith Thomas Walker fir his book- Dripping Chocolate
CJ Hudson – Knuckleheadz
Erica Crump – MISCELLANEOUS BLUES
September 11, 2012
A new novel from New York Times and USA Today author Francis Ray. The Grayson Friends contemporary romance series book 8, All I Ever Wanted will be released on February 26, 2013.
Naomi Reese is a divorced mother with a small daughter named Kayla, a new life in Sante Fe, and, finally, some distance from her abusive ex-husband. All she wants now is a home of her own where she and Kayla can finally feel safe. With one bad marriage behind her, she can’t even dream of falling in love again. Until she meets Richard…
A tall, handsome veterinarian with a warm smile and big heart, Richard Youngblood is the kind of man any woman could fall for. Not only does he have a wonderful way with animals, he’s great with little Kayla and—Naomi has to admit—he’s easy on the eyes. Richard definitely has his sights set on her, too. But first, Naomi has to free herself from her past—and learn how to love again—before she can have all she ever wanted with the man of her dreams…
All I Ever Wanted will be available February 26, 2013.
February 13, 2012
Time: February 16, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Clough Commons Auditorium, Georgia Tech
Organized By: Geogia Tech Science Fiction Department
Come join us as we discuss the state of Black Science Fiction, share our stories and perform a group reading created especially for this event. Participating in this first of its kind event are Ed Hall, L.M. Davis, Milton Davis, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Wendy Raven McNair and Balogun Ojetade.
The Black Science Fiction Society
February 9, 2012
DALLAS, TX (February 7, 2012) – To celebrate Black History Month, Comerica Bank today unveiled a new African American Literature Collection for the citywide Dallas Public Library system, as well as e-readers for two in-need Southern Dallas library branches. The collection features close to 900 e-books by or about African-Americans and increases the System’s e-book collection by more than 6 percent.
As part of its donation to the non-profit group Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Comerica also purchased 30 e-readers for use by patrons of the North Oak Cliff and Polk Wisdom library branches. Comerica adopted the two branches in 2010 with a donation of $50,000 for the purchase of materials devoted to financial literacy, an important objective of the bank’s community outreach efforts. The total estimated value of the e-books and kindles is $15,000.
See more at http://www.4-traders.com/COMERICA-INCORPORATED-12105/news/COMERICA-INCORPORATED-To-Celebrate-Black-History-Month-Comerica-Bank-Unveils-New-African-American-e–14012075/
January 24, 2012
BLACK AUTHORS & READERS ROCK!
The Reading Divas Book Club will host its 2012 event on Friday & Saturday October 19 & 20, 2012 at the Metro Points Hotel, 8500 Annapolis Road, in New Carrollton, Maryland.
Friday 8-11 pm
Reception/Book Club Meeting
Featuring Dr. Daniel Black
Saturday Morning 9-11
Featuring Mary Monroe
Early Bird Tickets/(after 9/15)
Friday Only – $20/($30)
Saturday Only – $40/($50)
Combined Ticket – $55/($75)
To buy tickets, go to www.readersrock.eventbrite.com or send certified check or money order to
The Reading Divas, P O Box 102, Glenndale, MD 20769.
Make it a weekend event! Call for your reservations at Metro Points TODAY! (301) 459-6700
June 9, 2011
Today is the official release of Teen Girls Need L.O.V.E. by S.Dodson.
Get it today for $10.95 paperback or $3.00 from Kindle.
Come out and meet the author!!!
She will be at the following locations for the month of June.
**Book of the month SV Promoting Purpose Magazine**
Check out the magazine!
06/04/2011 The Literary Joint (Forrestville, MD) 12pm to 4pm
06/10/2011 African Imports (Houston, TX) Greenspoint Mall
06/11/2011-06/12/2011 The National Black Book Festival (Houston, TX)
06/16/2011 Interviews with Conversations CA WEBB @ 8:30
06/17/2011- Cartel Café & Books (Oxon Hills, MD) 2pm to 5pm
06/20/2011-Interviews with SORMAG
Also, Interviewed at Freda Voice. To check it out copy and paste the link below.
About The Book
Teen Girls Need L.O.V.E. is suitable for the straight A student, the troubled teen, and the girl looking to be empowered. The goal is to transform our teens into successful women by giving them the tools needed to build their self confidence and self esteem. This book focuses on the hottest topics facing teens such as relationships, self esteem, bullying, the importance of education, and how to set goals. If guidance is what you need, Teen Girls Need L.O.V.E. is here to the rescue!
Teen Girls Need L.O.V.E. is suitable for any teen. If you don’t have a teen girl in your life, buy the book and donate it to a church, school or library. Everyone can use some motivation in their life!
**Books are available at all the online retailers and a book store near you. If they don’t have the book, order it. Also, books can be purchased from the publishers’ website @ www.mahogneyinkpublication.com.**
March 27, 2011
3RD ANNUAL BLACK AUTHORS FESTIVAL
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Times: 1p.m. – 5p.m.
Location: 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach 90802
The Long Beach Public Library will host The 3rd Annual Black Authors’ Festival on April 2, 2011. The Black Authors Festival is free to the public and will be from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This festival will have over 25 authors in attendance. Any donations collected will go to help support the Children’s Programs for the Library. Join us as at the Long Beach Public Library as we celebrate National Library Month. The Long Beach Public Library is located at 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Actress, producer and now author Cherie Johnson and Kathie Scott with “Around the World Twice”. A story about two girl friends who are a modern day Thelma and Louise. Two ladies who want it all, but discover that not everything you wish for is what’s good for you.
Marcus Hardie with “Black and Bulletproof” tells the intriguing story of one man’s journey from the terrors of Los Angeles’ Westside to Israel’s Western Wall and back again.
MG Hardie with “It Ain’t Just The Size” is a love story surrounded by humor, politics, relationship advice and just about everything in-between; real talk about how to deal with real issues Mimi Renee with “Pretty Bright” a bitter-sweet story of a young misguided, misunderstood 17-year-old girl, who in order to provide for her struggling single mother and siblings, shows a startling portrait of today’s Black family. Terry Wroten with “Natural Born Killaz”, a riveting, volatile tale of gang life and inspirational story about choices.
Also scheduled to attend are:
Rufus Butler – ‘Black Energy’
Pamela Hale Burns – “Come Out From Among Them”
Robbie N. Butler – “Ms. Single Mom – Yes, You Can!”
Colburt Cobene- “No Dope A Book Of Enlightenment And Pathway To Love”
Frances Dawson Harris – “Live For Today”
Aaron L. Day – ‘History Lessons’/'Locating Free African-American Ancestors’
Karen Harper – ‘Mary Dell Butler-Making a Difference’
Anthony Parnell – ‘The 7 Laws of Stress Management’/'Healing Through Writing’
Autrilla Watkins Scott – ‘Stories From The Past’
Darick J. Simpson – ‘Who Will Be There’
Carolyn Smith Watts – ‘Breaking Through, Lighting The Way’
Doris Topsy-Elvord – ‘No Mountain High Enough’
Stephanie Butler – ‘My Body Is The Temple: Encounters and Revelations of Sacred’
Charlene E. Green ‘One Man’s Treasure’
Seth Fowler ‘Cory The Popcorn’s Big Adventure’
U.L. Harper ‘The Flesh Statue’
The festival will also feature Children’s Books, Plays, Poetry, Urban, Pop-Culture, Fiction, Non Fiction and books on Stress Management.
For More Information Contact: Aaron L. Day Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
February 13, 2010
From Aya to Zapt!: 24 Graphic Novels for African American History Month
Featuring Marguerite Abouet, Frank Miller & Kyle Baker
By Martha Cornog, Philadelphia — Library Journal, 1/7/2010
The past year has left tweens and teens with many more quality comics that increasingly depict engaging African American main characters. Plus, we have our Main Man himself, Mr. President, the comics geek–turned–comics hero. Forthcoming from Eureka: a Graphic Classics anthology featuring adaptations of short stories by African American authors. Forthcoming from TV star Rashida Jones via Oni Press: a spy thriller titled Frenemy of the State. Stay tuned!
April 4, 2009
April 3, 2009
New York — Marlene Perez’s “Dead Is the New Black” is a young adult novel with a noirish pink and black cover and a supernatural plot. If it ever becomes the next sensation, give some credit to middle-schoolers such as Geneva Lish.
“It has an unusual plot and a unique power,” says Lish, a seventh-grader.
Lish didn’t buy the book online or at a store. She was among the students at J.H.S. 167 in Manhattan who recently visited the Scholastic Book fair, shopping in the school’s auditorium as they looked through graphic novels, fantasy and a Life magazine volume about President Obama.
During a hard time for publishing and education, the fairs remain a relatively stable source of income. According to a recent report from Scholastic Corp., revenue from fairs for the nine months ending Feb. 28 was $261.2 million, virtually unchanged from the same nine-month period a year earlier.
“I’ve never met one parent who said, ‘My kid has too many books.’ . . . You might cut a lot of things out. You might cut out a toy. You’re not going to cut out a book,” says Scholastic’s president of book fairs, Alan Boyko.
Book fairs have been around for decades, although the field now is largely controlled by Scholastic.
The publisher says its business has grown from about 8,000 annual fairs in the early 1980s to about 120,000 fairs expected this year.
Los Angeles Times