[#NEWBOOKALERT]: Black Book Releases for October and November 2020

We’re back for another edition of #NEWBOOKALERT. Check out our picks for Black Books Released in October and November.

October Releases

Cubana by JaQuavis Coleman

A man's quest to escape his past life is an uphill battle. After seeking a Cuban voodoo doctor to receive a spiritual advantage on his upcoming court case, Saint opens up Pandora's box. The Santeria voodoo seemed to work, but at what cost?

Truce 2: The War of the Lou's by T. Styles

Be careful what you wish for never rang truer…After years of plotting, Mason Louisville finally has what he always wanted.

Judge's Girls by Sharina Harris

Three very different women. Only one thing in common. But when their family patriarch dies and they must share his estate, the truths they discover will test them—and everything they think they know about each other.

Snapped by Alexa Martin

With the stakes this high, it’s no longer just a game for the Mustang’s quarterback in this romance by the author of Blitzed. 

Dance We Do by Ntozake Shange

In her first posthumous work, the revered poet crafts a personal history of Black dance and captures the careers of legendary dancers along with her own rhythmic beginnings.

Benita Renee Jenkins: Diva Secret Agent by Lorisa Bates

This first edition of the action-packed urban series centers on a young Brooklyn hairstylist who finds herself in the wrong place at the right time.

The Unspoken by Ian K. Smith

In this new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ian K. Smith, an ex-cop turned private investigator seeks justice on the vibrant, dangerous streets of Chicago.

Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz

Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor.

The Gucci Mane Guide to Greatness by Gucci Mane

From the platinum selling recording artist and New York Times bestselling author of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane comes THE GUCCI MANE GUIDE TO GREATNESS—an unprecedented look at Gucci Mane’s secrets to success, health, wealth, and self-improvement.

I Am Restored by Lecrae

The never-before-told story of Lecrae's loss of faith after the experiences of his past threatened to ruin his career and life. 


Barack Obama Speeches by Barack Obama

The must-have keepsake for any fan of President Barack Obama makes the perfect gift. This exquisite collection of speeches includes gilded edges, a stunning foil-stamped cover and ribbon bookmark.

Diamond Doris by Doris Payne & Zelda Lockhart

In the ebullient spirit of Ocean’s 8, The Heist, and Thelma & Louise, a sensational and entertaining memoir of the world’s most notorious jewel thief—a woman who defied society’s prejudices and norms to carve her own path, stealing from elite jewelers to live her dreams.

Make Me Rain: Poems and Prose by Nikki Giovanni

   One of America’s most celebrated poets    challenges us with this powerful and deeply personal collection of verse that speaks to the injustices of society while illuminating the depths of her own heart.


The Rise: Black Cooks by Marcus Samuelsson

 This groundbreaking new cookbook from chef, bestselling author, and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates contemporary Black cooking in 150 extraordinarily delicious recipes.

Tina Turner: That's My Life by Tina Turner

The first authorized pictorial autobiography for the trade by the legendary Tina Turner, containing iconic as well as never-before-seen candid photos, letters, and other personal items of The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, from her early career to today.

Bob Marley: Portrait of the Legend by Ziggy Marley

In honor of Bob Marley's seventy-fifth birthday, this glorious oversize book collects more than 150 photographs that celebrate the life and influence of the forefather of reggae and one of the greatest musical and sociopolitical icons of twentieth-century pop culture.

November Releases

B-More Careful: 20th Anniversary Edition by Shannon Holmes

B-More Careful takes sex, lies, and betrayal to the next level in this action-packed, fast-paced, suspense-filled novel.

Collateral by De'Nesha Diamond

Within D.C.’s ruthless halls of power, the conspiracies are killer—and the endgame is anything but fake news . . .

Black Lotus 2: The Vow by K'Wan

After the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (aka the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy.


Girls from da Hood 14 by Treasure Hernandez & Ms. Michel Moore

Two Essence® bestselling Urban Books authors have teamed up to bring the Motor City drama in this latest installment of the popular Girls from da Hood Series.

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

Confessions in B-Flat by Donna Hill

Essence bestselling author Donna Hill brings us an emotional love story set against the powerful backdrop of the civil rights movement that gripped a nation—a story as timely as it is timeless...

Light for the World to See by Kwame Alexander

From NPR correspondent and New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, comes a powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events.

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