Books Needed

Along with accepting ANY book donations we’ve put together a comprehensive list of all the books we would love to have included in our store. If you’re able to donate any please contact us !

Additionally, if you don’t have any books to donate we are also accepting monetary donations. Every dollar is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for supporting our mission !

General Books

  1. The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Cruz
  2. I Mix What I like – Jared Ball
  3. The Miseducation of the Negro – Carter Godwin Woodson
  4. Hoodlum – K’wan
  5. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  6. Black Boy – Richard Wright
  7. Vaster Than the Sky Greater Than the Space – Mooji
  8. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  9. Beloved – Toni Morrison 
  10. The Crisis of the Intellectual Negro –  Harold Cruse
  11. Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
  12. A Lesson Before Dying-  Ernest Gaines
  13. Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde
  14. The Originals –  Adam Grant
  15. Your Silence Will Not Protect You – Audre Lorde
  16. Zami – A New Spelling of My name – Audre Lorde
  17. Freedom Summer – Deborah Wiles
  18. The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman
  19. White Rage- Carol Anderson
  20. Can We Talk About Race – Beverly Daniel Tatum
  21. Uses of the Erotic – Audre Lorde
  22. Succeeding Against The Odds – Jon Johnson
  23. The Politics and Art of a black Intellectual – Amiri Baraka
  24. The Dreams of My Father – Barack Obama
  25. The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama
  26. Becoming – Michelle Obama
  27. The Other Wes Moore – Wes Moore
  28. Letter to My Daughter – Maya Angelou
  29. The Culture Code- Daniel Coyle
  30. On the Other Side of Freedom – Deray Mckesson
  31. The Hate You Give – Angie Thomas
  32. Between the World And Me – Tanehisi Coates
  33. The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
  34. Don’t Call Us Dead – Danez Smith
  35. The Century Cycle – August Wilson
  36. Counting Descent – Clint Smith
  37. The Hip Hop Generation – Bakari Kitwana
  38. Shake Loose My Skin – Sonia Sanchez
  39. Homegirls & Hand-grenades – Sonia Sanchez
  40. Morning Haiku – Sonia Sanchez
  41. Does Your House of Lions – Sonia Sanchez
  42. Black Roots Science- Modimoncho
  43. Dear Martin – Nic Stone
  44. For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf- Ntozake Shange
  45. They Came Before Columbus – Iva Van Sertima
  46. Hum – Jamaal May
  47. There There – Tommy Orange
  48. Hidden Rules of Race – Andrea Flynn, Susan R, Holmberg, Dorian T. Warren & Felicia J. Wong
  49. The autobiography of Frederick Douglass – Frederick Douglass

Non fiction

  1. The Complete Stories of Paul Lawerence Dunbar – Paul Lawrence Dunbar
  2. When Malindy Sings – Paul Lawrence Dunbar
  3. The Crown Ain’t Worth Much – Hanif
  4. The Color Purple – Alice Walker 
  5. Raisin in the Sun – Loraine Hansberry 
  6. In Search of Our Mothers Gardens – Alice Walker
  7. Meridan – Alice Walker
  8. To Hell With Dying – Alice Walker
  9. Alkaline Herbal Medicine – Aqiyl Aniys
  10. A Ghetto Takes Shape – Kenneth L Kusmer
  11. Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine – Bebe Moore Campbell
  12. Educated – Tara Westover

James Baldwin Books

  1. Fire Next Time
  2. Giovanni’s Room
  3. Nobody Knows My Name
  4. Notes of a Native Son
  5. Sonny’s Blues
  6. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  7. Another Country
  8. Going to Meet the Man
  9. The Price of a Ticket
  10. One Day When I Was Lost
  11. A Dialogue
  12. The Cross of Redemption
  13. If Beale Street Could Talk

Richard Wright Books

  1. Native Son
  2. The Outside
  3. Uncle Toms Children
  4. White Men Listen

Nikki Giovanni Books

  1. Love Poems
  2. Black Feeling, Black Talk
  3. Hip Hop Speaks to Children
  4. Chasing Utopia
  5. Rosa
  6. A Good Cry
  7. Racism 101
  8. The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni
  9. Gemini

Bell Hooks Books

  1. All About Love
  2. Ain’t I A Woman ?
  3. Feminist Theory
  4. The Will to Change
  5. Bone Black
  6. Where We Stand: Class Matters
  7. Feminism Is For Everybody
  8. Teaching To Transgress
  9. When Angels Speak of Love

Afro Futurism

  1. No One is Coming to Save Us : A Novel – Stephanie Powell Watts
  2. Brown Girl in the Ring – Nalo Hopkinson
  3. Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeymi
  4. Mothership Tales of Afro Futurism – Bill Campbell

LGBTQ

  1. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  2. The Gilda Stories – Jewelle Gomez
  3. A Visitation of Spirits – Randall Kenan
  4. Invisible Life – E Lynn Harris
  5. Cafe Te Hara Negro – April Sinclair

Fiction

  1. Kindred – Octavia Butler
  2. Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler
  3. Parable of the Talents – Octavia Butler
  4. Fledging – Octavia Butler
  5. Bloodchild – Octavia Butler
  6. Ta-nehisi Coates – Water dancer
  7. The Negro Speaks of Rivers – Langston Hughes
  8. The Underground Railroad – Whitehead 
  9. The help – Kathryn Stockett
  10. Roots – Alex Haley

Hip Hop

  1. The Gospel of Hip Hop – KRS One
  2. The Rose That Grew From Concrete – 2 pac 
  3. Decoded – Jay z
  4. Autobiography of Gucci Mane – Gucci Mane
  5. The Wu-Tang Manual – RZA

Children’s Books

  1. Dancing in the Wings – Debbie Allen
  2. Bud Not Buddy – Christopher Paul Curtis
  3. Little Leaders – Vashti Harrison
  4. I Love My Hair – Natasha Tarpley
  5. Monster – Walter Dean Myer
  6. Harlem’s Little Blackbird – Renee Watson
  7. Martins Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr – Doreen Rappaport
  8. The Story of Ruby Bridges – Robert Coles
  9. I, Too am America – Langston Hughes
  10. Tears of A Tiger – Sharon Draper
  11. Pete The Cat Books – James Dean, Eric Litwin
  12. The People Could Fly – Virginia Hamilton
  13. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale – John Steptoe