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Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes Cover
Author: Phoebe Robinson | Narrator: Phoebe Robinson
Release Date: September 28, 2021
With sharp, timely insight, pitch-perfect pop culture references, and her always unforgettable voice, New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actress, and producer Phoebe Robinson is back with her most must-read book yet. In her brand-new collec...
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ISBN: 9780593457672
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Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes Cover
Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year—continuing the O. Henry Prize's century-long tradition of literary excellence.Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story an...
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ISBN: 9780593504437
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Author: Venita Blackburn | Narrator: Jamie K. Brown, Venita Blackburn, Angel Pean, Jamal Henderson and Tashi Thomas
Release Date: September 07, 2021
"How to Wrestle a Girl is a work of stunning grace and rhythm. In these stories Venita Blackburn reminds us she is a writer unlike any other, her stories propelled by voice and wit and harsh beauty." --Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Fr...
Author: Maggie Nelson | Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Release Date: September 07, 2021
An expansive, exhilarating work of criticism by one of the most significant writers of our day.So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses ...
Author: Randall Kennedy | Narrator: Ryan Vincent Anderson
Release Date: September 07, 2021
In a magnum opus that spans two decades, Harvard Law School professor Randall Ken­nedy, one of our preeminent legal scholars and public intellectuals, gives us twenty-nine provocative essays—some previously published, others written for thi...
Author: James Whiteside | Narrator: James Whiteside
Release Date: August 17, 2021
“James Whiteside is an electrifying performer, an incredible athlete, and an artist, through and through.  To know James is to love him; with Center Center, you are about to fall in love.” —Jennifer Garner “A frank exam...
Author: Jaime Cortez | Narrator: Alejandro Ruiz
Release Date: August 17, 2021
The first ever collection of short stories by Jaime Cortez, Gordo is set in a migrant workers camp near Watsonville, California in the 1970s. A young, probably gay, boy named Gordo puts on a wrestler’s mask and throws fists with a boy...
Author: Maurice Carlos Ruffin | Narrator: Adam Alexi-Malle and Asia Rainey
Release Date: August 17, 2021
A collection of raucous stories that offer a “vibrant and true mosaic” (The New York Times) of New Orleans, from the critically acclaimed author of We Cast a Shadow   “Every sentence is both something that makes you want t...
Author: Hilton Als | Narrator: Kevin R. Free
Release Date: August 17, 2021
"This book will change you." --Chicago TribuneWhite Girls is about, among other things, blackness, queerness, movies, Brooklyn, love (and the loss of love), AIDS, fashion, Basquiat, Capote, philosophy, porn, Eminem, Louise Brooks, and Michael Ja...
Narrator: Amir Abdullah and Taj Leahy
Release Date: August 03, 2021
Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors--including Jason Reynolds (the Track series), Jerry Craft (New Kid), and Kwame Mbalia (the Tristan Strong series)!Black boy joy is…...
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ISBN: 9780593409886
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Author: Juan Gabriel Vasquez | Narrator: Sheldon Romero and Alfredo Huereca
Release Date: August 03, 2021
A new collection of electric, searing stories from award-winning, bestselling author Juan Gabriel Vásquez. The characters in Songs for the Flames are men and women touched by violence—sometimes directly, sometimes only in passing—b...
Author: Dorothy West | Narrator: Karen Chilton, Robin Miles, Janina Edwards, JD Jackson and Shayna Small
Release Date: August 03, 2021
On the heels of the bestseller success of her  novel The Wedding, Dorothy West,  the last surviving member of the Harlem  Renaissance, presents a collection of essays and stories that  explore both the realism ...