Popular African American Books 2021

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A Kind of Freedom

A Kind of Freedom

Margaret Wilkerson SextonAugust 1, 2017$1.99

Long–listed for the National Book Award * Winner of the Crook's Corner Prize * Winner of the First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the Ameri...

The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club)

The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club)

Nathan HarrisJune 15, 2021$14.99

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER / AN OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST  Longlisted for the Man Boo...

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

Honorée Fanonne JeffersAugust 24, 2021$14.99

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION An Instant Washington Post, USA Today, and Indie Bestseller "Epic…. I was just enrapt...

Homegoing

Homegoing

Yaa GyasiJune 7, 2016$12.99

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life ...

Life After Death

Life After Death

Sister SouljahMarch 2, 2021$12.99

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER The long-anticipated sequel to Sister Souljah’s million copy New York Times bestse...

Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong

James McBrideMarch 3, 2020$8.99

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction   Winner of the Gotham Book Prize One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year" Oprah's ...

The Coldest Winter Ever

The Coldest Winter Ever

Sister SouljahNovember 30, 2010$12.99

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read . Renowned hip-hop artist, writer, and activist Sister Souljah br...

Palmares

Palmares

Gayl JonesSeptember 14, 2021$14.99

A Bustle “Most Anticipated Books of September 2021” Selection · An Esquire “Best Books of Fall 2021” Selection · A LitHub “22 Novels You N...

The Education of Nevada Duncan

The Education of Nevada Duncan

Carl Weber & C. N. PhillipsSeptember 21, 2021$12.99

Ride along with Carl Weber and C. N. Phillips for this fresh, enthralling spin-off to the Family Business series as the heir to a crime family finds h...

The Man Who Lived Underground

The Man Who Lived Underground

Richard WrightApril 20, 2021$12.99

“The Man Who Lived Underground reminds us that any ‘greatest writers of the 20th century’ list that doesn’t start and end with Richard Wright ...

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Ernest J. GainesMarch 23, 1993$11.99

“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”— Chicago Tribu...

We'll Make It Through

We'll Make It Through

Shaquanda DaltonNovember 17, 2013$3.99

From Best Selling Author of "When Love Hurts" and "I Won't Cry" comes part 3 of the dramatic love story.JaylenHe was able to convince his girlfriend A...

Corregidora

Corregidora

Gayl JonesJanuary 29, 2019$12.99

Here is Gayl Jones's classic novel, the tale of blues singer Ursa, consumed by her hatred of the nineteenth-century slave master who fathered both her...

Unique III: Revenge

Unique III: Revenge

Nikki TurnerDecember 25, 2012$2.99

The thrilling conclusion to the Unique series by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Turner! The blade of revenge cuts both ways. However, that is...

Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book

Jason MottJune 29, 2021$14.99

2021 National Book Award Longlist A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK! One of Entertainment Weekly 's 15 Books you Need to Read This June ...

So Deep in My Feelings 2: A Hood Love Tale

So Deep in My Feelings 2: A Hood Love Tale

Myss ShanJuly 1, 2020$2.99

With the loss of her brother and then Self being killed right in front of her, Cioni is starting to feel like she might be the one under attack. With ...

Moth to a Flame

Moth to a Flame

Ashley AntoinetteJanuary 1, 2012$3.99

In the little city of Flint, MI, the good die young and the people left standing are the grimiest of characters. With reign over the city's drug trade...

The Coming

The Coming

Daniel BlackOctober 6, 2015$4.99

" The Coming is powerful. And beautiful...This is a work to be proud of."--Charles Johnson, National Book Award winner for Middle Passage Lyrical, poe...

Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor

Colson WhiteheadApril 28, 2009$11.99

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys : a hilarious and supremely original novel s...

The Real Dopeboyz of Atlanta 2

The Real Dopeboyz of Atlanta 2

Myss ShanMay 28, 2020$2.99

Poetic knew that when her family found out what she's been up to, things would not be easy, but what she never expected was for her twin sister Lyric ...

The Untelling

The Untelling

Tayari JonesOctober 15, 2007$2.99

From the author of the Oprah Book Club Selection An American Marriage , here is an emotionally powerful novel that "succeeds mightily...truly a wonder...

The Cartel Deluxe Edition

The Cartel Deluxe Edition

Ashley & JaQuavisJanuary 30, 2018$9.99

The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls eighty percent of it. The Diamond family is a ...

Summer on the Bluffs

Summer on the Bluffs

Sunny HostinMay 4, 2021$14.99

New York Times Bestseller! The View cohost and New York Times bestselling author Sunny Hostin dazzles with this brilliant novel about a life-changing ...

Guilty Gucci

Guilty Gucci

Ashley AntoinetteFebruary 1, 2012$5.99

The Red Bottom Bandits may be the world's most fashion-forward gang of masked outlaws. They're the talk of D.C. for their daring robberies and fly gea...

Unique II: Betrayal

Unique II: Betrayal

Nikki TurnerNovember 27, 2012$2.99

Living the life she has always dreamed of, Unique isn't about to let her past ruin her future with her fiancé, big time boxing promoter, Kennard. But...

Milk in My Coffee

Milk in My Coffee

Eric Jerome DickeySeptember 1, 1998$7.99

From Eric Jerome Dickey comes the  New York Times bestselling book that stirred up controversy with its bold portrayal of racial identity and sub...

The Office of Historical Corrections

The Office of Historical Corrections

Danielle EvansNovember 10, 2020$12.99

WINNER OF THE 2021 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY O MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORKER, THE WASHINGTON POST , REAL SIMPLE, THE GUARDIAN, A...

Luxe Two: A LaLa Land Addiction

Luxe Two: A LaLa Land Addiction

Ashley AntoinetteOctober 4, 2016$10.99

Bleu is addicted...addicted to the luxe life and it has led her down a road of self-destruction. She knows what it feels like to be turned out by the ...

Falling for the Wrong One 2

Falling for the Wrong One 2

Mia BlackMarch 22, 2017$2.99

Months have passed since Charlise and Darryl called off their affair, but Darryl can’t help but think about her from time to time. As he and his wif...

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale HurstonMay 6, 2021$0.99

Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's ...

The Bond

The Bond

Michele MajorsSeptember 2, 2021$13.99

In these provocative stories, Michele Majors explores the journey of men and women living and surviving in their environments as they battle their per...

A Simple Distance

A Simple Distance

K.E. SilvaDecember 20, 2013$1.99

A California lawyer is reunited with her Caribbean mother, and must cope with a crisis, in a novel about identity and family.   Jean has lived in...

Taking What's Hers 7

Taking What's Hers 7

Mia BlackMarch 22, 2017$2.99

Now that Ty and his drug operations have been taken down, Kiyana can finally be at ease. When she agrees to accompany Darrin to dinner, sparks fly. Bo...

Taking What's Hers 8

Taking What's Hers 8

Mia BlackMay 9, 2017$2.99

Kiyana can’t believe how quickly things turned around. Just when she thought the pieces of her life were falling back into place, she finds herself ...

Consequences

Consequences

SkyyOctober 24, 2011$4.99

School's back in session and there's a lot of unfinished business to handle. As Lena prepares for her wedding day, she can't help but think about Deni...

Money Over Errythang

Money Over Errythang

Jai EllisJune 26, 2014$2.99

Suddenly becoming the heir to her father's empire, it doesn't take long for Imani's pain and greed to make way for her alter ego, Money, to take her r...

Jubilee

Jubilee

Margaret WalkerSeptember 6, 2016$16.99

The bestselling classic about a mixed-race child in the Civil War-era South that “chronicles the triumph of a free spirit over many kinds of bondage...

Mafioso Part Five: Getting Lucky

Mafioso Part Five: Getting Lucky

Nisa SantiagoApril 7, 2020$9.99

Family Feuds The stunning acquittals of Scott and Layla West reverberate throughout the justice system, and the powerful cartels take notice. The West...

A Preacher's Passion

A Preacher's Passion

Lutishia LovelyAugust 15, 2012$1.99

After being celibate for five long years, Passion Perkins is ready, willing, and able to end her drought. But she's also determined to hold out for Mr...

The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi CoatesSeptember 24, 2019$13.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK •  From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldl...

Native Son

Native Son

Richard WrightFebruary 8, 2021$0.99

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. ...

The Cartel 6: The Demise

The Cartel 6: The Demise

Ashley & JaQuavisJuly 26, 2016$10.99

The Cartel series is back...and more deadly than ever. Las Vegas. A city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the rut...

Secrets Of A Sugar Baby 3

Secrets Of A Sugar Baby 3

Mia BlackFebruary 25, 2020$2.99

Jae’s life is turned upside down when her secret relationship with Blake is exposed in the most devastating way.  Jae doesn’t know if she wil...

The Accused Coroner

The Accused Coroner

Paul Austin ArdoinMarch 9, 2021$4.99

On the run. Accused of murder. And nowhere to go. Coroner Fenway Stevenson is accused of a homicide she didn't commit—but all the evidence points he...

True to the Game Part III

True to the Game Part III

Teri WoodsJanuary 16, 2014$9.99

It’s the groundbreaking urban saga that launched a New York Times Bestseller while chronicling a new generation’s any means-necessary struggle to ...

Hi Five

Hi Five

Joe IdeJanuary 28, 2020$11.99

One woman. Five personalities. Private investigator IQ is back to piece together a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives "people person" a...

The Dopeman's Wife

The Dopeman's Wife

JaQuavis ColemanAugust 15, 2012$5.99

Once the streets pull you in, they own you. Or at least that's the way it's been for Nautica. Growing up in the ‘hood, all she's ever known is the f...

Wired Hard

Wired Hard

Toby NealFebruary 19, 2017$4.99

Paradise hides a thief with an obsession. What would you do to save something priceless? Security specialist Sophie Ang has a new case: someone is loo...

The Courtroom Coroner

The Courtroom Coroner

Paul Austin ArdoinMay 12, 2020$4.99

A dead defendant. A court in lockdown. And a murderer in the room. Coroner Fenway Stevenson is worried. Her father is on trial for murder. A huge cons...

Secrets Of A Sugar Baby 7

Secrets Of A Sugar Baby 7

Mia BlackMay 13, 2020$2.99

It’s time for Darryl to come clean and hope he doesn’t lose the woman he loves or risk her finding out the truth on her own and living with the co...

Kingpin Wifeys Season 2 Part 7 The Finale

Kingpin Wifeys Season 2 Part 7 The Finale

K. ElliottJune 29, 2018$0.99

The wifeys face their biggest, deadliest and most heart-wrenching obstacles yet! Starr is torn between what she wants and what she needs. How can she ...

The Cartel 3:

The Cartel 3:

Ashley & JaQuavisAugust 1, 2010$5.99

The Cartel has come full circle with this fast-paced, groundbreaking novel, the finale to the hit series by New York Times bestsellers Ashley & Ja...

Wired Truth

Wired Truth

Toby NealApril 30, 2019$4.99

Paradise hides a master thief. What if diamonds aren't a girl's best friend? A heist at a high-end auction house sends tech specialist Sophie on a new...

Thugs and the Women Who Love Them

Thugs and the Women Who Love Them

Wahida ClarkDecember 1, 2005$9.99

New York Times best-selling author Wahida Clark is all too familiar with the terrifying truths of ghetto life. The first novel in her gritty, gripping...

The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries, Collection Two: Books 4-6

The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries, Collection Two: Books 4-6

Paul Austin ArdoinFebruary 3, 2021$9.99

Enjoy the second set of three novels in this hardboiled coroner series by bestselling mystery author Paul Austin Ardoin! "If you love page-turning, un...

The Cartel 4

The Cartel 4

Ashley & JaQuavisNovember 1, 2012$7.99

You thought The Cartel was over, but Diamonds are forever. . . . The Diamond family has survived murder, deceit, and betrayal. Through it all, they're...

Murder Mamas

Murder Mamas

Ashley & JaQuavisOctober 24, 2011$5.99

Robyn and Aries are "The Murder Mamas," contract killers taking no prisoners in Los Angeles. It doesn't take them long to link up with Hollywood's big...

The Dirty Red Series

The Dirty Red Series

Vickie M. StringerAugust 14, 2012$2.99

From the "queen of urban fiction" ( Publishers Weekly ), Vickie Stringer, come three scorching tales of love, lies, and loss. Dirty Red Mischievous an...

Push

Push

SapphireJune 11, 1996$11.99

A new 25th anniversary edition of the instant classic that inspired the major motion picture and Sundance Film Festival winner Precious: Based on the ...

Unique

Unique

Nikki TurnerOctober 30, 2012$2.99

With only two hundred dollars, Unique packed her suitcase and headed to New York City for a brand new start. It's there that Unique meets big time box...

Tears of a Hustler PT 4

Tears of a Hustler PT 4

Silk WhiteNovember 6, 2012$4.99

Tears of a Hustler 4 picks up right where Part 3 left off... The Spades are a new powerful organization out to clean up the streets and put an end to ...

The Watchful Coroner

The Watchful Coroner

Paul Austin ArdoinSeptember 22, 2020$4.99

"A joy to read from start to finish." —Jamie Thornton, New York Times Bestselling Author A murder in the city's most exclusive hotel. The main suspe...

The Salt Roads

The Salt Roads

Nalo HopkinsonJanuary 27, 2015$6.99

From the S FWA Grand Master, a “sexy, disturbing, touching, wildly comic . . . tour de force” that blends fantasy, women’s histor...

His Dirty Secret 5

His Dirty Secret 5

Mia BlackDecember 9, 2015$2.99

Shenice realizes that she may have bit off more than she could chew, especially when her perfectly concocted plan takes a sudden turn. Jayla and Dariu...

A Dopegirl Needs Love Too

A Dopegirl Needs Love Too

Myss ShanMay 28, 2020$0.99

After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by the hands of her father, Mulani Gibson is sent to live with her uncle and two cousins Tyson and Do...

Butterfly

Butterfly

Ashley AntoinetteJanuary 7, 2020$10.99

Butterfly is the first novel in an all new series by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette and an instant USA Today bestseller! “Run a...

Mack Daddy Legacy of A Gangsta

Mack Daddy Legacy of A Gangsta

Darrell KingJanuary 20, 2011$0.99

The harsh projects of Fort Green, Brooklyn -- a cruel, unforgiving and treacherous environment in which two young brothers, DiAngelo and Paco Lovett, ...

Black Buck

Black Buck

Mateo AskaripourJanuary 5, 2021$14.99

A New York Times Bestseller  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize “Askaripour...

A Deeper Love Inside

A Deeper Love Inside

Sister SouljahJanuary 29, 2013$12.99

THE SEQUEL MILLIONS OF READERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR . . . At last, mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah delivers the stunning sequel to The Coldest...

His Dirty Secret 2

His Dirty Secret 2

Mia BlackDecember 9, 2015$2.99

When Jayla finds out the truth behind Darius, she finds herself between a rock and a hard place. Leaving a man is one thing, but it's easier said than...

Luxury and Larceny: Part 1

Luxury and Larceny: Part 1

Ty MarshallNovember 1, 2016$2.99

Ashley Antoinette Presents the stunning spin-off from LUXE, Luxury and Larceny by Ty Marshall , where love, lust, money, power is just the beginning.....

No Matter What

No Matter What

Shaquanda DaltonApril 23, 2014$3.99

JaylenJaylen Miller finally figured out that the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with is Jessica, who's been his best friend and mother t...

Love On The Low 7

Love On The Low 7

Mia BlackSeptember 29, 2017$2.99

Mika and Royce have been through a lot more than either thought they could handle. Now that their wedding is off, it’s time for Mika to move on and ...

When You Can't Let Go 2

When You Can't Let Go 2

Mia BlackJune 26, 2018$2.99

Marco knows what to say and what to do to get Jericka’s attention, but she’s not sure his intentions are real. She’s seen her fair share of guys...

Taking What's Hers 2

Taking What's Hers 2

Mia BlackAugust 30, 2016$2.99

Kiyana has done the unthinkable. Now regretting the one move that will ultimately ruin her friendship, Kiyana has to keep her dirty little secret like...

Working for Her Dad's Best Friend

Working for Her Dad's Best Friend

Alyse ZaftigApril 27, 2017$2.99

I want to bend her over my desk and make her scream, but I shouldn’t. LINCOLN I want my secretary. Those tight skirts she wears leave little to the ...

Invincible

Invincible

Styles PJune 1, 2010$8.99

Jake Billings is usually cool under pressure, but when two stick-up kids rob his record store, Jake opens fire on them, landing him in prison. Five da...

A Dopegirl Needs Love Too 2

A Dopegirl Needs Love Too 2

Myss ShanMay 28, 2020$2.99

They say it's better to have loved and to have lost than to not have loved at all… Mulani and Dox thought they were going to be the king and queen i...

Fallin' for a Fighter 3

Fallin' for a Fighter 3

Toya BanksAugust 15, 2016$2.99

Keyair’s knows he’s taking a big risk by inviting Chantel to meet his family, but in order for their relationship to succeed, it has to be done. N...

Her Pleasure

Her Pleasure

Niobia BryantJune 29, 2021$9.99

National bestselling author Niobia Bryant serves up a scorchingly sexy and scandalous novel about finding love, reigniting passion, keeping secrets—...

Big Girls Do Cry

Big Girls Do Cry

Carl WeberDecember 1, 2013$1.99

The Big Girls Book Club has started a new chapter of BGBC in Richmond, Virginia. The same rules apply here: You must be at least a bodacious size 14 t...

The Dopefiend:

The Dopefiend:

JaQuavis ColemanAugust 15, 2012$5.99

Part 2 of the Dopeman's Trilogy, JaQuavis Coleman chillingly chronicles the life and crimes of Harlem resident Hazel Brown, as she rises to the highes...

Island Queen

Island Queen

Vanessa RileyJuly 6, 2021$14.99

“Riveting and transformative, evocative and immersive...by turns vibrant and bold and wise, discovering Dorothy’s story is a singular pleasure.”...

Face Off - The Baddest Chick Part 4

Face Off - The Baddest Chick Part 4

Nisa SantiagoMarch 24, 2013$9.99

Clash of the Twins The relentless rivals Apple and Kola are back in business, and it's about to get real. With her traumatic experiences in Mexico ove...

Smoke

Smoke

Joe IdeFebruary 23, 2021$14.99

Isaiah Quintabe—an unlicensed detective for all seasons—and his best friend and masterful sidekick, Juanell Dodson, are at a crossroads in this la...

Torn Between Two Lovers

Torn Between Two Lovers

Carl WeberJune 12, 2012$2.99

"Delves into the romantic conflicts of these Richmond Virginians with a robust relish and soap-opera intense insights." — Publishers Weekly One of R...

White Lines 1: Lost Diamond

White Lines 1: Lost Diamond

Tracy BrownOctober 7, 2014$2.99

WHITE LINES 1: LOST DIAMOND is the first in an exclusive three-part e-serial by Essence bestselling author Tracy Brown — a classic in the genre! Jad...

Rock Hard Alpha Male: BWWM Romance Novel For Adults

Rock Hard Alpha Male: BWWM Romance Novel For Adults

Jamila JasperSeptember 19, 2019$2.99

"If you want me, you have to submit..." Dr. Kayla Williams, an alpha female, finally meets her match. Grant Middleton knows what he wants,  how h...

Fallin' for a Fighter 2

Fallin' for a Fighter 2

Toya BanksJune 8, 2016$2.99

Chantel knew the moment she met Keyair that her life would never be the same again, but for her, none of that mattered. Her friends and family, on the...

God Don't Make No Mistakes

God Don't Make No Mistakes

Mary MonroeMarch 1, 2012$2.99

In the sparkling conclusion to Mary Monroe's bestselling God series, two forever friends face their biggest betrayals yet and learn that putting your ...

Love on the Low 2

Love on the Low 2

Mia BlackMay 31, 2017$2.99

Mika knows making her feelings for Royce known will change everything. All she has to do is focus on her new job and creating a new life for herself, ...

When You Can't Let Go 3

When You Can't Let Go 3

Mia BlackJune 26, 2018$2.99

Jericka cautiously pursues a relationship with Marco, but her relationship with Hov keeps hanging over her head. Hov’s not ready to let her go, but ...

The Kindest Lie

The Kindest Lie

Nancy JohnsonFebruary 2, 2021$12.99

Named a Most Anticipated book by O Magazine * GMA * Elle * Marie Claire * Good Housekeeping * NBC News * Shondaland * Chicago Tribune * Woman's Day * ...

Good Girls Love Thugs

Good Girls Love Thugs

Shvonne LatriceJuly 18, 2015$0.99

Good Girls Love Thugs is about four young best friends, whose lives change dramatically after getting caught up with the extremely sought after “Kin...

What's Done In The Dark: Part 2

What's Done In The Dark: Part 2

Solaé DehvineJuly 9, 2019$2.99

Terry and his family continue to desperately keep secrets from each other. Old habits die hard as the family struggles to stay together as everything ...

Trouble The Water

Trouble The Water

Rebecca Dwight BruffJune 4, 2019$7.99

“With this stunning debut novel, Rebecca Bruff establishes herself as an exciting new voice in historical fiction.” —Cassandra King Conroy,...

Getting to Happy

Getting to Happy

Terry McMillanSeptember 7, 2010$11.99

#1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan's exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of  Waiting to Exhale . Waiting to Exha...

The Perfect Marriage

The Perfect Marriage

Kimberla Lawson RobyJanuary 8, 2013$9.99

The New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Reverend Curtis Black series. Denise and Derrek Shaw are the perfect American couple. Happ...

Bluebird, Bluebird

Bluebird, Bluebird

Attica LockeSeptember 12, 2017$10.99

A "heartbreakingly resonant" thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy-winning Fox T...

The Darkest Child

The Darkest Child

Delores Phillips & Tayari JonesJanuary 1, 2004$9.99

Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and there...