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Amistad Amistad, a division of HarperCollins in the HarperOne group, is the oldest imprint devoted to books by and about Black people throughout the diaspora.

The most respected and storied African-American imprint in publishing, Amistad was founded in 1986 to specialize in the works of authors who honor and consecrate the memory of those who fought—and continue to fight—for freedom. Now publishing titles such as Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson; Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey; Open Season by Ben Crump; and Barracoon by Zora Nea

The most respected and storied African-American imprint in publishing, Amistad was founded in 1986 to specialize in the works of authors who honor and consecrate the memory of those who fought—and continue to fight—for freedom. Now publishing titles such as Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson; Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey; Open Season by Ben Crump; and Barracoon by Zora Nea

🎉🎂Today would have been Cicely Tyson's 97th birthday! In honor of the birth and legacy of this award-winning actress and...
12/19/2021

🎉🎂Today would have been Cicely Tyson's 97th birthday! In honor of the birth and legacy of this award-winning actress and trailblazer, we are joining the #BlackTheaterServiceOrganizations in uniting for a national/global day of remembrance and solidarity called #cicelytysonday.

Learn more about Cicely Tyson's long and storied life in her memoir #JustAsIAm.

🎉🎂Today would have been Cicely Tyson's 97th birthday! In honor of the birth and legacy of this award-winning actress and trailblazer, we are joining the #BlackTheaterServiceOrganizations in uniting for a national/global day of remembrance and solidarity called #cicelytysonday.

Learn more about Cicely Tyson's long and storied life in her memoir #JustAsIAm.

Rest in Power, bell hooks — author, feminist, professor, and activist, whose brilliance will forever be an inspiration t...
12/15/2021

Rest in Power, bell hooks — author, feminist, professor, and activist, whose brilliance will forever be an inspiration to us all.


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“True resistance begins with people confronting pain...and wanting to do something to change it.”—bell hooks

William Morrow Publishers mourns the loss of bell hooks, New York Times best-selling author, cherished teacher, public intellectual, cultural critic, and visionary.

Rest in Power, bell hooks — author, feminist, professor, and activist, whose brilliance will forever be an inspiration to us all.


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“True resistance begins with people confronting pain...and wanting to do something to change it.”—bell hooks

William Morrow Publishers mourns the loss of bell hooks, New York Times best-selling author, cherished teacher, public intellectual, cultural critic, and visionary.

12/09/2021

🎉The audiobook of JUST AS I AM by Cicely Tyson is a top pick of 2021! Listen on Audible at Adbl.co/BestOf2021

👀📖 Looking for a book that will keep you entertained over the holiday season? Check out MY REMARKABLE JOURNEY, the memoi...
12/08/2021
The best books of 2021 - New Scientist’s Christmas gift guide

👀📖 Looking for a book that will keep you entertained over the holiday season? Check out MY REMARKABLE JOURNEY, the memoir of pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

https://fal.cn/3kucq via New Scientist.

Here is New Scientist's pick of the science and sci-fi books from 2021 that will keep you entertained over the holiday season

"I just felt the energy and the urgency from our ancestors to tell this story.” — Gayle Jessup White on what inspired he...
12/07/2021
Williams: 'My story is their story, too': Gayle Jessup White, a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, reclaims her heritage

"I just felt the energy and the urgency from our ancestors to tell this story.” — Gayle Jessup White on what inspired her to write RECLAMATION.

Read the full interview at https://fal.cn/3krSQ via Richmond Times-Dispatch.

An insatiable desire to learn her family’s story landed Gayle Jessup White at Monticello, a place she describes as “the epicenter of the American paradox.”

🎁 Gift shopping yet? JUST AS I AM, the stunning memoir of trailblazing actress Cicley Tyson, is perfect book to gift thi...
12/06/2021
43 Books to Gift Everyone on Your List This Year

🎁 Gift shopping yet? JUST AS I AM, the stunning memoir of trailblazing actress Cicley Tyson, is perfect book to gift this year. https://fal.cn/3kq0Q via PureWow

Whether you’re shopping for your cool younger cousin or your baking-obsessed work wife, here are 42 books to consider for everyone on your list this year.

✨🎉JUST AS I AM, the stunning life-story of Award winning actress and trailblazer Cicely Tyson is a FINALIST for Best Mem...
12/03/2021

✨🎉JUST AS I AM, the stunning life-story of Award winning actress and trailblazer Cicely Tyson is a FINALIST for Best Memoir & Autobiography by Goodreads! Vote here: https://fal.cn/3kmhb

✨🎉JUST AS I AM, the stunning life-story of Award winning actress and trailblazer Cicely Tyson is a FINALIST for Best Memoir & Autobiography by Goodreads! Vote here: https://fal.cn/3kmhb

"A descendent of [Thomas] Jefferson and Peter Hemings (Sally Heming's brother), [Gayle Jessup] White not only gives voic...
11/22/2021
'Reclamation': A Black descendent of Thomas Jefferson brings her ancestors out of the shadows

"A descendent of [Thomas] Jefferson and Peter Hemings (Sally Heming's brother), [Gayle Jessup] White not only gives voice to her Black ancestors but adds historical significance to a new generation of Hemingses and Jeffersons." — USA TODAY on RECLAMATION

Read more at https://fal.cn/3k30Q

With her new book “Reclamation,” Gayle Jessup White brings her Black ancestors descended from Thomas Jefferson the Hemings family out of the shadows.

The best mail is book mail! 📭🥰These two gorgeous Advanced Reader Editions are forthcoming books A WOMAN OF ENDURANCE by ...
11/19/2021

The best mail is book mail! 📭🥰

These two gorgeous Advanced Reader Editions are forthcoming books A WOMAN OF ENDURANCE by dahlmallanosfigueroa (April 2022) and THE LAST SUSPICIOUS HOLDOUT: Stories by Ladee Hubabrd (March 2022)✨

The best mail is book mail! 📭🥰

These two gorgeous Advanced Reader Editions are forthcoming books A WOMAN OF ENDURANCE by dahlmallanosfigueroa (April 2022) and THE LAST SUSPICIOUS HOLDOUT: Stories by Ladee Hubabrd (March 2022)✨

✨JUST AS I AM, the stunning life-story of Award winning actress and trailblazer, #CicelyTyson, is nominated for Best Mem...
11/16/2021

✨JUST AS I AM, the stunning life-story of Award winning actress and trailblazer, #CicelyTyson, is nominated for Best Memoir & Autobiography by Goodreads! Vote here: https://fal.cn/3jSZo

✨JUST AS I AM, the stunning life-story of Award winning actress and trailblazer, #CicelyTyson, is nominated for Best Memoir & Autobiography by Goodreads! Vote here: https://fal.cn/3jSZo

Gayle Jessup White had long heard the stories passed down from her father’s family, that they were direct descendants of...
11/16/2021

Gayle Jessup White had long heard the stories passed down from her father’s family, that they were direct descendants of Thomas Jefferson— and she also understood the weight of what this rumor would mean, if true. The culmination of 4 decades of research, RECLAMATION chronicles her remarkable journey to uncovered the truth of her family history as a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings’ family.

Happy Publication Day to RACLAMATION by Gayle Jessup White! 🎉 https://fal.cn/3jSE7 📖

Gayle Jessup White had long heard the stories passed down from her father’s family, that they were direct descendants of Thomas Jefferson— and she also understood the weight of what this rumor would mean, if true. The culmination of 4 decades of research, RECLAMATION chronicles her remarkable journey to uncovered the truth of her family history as a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings’ family.

Happy Publication Day to RACLAMATION by Gayle Jessup White! 🎉 https://fal.cn/3jSE7 📖

✨#InCaseYouMissedIt✨ The Brooklyn Book Festival panel "The Enduring Legacies of Amistad Books and Zora Neale Hurston" wi...
11/13/2021
Discussion on the Legacies of Amistad and Zora Neale Hurston

✨#InCaseYouMissedIt✨ The Brooklyn Book Festival panel "The Enduring Legacies of Amistad Books and Zora Neale Hurston" with Amistad’s VP & Editorial Director, Tracy Sherrod, and Sr. Editor, Jennifer Baker, will be aired this Sunday, Nov 14 at 6:34PM EST on C-SPAN #BookTV https://fal.cn/3jOjd

The New York Publilc Library's Schomburg Center hosted a discussion on the legacy of book publisher Amistad as well as the work of the late novelist Zora Neale Hurston. The speakers included Amistad vice president and editorial director Tracy Sherrod, Amistad senior editor Jennifer Baker, sociologis...

Sesali Bowen, author of BAD FAT BLACK GIRL, chatted with Bitch Media about her new book and why Trap Feminism is her vis...
11/13/2021
Trap Feminism Is a New, Necessary Framework

Sesali Bowen, author of BAD FAT BLACK GIRL, chatted with Bitch Media about her new book and why Trap Feminism is her vision for Black women. https://fal.cn/3jNJP via #BitchMedia💅🏿

“There are a hundred different types of hood girls in the hood,” says author Sesali Bowen. “[Look closer, there's] an array of stories about Black resilience and Black beauty and Black excellence and creativity.”

#TGIF 📚 What's at the top of your stack this weekend?
11/12/2021

#TGIF 📚 What's at the top of your stack this weekend?

#TGIF 📚 What's at the top of your stack this weekend?

"The fascinating account of a Black descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson shines a light on the  complicated ...
11/11/2021
November 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us - Ms. Magazine

"The fascinating account of a Black descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson shines a light on the complicated yet necessary histories of race in the U.S."
— Ms. Magazine on RECLAIMATION by Gayle Jessup White

#ReadsForTheRestOfUs via https://fal.cn/3jLOM

This month's list of feminist books from writers who are women, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, LGBIA+, q***r, disabled and more.

👏🏾🎉Congrats to Amistad author Hannah Durkin for being shortlisted for the The Eccles Centre for American Studies & Hay F...
11/10/2021
The Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award 2022 shortlist announced

👏🏾🎉Congrats to Amistad author Hannah Durkin for being shortlisted for the The Eccles Centre for American Studies & Hay Festival Writer’s Award for her forthcoming book, The Last Slaves (2023).

The British Library and Hay Festival are delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2022 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award. Awarded annually to two writers in the early stages of a new book relating to the Americas, the £20,000 prize is now in its eleventh year...

“GIRL GURL GRRRL is an essential, vital and urgent exploration of Black womanhood, that should be on everyone’s reading ...
11/09/2021

“GIRL GURL GRRRL is an essential, vital and urgent exploration of Black womanhood, that should be on everyone’s reading list. Every page is meaningful and a call for empathy, hope and change. There is such power in the stories that are told, from Kenya’s own experience – as a mother, as a journalist, as an American in London, to Ebele Okobi’s essay on the unspeakable loss of a brother to police brutality. If any book should enrich – and disrupt – your life, let it be this.” — Harper's Bazaar

✨💅🏿GIRL GURL GRRRL by Kenya Hunt is now available in paperback! https://fal.cn/3jHnG

“GIRL GURL GRRRL is an essential, vital and urgent exploration of Black womanhood, that should be on everyone’s reading list. Every page is meaningful and a call for empathy, hope and change. There is such power in the stories that are told, from Kenya’s own experience – as a mother, as a journalist, as an American in London, to Ebele Okobi’s essay on the unspeakable loss of a brother to police brutality. If any book should enrich – and disrupt – your life, let it be this.” — Harper's Bazaar

✨💅🏿GIRL GURL GRRRL by Kenya Hunt is now available in paperback! https://fal.cn/3jHnG

Available once again, the definitive biography of the pioneering Black performer, Dorothy Dandridge.The first nominated ...
10/12/2021

Available once again, the definitive biography of the pioneering Black performer, Dorothy Dandridge.

The first nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award—who broke new ground in Hollywood and helped transform American society in the years before Civil Rights movement—Dorothy Dandridge was a remarkable woman of her time who also transcended it. https://fal.cn/3iYZs

Available once again, the definitive biography of the pioneering Black performer, Dorothy Dandridge.

The first nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award—who broke new ground in Hollywood and helped transform American society in the years before Civil Rights movement—Dorothy Dandridge was a remarkable woman of her time who also transcended it. https://fal.cn/3iYZs

#LoveMeAsIAm by Garcelle Beauvais coming April 2022! 🧡
10/12/2021

#LoveMeAsIAm by Garcelle Beauvais coming April 2022! 🧡

It's official... my very first memoir will be here on April 12 🧡 I am so excited for you all to get to know me and my story better. Pre-order your copy of #LoveMeAsIAm now: http://bit.ly/LoveMeAsIAm!
Thank you to People for breaking the news: https://bit.ly/GBLMAIA! 🎉
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"Sesali Bowen saw the need for a q***r, Black, fat, inclusive, hip hop feminism, so she coined “trap feminism.” I think ...
10/08/2021
October 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us - Ms. Magazine

"Sesali Bowen saw the need for a q***r, Black, fat, inclusive, hip hop feminism, so she coined “trap feminism.” I think the description on the back of her debut says it all: “Bad bi***es: this one’s for you.”
— Ms. Magazine on BAD FAT BLACK GIRL

https://fal.cn/3iTL9 via #MsMagazine

This month's list of 30 feminist books from writers who are women, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, LGBIA+, q***r, disabled and more.

Literary Hub calls BAD FAT BLACK GIRL by Sesali Bowen "a celebration of Blackness, Black women, Black femmes, and female...
10/07/2021
New and Noteworthy Nonfiction to Read This October

Literary Hub calls BAD FAT BLACK GIRL by Sesali Bowen "a celebration of Blackness, Black women, Black femmes, and female rappers." #New&Noteworthy

https://fal.cn/3iS5x via #LitHub

David Graeber and David Wengrow, The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) The world lost an important and original thinker when anarchist anthropologist David G…

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JUST AS I AM by #CicelyTyson and read by the author, Viola Davis, and Robin Miles made Audible’s Best of 2021! Listen now on Audible: https://adbl.co/3ycTOu4 HarperCollins Amistad
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We are so thrilled to welcome author DONALD BOGLE to Door to Door this WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH to discuss the life and career of the incredible, revolutionary DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! We will also discuss his acclaimed biography, DOROTHY DANDRIDGE: A BIOGRAPHY. This new edition will be available to mark the 100th anniversary of Ms. Dandridge's birth. This is an important book so feel free to share the event and spread the word! Our discussion will also be available on YouTube shortly after the Live discussion. We are giving away finished books so be sure to come to the Live event with questions and curiosity! You will leave with nothing short of admiration for the life of this ground-breaking pioneer! P.S: Please enjoy this sound clip from the audiobook! https://soundcloud.com/harperaudio_us/dorothy-dandridge-by-donald-bogle?si=c2577758eba5408c9a0d8e1fc0aedf88 Dorothy Dandridge: A Legend Amistad Film Forum Turner Classic Movies: TCM The HistoryMakers The Links, Incorporated Black Film Center/ Archive Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
Listen to #SesaliBowen read the audio for her genre-defying mix of rule-breaking feminist theory and witty cutting cultural analysis, BAD FAT BLACK GIRL: https://bit.ly/3ajrtXU Amistad HarperCollins
Pre-order these incredible books! Order via the link in our comments. ___________________ 1. Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon On Sale: November 23rd, 2021 2. Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown Publisher: Random House On Sale: November 30th, 2021 3. Stacey’s Extraordinary Words by Stacey Abrams, illustrated by Kitt Thomas On Sale: December 28th, 2021 4. You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays by Zora Neale Hurston, introduction and edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Genevieve West Publisher: Amistad On Sale: January 4th, 2022 5. To Paradise: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara Publisher: Doubleday Books On Sale: January 11th, 2022 6. Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne On Sale: January 11th, 2022 7. South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry Publisher: Ecco Books On Sale: January 25th, 2022 8. Pause, Rest, Be: Stillness Practices for Courage in Times of Change by Octavia F. Raheem Publisher: Shambhala Publications On Sale: February 1st, 2022 9. Recitatif: A Story by Toni Morrison, introduction by Zadie Smith Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf On Sale: February 1st, 2022 10. Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi On Sale: February 15th, 2022 11. Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi Publisher: HarperCollins On Sale: February 22nd, 2022 12. Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker, 1965–2000 by Alice Walker, edited by Valerie Boyd Publisher: Simon & Schuster On Sale: April 12th, 2022
In 2020, Dawn Davis, took the reins as editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit along with Condé Nast brands, Epicurious Healthyish , and Basically . Dawn's editorial vision is directing a new chapter at the 65-year-old publication. Every October, Bon Appétit Magazine celebrates the "Hot Ten", a list of America's Best New Restaurants in its Restaurant Issue. This year, under Dawn's guidance, the Restaurant Issue honors the restaurants, people and organizations that give us hope with a brand-new awards list, “Heads of the Table”. The issue celebrates the resilience, variety of food, and the people who make restaurants run, the ones that sprang up or pivoted during the pandemic to help their communities and others in the industry who needed it most, from giving job opportunities to the formerly incarcerated to feeding neighbors. As an accomplished publisher working at 37 INK, a Simon & Schuster imprint, and Amistad, a HarperCollins imprint, Dawn published numerous bestselling and award-winning titles. Her passion for cooking resulted in the first cookbook she acquired, Recipe of Memory: Five Generations of Mexican Cuisine by Mary Lau Valle and Victor M. Valle, being nominated for two Julia Child Cookbook Awards and a James Beard Foundation Award. As an author, Dawn wrote If You Can Stand the Heat: Tales from Chefs and Restaurateurs profiling some of the most dynamic chefs of the times including Edna Lewis, Bobby Flay #anthonybourdain , Michael McCarthy, Patricia Williams, and Linda Rodriguez. Listen in as Dawn and host, Brad Johnson, discuss some of the featured people, stories and recipes in the October issue of Bon Appétit: The Restaurant Issue, along with a variety of other topics including: how Dawn's journey led to publishing, some of her favorite Martha's Vineyard places to visit; reflections from time spent in Nigeria; a high-profile restaurant going meatless and climate change; expanding the dialogue around African American cuisine's contribution to American cuisine; her cookbook collection and stories about the interesting chefs she included in the book she authored. Join us! #restaurantissue #excellence #resilency #historymaker #trailblazer #bonappetit #condenast #marthasvineyard #ednalewis
#MakeGoodThePromises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies, is now available! 📖 With contributions by leading scholars, and illustrated with 80 images from our exhibition that opens on Sept. 24, this companion guide explores the five distinct yet intertwined legacies of Reconstruction—Liberation, Violence, Repair, Place, and Belief—to reveal their lasting impact on modern society. Amistad HarperCollins
Tomorrow, the companion volume to our new exhibition opening on Sept. 24, #MakeGoodThePromises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies, will be available for purchase. 📖 Discover this incisive and illuminating analysis of the enduring legacy of the post-Civil War period known as Reconstruction—a comprehensive story of Black Americans’ struggle for human rights and dignity and the failure of the nation to fulfill its promises of freedom, citizenship, and justice. Learn more & preorder today: https://s.si.edu/3tv5PJb Amistad HarperCollins
Check out our #MINotableBks Author Conversations video featuring "Lakewood" by author Megan Giddings from Amistad: https://youtu.be/TP1uf7cvDfE
✨ Forthcoming ~ 4/12/2022 Publisher Amistad Long awaited second novel from 🇵🇷 Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa author of Daughters of the Stone. Cover art by~ 🇭🇹 Fabiola Jean-Louis 🖋 Combining the haunting power of Toni Morrison’s Beloved with the evocative atmosphere of Phillippa Gregory’s A Respectable Trade, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa’s groundbreaking novel illuminates a little discussed aspect of history—the Puerto Rican Atlantic Slave Trade—witnessed through the experiences of Pola, an African captive used as a breeder to bear more slaves.
“I write when an idea, story, or book commands me to.” Happy #pubday to Louis Edwards, whose latest novel, Ramadan Ramsey, is out now from Amistad. He answered our #TenQuestions #10Q4:
Fiction editor Laurie Muchnick recommends 6 books for all you introverts ready to stay home again: https://bit.ly/3AdEld1 Avon Romance Scribner Books Ecco Books Amistad Liveright Publishing Alfred A. Knopf