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Amistad Publisher of works by and about people of African descent, on subjects and themes that have significant influence on the perspectives of a world audience.
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Amistad publishes works by and about people of African descent, on subjects and themes that have significant influence on the intellectual, cultural, and historical perspectives of a world audience. Some of our award-winning novels include The Known World By Edward P. Jones, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, the Pulitzer Prize National Book Award Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Critics Circle Award; The Legs Are the Last to Go By Diahann Carroll, which won the NAACP Award for Autobiography; Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs By Deborah Willis, Kevin Merida, which won the ALA Black Caucus Award; The Polished Hoe By Austin Clarke, which won the Giller Prize, Canada, for fiction, Commonwealth Writers Prize, Caribbean and Canada.

Mission: Our mission is to publish the best and most literary books by and about people of African descent to influence and move a global audience.

✨Happy #TuesdayTogether! On Tuesday we spotlight something or someone literary, Black, and wonderful! Today we're highli...
09/08/2020

✨Happy #TuesdayTogether! On Tuesday we spotlight something or someone literary, Black, and wonderful! Today we're highlighting the amazing Bookstagrammer Crystal Forte, @melanatedreader!

✨ Crystal is a high school educator in Alabama and full-time Ph.D student at St. John’s University with a concentration in Literacy and At-Risk Youth. She is an Alumni of Miles College, Alabama State University, Troy University and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, spend time with her family, and book blog through her platform @melanatedreader. You can find out more info at the website link in her bio.⁣

✨Tag an amazing Black bookstagrammer in the comments!

✨📖 BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall "is an intriguing and beguiling look at the storied city at the height of its po...
08/27/2020
Book Review - Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall

✨📖 BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall "is an intriguing and beguiling look at the storied city at the height of its pomp."
— BookPage https://fal.cn/39ZkY

Alice Randall’s latest novel is a genre-bending series of profiles of the dazzling residents of Black Bottom, the heart of Detroit’s Black community.

#BlackLiveMatter #JacobBlake
08/26/2020

#BlackLiveMatter #JacobBlake

✨For today's #TuesdayTogether we'd like to spotlight the work and wonder of author Edward P. Jones!⁣⁣⁣✨ To say that New ...
08/25/2020

✨For today's #TuesdayTogether we'd like to spotlight the work and wonder of author Edward P. Jones!⁣⁣

✨ To say that New York Times bestselling author Edward P. Jones has an extensive list of accolades might be an understatement. He has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for THE KNOWN WORLD. He also received a MacArthur Fellowship. His first collection of stories, LOST IN THE CITY, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, ALL AUNT HAGAR’S CHILDREN, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. When we said extensive, we meant it!⁣

Edward currently lives in Washington, D.C. and has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. (He's also the namesake of the Amistad team puppy, a super cute Goldendoodle named Jonesy!)⁣⁣

✨Tag an amazing classic by a Black author in the comments!⁣⁣


#edwardpjones #classicblackbooks #theknownworld #lostinthecity #allaunthagarschildren

08/25/2020
Black Bottom Saints

🤔😲Did you miss the BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS virtual launch party at Fisk University? You can watch the entire recording below.

Author Alice Randall was interviewed about her book by Caroline Randall Williams; took guests on a tour of a virtual art gallery hung with 53 collage portraits by artist Jimmy James Greene each of which translates a chapter of her novel into an image; debuted the Black Bottom Saints theme song performed by Louis York; read a short passage from her work; AND took questions from the audience via the chat!

✨#FridaySweepstakes | BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by @msalicerandall “is a gorgeous swirl of fiction, history and motor oil” sai...
08/21/2020

✨#FridaySweepstakes | BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by @msalicerandall “is a gorgeous swirl of fiction, history and motor oil” said @npr. And we’re giving 1 lucky winner a copy of this enthralling literary tour-de-force that pays tribute to Detroit's legendary Black Bottom neighborhood.⁣

✨Here's how to enter for a chance to win: ⁣⁣Comment using the hashtag #SweepstakesEntry.⁣



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter for a chance to win 1 copy of BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall. This sweepstakes ends Sunday, August 23 at 11:59pm EST. U.S. residents only ages 18 and up. See the Official Rules here: https://bit.ly/2QdmOwH⁣

#blackbottomsaints #alicerandall #detroit #npr #blackhistory #amistadsweepstakes

⏱️🏝️It's your last chance to sneak in a summer read! Literary Hub named BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall as one of t...
08/21/2020
19 new books to add to your summer reading list—hurry!

⏱️🏝️It's your last chance to sneak in a summer read! Literary Hub named BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall as one of the 19 new books to add to your summer reading list. https://fal.cn/39Sgk

Ah, the days of summer are winding down. The days are getting shorter. The leaves are starting to brown. The air feels a little crisper. (Unless you’re in Death Valley. Global warming is real…

😱📚Enter to win one of 20 advance reader's editions of GIRL GURL GRRRL by Kenya Hunt! https://fal.cn/39RbH This provocati...
08/20/2020
Book giveaway for Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic by Kenya Hunt Aug 13-Aug 25, 2020

😱📚Enter to win one of 20 advance reader's editions of GIRL GURL GRRRL by Kenya Hunt! https://fal.cn/39RbH

This provocative, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking collection of essays dives into what it means to be black, a woman, a mother, and a global citizen in today's ever-changing world.

Enter to win one of 20 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Aug 13-Aug 25, 2020. Enter to win one of 20 advance reader's editions of Girl Gurl Grrl...

📝✨Take this quiz to find out which BLACK BOTTOM SAINT you need! https://fal.cn/39PvD Inspired by the Catholic Saints Day...
08/19/2020

📝✨Take this quiz to find out which BLACK BOTTOM SAINT you need! https://fal.cn/39PvD

Inspired by the Catholic Saints Day Books, BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall honors Detroit's Black Bottom neighborhood and 52 of its most notable and locally famous residents.

✨It's time for #TuesdayTogether. Today we're highlighting the work of Glory Edim (@guidetoglo) and @wellreadblackgirl!⁣⁣...
08/18/2020

✨It's time for #TuesdayTogether. Today we're highlighting the work of Glory Edim (@guidetoglo) and @wellreadblackgirl!⁣⁣
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✨You may have already heard of Well-Read Black Girl (If not, head to their IG ASAP!). Since being launched in 2015 by Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl has steadily grown into a thriving online community of nearly 400k instagram followers, with a goal to showcase the universality of Black women through literature. Each month, Glory hosts book club meetings discussing and amplifying Black women writers. In fall 2017, she organized the first-ever WRBG Fest featuring award-winning writers, including Jacqueline Woodson, Tayari Jones, and Renée Watson. Whether gathering in-person or connecting online, WRBG is a one-of-a-kind affirming space for Black women to engage in discourse with one another. Be sure to keep an eye 👀 out on their page for details on WRBG Fest 2020!⁣⁣
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✨Tag you favorite Black book club in the comments!⁣


#WRBG #WellReadBlackGirl #AmistadBooks #tuesdaytogether

🎊📖Happy Publication Day to BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall! This tribute to Detroit's legendary Black Bottom neighb...
08/18/2020

🎊📖Happy Publication Day to BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall!

This tribute to Detroit's legendary Black Bottom neighborhood is told through the eyes of Joseph “Ziggy” Johnson, the pulse of the district from the Great Depression through the post-World War II years. https://fal.cn/39O25

✨#FridaySweepstakes | Black Bottom is a state of mind, said BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS author @msalicerandall. “Black Bottom is...
08/14/2020

✨#FridaySweepstakes | Black Bottom is a state of mind, said BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS author @msalicerandall. “Black Bottom is proud and loud, work-hard-play-harder swagger. It insists on respect for the worth of every Black person.”⁣

Detroit’s Black Bottom, a black Midwestern neighborhood that rivaled New York City’s Harlem and Chicago’s Bronzeville was the inspiration for BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS, honoring 52 of its most notable and locally famous residents.⁣

✨We’re giving 1 lucky winner a copy of this novel. Here's how to enter for a chance to win: ⁣⁣Comment using the hashtag #SweepstakesEntry.⁣


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter for a chance to win 1 copy of BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall. This sweepstakes ends Sunday, August 16 at 11:59pm EST. U.S. residents only ages 18 and up. See the Official Rules here: https://bit.ly/31R9dAP

#blackbottomsaints #alicerandall #detroit #blackbooksmatter #blackhistory #amistadsweepstakes #amistadbooksweepstakes

⭐ For today's #TuesdayTogether we'd like to 🔦 spotlight the marvelous Janet Webster Jones and @sourcebooksellers!⁣⁣⭐ Jan...
08/11/2020

⭐ For today's #TuesdayTogether we'd like to 🔦 spotlight the marvelous Janet Webster Jones and @sourcebooksellers!⁣

⭐ Janet is a retired educator from the Detroit Public Schools, where she spent a 40-year career! She has been in the bookselling business since 1989, starting out as an events vendor. Janet opened her first brick and mortar store, Source Booksellers, inside the Spiral Collective, a shared space with three other women-owned, African American businesses in Detroit's Midtown area in 2002. The bookstore moved in 2013, right across the street to its current home where it has developed a unique niche of non-fiction, offering both books and unusual sideline items that enhance your life and your lifestyle— everything from world maps, oils and incense, to raw snacks.⁣

⭐ Tag one of your favorite black-owned bookstores in the comments!

✨#FridaySweepstakes | Looking for a great read to finish out your ☀️summer? @oprahmagazine calls BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by ...
08/07/2020

✨#FridaySweepstakes | Looking for a great read to finish out your ☀️summer? @oprahmagazine calls BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by @msalicerandall “an alluring cocktail of a novel” and one of the books to pick up before summer ends! And did we mention it has cocktail recipes too!🍸😋⁣

✨We’re giving 1 lucky winner a copy of this novel. Here's how to enter for a chance to win: ⁣⁣Just tag a friend and use the hashtag #SweepstakesEntry.⁣



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter for a chance to win 1 copy of BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall. This sweepstakes ends Sunday, August 9 at 11:59pm EST. U.S. residents only ages 18 and up. See the Official Rules here: https://bit.ly/2DJd76p⁣

#blackbottomsaints #alicerandall #detroit #blackbooksmatter #blackhistory

✨It's Tuesday, and you know what that means? 😌 #TuesdayTogether! Time for us to spotlight🔦 another fantastic Black perso...
08/04/2020

✨It's Tuesday, and you know what that means? 😌 #TuesdayTogether! Time for us to spotlight🔦 another fantastic Black person working in the #bookworld! This week it's @inkandfable, a beautiful blog and bookstagram run by Patience Randle.⁣

✨Patience created her blog Ink & Fable in 2016 to share her love for reading📚. Over time, it has transformed into much more than that — becoming a lifestyle blog for the modern bibliophile💁🏽‍♀️! Ink & Fable features a mix of everything that Patience loves: style, travel, and of course all things bookish! Patience believes that in today’s world, it’s important to form authentic relationships in order to truly engage. It’s about more than just posting a photo and a hashtag, it’s about telling your story. (We couldn't agree more!)⁣

✨Tag you favorite bookish blog in the comments!

08/03/2020

✨"This is an exuberant celebration of the arts, including the arts of living well and caring for others."— Booklist on BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall. https://fal.cn/39vX2

🚨AUTHOR EVENT ALERT🚨Join THE SECRET WOMEN author Sheila J Williams tomorrow for a virtual event on FB Live with Joseph-B...
07/28/2020

🚨AUTHOR EVENT ALERT🚨Join THE SECRET WOMEN author Sheila J Williams tomorrow for a virtual event on FB Live with Joseph-Beth Booksellers! https://fal.cn/39p6L

🤔📚What does one of the leading poets of our time jessica Care moore have on her bookshelf? Head to She Reads to find out...
07/27/2020
What Jessica Care Moore Reads - She Reads

🤔📚What does one of the leading poets of our time jessica Care moore have on her bookshelf? Head to She Reads to find out. https://fal.cn/39nTU

Activist and artist Jessica Care Moore has performed her works of poetry across the world, including excerpts from her works, The Words Don’t Fit in My Mouth, The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto, and God is Not an American. Her latest work, We Want Our Bodies Back, is available now. The CEO of Moore Bl...

✨📖Fortune magazine lists SAY IT LOUDER! by Tiffany D. Cross as one of the 7 New Books to Read this month. https://fal.cn...
07/23/2020
7 new books to read in July

✨📖Fortune magazine lists SAY IT LOUDER! by Tiffany D. Cross as one of the 7 New Books to Read this month. https://fal.cn/39k0m

Including in-depth examination of the role of Black voters in the American electorate and the subsequent suppression of voting rights, and an exploration of long-term friendships from the hosts of the hit podcast 'Call Your Girlfriend.'

📝Take this quiz to find out 'Who's Your Saint?' from the book BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall! https://fal.cn/39iUi
07/22/2020
Black Bottom Saints, a novel by Alice Randall

📝Take this quiz to find out 'Who's Your Saint?' from the book BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS by Alice Randall!
https://fal.cn/39iUi

Black Bottom Saints, a novel hailed as an "instant American classic." Enter Ziggy Johnson's world to discover the Black Bottom truth: Black joy is radical!

07/10/2020
HarperAudio

HarperAudio

Breakout political analyst Tiffany D. Cross delivers a sweeping snapshot of Democracy and the role African Americans have played in its shaping in SAY IT LOUDER! from HarperCollins and Amistad - Get the audio, read by Tiffany and Leon Nixon, here: https://bit.ly/2W1TZXD

Books-A-Million
06/23/2020

Books-A-Million

HITTING A STRAIGHT LICK WITH A CROOKED STICK is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Find a copy in-store or online: https://bit.ly/3ddCSrn

06/19/2020
3 Questions With Amistad

✨Introducing '3 Questions of Amistad' featuring our first guest the phenomenal Jenifer Lewis For Real and our Editorial Director, Tracy Sherrod!

Tell us your favorite takeaway in the comments! And check out the link for a giveaway of Jenifer's book, THE MOTHER OF BLACK HOLLYWOOD! https://linktr.ee/amistadbooks

06/18/2020
Library Love Fest

Library Love Fest

We were LIVE with a very special episode of DOOR TO DOOR featuring Alice Randall, author of BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS, in conversation with her Amistad editor Patrik Bass.

Pre-order your copy of BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS (on sale 8/18): https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062968623/black-bottom-saints/

Check out this sample of the BLACK BOTTOM SAINTS Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5rIxnCNgvweRmdrR427reV?si=aS8tMXSqRVKm_5sr-UOiQA

Amistad Books Black Bottom Saints

✨Our goal is to amplify black voices, with that in mind, we are introducing #TuesdaysTogether! Every Tuesday we will be ...
06/16/2020

✨Our goal is to amplify black voices, with that in mind, we are introducing #TuesdaysTogether! Every Tuesday we will be spotlighting one of our favorite Black authors, bookstores, bookstagrammers, and more as a way to promote, educate, and build community.

First up is MahoganyBooks✨This amazing Black-owned independent bookstore in Washington, D.C. was started online as the manifestation of husband and wife duo Derrick and Ramunda's love for culture, community, and literature. Their mission is to meet the literary needs of readers in search of books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora. https://fal.cn/38F5o

Tag your favorite black-owned bookstore in the comments!

👀📖Looking to #SupportBlackAuthors? Vogue included HITTING A STRAIGHT LICK WITH A CROOKED STICK by Zora Neale Hurston, LA...
06/15/2020
25 New Books by Black Authors to Buy Now

👀📖Looking to #SupportBlackAuthors? Vogue included HITTING A STRAIGHT LICK WITH A CROOKED STICK by Zora Neale Hurston, LAKEWOOD by Megan Giddings & WE WANT OUR BODIES BACK by jessica Care moore as 'New Books by Black Authors to Buy Now!'

*Be sure to check out the great list of Black-owned bookstores to purchase from at the end! 💁🏾‍♀️

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With book tours and events cancelled, it's a harder time than ever to release a book. A list of new and forthcoming books to support black authors.

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