Inspiring and enriching, African Icons: Ten People Who Built a Continent by Tracey Baptiste provides ten illuminating portraits of Black excellence from ancient times through the sixteenth century.
A charming and witty slow-burn second chance rom-com with just the right amount of angst. The Shaadi Set-Up by Lillie Vale checks all the boxes.
A summer vacation, sparring siblings, and a crime to solve. A Mystery at Lili Villa by Arathi Menon is a delightful middle-grade mystery that is sure to make you nostalgic.
You’ve Got Mail meets Tweet Cute set in two competing halal restaurants. The story of a brave and tenacious woman. A culturally significant rom-com that is a must read.
A summer vacation at the lake house with the family. A pretend boyfriend. Opposites attract. Enemies to lovers. All the ingredients of a breezy summer read.
Women are often put in boxes and expected to make compromises. A book about a woman’s journey through the decades to self-discovery.
Moving and at times thought-provoking. A book that is as much a memoir as it is about the history of California. Pick it if you enjoy memoirs with a generous dose of history.
True courage comes from purposefully standing out. Set in the 1950s, a historical #ownvoice YA novel that is just as relevant today.
A tale that explores the power and strength of kinship on the harsh American frontier. Pick it if you enjoy offbeat historical novels with lots of wordplay.
If you like murder mysteries with a hint of mysticism, this is the book for you. It is a great attempt by a first-time author.