Olokun of the Galaxy

Title: Olokun of the Galaxy Author: Esther Iverem Publisher: Seeing Black Press Release Date: 2017 Pages: Unpaged Olokun of the Galaxy” is a poetry and visual arts book that tells the story of an African spirit of the deepest ocean. Olokun is born when Earth’s oceans are born, s/he witnesses the Atlantic Slave Trade, industrial…

Gorilla Dawn

Title: Gorilla Dawn Author: Gill Lewis Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster / Atheneum Release Date: January 31, 2017 Pages: 432 “Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by Oxford University Press.”–Verso.

Behold the Dreamers

Title: Behold the Dreamers Author: Imbolo Mbue Genre: Fiction / New Adult Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks Release Date: June 26, 2017 Pages: 416 A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream–the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York…

Sleep Well, Siba & Saba

Title: Sleep Well, Siba & Saba Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahi Genre: Picture book Publisher: Lantana Release Date: 2017 Pages: Unpaged Forgetful Ugandan sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweatersyou name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things they have lost that…

Solo

Title: Solo Author: Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess, Genre: Young Adult / Fiction Publisher: Blink Release Date: 2017 Format: Hardback Pages: 464 From award-winning and bestselling author Kwame Alexander comes Solo, the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison who is being crushed between the scathing tabloids exposing his former rock-star-father’s addictions and a protected secret…

Soldier Boy

Title: Soldier Boy Author: Keely Hutton Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) Release Date: June 13, 2017 Pages: 336 “A searing, shocking book—part non-fiction, part novel—based on the true story of a child soldier in Uganda who survived war and enslavement and went on to create a haven for others who…