Books & Authors For The Culture

 

AUTHORS

 

  • Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, A Song Flung Up to Heaven,Mom & Me & Mom, I Shall Not Be Moved, Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women,  (IC)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates– The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me, Black Panther, We Were Eight Years In Power
  • Christopher R. FordPlayin’ Catch With Dad, Shootin’ Hoops With Dad
  • Kaitlyn GreenidgeWe Love You, Charlie Freeman
  • Alex Haley – Roots: The Saga of an American Family, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, A Different Kind of Christmas, Queen: The Story of an American Family, Mama Flora’s Family
  • Rachel Howzell HallTrail of Echoes, Land Of Shadows, Skies Of Ash, The View From Here, No One Knows You’re Here, Aquiet Storm
  • Langston HughesNot Without Laughter, The Ways of White Folks, Knopf, Simple Speaks His Mind, Laughing to Keep from Crying, Simple Takes a Wife, Sweet Flypaper of Life, Simple Stakes a Claim,Tambourines to Glory,The Best of Simple, Simple’s Uncle Sam, Something in Common and Other Stories, Short Stories of Langston Hughes (IC)
  • John Lewis March (Books 1-3), Run
  • Imbolo Mbue Behold the Dreamers
  • Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby, Beloved, Jazz, Paradise, Love, A Mercy, Home, God Help the Child
  • Barrack Obama The Audacity of Hope, Dreams From My Father, Of Thee I Sing
  • Issa Rae The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
  • Valerie Renae’a52 Sandy Lane, Hidden Desires, Naked Tales 
  • Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • Mychal Denzel Smith Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Man’s Education
  • Zadie Smith SwingTime, White Teeth: A Novel, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW, The Fraud
  • Angie Thomas The Hate Give
  • Alice WalkerThe Color Purple, The Third Life of Grange Copeland, In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women, Meridian, You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories, To Hell With Dying, The Temple of My Familiar, Finding the Green Stone, Possessing the Secret of Joy, The Complete Stories, By the Light of My Father’s Smile, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, (IC)
  • Colson WhiteheadThe Intuitionist,John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt,Sag Harbor,Zone One, The Underground Railroad,The Colossus of New York, The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death
  • Jacqueline WoodsonAnotherBrooklyn, Autobiography of a Family Photo, Last Summer with Maizon, Maizon at Blue Hill, Between Madison and Palmetto, Feathers, After Tupac and D Foster, Peace Locomotion, Locomotion, Brown Girl Dreaming (IC)

 

COMIC BOOKS/GRAPHIC NOVELS

  • Erika Alexander – Concrete Park
  • Ta-Nehisi CoatesBlack Panther (2016), Black Panther: World of WakandaBlack Panther and the Crew
  • Reginald HudlinBlack Panther:Bride of The Panther 
  • Paul Louise-Julie – The Pack, Yohancé 
  • Kwanza Osajyefo – Black, Black AF: America’s Sweetheart
  • Christopher PriestPower Man and Iron Fist, Deadpool, Deathstroke, Black Panther, Green Lantern, The Ray, and SteelQuantum and Woody
  • Angela RobinsonThe Web
  • Regine Sawyer – is a veteran of the comics industry and the founder of Lockett Down Publications, which publishes The Rippers, Ice Witch, and Eating Vampires. She is also the driving force behind the Women in Comics NYC Collective International, an organization that serves to recognize and highlight the efforts and work of women comic book creators.
  • Felipe Smith – is an artist and designer known for his manga MBQ, which tells the story of a black man trying to make comics in LA. He is also known for Peepo Choo, a manga that studies the collision of American and Japanese cultures. Smith has worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and is also the writer of Marvel’s All-New Ghost Rider series, which is the first appearance of Latino Robbie Reyes as the Ghost Rider.
  • Geoffrey Thorne – is a writer and actor who portrayed officer Wilson Sweet on In the Heat of the Night. He has produced, written, and acted in other television and film properties such as ER, The Women of Brewster Place, Ben 10: Omniverse, and Ultimate Spider-Man. Thorne has written comics for many publishers, including Dark Horse and Lion Forge. Recently Thorne wrote Mosaic for Marvel Comics which tells the story of Morris Sackett, a professional athlete and Inhuman.
  • David Walker – is a filmmaker, film scholar (his expertise is Blaxploitation films) and a writer of novels and comics. He is the co-writer of the amazing graphic novelNumber 13 and has worked on titles for Marvel, DC, and IDW. His work on comic book adaptation of Shaftwon him a Glyph Comics Award in 2015. He is also the author of the young adult graphic novel The Adventures of Darius Logan Book One: Super Justice Force.