The Book Report: January's New and Coming Soon

The Book Report

The Book Report
New African American Interest Books and Authors
​Looking for something to read from an African/African American point of view and/or written by someone from the Diaspora? Browse our list of new books available now and coming soon to the Denver Public Library. Book summaries provided by ProQuest Syndetics.

Featured Titles:Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, for a Healthier, More Gorgeous You
Tia Mowry
Drawing on the latest research on whole plant foods and inflammation, Whole New You chronicles Tia’s journey to wellness and provides all the resources you need to feel better, including a ten-day menu plan to begin your healthy life. It includes more than 100 delicious recipes: healthy versions of your favorite comfort food recipes, including Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Crispy Collard Chips, healthy recipes for your kids, tips and tricks for eating on the go, and complementary approaches, such as acupuncture and yoga, for whole body healing. Like a trusted friend, Tia recounts both her setbacks and her triumphs-and shows you how to listen to what your body is telling you. 
Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Nat’l Museum African American Hist/Cult
This fully illustrated guide to the Smithsonian’s newest museum takes visitors on a journey through the richness and diversity of African American culture and the history of a people whose struggles, aspirations, and achievements have shaped the nation. Opened in September 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture welcomes all visitors who seek to understand, remember, and celebrate this history. The guidebook provides a comprehensive tour of the museum, including its magnificent building and grounds and eleven permanent exhibition galleries dedicated to themes of history, community, and culture. Highlights from the museum’s collection of artifacts and works of art are presented in full-color photographs, accompanied by evocative stories and voices that illuminate the American experience through the African American lens.

Fiction:Forged in DesireBrenda Jackson 
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
Patricia Hruby Powell

Nonfiction:Cop Under Fire: Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America
David Clarke
Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn
Frederick Douglass
African Kaiser: General Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
Robert Gaudi 
I Am Number 8: Overlooked and Undervalued, But Not Forgotten by God
John Gray
White Man’s Game: Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden, and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa
Stephanie Hanes 
Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened)
Kelly Rowland 
The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor 
Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs
Martin Torgoff 
The 1997 Masters: My Story
Tiger Woods
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