Representation Matters! New Books in the Collection from Publishers of Color, by Authors of Color, for Everyone to Read

This guide highlights books in the J. Willard Marriott Library from publishers of color.

"The most respected and storied African-American imprint in publishing, Amistad was founded in 1986 to specialize in the works of authors who honor and consecrate the memory of those who fought—and continue to fight—for freedom. Now publishing titles such as Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson; Act Like a LadyThink Like a Man by Steve Harvey; Open Season by Ben Crump; and Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston, Amistad’s original publishing program included works by tennis legend and activist Arthur Ashe, tastemaker Susan L. Taylor, and literary gatekeeper Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Amistad aims to educate, entertain, and empower readers interested in the past, present, and future of Black people throughout the diaspora. Through the exemplary work of extraordinary authors, Amistad publishes stories that have seldom been told, expanding historical narratives in new and surprising ways, while driving conversations that provide solutions and direction for people in their everyday lives."

Parent Company: HaperCollins

Editorial Director: Tracy Sherrod

 Check out interviews with Tracy Sherrod at The Library Love Fest PodcastSlate and The New York Times

Genres/Audience: Biography, YA Fiction, Historical, Juvenile Nonfiction, Social-Science, Self-Help, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adult Fiction, LGBT+ Fiction, Literary Criticism, Performing Arts, Cooking, Reference, Business & economics, Poetry

Twitter: @amistadbooks

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