BIPOC Fiction

By Boneshaker Books

By Boneshaker Books

Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

$18.99 $17.47

Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

$14.00 $12.88

If Beale Street Could Talk

James Baldwin

$14.95 $13.75

Baldwin's characters come alive with each page of this book. This is a deep and harrowing look into the racist systems of our society told through the stories of young black stories and family ties. Read the original that led to an Academy Award-winning Jenkins film. --Rebecca

Dawn

Octavia E Butler

$16.98

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

$16.99 $15.63

The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros

$11.95 $10.99

Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia

Samuel R. Delany

$17.95 $16.51

Nova

Samuel R. Delany

$16.00 $14.72

The Marrow Thieves

Cherie Dimaline

$14.95 $13.75

Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories

Mariana Enriquez

$24.00 $22.08

Future Home of the Living God

Louise Erdrich

$28.99

The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin

$28.00 $25.76

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories

N. K. Jemisin

$26.00 $23.92

The Fifth Season

N. K. Jemisin

$16.99 $15.63

Set in a world where geological catastrophes are the norm, adds a class of people who can telekinetically control earth ("orogenes"), and asks what kind of society would form. The book follows Essun, a hidden orogene, as she looks for her missing children in the wake of a continental split. Although the setting is fantastic, the questions that the book asks about oppression and survival are very real. --Moli

The Obelisk Gate

N. K. Jemisin

$17.99 $16.55

The Stone Sky

N. K. Jemisin

$17.99 $16.55

The Leavers

Lisa Ko

$15.95 $14.67

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Min Jin Lee

$16.99 $15.63

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

Ken Liu

$17.99 $16.55

This is maybe the book that I have cried the most while reading. In Liu's namesake short story within the collection, he brings to life the tensions of a young mixed race child pushing away his culture and Chinese mother. Sprinked with magic realism and twinges of science fiction, this will tug at your heartstrings. P.S. All my friends who I've recommended it to have also cried to this. --Rebecca

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

$14.95 $13.75

An Unkindness of Ghosts

Rivers Solomon

$15.95 $14.67

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir

Kai Cheng Thom

$20.00

Magical realism memoir of a Canadian trans girl gang whose turning point involves the murder of a cop. I cannot recommend this book enough!! I feel like conversations often stall on whether violence is justified, but Kai Cheng Thom goes beyond the question to examine the cost of living under violence and reacting with violence -- and she makes the read so much fun. --Moli

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

$18.99 $17.47

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

$26.00 $23.92

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

$17.00 $15.64

Jonny Appleseed

Joshua Whitehead

$17.95 $16.51

The Black Tides of Heaven

Neon Yang

$15.99 $14.71

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Junauda Petrus

$9.99 $9.19

A gorgeous mixtape of a YA novel by local author Juanada Petrus (Free Black Dirt), effortlessly combining Black queer coming-of-age, a cancer story, prison abolition, and Whitney Houston. If nothing else, this book will probably make you want to read your astrological natal chart! --Moli