It's Time to Listen: Black Voices from the Best of Indie Press Lit

By Independent Book Review

By Independent Book Review

Black lives matter.


Black voices matter.


Listen. Educate. Reform.

The Tradition

Jericho Brown

$17.00 $15.64

Poetry. Copper Canyon Press

Magical Negro

Morgan Parker

$15.95 $14.67

Poetry. Tin House Books

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Hanif Abdurraqib

$16.99 $15.63

Essays. Two Dollar Radio

When My Body Was a Clinched Fist

Enzo Silon Surin


Poetry. Black Lawrence Press

The Names of All the Flowers: A Memoir

Melissa Valentine

$17.95 $16.51

Memoir. Feminist Press

Training School for Negro Girls

Camille Acker

$17.95 $16.51

Short stories. Feminist Press

How to Sit: A Memoir in Stories and Essays

Tyrese L Coleman


Nonfiction & Fiction. Mason Jar Press

A Fortune for Your Disaster

Hanif Abdurraqib

$15.95 $14.67

Poetry. Tin House Books

Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now

Andre Perry

$15.99 $14.71

Essays. Two Dollar Radio

As a River

Sion Dayson

$17.99 $16.55

Fiction. Jaded Ibis Press

The In-Betweens

Davon Loeb


Memoir. Everytime Press

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

$18.00 $16.56

History. Yale University Press

Breathe: A Letter to My Sons

Imani Perry

$18.00 $16.56

Literary nonfiction. Beacon Press

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

Charlene Carruthers

$22.95 $20.66

Literary nonfiction. Beacon Press

Thick: And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom

$15.99 $14.71

Essays. New Press

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Monique Morris

$18.95 $17.43

Nonfiction. The New Press.

Parenting for Liberation: A Guide for Raising Black Children

Trina Greene Brown

$19.95 $18.35

Parenting. Feminist Press

The Malevolent Volume

Justin Phillip Reed

$16.95 $15.59

Poetry. Black Lawrence Press.

Golden Beauty Boss: The Story of Madame Sara Spencer Washington and the Apex Empire

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks


History/Biography. Sunbury Press

Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

$20.00 $18.00

Poetry. Graywolf Press

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

$10.99 $10.11

Children's. Just Us Books

High Cotton

Kristie Robin Johnson

$16.95 $15.59