Vibrant Voices Titles for Adults

30 Books Found

  • Anti-Racist Ally: An Introduction to Activism and Action

    This fast, beginner-level read is packed with content and definitions of both new and old terms, and helps readers to analyze their own biases.
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  • Arsenic and Adobo

    In this cozy mystery, Lila's ex-boyfriend Derek drops dead at her family restaurant after eating her latest dessert. Was he murdered? While detectives focus on Lila as the suspect, she must conduct her own investigation to clear her name.
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  • Black Buck

    When Darren starts a new job as the only Black salesperson for a tech start-up, his world and personality begin to change. As he learns that money may not be everything, he hatches a plan to bring young people of color into the world of sales.
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  • Black Girl, Call Home

    This collection of poems explores race, sexuality, rape, family, and queerness with awareness and tenderness about what it’s like to be a woman in old and new centuries.
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  • Caul Baby

    Family drama and secrets collide when an unexpected baby is born who has the potential of being a Harlem family's salvation.
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  • Crying in H Mart

    In this transporting and emotionally devastating memoir, musician Michelle Zauner shares her experiences growing up Korean American and connecting with her mother through food before, during, and after the illness took her mother's life.
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  • Dial A for Aunties

    After Meddy accidently kills her blind date, her Chinese Indonesian aunties try to help her—without disrupting the biggest wedding event of the year—in this light-hearted murder/comedy/romance.
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  • Dog Flowers: A Memoir

    After her mother's death, Geller finds her life packed away in suitcases.Through documents, pictures, notes, and other things that give her more insight into her mom, Geller gets to know who her mom really was and her roots at the Navajo reservation.
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  • Fault Lines

    Mizuki is a Japanese housewife bored of life and her loveless marriage, until she meets a man who shows her the other side of life in Tokyo. Mizuki must decide if she wants to continue on her path as a housewife or venture into the unknown.
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  • Feelings: A Story in Seasons

    Spring blooms with promise and dreary winters lead to sadness in this stunning graphic memoir about experiencing seasonal depression and anxiety.
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  • Gold Diggers

    Neil is an Indian American teenager who is trying to meet the high expectations of his family and community. He finds a magical potion that can help, but is the cost too high?
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  • Honey Girl

    Grace completed her PhD and went to Vegas to celebrate. There she married a girl on a whim and goes to stay with her in New York. This is a lovely story about personal growth that unabashedly features the positive effects of therapy and actively working on oneself.
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  • Just as I Am

    Actress Tyson shares her life story, wisdom, and her impact on Black American history in this compelling memoir.
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  • Las Biuty Queens

    This collection focuses on a tightly knit groups of trans Latinx immigrant women in New York City, living and hustling to survive. The stories deal with friendship, the struggles with immigration, violence, and the trans experience.
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  • Leaving Breezy Street: A Memoir

    Breezy’s life story will leave you speechless. From being abused to living in the streets while using drugs to becoming a mentor and guide to women, Myers-Powell shares how she broke free of a life of addiction and pain.
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  • A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

    Abdurraqib weaves together personal experience, political milestones, pop culture, and historical explorations to yield a collection that has great emotional depth, while sharing insight on America's culture.
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  • My Time Will Come

    Manuel tells a remarkable story about forgiveness, exploring how the justice system treats young Black men and the impact of the school to prison pipeline through his own experience of incarceration as a teenager.
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  • Open Water

    This outstanding debut novel navigates a love story through racial trauma. Nelson pays homage to an eclectic array of artistic influences, from painters to musicians, weaving their art into his rhythmic prose.
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  • The Other Black Girl

    In this thriller, two young Black women, Nella and Hazel, meet—and are pitted against each other—amid the starkly white backdrop of the New York City book-publishing world.
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  • Remote Control

    Fatima is a young girl who loves to watch the stars. One night, she watches a meteor shower and finds a strange seed that turns her into “The Adopted Daughter of Death."
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  • Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir

    Ford shares her story of growing up without a father due to his incarceration, and how her complicated family situation impacted her life as a young Black girl growing up in Indiana.
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  • Sorrowland

    In this slow-burn novel, Vern is a survivor, a runaway, an action hero, a keeper of dire secrets she doesn’t quite understand herself, a fierce mother, and one of the most memorable and resilient characters we’ve come across in a long time.
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  • Stone Fruit

    When Bron and Ray are with Ray's niece, their imaginations come out and their relationship is simple, but when they are alone together it turns tumultuous. The strain of their families forces them to take a deeper look at themselves.
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  • Summer on the Bluffs

    Ama and Omar spend every summer with their three goddaughters at Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard. After Omar passes away, Ama begins to share some painful secrets during their last summer on the island.
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  • Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend

    This collection of humorous essays explores what it means to be "the Black friend," while also recounting Philippe's personal history, from his childhood immigration to going to college in the Obama era.
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  • The Ugly Cry: A Memoir

    At once tragic and humorous, Henderson's memoir explores her difficult childhood of poverty and abuse, as well as her scene-stealing, horror-movie loving grandma. A coming-of-age story well worth the read.
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  • Vulnerable AF : poems

    Illustrated by Shonté Young-Williams | Ball shares moving and powerful poetry on relationships, self-love, and healing, delivering every line with a force that leaves the reader in deep thought.
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  • We Are Each Other's Harvest

    This collection of essays, poems, photographs, and more gives the diverse perspectives of Black farmers and their connections to America through history.
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  • You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

    Ruffin and her sister Lamar share hilarious and thought-provoking stories about Lamar's experiences living in their home state of Nebraska, from being mistaken for Harriet Tubman to microaggressions in the workplace and beyond.
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  • ¡Hola Papi! How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot

    Begun as an advice column for queer readers, Brammer's book expands on his signature honest and humorous advice with kind, thoughtful, and often hilarious anecdotes.
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