Cozy up with five of December's best fiction releases.
December is sometimes a slow month for new releases, so our list this month is short but strong. Happy reading!
Such a Fun Age
by Kiley Reid
Emira Tucker is a 25-year-old Black woman who is torn between pursuing a more grown-up career and the part time babysitting job she loves. When Emira is the target of racial profiling at a high-end grocery store, her white employer Alix wants to come to her rescue, regardless of what Emira wants or needs. “In her debut novel, Reid illuminates difficult truths about race, society, and power with a fresh, light hand. We're all familiar with the phrases white privilege and race relations, but rarely has a book vivified these terms in such a lucid, absorbing, graceful, forceful, but unforced way.” (Library Journal)
Check out these exciting new books by North American Indigenous authors!
November is Native American Heritage month and Oakland Public Library has many exciting new books written by Indigenous North American authors to keep you reading throughout the month and through the year(s)! Here is a sample of some of the new books on our shelves. To learn more about these titles, click on the title links below.
New Black Speculative Fiction books.
In honor of Black Speculative Fiction month here are some new titles from OPL to keep you reading throughout the month and year. For a more comprehensive listing of Black Speculative Fiction available at OPL, please visit this post.
Happy reading and Happy Black Speculative Fiction Month! If there are titles missing from our shelves that you'd like to read, please leave a message below. We'll do our very best to purchase them for our collection.