New books by African and African American authors.
February is Black History month and Oakland Public Library has many new books by African and African American authors to keep you reading throughout the month and year. Below is a list of new books that were released in the last few months. Happy reading!
Recommending fifteen Mexican, Mexican-American and Chicanx authors whose books have illuminated life in the Americas.
Recipes to keep you warm during long winter nights.
The days are short and the nights are cold and long. What better way to enjoy winter than with a warm bowl of soup! Here are some cookbooks to help get you started whether you're a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.
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.