New African and African American Studies Titles from Penguin Random House

By Allan Spencer | January 10 2024 | Black HistoryAfrican American HistoryBlack History Month

Browse these new and notable titles for use in your African and African American Studies courses. To request complimentary exam copies for course-use consideration, click here. 

Black Women Taught Us
An Intimate History of Black Feminism
Fearless essays that reclaim the work and words of Black women activists, abolitionists, and movement makers who have long fought for liberation and justice—from a beloved Teen Vogue columnist and an essential new voice in Black feminism.
$30.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
368 Pages
Random House

A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine
The rousing, captivating story of a Black physician, her career in medicine, and the deep inequities that still exist in the U.S. healthcare system
$28.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
304 Pages

Spectral Evidence
A powerful meditation on Blackness, beauty, faith, and the force of law, from the beloved award-winning author of Digest and Air Traffic
$28.00 US
Jan 30, 2024
128 Pages

Twice as Hard
The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century
Black women physicians’ stories have gone untold for far too long, leaving gaping holes in American medical history, in women’s history, and in black history. It’s time to set the record straight.
$18.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
240 Pages
Beacon Press

A classic novel of identity, sexuality, religion, and race by the author of Passing, hailed as “an original and hugely insightful writer” by The New York Times—with an introduction by Asali Solomon, author of The Days of Afrekete
$15.00 US
Jan 30, 2024
192 Pages
Modern Library

Come and Get It
From the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of Such a Fun Age comes a fresh and provocative story about a residential assistant and her messy entanglement with a professor and three unruly students.
$29.00 US
Jan 30, 2024
400 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons

Breaking the Chains
African American Slave Resistance
Centering Black voices and the narratives of enslaved people, this history offers a thoroughly researched account with first-hand testimonies of how people in bondage were themselves a driving force behind their own emancipation. Features a new introduction by Robin D. G. Kelley, black & white illustrations and photographs, and updates throughout.
$16.95 US
Jan 30, 2024
256 Pages
Triangle Square

A Few Days Full of Trouble
Revelations on the Journey to Justice for My Cousin and Best Friend, Emmett Till
The last surviving witness to the lynching of Emmett Till tells his story, with poignant recollections of Emmett as a boy, critical insights into the recent investigation, and powerful lessons for racial reckoning, both then and now.
$18.99 US
Jan 02, 2024
432 Pages
One World