This Thanksgiving season, explore books by Black authors that entertain and educate through a fresh perspective! From the captivating sports biography of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin to a mouthwatering cookbook from Snoop Dogg—along with thought-provoking science fiction and insightful guides on managing your finances—EBONY shares the books you need this November to feed your soul.
Goon With a Spoon
Start your holiday feasting with Snoop’s second cookbook! The celebrated rapper joins forces with pal and fellow rapper E-40, owner of Filipino food business Lumpia, for a collection of their favorite, soulful recipes.
Tomlin: The Soul of a Football Coach
Football is a big tradition around Thanksgiving. Dive into the play-by-play of Mike Tomlin, a former college football star turned coach, who is now the head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The biography reveals the challenges of being one of the few Black man leading a winning team in the NFL.
Made Whole: The Practical Guide to Reaching Your Financial Goals
Managing finances can be tough during the holiday season. This 10-step action plan of worksheets, checklists and action items helps demystify intimidating financial terminology and provide the tools for successful budgeting, investing, estate planning and more.
Like Thunder: The Desert Magician’s Duology: Book Two
Grab a cocoa for the Nigerian-American science fiction writer's sequel to "Shadow Speaker." It’s Niger, West Africa, 2077, and Dikéogu Obidimkpa, the boy who can bring rain just by thinking about it pairs again with shadow speaker girl, Ejii, as they take on another unbelievable cosmic adventure.
The Invisible Ache: Black Men Identifying Their Pain and Reclaiming Their Power
Courtney B. Vance and Dr. Robin L. Smith
Seeking to change the trajectory that denies Black men a right to mental health care, the acclaimed actor offers a moving combination of psychology and practical tools on these pages, offering Black men the guidance and support to achieve mental well-being and a whole, full-hearted life.
bell hooks’ Spiritual Vision: Buddhist, Christian, and Feminist
Remembering the spirit of the season, take a deep dive into the spiritual teachings that influenced bell hooks, the Black feminist and scholar who died in 2021, from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
Killing the Image: A Champion’s Journey of Faith, Fighting, and Forgiveness
Andre Ward with Nick Chiles
Undefeated five-time world champion boxer Andre Ward, also known as "Son of God," delivers a solid right hook of his career and faith in this gripping memoir.
We Could Fly
Curl up with a cocoa as the Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner dips into African folklore to create a moving children’s rhyme about grace and transcendence. Illustrated by Briana Mukodiri Uchendu.