DeDe's Weekly Downloads: List 7

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Razorblade Tears

Razorblade Tears by S. A Cosby

In this award-winning crime novel, two ex-con fathers band together to avenge their married sons’ murders and are forced to confront their own prejudices about their sons and each other along the way.

It Was All A Dream Biggie and the World that Made Him

It Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World that Made Him by Justin Tinsley

Fresh, insightful and timely, this biography tells the story of The Notorious B.I.G. and the cultural and political forces that shaped him.

Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder

Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns

In her cozy series starter, Burns introduces a down on her luck social media expert who inherits her grandmother’s bakery and a giant mastiff in southwest Michigan—murder and mayhem follow.

Mi Cocina

Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in México by Rick Martinez

Inspired by his 20,000-mile journey across Mexico, Martinez highlights the diversity, richness and complexity of Mexican cuisine through recipes, personal essays and vibrant photographs.

The Way of the Househusband

Way of the Househusband by Kousuke Oono

This manga series follows the story of Tatsu, who retires from crime to be a househusband. Instead of fighting off rival gangs, now he’s tackling cooking, cleaning and shopping for his professional wife.

Crying in the Bathroom

Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir by Erika Sanchez

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Sanchez writes about her life with openness and honesty in a collection of essays that are hilarious and heartbreaking.

Golden Ax

Golden Ax by Rio Cortez

This original collection of poetry explores Cortez’s family history as “Afropioneers” in the early American West as well as meditating on our present.

Her Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Machado’s debut short story collection, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, is the perfect fit for Halloween with its creepy, fascinating tales.

Speak Your Voice, Trust your Gut, and Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Go

Speak: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Tunde Oyeneyin

Peloton instructor and motivational speaker Oyeneyin inspires readers with her stories of empowerment, overcoming hardship and living life with intention and joy.

Boys Come First

Boys Come First by Aaron Foley

This hilarious, touching debut novel by Foley is a “love letter to Gay Detroit,” following the ups and downs of three-thirty something Black men looking for love and success.

Atlas of the Heart

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection & the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown

With a uniquely different format than her previous books, Brown takes readers on a journey to gain deeper understanding of 87 human emotions and experiences.

How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days

How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K.M. Jackson

This hilarious, road-trip rom-com follows Lu Carlisle and her BFF, Truman, as they search for Keanu Reeves so that Lu can confess her undying love… Or maybe she’ll find love with the guy besides her all along.

My Money, My Way

My Money My Way: Taking Back Control of Your Financial Life by Kumiko Love

Also known as “The Budget Mom,” Love is a Financial Counselor who empowers readers with her shame-free, easy-to-follow and inspiring approach to money management.

You Made a Fool of Death with your Beauty

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Nigerian Author Emezi, a National Book Foundation – 5 Under 35 honoree, explores the complexities of grief and the messiness of love in her debut romance novel.

Split Decisions

Split Decisions: Life Stories by Ice-T and Spike

In this raw, powerful and potentially life-changing book, Ice-T and Spike tell the stories of growing up in Los Angeles together, their life choices and their different paths of life.

The Women Could Fly

The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings

Giddings combines magical realism and chilling dystopia in this novel about a young woman’s chance to fulfill a final request from her mother’s will.

Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur

Changes: An Oral History of Tupac Shakur by Sheldon Pearce

Pearce, an editor and writer at The New Yorker, interviewed dozens who knew Tupac and combined their voices to create a revealing account of Tupac’s life and legacy.

Night of the Rez

Night of the Rez by Morgan Talty

In twelve raw and beautiful stories, Talty breathes life into tales of family and an indigenous community as they struggle with a painful past and uncertain future.

Hip Hop and Other Things

Hip Hop (And Other Things) by Shea Serrano

New York Times bestselling author Serrano, known for his distinctive and conversational writing style as well as his popular books about basketball and movies, turns to the subject of rap in his latest book.

My America Recipes of a Young Black Chef

My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi

Award-winning Chef Onwuachi follows up his critically acclaimed 2019 memoir with a new culinary journey in his cookbook, featuring more than 125 recipes from Nigeria to the Caribbean, the South to the Bronx, and beyond.