2021 Featured Authors

Pulitzer Prize finalist Albert Woodfox – Author of SOLITARY: A Biography

Co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter Alicia Garza – Author of THE PURPOSE OF POWER: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

NYU law professor Alina Das – Author of NO JUSTICE IN THE SHADOWS: How America Criminalizes Immigrants

New York Times bestselling author Anand Giridharadas – Author of WINNERS TAKE ALL: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Celebrated novelist Angie Cruz – Author of DOMINICANA

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown – Editor of YOU ARE YOUR BEST THING: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience

New York Times bestselling author Brittney Cooper – Author of ELOQUENT RAGE: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

New York Times bestselling author Carole Lindstrom – Author of WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS

#1 New York Times bestselling author Celeste Ng – Author of LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE

New York Times bestselling author Chanel Miller – Author of KNOW MY NAME

New York Times bestselling author Charles King – Author of GOD OF THE UPPER AIR: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century

The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin – Author of PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF SPORTS IN THE UNITED STATES: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play

Award-winning George Washington University professor David J. Silverman – Author of THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

National Book Award finalist David Treuer – Author of THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: Native America from 1890 to the Present

National Book Award finalist Deesha Philyaw – Author of THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES

New York Times bestselling author Eddie S. Glaude Jr. – Author of BEGIN AGAIN: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Nationally recognized social justice philanthropy expert Edgar Villanueva – Author of DECOLONIZING WEALTH: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance

New York Times bestselling author Emily Bazelon – Author of CHARGED: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

Award-winning University of Minnesota professor Erika Lee – Author of AMERICA FOR AMERICANS: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

Award-winning blogger and writer Feminista Jones – Author of RECLAIMING OUR SPACE: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets

New York Times bestselling author Heather C. McGhee – Author of THE SUM OF US: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant – Author of FULL DISSIDENCE: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi – Author of STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar – Author of THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award winner Imani Perry – Author of BREATHE: A Letter to my Sons

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson – Author of RED AT THE BONE

National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds – Author of STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Educators for Mumia coordinator and Baruch College professor Johanna Fernández – Author of THE YOUNG LORDS: A Radical History

Poor People’s Campaign leader Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove – Author of REVOLUTION OF VALUES: Reclaiming Public Faith for the Common Good

Immigrant rights advocate Karen González – Author of THE GOD WHO SEES: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong

National Book Award finalist Karla Cornejo Villavicencio – Author of THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor – Author of RACE FOR PROFIT: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Andrew Carnegie Medal Award winner Kiese Laymon – Author of HEAVY

New York Times bestselling author Kiley Reid – Author of SUCH A FUN AGE

Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour – Author of WE ARE NOT HERE TO BE BYSTANDERS: A Memoir of Love and Resistance

14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch — Author of A FOOL’S ERRAND

Provost’s Distinguished professor at Georgetown Marcia Chatelain – Author of FRANCHISE: The Golden Arches in Black America

Anchor of PRX’s Latino USA Maria Hinojosa – Author of ONCE I WAS YOU: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

UC Irvine Professor of Law Mehrsa Baradaran – Author of THE COLOR OF MONEY: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

Award-winning editor and novelist Michael Zapata – Author of THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU

Award-winning blogger and writer Mikki Kendall – Author of HOOD FEMINISM: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

New York Times bestselling author Min Jin Lee – Author of PACHINKO

National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Mira Jacob – Author of GOOD TALK

Whiting Award winner Mitchell S. Jackson – Author of SURVIVAL MATH: Notes on an All-American Family

New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone – Author of DEAR JUSTYCE

Acclaimed political theorist Nicholas Buccola – Author of THE FIRE IS UPON US: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America

Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award finalist Noliwe Rooks – Author of CUTTING SCHOOL: The Segrenomics of American Education.

PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award Winner Paul Ortiz – Author of AN AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINX HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

New York Times bestselling author Resmaa Menakem – Author of MY GRANDMOTHER’S HANDS: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize winner Rion Amilcar Scott – Author of THE WORLD DOESN’T REQUIRE YOU

Son of Baldwin creator Robert Jones Jr. – Author of SON OF BALDWIN: The Prophets

Kirkus Prize winner Saeed Jones – Author of HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES

Guild Literary Complex Prize winner Sahar Mustafah – Author of THE BEAUTY OF YOUR FACE

Feminist activist and Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing scholar Salamishah Tillet – Author of IN SEARCH OF THE COLOR PURPLE: The Story of an American Masterpiece

National Book Award winner Sarah M. Broom – Author of THE YELLOW HOUSE

Emmy Award-winning journalist and Co-host of ABC’s The View Sunny Hostin – Author of I AM THESE TRUTHS: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds

Founder of #Metoo Tarana Burke – Editor of YOU ARE YOUR BEST THING: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience

New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell – Author of THIS BOOK IS ANTI-RACIST: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work

Pulitzer Prize finalist Tommy Orange – Author of THERE THERE

Carnegie Medal winner Valeria Luiselli – Author of LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE: A novel

Scholar-Activist and writer Yaba Blay – Author of ONE DROP: Shifting the Lens on Race

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Executive Director Zach Norris – Author of WE KEEP US SAFE: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities