2023 Hue-Man Experience Book Recommendations

The goal of Hue-Man Experience at Tattered Cover is to help individuals, organizations and businesses that want to learn more about underrepresented titles and authors, have a trustworthy brand to source relevant material. Hue-Man Experience will source from all major and independent publishers, as well as conducting its own efforts to locate local talent.  Within Tattered Cover’s organization, Hue-Man Experience will focus on identifying, curating and recommending diverse authors, writers and artists, to ensure thoughtful representation from Black, Indigenous and People of Color throughout its stores.

 


 

 

 

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!
The first of the year marks a time of hope, new beginnings and reinvention. Kick-off your own
2023 fresh start with these books by Black authors: 

 

 


 

AFFIRMATIONS FOR BLACK WOMEN: A JOURNAL 
By Oludara Adeeyo 

►  Building in her previous manual, “Self-Care for Black Women,” psychotherapist Oludara Adeeyo invites you to remind yourself how brave, powerful and brilliant you are. Her new book offers more than 100 positive messages and prompts to affirm your self-worth, boost your spirit and attract success.

 

 
 

MANIFESTO: ON NEVER GIVING UP
By Bernardine Evaristo

►  Bernadine Evaristo made history in 2019 when she became the first Black woman and first Black British person to win the Booker Prize for her novel “Girl, Woman, Other.” For her nonfiction debut, Evaristo charts her own unconventional childhood and career. “Manifesto” serves as inspiration for others to nurture creativity and visualize success.

 

 
 

REST IS RESISTANCE: A MANIFESTO
By Tricia Hersey

► Tricia Hersey, founder of the popular Nap Ministry, pushes back against the systems of capitalism that stress productivity and lead to overwork and depletion. Instead, in this New York Times bestseller, she highlights the power of rest, daydreaming and naps as a foundation for healing and resistance.

 

 
 

THE SUGAR JAR: CREATE BOUNDARIES, EMBRACE SELF-HEALING, AND ENJOY THE SWEET THINGS IN LIFE
By Yasmine Cheyenne

► In 2022, mental wellness advocate Yasmine Cheyenne launched The Sugar Jar Community, a safe-space app designed with tools to develop self-awareness and boundaries in service of healing. Now she brings this concept to print; “The Sugar Jar” uses stories, exercises, and prompts to help ease stress and exhaustion while moving toward balance and releasing joy.

 

 
 

YEARS OF YES: HOW TO DANCE IT OUT, STAND IN THE SUN AND BE YOUR OWN PERSON
By Shonda Rhimes

 In this bestseller and perennial favorite, television mogul Shonda Rhimes examines her childhood and questions why she was always so quick to say “no.” By challenging herself to say “yes” for a year, Rhimes inspires readers to embrace their inner selves and empower their lives by trying something new.