In a world where new books by BIPOC writers are released every day, choosing your next read can be overwhelming. Allow us to give you some thicc plot suggestions ;) Curated and written by story-obsessed Porshèa, you’ll find a bevy of fantasy, non-fiction, and some romance recommendations in Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult categories. Word to the wise: Porshèa’s preferences are fast-paced, adventurous, and somewhat dark tales with a lot of love for fairytale retellings. We try to place content warnings where appropriate, but please reach out if you read a recommendation that needs warnings that may have been overlooked by the team.
Porshèa reviews Root Magic by Eden Royce, a historical coming of age middle grade novel.
Your story wishes are granted in A Universe of Wishes. Porshèa reviews.
Porshea catches up to Alyssa Cole's royal romances with her review of How to Catch a Queen.
Porshèa reviews 'Malcolm and Me' by Robin Farmer.
Porshea reviews 'Black Sun' by Rebecca Roanhorse.
On the latest The Plot Thickens, Porshèa reviews Daughters of Jubilation, which follows a Black teen in the Jim Crow south whose familial powers begin to cause her trouble.
On the Plot Thickens: Porshea reviews P. Djèlí Clark's latest novella, Ring Shout, which features a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan.
Vampires Never Get Old brings new blood to the genre. Porshèa reviews the anthology.
Enter a magical new world with Maya and the Rising Dark. Porshèa's review.
Porshèa takes a look at Punching The Air, a novel in verse by Ibi Zoboi and Yusekf Salaam of the Exonerated Five.
Porshèa thoughts on new YA book Legendborn.