BOOK REVIEW: 'The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks' by Toni Tipton-Martin

Nothing else tastes good when you're hankering for something specific.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Wake Up Happy' By Michael Strahan with Veronica Chambers

Every day, you make countless little choices. In his book "Wake Up Happy," Michael Strahan explains how one of them can be a life-changer.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Buffalo Soldiers: Heroes of the American West' by Brynn Baker

Dates and names — do your children think that history consists just of those two sometimes-boring things? Show them that there are lively stories behind those names and dates by giving them "Buffalo Soldiers."

BOOK REVIEW: 'Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire' by Shane White

As you'll read in "Prince of Darkness" by Shane White, you could become rich the old-fashioned way: through grift.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Grant Park' by Leonard Pitts Jr.

You can't un-say things, especially if you mean them, but as you'll see in the new novel "Grant Park" by Leonard Pitts Jr., at least those words won't kill you.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Little Shaq' by Shaquille O'Neal, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Sharing is often about teamwork, and in the new book "Little Shaq," author Shaquille O'Neal shares a story.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-Seven Women Untangle an Obsession,' Edited by Elizabeth Benedict

Is today a good hair day, a bad hair day — or a no-hair day? The bigger question: Who's happy with her hair? In this book, 27 women answer that, as they weigh in on their tresses (or lack thereof).

BOOK REVIEW: 'Hoops to Hippos! True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari!' By Boris Diaw with Kitson Jazynka

Some things just naturally go together; they belong in pairs. And for NBA player and author Boris Diaw, there are two things he likes to add together.

'The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America' by D. Watkins

Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Tamar Rice, Jonathan Ferrell — how did we get to this point? Better yet, as D. Watkins ponders in his new book "The Beast Side," how do we get out of it?

National Book Festival Returns

Over 175 authors from different backgrounds, genres and cultures came together for the annual meeting place for book lovers from around the world giving fans an in-depth analysis of their work.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Black Man in a White Coat' by Damon Tweedy, M.D.

When you first glimpse "Black Man in a White Coat," you may wonder if it's about health or if it's a memoir. It's both, actually, but that scarcely matters when a book is this good.

Titles with Political Slant Gain the Edge

During a summer where both Black Lives Matter and New York billionaire Donald Trump were trending topics, books with a political slant were among the top sellers on the Summer 2015 edition of the Power List.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Household Workers Unite' by Premilla Nadasen

There is not a speck of dust in your home. You're ready for fall and thankful for the help you had getting this way; if that help was paid, read "Household Workers Unite” by Premilla Nadasen, and you'll be thankful ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Lillian's Right to Vote' by Jonah Winter & Shane W. Evans

Did you ever buy a book for the kids that you ended up keeping for yourself? That's what could happen once you've found "Lillian’s Right to Vote" — and that's OK. I think you'll understand it more than your children ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Shots on the Bridge' by Ronnie Greene

"Trust me." Two words that make you want to do the opposite, causing you to question everything that's said. And in the new book "Shots on the Bridge" by Ronnie Greene, you'll read about assumed trust that was broken in ...