In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be highlighting a diverse range of books – poetry, novels, memoirs and more – all written by Black American authors. Each of these works moved, engaged, delighted, enraged, and excited Island Free Library readers’ this past year, and we’ll be featuring one title every day through the month of February.
Today’s work is Sarah Broom’s The Yellow House, a book that transcends individualism and instead explores family, lineage, and the ever-changing borders of city and house. A memoir about a house and its inhabitants, a city and its citizens, and a young Black woman coming of age in 1990s New Orleans, The Yellow House was a New York Times bestseller, and the Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Sarah Broom is a journalist, editor, author, and a winner of the 2016 Whiting Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and many other publications. A native New Orleanian, Broom currently lives and writes in New York City.
Stay tuned for a new book tomorrow!