Keeping Our Stories and History Alive


“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

All beSocial locations now have a space to ensure books are accessible to our community. We are doing our part to make sure our stories are not lost and we continue to be in conversations of art, history, and culture.

Non-Fiction & History

Black non-fiction and history literature plays a crucial role in preserving and celebrating our culture and heritage and understanding the contributions made by our communities. This recognition is essential for combating historical erasure and promoting accurate information. Beyond educational purposes, this promotes empathy, empowerment, and inspiration by breaking down stereotypes and showcasing the stories of leaders, activists, and trailblazers.


Within the world of fiction, readers lean into a realm of endless possibilities. This literary adventure opens windows into familiar and unfamiliar lives alike. As characters confront situations, fiction sparks our imagination, allowing us to envision how we might handle similar situations, overall increasing empathy in the reader. This is important for young Black readers to see themselves represented in fiction books—ranging from picture books as children to chapter books and beyond as adults.


Black art has been the blueprint for many years. Our artists have been documenting the diverse and vibrant evolution of artistic expression within the Black community, capturing the essence of different time periods, movements, and celebrations. From visual arts to literature to performing arts to culinary arts, Black art has shaped American culture as a whole.

Visit us in Baltimore, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Pittsburgh to access a long list of memoirs, fiction, non fiction, history, art, children’s books, and more.