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Books with a Person of Color on the Cover

Did you know that most book covers with a person of color on the cover were made specifically for that book and not a stock image? Try out one of these amazing books with BIPOC representation today!

Tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books, twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella is excited when Harlem-born Hazel starts working next to her. Soon Hazel is elevated to “Office Darling” and Nella starts receiving threatening notes. Nella is determined to find out who is behind them.

Brooklynite Eva Mercy is a single mom and bestselling erotica writer, who is feeling pressed from all sides. Shane Hall is a reclusive, award-winning literary author. Shane and Eva had a brief relationship in high school, and when they meet again unexpectedly at a literary event, sparks fly.

Short science fiction and fantasy stories examining modern society from the award-winning author. Dragons and spirits haunt New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. A parallel universe observes reality’s mistakes. A black mother in the Jim Crow south must save her daughter from the fey.

Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West. Against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado–a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite–these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force.

Though it wears on her, Korede has grown very good at cleaning up her sister‘s messes–namely, those left after she murders her boyfriends. The bright spot in Korede’s life is a kind doctor at the hospital where she works–until the day he meets Korede’s sister and asks for her number.

Sixth-year PhD candidate Gifty searches for the answers to addiction in the mice she works with, hoping to understand what tore her family apart. Even as she leans on science to understand, she longs for the evangelical faith she was raised in.

Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society–she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer, Asian, adopted, and treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her. But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how.

Maribel Rivera’s Mexican family moves to Delaware so brain-damaged Maribel can attend a special school. As they adjust to their new neighborhood, the son of one of the nearby Panamanian families, Mayor Toro, becomes enamored of Maribel–but both families oppose the relationship.

A provocative and lyrical debut novel follows a trailblazing Black ballerina who must reconcile the ever-rising stakes of her grueling career with difficult questions of love, loss, and her journey to self-liberation, from a sensuous new voice in fiction.

Mexico City, 1950. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, socialite Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. Both the home and its owners seem to have a dark past.

Catalina Martín needs a date to a family wedding being held in Spain–especially as her ex will be there. She is surprised when her coworker and mortal enemy, Aaron Blackford, volunteers to go with her and pretend to be her boyfriend.

Eve Brown has a hard time sticking with anything for long, and her parents have just shut off her trust fund. She applies for a job as a chef at a country bed-and-breakfast, but immediately clashes with Jacob, the owner.

Gracie Reed was just fired by her overly “handsy” boss at the worst possible moment. She’s been scraping together every extra dollar to get her mother into a top-notch memory care center. To make matters worse, a paparazzo has mistaken her for a famous Chinese actress in town for a new project and the resulting snapshot’s gone viral. Gracie’s barely holding it all together…until a mysterious SUV rolls up beside her on the street, and she’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime.

When Marlee Harper discovers her NFL-star boyfriend has been cheating on her for years, she swears to never date another athlete. But hotshot quarterback Gavin Pope wants a chance with Marlee, and the vicious gossips among the team’s wives want to ruin more than just her reputation.

Olivia Huang Christenson is excited-slash-terrified to be taking over her grandmother’s matchmaking business. But when she learns that a new dating app has made her Pó Po’s traditional Chinese zodiac approach all about “animal attraction,” her emotions skew more toward furious-slash-outraged. Especially when L.A.’s most-eligible bachelor Bennett O’Brien is behind the app that could destroy her family’s legacy…