Free Book Friday!

Congratulations to Heidi Grange (@GeoLibrarian)! You’ve won Plastic, Ahoy! Please send us a DM on Twitter or an email to with the subject line “Free Book Friday” and tell us your mailing addresses so we can get your book in the mail.
This week, enter to win A Matter of Souls, a collection of short stories that “offers spectacular literary snapshots of black history and culture” (Kirkus Reviews).

From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls.

In this stirring collection of short stories, Denise Lewis Patrick considers the souls of black men and women across centuries and continents. In each, she takes the measure of their dignity, describes their dreams, and catalogs their fears.

Brutality, beauty, laughter, rage, and love all take their turns in each story, but the final impression is of indomitable, luminous, and connected souls.

Click here to download a free sample story and discussion guide.

If you’d like to win A Matter of Souls, please leave a comment on this post (including your name), or tweet this line: Free Book Friday! RT to win A MATTER OF SOULS from @LernerBooks. #yalit

We’ll announce the winner on Friday, June 6, so check the blog then to see if you’ve won!

Good luck!