Hillman Grad Books

Ocean’s Godori is a thrilling, transportive ride from a powerful and evocative new voice.” 

- Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, and Naomi Funabashi, Hillman Grad Books 

Book Collection


Led by Emmy Award–winner Lena Waithe, Hillman Grad Books highlights the beauty and complexities of underrepresented communities by celebrating us at the center of our own stories, and capturing who we are and what we fight for in worlds near and far.

Ocean's Godori

Elaine U. Cho

An ambitious, big-hearted science fiction debut set in a world dominated by a Korean space agency.

What I Must Tell the World

Jay Leslie

A moving picture book biography that captures the life of Lorraine Hansberry, the activist and acclaimed playwright of A Raisin in the Sun.

How to Tell When We Will Die

Johanna Hedva

A timely and necessary essay collection examining systems of care and the ways our society both stigmatizes and profits from illness.

Old School Indian

Aaron John Curtis

Old School Indian follows a man from the Ahkwesáhsne Nation across two timelines: as he leaves the reservation for the first time and comes of age in 1991; and his reluctant homecoming in 2016 after he is diagnosed with a terminal disease and returns looking for answers.