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Black History Month Book List
This book list features a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, science-fiction and the autobiography. From Ralph Ellison to Jesmyn Ward, many of the authors have been heralded with national awards in the United States. Others, such as Zadie Smith and Tsitsi Dangarembga, have broken literary ground abroad in countries such as Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Uganda. These titles have heavily contributed to contemporary narratives about the black experience across the globe.
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Alexander, Michelle.    p2012.
Call number: CD 364.973 ALE
Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.
1 of 1 copy available in TADL district.
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Ward, Jesmyn.    2011.
Call number: Fiction Ward 2011
0 of 2 copies available in TADL district.
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Call number: 364.973 ALE
The rebirth of caste -- The lockdown -- The color of justice -- The cruel hand -- The new Jim Crow -- The fire this time.
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Jay-Z,    2010.
Call number: 782.42 JAY-Z JAY
Decoded ... a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time...
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Wilkerson, Isabel.    2010.
Call number: 304.8 Wilkerson 2010
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citi...
4 of 4 copies available in TADL district.
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Evans, Danielle.    c2010.
Call number: SC Fiction Evans 2010
Fearless, funny, and ultimately tender, Evans's stories offer a bold new perspective on the experience of being young and African-American or mixed-race in modern-day America.
2 of 2 copies available in TADL district.
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Stockett, Kathryn.    c2009.
Call number: FIC STO
In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town ...
9 of 14 copies available in TADL district.
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Butler, Octavia E.    [2009?]
Call number: FIC BUT
Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
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Call number: DVD Movie Roots
Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depic...
2 of 2 copies available in TADL district.
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Du Bois, W. E. B.    2007.
Call number: 973.0496 DU B
The forethought -- Of our spiritual strivings -- Of the dawn of freedom -- Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others -- Of the meaning of progress -- Of the wings of Atalanta -- Of the training of Bla...
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