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Hansberry, Lorraine

Summary: A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle-class African American family living on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Modern Library 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.54 HAN

Morrison, Toni

Summary: Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 MOR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 MOR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 MOR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Morrison 2019

Williams, Helene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Library Association 1991

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Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, EUNICE HUNTON CAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B CARTER CAR

Murray, Albert

Summary: "Albert Murray (1916-2013) was one of the most provocative and original American thinkers of the twentieth century, writing with equal grace and power as an essayist and novelist."--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUR

Morrison, Toni

Summary: The source of self-regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 814 MOR

Perkins, Nichole

Summary: "Pop culture is the Pandora's Box of our lives. Racism, wealth, poverty, beauty, inclusion, exclusion, and hope -- all of these intractable and unavoidable features course through the media we consume. Examining pop culture's impact on her life, Nichole Perkins takes readers on a rollicking trip through the last twenty years of music, media and the internet from the perspective of one southern...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERKINS, NICHOLE PER

Baldwin, James

Summary: The story of the friendship between writer Baldwin and editor Stein describes the early days of their life-long companionship in their North Bronx high school and their shared literary endeavors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 BAL

Hughes, Langston

Summary: "This unprecedented collection of Langston Hughes's letters is arranged by decades, with helpful interstitial material and notes throughout to guide us through Hughes's journey in all its aspects: literary, personal, political, practical. His correspondents include such luminaries as Carl Van Vechten, Blanche Knopf, Ezra Pound, Countee Cullen, Paul Robeson, and Richard Wright. The letters tell...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HUGHES, LANGSTON HUG

Summary: "An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 810.8 EDI

Wright, Richard

Summary: The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other side by blacks who resented anyone trying to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial Modern Classics 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WRIGHT, RICHARD WRI

Sandeen, Del

Summary: Maya Angelou was a writer, dancer, activist, and actress, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her body of work evokes emotions that range the full spectrum, from joy to heartbreak and from rage to hope. A phenomenal woman, she enriched the world of literature and society as a whole. This essential biography explores her life and creative output and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ANG

Brown, Semaj

Summary: In her own words, Semaj Brown ‘is a poet for suffocated voices.’ Not only does Bleeding Fire! Tap the Eternal Spring of Regenerative Light open our veins on the page to resuscitate us all from a sweep of history that is searing and damning but she shakes all the boundaries of what we mistake for reality.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside Lotus Press and Health Collectors LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 BRO

Kelly, Donika

Summary: "The Renunciations is a book of resilience, survival, and the journey to radically shift one's sense of self in the face of trauma. Moving between a childhood marked by love and abuse and the breaking marriage of that adult child, Donika Kelly charts memory and the body as landscapes to be traversed and tended. These poems construct life rafts and sanctuaries even in their most devastating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 811 KEL

Summary: This book is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry, anything but nature poetry. This...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Georgia Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 BLA

Burke, Chesya.

Summary: Gritty and sublime, the stories of Let's Play White feature real people facing the worlds they're given, bringing out the best and the worst of what it means to be human. If you're ready to slip into someone else's skin for a while, then it's time to come play white.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Apex Publications 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Jones, Saeed

Summary: Haunted and haunting, Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence--into tumultuous relationships with his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JONES, SAEED JON

Dawson, Keila V.

Summary: "A nonfiction picture book about The Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans during segregation, and the man who wrote it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Beaming Books] 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.896 DAW

Ewing, Eve L.

Summary: Blending stark realism with the surreal and fantastic, Eve L. Ewing's narrative takes us from the streets of 1990s Chicago to an unspecified future, deftly navigating the boundaries of space, time, and reality. Ewing imagines familiar figures in magical circumstances; blues legend Koko Taylor is a tall-tale hero; LeBron James travels through time and encounters his teenage self. She identifies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 EWI

Summary: "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FIR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 FIR

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Civitas 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 PIO

Summary: "A collection of Christmas stories written by African-American journalists, activists, and writers from the late 19th century through the Depression era"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 TRE

Shakur, Tupac

Summary: Collection of songs interpreted and performed by various artists based on poems and writings from the book of the same name by Tupac Shakur.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Amaru/Interscope 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RAP SHA

Reed, Glynnis

Summary: "James Baldwin was an outspoken advocate for social justice and equality for Black people in America. He lent a creative and powerful voice to the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s and brilliantly critiqued the problems of race in the 20th century. Through his novels, plays, poetry and essays, Baldwin urged the world to understand and appreciate the humanity and complexity of his fellow...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Black Artists 818 Reed 2020

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