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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

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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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 MOR

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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1 available in Adult, 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

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 810.8 EDI

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

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

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 Consider This, 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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JONES, SAEED JON

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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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

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

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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

Scott-Heron, Gil

Contents: Introduction ; The revolution will not be televised -- Omen -- Brother -- Comment #1 -- Small talk at 125th & Lenox -- The subject was faggots -- Evolution (and flashback) -- Plastic pattern people -- Whitey on the moon -- The vulture -- Enough -- Paint it black -- Who'll pay reparations on my soul? -- Everyday.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Flying Dutchman 1970

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD RHYTHM AND BLUES SCO

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 1996

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

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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Giovanni, Nikki.

Summary: From the Publisher: In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire. Sometimes controversial, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful, her poems move readers of all hues and generations. With Bicycles, she's collected...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 GIO

Youngblood, Shay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC YOU

Summary: "A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of itskind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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

Angelou, Maya.

Summary: This fourth autobiographical work by Maya Angelou tells of her entry into New York's circle of black artists and writers, her involvement in the civil rights movement, and changes in her personal life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ANG

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Angelou 1997

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong, an imprint of Highlights 2019

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Grimes 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GRI

Overstreet, Jason

Summary: For college graduate Sidney Temple, the Roaring Twenties bring opportunities even members of his accomplished black bourgeois family couldn’t have imagined. His impulsive marriage to independent artist Loretta is a happiness he never thought he’d find. And when he’s tapped by J. Edgar Hoover to be the FBI’s first African-American agent, he sees a once-in-a-lifetime chance to secure real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp. 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Overstreet 2016

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