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Ziyad, Hari

Summary: "An eloquent, restless, and enlightening memoir by one of the most thought-provoking journalists today about growing up Black and queer in America, reuniting with the past, and coming of age their own way. One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛiṣhṇa mother and a Muslim father. Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes readers on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2021

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Stewart, Jeffrey C.

Summary: "A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro--the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. In The New Negro : The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOCKE, ALAIN STE

Clemmons, François

Summary: The intimate debut memoir by the man known to the world as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 's "Officer Clemmons," a Grammy Award-winning artist who made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children's television program

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLEMMONS, FRANCOIS CLE

Johnson, George M. (George Matthew)

Summary: A first book by the prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist shares personal essays that chronicle his childhood, adolescence and college years as a Black queer youth, exploring subjects ranging from gender identity and toxic masculinity to structural marginalization and Black joy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Broome, Brian

Summary: "A poetic and raw coming-of-age memoir in essays about blackness, masculinity, and addiction"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Arceneaux, Michael

Summary: "Ever since Oprah Winfrey told the 2007 graduating class of Howard University, 'Don't be afraid,' Michael Arceneaux has been scared to death. You should never do the opposite of what Oprah instructs you to do, but when you don't have her pocket change, how can you not be terrified of the consequences of pursuing your dreams? Michael has never shied away from discussing his struggles with debt,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperback, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2020

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

Brown, Karamo

Summary: "An insightful, candid, and inspiring memoir from Karamo Brown--Queer Eye's beloved culture expert--as he shares his story for the first time, exploring how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROWN, KARAMO BRO

Arceneaux, Michael

Summary: "In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can't Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I'm Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul-searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity. It hasn't been easy being Michael Arceneaux. Equality for LGBT people has come a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperback 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ARCENEAUX, MICHAEL ARC

Thomas, R. Eric

Summary: "R. Eric Thomas didn't know he was different until the world told him so. Everywhere he went--whether it was his rich, mostly white, suburban high school, his conservative black church, or his Ivy League college in a big city--he found himself on the outside looking in. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt, Eric redefines what it means to be an "other" through the lens of his own life...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THOMAS, R. ERIC THO

Summary: This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC POR

Moore, Darnell L.

Summary: As a teenager, Moore was tall and awkward and constantly bullied for being gay. And one afternoon three boys from his neighborhood doused him with gasoline and tried lighting a match. What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected, poor, heavily policed, and economically desperate cities that the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have created? It wasn't until Darnell was pushed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books, an imprint of Perseus Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOORE, DARNELL L MOO

Als, Hilton.

Summary: Analyzes literature, history, culture, entertainment, race, and gender through the lens of people the author terms "white girls," including Louise Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Richard Pryor, Malcolm X, and Michael Jackson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McSweeneys Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 ALS

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