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Harts, Minda

Summary: "A guide for girls of color looking to find their voice and claim space as they prepare for high school, college, and their careers"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.235 HAR

Hartman, Saidiya V.

Summary: "A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century. In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer relations,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 HAR

Redux, Aisha

Summary: "A first-generation American from New York City, Aisha Redux uses her bold voice and unique point of view in this provocative collection. Weaving together contemporary Black urban culture, traditional African religion, and modern tenets of Islam, she shares her life experiences, astute observations, and evolving belief system. Through the lens of race, culture, gender, sexuality and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Street Noise Books 2020

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 RED

Leilani, Raven

Summary: "Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties--sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She is also haltingly, fitfully giving heat and air to the art that simmers inside her. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEI

Packer, ZZ.

Summary: Already an award-winning writer, ZZ Packer now shares with us her long-awaited debut, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. Her impressive range and talent are abundantly evident: Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. We meet a Brownie...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAC

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler. Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler expereinced an American childhood...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2022

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Jones, Amy Robin

Summary: A biography of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, discussing her role in creating opportunities for African-Americans in education and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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

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

Jones, Martha S.

Summary: This volume explores the roles black women played in their communities' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, throughout the 19th century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Jon

Farrell, Mary Cronk

Summary: Shares the story of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in World War II, centering the story around Charity Adams, the woman who commanded the only black WAAC battalion sent overseas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FAR

hooks, bell

Summary: Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South. A memoir of ideas and perceptions, Bone Black shows the unfolding of female creativity and one strong-spirited child's journey toward becoming a writer. She learns early on the roles women and men play in society, as well...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 1996

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOOKS, BELL HOO

Johnson, George M. (George Matthew)

Summary: In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2020

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

Duster, Michelle

Summary: "An inspiring picture book biography of Ida B. Wells-who was an educator, journalist, feminist, businesswoman, newspaper owner, public speaker, suffragist, civil rights activist, and women's club leader-as told by her great-granddaughter, Michelle Duster"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company 2022

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

Davidson, James West.

Contents: Into a changing world -- A moral education -- Unladylike lady -- Edged tools -- Ambition to edit -- They say -- Do something -- Exiled.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WELLS, IDA DAV

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Space Shetterly

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Mullenbach, Cheryl

Summary: An account of the lesser-known contributions of African-American women during World War II reveals how they helped lay the foundations for the Civil Rights Movement by challenging racial and gender barriers at home and abroad.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 MUL

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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

Thomas, R. Eric

Summary: Propelled by his best friend's impending move out of state and inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off, sixteen-year-old Harrison plans a farewell through Baltimore that includes a road trip, their first Pride, and a rooftop dance party.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila 2022

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC THO

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC THO

Amoroso, Cynthia

Summary: A biography of Coretta Scott King, an American civil rights activist, and the wife of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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

Mason, C. Nicole

Summary: "'Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life...' So begins C. Nicole Mason's powerful memoir, a story of reconciliation, constrained choices and life on the other side of the tracks. ...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MASON, C. NICOLE MAS

Jefferson, Margo

Summary: "Stunning for her daring originality, the author of Negroland gives us what she calls "a temperamental autobiography," comprised of visceral, intimate fragments that fuse criticism and memoir. Margo Jefferson constructs a nervous system with pieces of different lengths and tone, conjoining arts writing (poem, song, performance) with life writing (history, psychology). The book's structure is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

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Elster, Jean Alicia

Summary: Born in Tennessee in 1890, Dorothy May was the middle daughter of Addie Jackson, a married African-American housekeeper at one of the white boardinghouses in town, and Tom Mitchell, a commanding white attorney from a prominent family. We follow Dorothy May's experiences with race relations and class division, both as a child and later as a teacher. Dorothy May, choosing between her career and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ELS

Watson, Renee

Summary: "A biography of Oprah Winfrey, part of the She Persisted chapter book series"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel 2021

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

Allen, Danielle S.

Summary: The author relates how her cousin was imprisoned at the age of fifteen for attempted carjacking and how she took him in upon his release, only to lose him to the deadly streets of South Central L.A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALLEN, MICHAEL ALEXANDER ALL

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