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Ewing, Eve L.

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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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Greenfield, Eloise.

Summary: Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the northern states.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J811 GRE

Reynolds, Jason

Summary: "Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds's rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. Jump Anyway is for kids who dream. Kids who dream of being better than they are....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2018

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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Hughes, Langston

Summary: A brief profile of African American poet Langston Hughes accompanies some of his better known poems for children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Pub. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811.52 HUG

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811 GRI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 811.54 Grimes 2017

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: "The Newbery Award-winning author of The Crossover pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ALE

Jess, Tyehimba

Summary: "Part fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess's much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them,"--Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wave Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: In this collection of poems, a child expresses love and affection for Daddy and reflects on the many times Daddy talks to God.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Grime

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HAMER WEA

Contents: Letter to America / Francisco Alarcon -- Lawd, dese Colored chillum / Fareedah Allah -- Powwow / Carroll Arnett/Gogisgi -- Song of the breed / Carroll Arnett/Gogisgi -- Late bus (after a series of hold-ups) / Russell Atkins -- So Mexicans are taking jobs from Americans / Jimmy Santiago Baca -- There are black / Jimmy Santiago Baca -- The old man's lazy / Peter Blue Cloud -- The lovers of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1995

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

Harris, Francine J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.6 HAR

Smith, Patricia

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2012

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

Giovanni, Nikki.

Summary: Collection of 80 new poems and prose pieces including some about slavery, Rosa Parks, Hurricane Katrina, Emmett Till, Nina Simone, Dorothy Height, Mari Evans, Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, Richard Fewell, the Ishley Brothers, Jackie Robinson, librarians, and libraries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2007

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.008 OXF

Summary: Contains one hundred poems from classic and contemporary African American poets, as selected by an award-winning black poet and activist, including such writers as Robert Hayden, Mari Evans, Kevin Young, and Rita Dove.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks MediaFusion 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 811.008 GIO

Giovanni, Nikki.

Summary: In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and controversial writers. Now, she presents a stunning collection of love poems that includes more than twenty new works. From the revolutionary Seduction to the tender new poem, Just a Simple Declaration of Love, from the whimsical I Wrote a Good Omelet to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 1997

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Gilmore, Brian G.

Summary: "Come see about me, Marvin is accessible, honest poetry about and for real people. In the collection, brian g. gilmore seeks to invite the reader into a fantastical dialogue between himself and Marvin Gaye--two black men who were born in the nation's capital but moved to the Midwest for professional ambitions. In trying to acclimate himself to a new job in a new place--a place that seemed so...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2019

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

Harris, Bill

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2010

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

Jacques, Geoffrey.

Contents: Saturday night fish fry -- Bursting out all over -- Intrusion -- Sepia-tones footage -- Commercial euphoria -- White supremacy is not eternal -- After midnight -- The present "crisis" -- Stomp -- Mesopotamia -- James Baldwin -- Well you needn't -- The wonderful fantasies of the colonized -- Giant -- The blab of the pave -- Supporting architecture -- Just for a thrill -- Reverie -- Evaluation --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.6 JAC

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: A blues poem that revisits the history of the African American experience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2003

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 811 MYE

Young, Kevin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2007

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

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Summary: Selections from three earlier volumes reflect the distinguished poet's response to the realities of modern life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1999

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

Giovanni, Nikki.

Summary: A collection of fifty-two poems by African-American poet Nikki Giovanni.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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