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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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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

Hines, Stephen W.

Summary: Biography of children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder, with articles, interviews and recollections of friends and neighbors, focusing on her later life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: T. Nelson Publishers 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.52 HIN

Bair, Deirdre

Summary: "National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971 Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAIR, DEIRDRE BAI

Bradford, Richard

Summary: "Made famous by the great success of her psychological thrillers, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith is lauded as one of the most influential and celebrated modern writers. However, there has never been a clear picture of the woman behind the books. The relationship between Highsmith's lesbianism, her fraught personality - by parts self-destructive and malicious...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Caravel 2021

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Frangello, Gina

Summary: "Gina Frangello is a long-married fortysomething devoted mom when her life is turned upside down by the sudden death of her closest friend. Worn down from years of caregiving both her elderly parents and three kids, Gina starts to interrogate her own mortality and what she once longed for as a younger woman : a kind of sexual, romantic and artistic intensity radically at odds with her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2021

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Summary: "Moving, joyful, and insightful collection of conversations with today's living literary legends about the books that changed their lives, made them think, and brought them joy, from 'American's Librarian' Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper One, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 028 WRI

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

Limón, Ada

Summary: "Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility--"What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?"--And a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: "Every...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Milkweed Editions 2018

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

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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

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

Lowry, Lois.

Summary: Using family photographs and quotes from her books, the author provides glimpses into her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LOW

Shields, Charles J.

Summary: This biography tells the story of how Harper Lee struggled to become an author and created one of the most popular novels of the 20th century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2008

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Kimmel, Haven

Summary: A continuation of the memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" follows the story of her mother, Delonda, who reinvents her life by returning to college and losing fifty pounds, while Zippy continues to work out the dynamic of their nuclear family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.6 KIM

Summary: Wise, brilliant, and funny, Fran Lebowitz hit the New York literary scene in the early '70s when Andy Warhol hired the unknown scribe to write a column for Interview magazine. Today, she's an acclaimed author with legions of fans who adore her acerbic wit. Public speaking captures the author in conversation at New York's Waverly Inn, in an onstage discussion with longtime friend and celebrated...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2011

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2005

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAY

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAY

Woodson, Jacqueline

Summary: "In vivid free verse, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South."--Container.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: David is a widowed science fiction writer who adopts Dennis, a young boy who claims to be from the Red Planet. David believes the child acts strangely in order to process the difficulty he has had in his young life, but soon both David and his sister, Liz, begin to wonder if the boy might be telling the truth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY MAR

Fleischman, Paul

Summary: "Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reflects on growing up with his award-winning father, Sid Fleischman, and details his own path to becoming a writer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: J 921 Fleischman 2019

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Biography of Walter Dean Myers which describes the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

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...

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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

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