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Yanique, Tiphanie.

Summary: " A major debut from an award-winning writer-an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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Roby, Kimberla Lawson

Summary: "It's been four years since twenty-eight-year old Alicia Black, daughter of Reverend Curtis Black, divorced her second husband, the most womanizing and corrupt man she has ever known. Since then, Alicia has been dating her first husband, Phillip Sullivan, a wonderfully kind and true man of God whom she'd hurt terribly by cheating on him. Alicia has worked hard to prove herself worthy of his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

Flournoy, Angela.

Summary: "A powerful, timely debut, The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the American family. The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone--and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FLO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Flournoy 2015

Pinckney, Darryl

Summary: "Jed--young, gay, black, out of rehab and out of prospects in his hometown of Chicago--flees to the city of his fantasies, a museum of modernism and decadence: Berlin. The paradise that tyranny created, the subsidized city isolated behind the Berlin Wall,is where he's chosen to become the figure that he so admires, the black American expatriate. Newly sober and nostalgic for the Weimar days of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PIN

Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame.

Summary: From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ADJ

Johnson, Charles

Summary: "A masterful story collection--thirteen years in the making--from National Book Award winner Charles Johnson, showcasing the incredible range and resonant voice of this American treasure"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JOH

Cole, Teju.

Summary: "Visiting Lagos after many years away, Teju Cole's unnamed narrator rediscovers his hometown as both a foreigner and a local. A young writer uncertain of what he wants to say, the man moves through tableaus of life in one of the most dynamic cities in the world: he hears the muezzin's call to prayer in the early morning light, and listens to John Coltrane during the late afternoon heat. He...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Roby, Kimberla Lawson.

Summary: "Things are falling apart in the Richardson household. Angry arguments between Celine and her husband, Keith, have become routine. She resents that he's working long hours and staying out all night, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. Their marriage is at a cross-roads and Celine worries how her 10-year-old daughter, Kassie, will be affected. But the situation turns...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION ROB

Locke, Attica.

Summary: "Acclaimed author Attica Locke reintroduces us to environmental lawyer Jay Porter (her Black Water Rising protagonist), who takes one last case on the behalf of the community of Pleasantville in this new thriller--only to become embroiled in its shadowy politics, a disturbing education in how far those in power are willing to go to win"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOC

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Johnson, T. Geronimo (Tyrone Geronimo)

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Summary: "From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold it 'Til it Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative southern-fried comedy about four liberal UC Berkeley students who stage a mock lynching during a Civil War reenactment--a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JOH

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Whitehead, Colson

Summary: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned--Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC WHI

Mosley, Walter

Summary: Life for Easy Rawlins is surprisingly... easy. He's living off the proceeds of his last case, trying to keep out of trouble. Of course it's not going to last. Because Easy's old friend Mouse knocks on his door. Mouse is one of the deadliest men in America. And Mouse wants a small favour. He wants Easy to help a man he says is wrongly imprisoned, a friend of Charcoal Joe. Charcoal Joe is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: M MOS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: MYSTERY MOS

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

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Summary: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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McBride, James

Summary: "Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird. The stories in Five-Carat Soul--none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge.They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic--all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCB

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCB

Perkins-Valdez, Dolen

Summary: "Set during the [era after the Civil War] and exploring the next chapter of history--the end of slavery--this ... story of love and healing is about three people who struggle to overcome the pain of the past and define their own future"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION PER

Mink, Meesha.

Summary: "From one of the most daring voices in urban fiction comes a sexy new novel about a modern-day Foxy Brown who goes undercover in a dangerous quest for revenge. Naeema "Queen" Cole takes care of herself. From the death of her parents when she was just eleven years old to when she found herself pregnant and alone at sixteen, Naeema has had to make her own way in the world. She gave up her son...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIN

Picoult, Jodi

Summary: "A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PIC

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Picoult 2016

Reynolds, Jason

Summary: Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC REY

Baldwin, James

Summary: Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood. This new edition includes a foreword by Baldwin's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

Taylor, Mildred D

Summary: A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TAY

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC TAY

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Taylo

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Taylor 1991

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

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

Wiles, Deborah

Summary: It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.--From publisher description.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WIL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL