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Black Is... 2000: Comtemporary Issues & Opinions
Booklists for Adults

*Recommended for Teens

BECOMING DAD: Black Men and The Journey to Fatherhood by Leonard Pitts Jr. Breaking stereotypes. HQ756. P55 1999x

BLACK AND WHITE ON WALL STREET: The Untold Story of the Man Wrongly Accused of Bringing Down Kidder Peabody by Joseph Jett and Sabra Chartrand.  HG4928.5 .J48 1999

BLACK GENIUS: African American Solutions to African American Problems edited by Walter Mosley et. al. From a forum, including articles by Spike Lee, bell hooks and Jocelyn Elders, M.D. E185.86 .B52556 1999

THE BLACK PARENTING BOOK: Caring for Our Children in the First Five Years by Anne C. Beal, Allison Abner and Linda Villarosa. HQ769 .B3455 1999

BY THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of Race by Leonard Steinhorn and Barbara Diggs-Brown. Despite our efforts, Blacks and Whites still lead different lives, why? E185.615 .S7238 1999

*CODE OF THE STREET: Decency, Violence, and theMoral Life of the Inner-City by Elijah Anderson. F158.9.N4 A52 1999

COAL TO CREAM: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race by Eugene Robinson. When the author travels as a foreign correspondent, he discovers Brazil is not the "colored peoples' promised land" he expected.  F2659.A1 R58 1999

THE GOOD BLACK: A True Story of Race in America by Paul M. Barrett. The book tells of the discrimination suit of a man who journeyed from the projects to Harvard Law to the glass ceiling of a prominent law firm. KF3464 .B377 1999x

NATURAL HEALTH FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS: The Physicians' Guide by Marcellus Walker and Kenneth B. Singleton. A commonsense approach. RA448.5.N4 W35 1999

by Ken Hamblin. The conservative radio personality’s take on American life. E855 .H36 1999

RACE IN THE MIND OF AMERICA: Breaking the Vicious Circle Between Blacks and Whites by Paul L. Wachtel. E185.615 .W25 1999

RACE MANNERS: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans by Bruce A. Jacobs. Two theories to improve race relationships. E185.615 .J297 1999

RESPECT: An Exploration by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot. Local author uses six examples to show how people should treat each other. BJ1533.R4 L38 1999x

SMART PARENTING FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS: Helping Your Kids Thrive in a Difficult World by Jeffrey Gardere. Takes an honest look at some of the major threats to black children &endash; and presents parents with the tools to deal with them. HQ755.85 .G366 1999

THE TIES THAT BIND: Timeless Values for African American Families by Joyce A. Ladner, Ph.D. A sociologist’s look at reconnecting the black family by building confidence in children. E185.86 .L335 1998

WHAT MAMA COULDN’T TELL US ABOUT LOVE: Healing the Emotional Legacy of Slavery, Celebrating Our Light by Brenda Richardson and Brenda Wade. What lessons about love and intimacy were passed down from your fore-mothers to you? E185.86 .R53 1999

WHAT BROTHERS THINK, WHAT SISTAHS KNOW by Denene Millner and Nick Chiles. From the author of The Sistah Rules. HQ801 .M5753 1999

This selected list was compiled by:  Kendall Brothers, General Library, Teen Services, Marylou Coveney, Dudley Branch, Joseph Fisher, Dudley Branch, Jacqueline Hogan, Grove Hall Branch, Janice Knight, Mattapan Branch, Amy Manson, Chairperson, Connolly Branch, Margaret Phillibert, General Library, Adult Services, Amy Short, West Roxbury Branch,   Georgia Titonis, South End Branch