ON MY SHOULDER: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Natalie
Cole with Digby Diehl.
wife, now divorced, cocaine addict, now recovered
&endash; the Grammy Award-winning daughter of Nat
MAN: THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN LEE HOOKER IN THE
AMERICAN 20TH CENTURY by Charles Shaar Murray.
in the Mississippi delta the year the first blues
record was released, his life and that of music are
.H635 M87 2000
IN RHYTHM: THE JAZZ TAP DANCING OF THE NICHOLAS
BROTHERS by Constance Valis Hill.
of these remarkable siblings from their vaudeville
roots to Hollywoods big screen.
TO WITNESS: GROWING UP BLACK IN NAZI GERMANY by
son of a Liberian diplomat tells what he witnessed.
DEVIL AND SONNY LISTON by Nick Tosches.
book is a frank and revealing tell-all of the
boxers stormy life.
MAKE ME STOP THIS CAR: ADVENTURES IN
FATHERHOOD by Al Roker.
popular weatherman relates humorous misadventures
from infertility to changing diapers.
WORDS: THE MAKING OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN
WRITER by Ethelbert Miller.
poet offers a poignant memoir.
THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF RUBIN CARTER by
violent lifestyle and a corrupt New Jersey legal
system led to his wrongful conviction for murder.
WISH YOU LOVE by Gloria Lynne with Karen
Lynne was touted as the heir apparent to Billie
Holiday and Dinah Washington, but her rocky
personal relationships and dubious financial
dealings destroyed her dream.
A MEMOIR OF MENTORS by Marian Wright Edelman.
tribute to the church members, teachers, colleagues
and family, both famous and not, who provided
positive influences in her life.
E33 A3 1999
IS SO GOOD by George Dawson and Richard
by the brutal racism of his Texas hometown, this
manual laborer learned to read at the age of 98 and
wrote this memoir at 101.
BALLS: EASY MONEY, HARD FOULS, CHEAP LAUGHS, AND
TRUE LOVE IN THE NBA by Jayson Williams with
book is an honest humorous look at the NBA by one
of its own.
ACROSS COLOR LINES: Ottilie Assing and Frederick
Douglass by Maria Diedrich.
a German journalist, committed suicide when, after
she spent 28 years as Douglasss mistress, he
married a different white woman upon the death of
his first wife.
UNLIMITED: INSIGHTS ON LIFE AND LOVE by Barry
White with Marc Eliot.
420. W473 A3 1999
DOWN WITH THE LIONS: A PUBLIC LIFE FROM THE STREETS
OF OAKLAND TO THE HALLS OF POWER by Ronald V.
Dellums and H. Lee Halterman.
his first career as a social worker fueled his
future activities as a left-wing politician in the
House of Representatives.
D45 A3 2000
ANDERSON: A SINGERS JOURNEY by Allan
her lifelong racial challenges are not ignored,
this biography by a Brandeis professor focuses on
Anderson as an artist first and a civil
rights leader by default.
.A6 K45 2000
OF A MAN: A SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY by
actor offers a stream of consciousness reflections
on his life - from his poor Bahamian origins to his
2287 .P57 A3
MESSENGER: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIJAH MUHAMMAD
by Karl Evanzz.
portrait of the co-founder of the nation of Islam
includes previously unreleased information.
223 .Z8 E434
AND ME by Quincy Troupe.
revealing look at a musical genius by his
419. D39 T76
SONG: A MEMOIR
mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt">by Miriam Mathabane
as told to Mark Mathabane.
Boy author recounts his sisters life in
South Africa during apartheid.
2405 .A44 M38 2000
GLORY: A BIOGRAPHY OF MARY LOU WILLIAMS by
of an unsung heroine, who just may be the
mid-centurys most influential jazz musician.
.W515 D34 1999
ALIS GREATEST FIGHT: CASSIUS CLAY VS. THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA>by Howard L.
Bingham and Max Wallace.
book outlines why Ali refused to be inducted into
the United States Army.
.A44 W24 2000
KING COLE by Daniel Mark Epstein.
two wives and many mistresses, his television show,
and on-stage attack at a Birmingham concert, his
private and professional lives had many highs and
.C63 E67 1999
BEFORE, NEVER AGAIN: THE STIRRING AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF
EDDIE ROBINSON, THE WINNINGEST COACH IN THE HISTORY
OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL by Eddie Robinson with
939 .R58 A3 1999
FUTURE WITHOUT FORGIVENESS by Desmond Mpilo
of the Nobel Laureates tenure as chair of
South Africas post-apartheid Truth and
1450 .T88 19999
SKY: SONNY ROLLINS AND HIS WORLD OF IMPROVISATION
by Eric Nisenson.
419 .R64 N57
KIND OF PEOPLE: INSIDE AMERICAS BLACK UPPER
CLASS by Lawrence Otis Graham.
revealing stories and experiences of elite African
Americans who grew up with privilege and power.
185.86 .G644 1999
FREE DIXIE: ROBERT F. WILLIAMS AND THE ROOTS OF
BLACK POWER by Timothy B. Tyson.
the radical radio show host from Alabama ended up
influencing policy from the United States to China
and Castros Cuba.
264 M75 T97
LIFE by Charisse and Darryl Strawberry.
inspirational story tells of this devoted
couples side-by-side battle to achieve
Darryls comeback against substance abuse and
280 C6 S77
BROWN: AN UNCOMMON LIFE by Steven A.
man who transformed Clintons 1992 campaign
into a winner is remembered.
.B77 H65 2000
PARKS by Douglas Brinkley.
SEASON ON THE RESERVATION: MY SOJOURN WITH THE
WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHES by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
great turns run-and-gun reservation players into a
team good enough to win the state championship.
.A24 A33 2000
HOW SHE RUNS: MARION JONES AND THE MAKING OF A
CHAMPION by Ron Rapoport.
book tells the story of the Olympic gold
medal-winner before the 2000 Games.
J67 R36 2000
A POETS CHILDHOOD by June
first twelve years were shaped by the abusive
father that she dearly loved.
.O73 Z47 2000
ME TO THE RIVER by Al Green with Davin Seay.
or preacher, entertainer or evangelist, man of the
world or man of the cloth &endash; his internal and
.G843 A3 2000x
DOGGFATHER : THE TIMES, TRIALS, AND HARD CORE
TRUTHS OF SNOOP DOGG by Snoop Dogg with
as a gangbanger, a jailed drug dealer and a
musician including graphic anecdotes and candid
introspection. Black and white photographs.
.S6735 A3 1999
MAN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MARVIN GAYE by
his musical genius, a life of financial problems,
failed relationships and drug addiction led to his
untimely death at the hands of his father.
.G305 T87 2000
THE KNIFE: HOW A WEALTHY NEGRO SURGEON WIELDED
POWER IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH by Hugh Pearson.
.B35 P43 2000
DU BOIS: THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY AND THE AMERICAN
CENTURY, 1919-1963 by David Levering Lewis.
two of a Pulitzer winning biography explores
DuBois ideological conflict with Marcus
Garvey, his conversion to communism and his
self-imposed exile to Ghana.
D73 L483 2000x
selected list was compiled by:
Coveney, Dudley Branch
DeBoer, Fields Corner Branch
Hogan, Grove Hall Branch
Kire, Teen Services
Manson, Connolly Branch
Phillibert, General Library, Adult Services
Wintergreen, Adams Street Branch
Wisniewski, Codman Square Branch