Boston Public Library
Black Is... 2002: Self Help and Health
Booklists for Adults

*Recommended for Teens

Boys into Men: Raising our African American Teenage Sons
by Nancy Boyd-Franklin.
Parents can find strategies for problem solving and instilling a positive racial identity.
E185.86 .B6494 2000

Everything Women of Color Should Know about Cosmetic Surgery
by Jan R. Adams, M.D.
RD119.A33 2000

Girl, Get your Money Straight!: A Sister's Guide to Healing your Bank Account and Funding Your Dreams in 7 Simple Steps
by Glinda Bridgforth.

The Great Investment: Faith, Family and Finance
by T.D. Jakes.
Three principles are offered as the keys to successful living.
BV4501.2 J333 2000

The Me I Knew I Could Be
by Crystal Phillips.
One woman details her journey from 292 pounds to peace, happiness, and healthy living.
RC552.E18 P48 2000

Prime Time: The African American Woman's Complete Guide to Midlife Health and Wellness
by Marilyn Hughes Gaston, M.D. and Gayle K. Potter, Psy.D.
Holistic approach emphasizes heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
RA778.4.A36 G37 2001

Rejuvenate! It's Never too Late
by Eartha Kitt and Tonya Bolden.
These strategies for staying healthy and vital are "purr-fect."
BF724 .55A35 K57 2001

The Skin We're in: Teaching our Children to be Emotionally Strong, Socially Smart, and Spiritually Connected
by Janie Victoria Ward.
HQ769 .W27 2000

This selected list was compiled by:

Marylou Coveney, Chairperson Dudley Branch

Denise DeBoer, Fields Corner Branch

Jacqueline Hogan, Grove Hall Branch

Kathy Kire, Teen Services

Allen Knight, Uphams Corner Branch

Janice Knight, Codman Square Branch

Amy Manson, Connolly Branch

Margaret Phillibert, General Library, Adult Services

Richard Wintergreen, Adams Street Branch