Jake. BOURGEOIS BLUES: AN AMERICAN MEMOIR.
Racism, subtle and not so subtle, at
Harvard and at "Time" magazine.
Howard. COLIN POWELL:
"The first African-American...that the
general public...is ready to judge on merit alone."
Eartha. CONFESSIONS OF A SEX KITTEN.
Public and private triumphs and tragedies
of the stage, film, and television actress.
Darryl with Rust, Art Jr. DARRYL.
The misunderstood New York Mets superstar
explains his embattled professional life and his
well-publicized abuse of alcohol and of his wife.
Bo. FOR YOU, HANK: THE STORY OF HANK GATHERS AND BO
The tragically quick ending to a close
friendship and a promising basketball career.
Jill. GOD, HARLEM U.S.A.: THE FATHER DIVINE
Was he a true theologian or merely a cult
Chalmers Jr. GROWING UP BLACK IN RURAL MISSISSIPPI:
MEMORIES OF A FAMILY, HERITAGE OF A PLACE.
Life as a sharecropper in the 1930s and
1940s included Christmas baking, church suppers,
buggy rides, and school plays.
Bob. HANG TIME: DAYS AND DREAMS WITH MICHAEL
Candid conversations reveal his feelings
about fame, his image, and his teammates.
Nina, with Cleary, Stephen. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU:
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NINA SIMONE.
"Exploitation, betrayal, attempted
suicide...witch doctors and a doomed affair with a
Bruce. MALCOLM: THE LIFE OF A MAN WHO CHANGED BLACK
A different view of Malcolm X.
David. MALCOLM X: AS THEY KNEW HIM.
Friends speak, Malcolm speaks, and writers
define his place in history.
Ferdie. MUHAMMAD ALI: A VIEW FROM THE CORNER.
The memories of the man who was his "fight
doctor" for fifteen years are illustrated with
personal drawings and photographs.
Earvin "Magic." MY LIFE.
From Michigan State to the 'Dream Team,'
from a Seventh-Day Adventist upbringing to his
diagnosis of HIV, Magic frankly discusses his life.
Eddy L. NATIVE STRANGER: A BLACK AMERICAN'S JOURNEY
INTO THE HEART OF AFRICA.
He is of African descent, but is he
Rickey with Shea, John. OFF BASE: CONFESSIONS OF A
Baseball's flamboyant, base-stealing
Charles and Johnson, Roy S. OUTRAGEOUS!: THE FINE
LIFE AND FLAGRANT GOOD TIMES OF BASKETBALL'S
Roger and Gallen, David. THURGOOD MARSHALL: JUSTICE
Recollections by colleagues, a
biographical essay, and a selection of Marshall's
Supreme Court opinions give a well-rounded portrait
of thie respected justice.
Recommended for Teens
selected list was compiled by Moonyean Carlton,
General Library, Reader and Information Services;
Winsome Hudson, Brighton Branch; Janice
Knight, Mattapan Branch; Deborah Roach,
Codman Square Branch; Miriam Temsky,
General Library, Teen Department; Denice
Thornhill, Dudley Brangh Library; and Jacquelyn
Hogan, Grove Hall Branch,