GONNA BE THE SAME FOOL TWICE
After college, Stevie moves to San Francisco. From
the author of COFFEE WILL MAKE YOU
THIS TOO SHALL PASS: A Novel
E. Lynn Harris
A gay quarterback is charged with sexual harassment
by a female sportscaster.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER
My mother died at the moment I was born, and so
for my whole life there was nothing standing
between myself and eternity.
GIRLS DON"T CRY
Harsh realities intrude in the life of a young
woman coming of age in the 1970s.
And Other Stories
Octavia E. Butler
Award-winning title story features a pregnant
UP IN THE RAPTURE
A fairy tale romance between a graduate student
and a South Central gang banger.
Police Commander Larry Cole connects a cop to a
15-year-od murder case.
Eleanor Taylor Bland
Homicide cop Marti MacAlister investigates her
detective husbands murder.
OF THE BLACKBIRD
Faye M. Smith
An upper middle class African-American
familys problems start when the mother is
THE WAY YOUR BLOOD BEATS: An Anthology of Lesbian
and Gay Fiction by African-American Writers
Ed. by Shawn Ruff
Will wealth, status, and "good hair" eliminate
HAND I FAN WITH: A Novel
Tina McElroy Ansa
At 45, Lena wants a little romance, but what
she gets is a 100-year-old ghost.
A wife is unfulfilled despite her high paying
job and loving family.
LITTLE YELLOW DOG: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
A job as a school custodian involves Easy
Rawlins in a search for a missing
PRICE OF A CHILD: A Novel
Based on the true story of abolitionist Jane
Johnson, a slave who gained her freedom but lost a
Pregnant for the second time by her father,
16-year-old Precious turns her life around with the
help of an inspiring teacher.
A sixties tale of an African-American woman who
achieves success in academia and then abandons it
for life in Islamic Senegal.
SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS
A barnstorming band of black musicians looking
for an adventure.
STORIES OF LANGSTON HUGHES
Ed. by Akiba Sullivan Harper
Includes stories that have long been out of
Three thirtysomethings search for independence,
financial success, and true love.
LOVE, SOME PAIN, SOMETIME: Stories
J. California Cooper
Anita R. Bunkley
Kianas family secrets may be tied to the
decorative glassware created by her slave
SUN, THE SEA, A TOUCH OF THE WIND
Haiti is the background for a talented womans
struggle to find her place in the world.
ME A TALE: A Novel of the Old South
Posing as a journalist, a 17-year-old former
slave uncovers the truth behind the arson and
murder that shattered his childhood.
Charlotte Watson Sherman
A woman finds new life and love after she is
diagnosed with HIV.
A gentle portrait of a close-knit community in
South Philadelphia in the 1940s and
Valerie Wilson Wesley
Tamara Hayle has a week of sun, fun, and murder
while on vacation in Jamaica.
WHITE BOY SHUFFLE
After leaving white bread Santa Monica, can street
stupid Gunnar learn how to talk black and get down
with the homies in West Los Angeles?
A Letter for My Daughter
J. Nozipo Maraire
A mother reminds her Ivy League daughter of her
selected list was compiled by: Moonyean Carlton,
General Library, Adult Reader and Information
Services; Marylou Coveney, Dudley Branch;
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Libraries; Sarah markell, Codman Square Branch; Marilyn Poindexter, Chairperson, General
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