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Black Is... 1997: Contemporary Issues
Booklists for Adults

THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DEBATE
Ed. by George E. Curry
All sides are represented in this collection of articles.

ALL GOD’S CHILDREN: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence
Fox Butterfield
To increase understanding of violent crime, one family’s history is traced back to pre-Civil War.

CALL TO HOME: African Americans Reclaim the Rural South
Carol Stack
And find that little has changed.

GANGSTA: Merchandising the Rhymes of Violence
Ronin Ro

Gangsta rap &endash; a perversion of hip-hop?

JOURNEY TO JUSTICE
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.

IN CONTEMPT
Christopher Darden
O.J. … Two of many.

MILLION MAN MARCH/DAY OF ABSENCE: A Commemorative Anthology: Speeches, Commentary, Photography, Poetry, Illustrations, Documents
Ed. by Haki R. Madhubuti and Maulana Karenga

THE OPEN SORE OF A CONTINENT; A Personal Narrative of the Nigerian Crisis
Wole Soyinka

SEASON OF BLOOD: A Rawandan Journey
Fergal Keane
Get beyond the newspaper accounts of ethnic conflict in two African nations.

SEARCH AND DESTROY: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System
Jerome G. Miller
By a former director of the Massachusetts juvenile justice detention system.

TAKING BACK OUR STREETS: Fighting Crime in America
Willie L. Williams
The case for community policing, by the first black police chief of the LAPD.

This selected list was compiled by: Moonyean Carlton, General Library, Adult Reader and Information Services; Marylou Coveney, Dudley Branch; Jacquelyn Hogan, Grove Hall/Egleston Square Branch Libraries; Sarah markell, Codman Square Branch; Marilyn Poindexter, Chairperson, General Library, Teen Services.  Boston Public Library, 1997.