ALONG THE WAY: MY LIFE WITH THE HELP FROM ABOVE by
Della Reese with Franklin Lett
and Mim Eichler.
MEMOIRS OF A TUSKEGEE AIRMAN by Lieutenant
Colonel Charles W. Dryden, USAF (Retired).
From segregation to integration, life as a black
career officer in the U.S. military.
RUSTIN: TROUBLES I'VE SEEN: A BIOGRAPHY by
The behind-the-scenes strategist and organizer of
the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on
EACH LINE OF PAIN AND GLORY: MY LIFE STORY by
Despite terrible obstacles, she rose form the
"chitlin' circuit" and Motown to
DANDRIDGE: A BIOGRAPHY by Donald
The tragic life of the first African-American to be
nominated for the Best Actress Oscar.
HAYGOODS OF COLUMBUS: A LOVE STORY by Wil
They left a dead-end life of poverty in the South
for the promised land of jobs and better
opportunites in the North -- the history of his
family by a reporter for the Boston
NO FEAR: THE CHARLES EVERS STORY by Charles
Evers & Andrew Szanton.
"...fighting for civil rights and making a lot of
ON THE LINE by Faye Wattleton.
Her mother was a fundamentalist preacher, yet she
became the president of Planned
X: GROWING UP IN THE NATION OF ISLAM by
Daily life as a submissive black
ARMSTRONG: AN EXTRAVAGANT LIFE by Laurence
Excessive in lifestyle but conservative in
philosophy: "I got pretty near everything I wanted
because I worked for it."
BROTHER: A MEMOIR by Jamaica Kincaid.
This continues the re-examination of her familial
relationships begun in The Autobiography of My
ORIGINAL MAN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ELIJAH MUHAMMAD
by Claude Andrew Clegg.
A divine appointee or a supremacist hate monger?
The man and his role in the evolution of the Nation
of Islam and growth of black
LEE: A MOTHER AND HER FAMILY IN URBAN AMERICA by
Living in the shadow of the White House, yet
trapped in the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, drugs,
and violence -- one woman's story.
SEVERAL LIVES OF CHESTER HIMES by Edward
Margolies & Michel Fabre.
The expatriate author of Cotton Comes to
TRUTH TO POWER by Anita Hill.
Partly her memoir, partly her analysis and
assessment -- the 1991 Clarence Thomas
NO CHASER: HOW I BECAME A GROWN-UP BLACK WOMAN by
Personal anecdotes and essays on the black American
IS MY DAY by Reverend Irving Fryar.
How the bad boy of the New England Patriots stopped
his self-destructive behavior and renewed his life
in a small church in Roxbury.
MY SOJOURN IN THE HALLS OF PRIVILEGE by
Gwendolyn M. Parker.
A graduate of Harvard and NYU Law School, she
relinquished her successful corporate law career to
become a novelist.
SHAKUR by the Editors of Vibe
"He was a lightning rod, a screen onto which
millions of people projected their feelings about
rap, about race, and about the young black man in
OF PASSION: A WRITING LIFE by bell
The feminist author continues her memoir begun in
last year's Bone Black.
list is dedicated to the memory of KAREN L.
WILLIAMS. A frequent contributor to Black
selected list was compiled by: Moonyean
Carlton, General Library, Adult Reader and
Information Services; Marylou Coveney, Dudley
Branch; Janice Knight, Mattapan Branch; Amy Manson, Jamaica Plain Branch;
Sarah Markell, Charlestown Branch; Marilyn
Poindexter, General Library, Teen Services;
Jacquelyn Hogan, Chairperson, Grove Hall/Egleston
Square Branch Libraries. Boston Public