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Works (130)

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. GainesFiction, 1994
Losing Absalom by Alexs D. PateFirst Novel, 1994
W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race by David Levering LewisNonfiction, 1994
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love by Felix H. LiddellFiction, 1995
I've Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation by Sara Lawrence-LightfootNonfiction, 1995
Rattlebone by Maxine ClairFiction, 1995
Serpent's Gift by Helen Elaine LeeFirst Novel, 1995
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America by Herb BoydNonfiction, 1996
An Open Weave by Devorah MajorFirst Novel, 1996
RL's Dream by Walter MosleyFiction, 1996
Push by SapphireFirst Novel, 1997
Sarahs Psalm by Florence LaddFiction, 1997
Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol by Nell Irvin PainterNonfiction, 1997
The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey by Toi DerricotteNonfiction, 1998
An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad by Claude Andrew CleggNonfiction, 1998
The River Where Blood is Born by Sandra Jackson-OpokuFiction, 1998
The View From Here by Brian Keith JacksonFirst Novel, 1998
The Healing by Gayl JonesFiction, 1999
Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts by Carolyn MazloomiNonfiction, 1999
Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do by Valerie W. WesleyFiction, 2000
Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926 by Adele Logan AlexanderNonfiction, 2000
Inner City Blues by Paula L. WoodsFirst Novel, 2000
The Fisher King by Paule MarshallFiction, 2001
Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation by Larry Eugene RiversNonfiction, 2001
Where I'm Bound: A Novel by Allen B BallardFirst Novel, 2001
Gabriel's Story by David Anthony DurhamFirst Novel, 2002
Vernon Can Read! A Memoir by Vernon E. JordanNonfiction, 2002
I Wish I Had a Red Dress by Pearl CleageFiction, 2002
Douglass' Women : A Novel by Jewell Parker RhodesFiction, 2003
The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. CarterFirst Novel, 2003
Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies by Elizabeth McHenryNonfiction, 2003
Hottentot Venus by Barbara Chase-RiboudFiction, 2004
In Black and White: the Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. by Wil Haygood2004
The Known World by Edward P. JonesFirst Novel, 2004
A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa by Howard W. FrenchNonfiction, 2005
The Darkest Child by Delores PhillipsFirst Novel, 2005
Leaving Cecil Street by Diane McKinney-WhetstoneFiction, 2005
Black Crescent: The Experience and Legacy of African Muslims in the Americas by Michael A. GomezNonfiction, 2006
Freshwater Road by Denise NicholasFirst Novel, 2006
Third Girl from the Left by Martha SouthgateFiction, 2006
After by Marita GoldenFiction, 2007
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack ObamaNonfiction, 2007
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. WashingtonNonfiction, 2007
New England White by Stephen L. CarterFiction, 2008
Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold RampersadNonfiction, 2008
The Rise: Where Neighbors Are Sometimes More by Chantal EllenFirst Novel, 2008
Ida: A Sword Among Lions by Paula J. GiddingsNonfiction, 2009
Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen BriceFirst Novel, 2009
Trading Dreams at Midnight by Diane McKinney-WhetstoneFiction, 2009
The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama by Gwen IfillNonfiction, 2010
Buying Time by Pamela Samuels YoungFiction, 2010
My Sister's Veil by K.C. MarshallFirst Novel, 2010
Glorious by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction, 2011
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes MooreNonfiction, 2011
Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezFirst Novel, 2011
The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960 by Lawrence P. JacksonNonfiction, 2012
Mule & Pear (New Issues Poetry & Prose) by Rachel Eliza GriffithsPoetry, 2012
Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History by Cheryl FinleyOutstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation, 2012
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis1st Novelist, 2013
Freeman by Jr. Leonard PittsFiction, 2013
The Cutting Season: A Novel by Attica Lockenot in English Common KnowledgeHonor, Fiction, 2013
Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography by Randal Maurice JelksNonfiction, 2013
Dorothy West's Paradise: A Biography of Class and Color by Cherene Sherrard-JohnsonHonor, Nonfiction, 2013
If Your Back's Not Bent: The Role of the Citizenship Education Program in the Civil Rights Movement by Dorothy F. CottonHonor, Nonfiction, 2013
Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place by bell hooksPoetry, 2013
If One of Us Should Fall (Pitt Poetry Series) by Nicole Terez DuttonHonor, Poetry, 2013
The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges by Andrew P. JacksonOutstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation, 2013
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore1st Novelist, 2014
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride Fiction, 2014
The Residue Years by Mitchell S. JacksonHonor, Fiction, 2014
Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven WilderNonfiction, 2014
Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery by Deborah WillisHonor, Nonfiction, 2014
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley CrouchHonor, Nonfiction, 2014
Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time by Adrian MillerHonor, Nonfiction, 2014
Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid by Nikki GiovanniPoetry, 2014
Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers by Frank X. WalkerHonor, Poetry, 2014
Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation by QuestloveOutstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation, 2014
Forty Acres: A Thriller by Dwayne Alexander Smith1st Novelist, 2015
Citizens Creek : a novel by Lalita TademyFiction, 2015
'Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-SharmaHonor, Fiction, 2015
Ruby by Cynthia BondHonor, Fiction, 2015
Saint Monkey by Jacinda TownsendHonor, Fiction, 2015
Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas by Jeffrey B. LeakNonfiction, 2015
Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University : building a legacy of Black history by Janet Sims-WoodsHonor, Nonfiction, 2015
The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology by Katie G. CannonHonor, Nonfiction, 2015
Book of Hours: Poems by Kevin YoungPoetry, 2015
Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian by Ethelene WhitmireOutstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation, 2015
I Am Charlie Wilson by Charlie Wilsonnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Nonfiction, 2016
Driving the King by Ravi Howardnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Fiction, 2016
God Help the Child by Toni Morrisonnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2016
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martinnot in English Common KnowledgeOutstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation, 2016
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygoodnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Nonfiction, 2016
Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirknot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2016
The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jacksonnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Fiction, 2016
The Turner House by Angela Flournoynot in English Common KnowledgeFirst Novel, 2016
Wild Hundreds (Pitt Poetry Series) by Nate Marshallnot in English Common KnowledgePoetry, 2016
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodsonnot in English Common Knowledge(Fiction, 2017
Counting Descent by Clint Smithnot in English Common KnowledgePoetry, 2017
Grace by Natashia Deónnot in English Common KnowledgeFirst Novel, 2017
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterlynot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2017
Olio by Tyehimba Jessnot in English Common KnowledgeOutstanding Contribution to Publishing, 2017
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morrisnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Nonfiction, 2017
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whiteheadnot in English Common Knowledge 2017
Chester B. Himes: A Biography by Lawrence P. Jacksonnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2018
Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregorynot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Noncition, 2018
Difficult Women by Roxane Gaynot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2018
Incendiary Art: Poems by Patricia Smithnot in English Common KnowledgePoetry, 2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Wardnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Fiction, 2018
The Tragedy of Brady Sims by Ernest J. GainesHonor Fiction, 2018
An American Marriage by Tayari Jonesnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2019
Becoming by Michelle Obamanot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2019
Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Shomari Willsnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Nonfiction, 2019
The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism by Howard Bryantnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Nonfiction, 2019
If God Invented Baseball by E. Ethelbert Millernot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Poetry, 2019
Indecency by Justin Phillip Reednot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Poetry, 2019
Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry by Imani Perrynot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Nonfiction, 2019
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewartnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2019
Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFaddennot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Fiction, 2019
They Come in All Colors: A Novel by Malcolm Hansennot in English Common Knowledge1st Novelist, 2019
The Vain Conversation by Anthony Groomsnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Fiction, 2019
1919 by Eve L. EwingPoetry, 2020
Africaville: A Novel by Jeffrey ColvinHonor fiction, 2020
Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir by Daniel R. Daynot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White by William SturkeyHonor nonfiction, 2020
Hollywood Black by Donald Boglenot in English Common KnowledgeOutstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation Award, 2020
I: New and Selected Poems by Toi Derricottenot in English Common KnowledgeHonor poetry, 2020
The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II by Leonard Pitts Jr.Honor fiction, 2020
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whiteheadnot in English Common Knowledge 2020
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodsonnot in English Common KnowledgeHonor Fiction, 2020
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coatesnot in English Common Knowledge 2020