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Works (208)

Bill Clinton and Black America by DeWayne WickhamNonfiction, 2003
A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Maya AngelouNonfiction, 2003
Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters by Zora Neale HurstonNonfiction, 2003
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 by Nikki GiovanniFiction, 2004
Diary of a Groupie by Omar TyreeFiction, 2004
The Other Woman by Eric Jerome DickeyFiction, 2004
A Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems and Drawings by Alice WalkerFiction, 2004
50 Years After Brown: The State of Black Equality in America by Anthony SamadNonfiction, 2006
72 Hour Hold by Bebe Moore CampbellFiction, 2006
The Autobiography of Medgar Evers by Myrlie Evers-WilliamsNonfiction, 2006
Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir by Stanley Tookie WilliamsNonfiction, 2006
Cinnamon Kiss by Walter MosleyFiction, 2006
Fledgling by Octavia E. ButlerFiction, 2006
Genevieve by Eric Jerome DickeyFiction, 2006
Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America by John McWhorterNonfiction, 2006
After by Marita GoldenFiction, 2007
All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. JonesFiction, 2007
Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Michael Eric DysonNonfiction, 2007
The Covenant with Black America by Tavis SmileyNonfiction, 2007
Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. RhodenNonfiction, 2007
The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy by Kimberly Seals-allersInstructional, 2007
Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community by Gil L. RobertsonNonfiction, 2007
Shine: A Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love by Star Jones ReynoldsInstructional, 2007
Skinny Cooks Can't Be Trusted by Mo'NiqueInstructional, 2007
Southern Homecoming Traditions: Recipes and Remembrances by Carolyn Quick TilleryInstructional, 2007
Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'oFiction, 2007
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DíazFiction, 2008
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge DanticatNonfiction, 2008
Cion by Zakes MdaFiction, 2008
Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success by Russell SimmonsInstructional, 2008
Get Yours!: How to Have Everything You Ever Dreamed of and More by Amy Dubois BarnettInstructional, 2008
Knots by Nuruddin FarahFiction, 2008
Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip-Hop by Michael Eric DysonNonfiction, 2008
New England White by Stephen L. CarterFiction, 2008
Race And Racism In The Chinas: Chinese Racial Attitudes Toward Africans And African-Americans by M. Dujon JohnsonNonfiction, 2008
Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits by T. D. JakesInstructional, 2008
This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter MosleyInstructional, 2008
An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President by Randall RobinsonNonfiction, 2008
Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles by Keith BlackNonfiction, 2010
The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships by Hill HarperInstructional, 2010
Down to Business: The First 10 Steps to Entrepreneurship for Women by Clara VillarosaInstructional, 2010
Family Affair: What It Means to be African American Today by Gil L. Robertson IVNonfiction, 2010
Freedom in My Heart : Voices from the United States National Slavery Museum by Cynthia Jacobs CarterNonfiction, 2010
Our Choice by Al GoreNonfiction, 2010
Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Chris GardnerInstructional, 2010
Your Money or Your Life by Alvin D. HallInstructional, 2010
The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life's Storms by Kirk FranklinInstructional, 2011
Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom BurrellNonfiction, 2011
Diet-Free for Life: A Revolutionary Food, Fitness, and Mindset Makeover to Maximize Fat Loss by Robert FergusonInstructional, 2011
Glorious by Bernice L. McFaddenFiction, 2011
Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC by Faith S. HolsaertNonfiction, 2011
The History of White People by Nell Irvin PainterNonfiction, 2011
The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women by Elaine Meryl BrownInstructional, 2011
A Taste of Honey: Stories by Jabari AsimFiction, 2011
Till You Hear From Me by Pearl CleageFiction, 2011
Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezFiction, 2011
White Egrets by Derek WalcottPoetry, 2011
Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame AlexanderChildren, 2012
Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George by Lesa Cline-RansomeChildren, 2012
Boundaries by Elizabeth NunezFiction, 2012
Camo Girl by Kekla MagoonYouth/Teens, 2012
The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life by Elijah AndersonNon-Fiction, 2012
Head Off & Split: Poems by Nikky FinneyPoetry, 2012
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir NelsonChildren, 2012
Intimate Thoughts by Darrin DeWitt HensonPoetry, 2012
The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World by Dave ZirinBiography/Auto-Biography, 2012
Kick by Walter Dean MyersYouth/Teens, 2012
Last Seen (Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry) by Jacqueline Jones LaMonPoetry, 2012
Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing by Synthia Saint JamesInstructional, 2012
The Loom by Shella GillusDebut, 2012
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning MarableBiography/Auto-Biography, 2012
No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington by Condoleezza RiceBiography/Auto-Biography, 2012
Planet Middle School by Nikki GrimesYouth/Teens, 2012
The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel by Nelson GeorgeFiction, 2012
A Silken Thread by Brenda JacksonFiction, 2012
Silver Sparrow by Tayari JonesFiction, 2012
A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Janny ScottBiography/Auto-Biography, 2012
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa V. Harris-PerryNon-Fiction, 2012
Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All by Russell SimmonsNon-Fiction, 2012
We the Animals by Justin TorresDebut, 2012
White Water by Michael S. BandyChildren, 2012
Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now by TouréNon-Fiction, 2012
A Year to Wellness and Other Weight Loss Secrets by Bertice BerryInstructional, 2012
Antebellum: A Novel (Zane Presents) by R. Kayeen ThomasDebut, 2013
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom ReissBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2013
Congo: Spirit of Darkness (Volume 1) by Mayi NgwalaDebut, 2013
The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear by Shirley SherrodNon-Fiction, 2013
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette EdwardsDebut, 2013
Destiny's Divas: A Novel by Victoria Christopher MurrayFiction, 2013
The Diary of B. B. Bright, Possible Princess by Alice RandallYouth/Teens, 2013
Fire in the Streets by Kekla MagoonYouth/Teens, 2013
Formula 50: A 6-Week Workout and Nutrition Plan That Will Transform Your Life by 50 CentInstructional, 2013
Fraternity: In 1968, a visionary priest recruited 20 black men to the College of the Holy Cross and changed their lives and the course of history. by Diane BradyNon-Fiction, 2013
The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Will AllenBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2013
The Ground: Poems by Rowan Ricardo PhillipsPoetry, 2013
Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation by Deborah DavisNon-Fiction, 2013
Hurrah's Nest by Arisa WhitePoetry, 2013
Interventions: A Life in War and Peace by Kofi AnnanBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2013
It's Complicated (But It Doesn't Have to Be): A Modern Guide to Finding and Keeping Love by Paul Carrick BrunsonInstructional, 2013
Maybe the Saddest Thing: Poems (National Poetry) by Marcus WickerPoetry, 2013
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul CurtisYouth/Teens, 2013
The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss--or Life--Throws at You by Jim Smith, Jr.Instructional, 2013
The One: The Life and Music of James Brown by RJ SmithBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2013
Pinned by Sharon FlakeYouth/Teens, 2013
Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman's Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones by Connie RiceNon-Fiction, 2013
The Secret She Kept by ReShonda Tate BillingsleyFiction, 2013
Silent Cry: A Novel (Zane Presents) by Dywane D BirchFiction, 2013
Thrall: Poems by Natasha TretheweyPoetry, 2013
A Wish and a Prayer by Beverly JenkinsFiction, 2013
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Henry Louis Jr GatesNonfiction, 2014
Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World by Retha PowersNonfiction, 2014
A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story by Sister SouljahFiction, 2014
Do I Look Like an ATM?: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children by Sabrina LambInstructional, 2014
The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs by Kevin D. JohnsonInstructional, 2014
High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society by Carl HartNonfiction, 2014
Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones by Hill HarperNonfiction, 2014
Little Green by Walter MosleyFiction, 2014
Never Say Never: A Novel by Victoria Christopher MurrayFiction, 2014
Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It) by Sherri ShepherdInstructional, 2014
Who Asked You? by Terry McMillanFiction, 2014
10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by Jj SmithInstructional, 2015
Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant TerryInstructional, 2015
Another Woman's Man by Shelly EllisFiction, 2015
Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane GayNonfiction, 2015
Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair) by Rosie PerezBiography/ Auto Biography, 2015
Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System by Robbin ShippInstructional, 2015
Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr. by Marion Barry Jr.Biography/ Auto Biography, 2015
Momma: Gone by Nina FoxxFiction, 2015
Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America by Sheryll CashinNonfiction, 2015
The Prodigal Son (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) by Kimberla Lawson RobyFiction, 2015
Queen Sugar by Natalie BaszileDebut, 2015
Stand Up Straight and Sing! by Jessye NormanBiography/ Auto Biography, 2015
Time of the Locust by Morowa YejideDebut, 2015
An Untamed State by Roxane GayFiction, 2015
Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America by Jeff ChangNonfiction, 2015
After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan GayeBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2016
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesDebut, 2016
Driving the King by Ravi HowardFiction, 2016
Free Your Mind: An African American Guide to Meditation and Freedom by Cortez R. RaineyInstructional, 2016
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy 2016
Ghost Summer: Stories by Tananarive DueFiction, 2016
Grandbaby Cakes: Modern Recipes, Vintage Charm, Soulful Memories by Jocelyn Delk AdamsInstructional, 2016
Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home by Egypt SherrodInstructional, 2016
The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth AlexanderNonfiction, 2016
Mama's Boy by ReShonda Tate BillingsleyFiction, 2016
One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York by Arthur BrowneBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2016
Power Forward: My Presidential Education by Reggie LoveBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2016
Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil HaygoodNonfiction, 2016
The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi JacksonDebut, 2016
The Turner House by Angela FlournoyDebut, 2016
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo OkparantaFiction, 2016
The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken by Wendell PierceDebut, 2016
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda RhimesBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2016
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline WoodsonFiction, 2017
Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America by Nathaniel R. JonesBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2017
Around the Way Girl: A Memoir by Taraji P. HensonBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2017
The Big Book of Exit Strategies by Jamaal MayPoetry, 2017
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama XIVInstructional, 2017
Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family by Lisa FennDebut, 2017
Counting Descent by Clint SmithPoetry, 2017
Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van CleveDebut, 2017
Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.Nonfiction, 2017
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. DavisNonfiction, 2017
Grace by Natashia DeónDebut, 2017
Green Smoothies for Life by Jj SmithInstructional, 2017
The Illegal: A Novel by Lawrence HillFiction, 2017
Invisible man, got the whole world watching : a young black man's education by Mychal Denzel SmithBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2017
The Mother by Yvvette EdwardsFiction, 2017
My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire by Maurice WhiteBiography/ Auto-Biography, 2017
Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next by L.A. ReidInstructional, 2017
The Sobbing School (National Poetry Series) by Joshua BennettPoetry, 2017
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. KendiNonfiction, 2017
Thief in the Interior by Phillip B. WilliamsPoetry, 2017
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 2017
United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good by Cory BookerDebut, 2017
Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White by Kareem Abdul-JabbarNonfiction, 2017
Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination by Herb Boydnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2018
Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butlernot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2018
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ngnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2018
No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Wattsnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2018
The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Millernot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2018
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Wardnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2018
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coatesnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2018
The Wide Circumference of Love by Marita Goldennot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2018
Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurstonnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2019
Better Late Than Never (Curtis Black) by Kimberla Lawson Robynot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2019
Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth. by Beverly Bondnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2019
Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther? [novel] by Jesse J. Hollandnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2019
Envy by Victoria Christopher Murraynot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2019
May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem by Imani Perrynot in English Common Knowledge 2019
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hintonnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2019
They Come in All Colors: A Novel by Malcolm Hansennot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2019
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perrynot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent by Margaret Busbynot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2020
Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappahnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2020
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodsonnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2020
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Jr Gatesnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coatesnot in English Common Knowledge 2020
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon Youngnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2020
The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broomnot in English Common Knowledge 2020
Black Bottom Saints: A Novel by Alice Randallnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2021
A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berrynot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2021
Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights by Gretchen Sorinnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2021
Lakewood by Megan Giddingsnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2021
Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America by Michael Eric Dysonnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2021
Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchinot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2021
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennettnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2021
We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy by Elijah Cummingsnot in English Common KnowledgeNonfiction, 2021