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Black Is... 2001: Contemporary Issues & Opinions
Booklists for Adults

*Recommended for Teens

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING: 10 LIFE-CHANGING STEPS TO TURNING ATTITUDE INTO ACTION by Keith Harrell.

BF327 .H37 2000x

THE DEBT: WHAT AMERICA OWES TO BLACKS by Randall Robinson.

The founder and president of TransAfrica calls for America to acknowledge “its financial obligation to blacks for centuries of slavery and continued subjugation.”

E185.615 .R525 2000

DRIVING WHILE BLACK: HIGHWAYS, SHOPPING MALL, TAXICABS, SIDEWALKS … WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF RACIAL PROFILING by Kenneth Meeks.

HV8141 .M39 2000

IN SEARCH OF BLACK AMERICA: DISCOVERING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DREAM by David J. Dent.

Detroit, Seattle, Washington D.C.; at rodeos, art galleries, and mansions … a five-year road trip uncovers the hopes and dreams of black Americans.

E185.86 D468 2000

A REGION NOT HOME: REFLECTIONS FROM EXILE by James Alan McPherson.

This book is a selection of essays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Elbow Room.

PS3563 .A325 .R4 2000

SOUL FOOD: INSPIRATIONAL STORIES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS by Eric V. Copage.

Nikki Giovanni, James Baldwin and Oprah Winfrey, among others, contribute to this literary collage of stories, poetry, and fables.

E185.86 .C58212 2000

TABOO: WHY BLACK ATHLETES DOMINATE SPORTS AND WHY WE’RE AFRAID TO TALK ABOUT IT by Jon Entine.

GV706.32 E57 2000

THE UNSTEADY MARCH: THE RISE AND DECLINE OF RACIAL EQUALITY IN AMERICA by Philip A. Klinkner with Rogers M. Smith.

The authors disprove the idea that the United States has been on a “steady march” toward the end of racial discrimination.

WHAT BROTHERS THINK, WHAT SISTAHS KNOW ABOUT SEX: THE REAL DEAL ON PASSION, LOVING AND INTIMACY by Denene Millner and Nick Chiles.

HQ21 .M647 2000

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL: THE IMPACT OF FATHERLESSNESS ON BLACK WOMEN by Jonetta Rose Barras.

HQ756.8 B377 2000x

 

This selected list was compiled by:

Marylou Coveney, Dudley Branch

Denise DeBoer, Fields Corner Branch

Jacqueline Hogan, Grove Hall Branch

Kathy Kire, Teen Services

Parker Hill Branch

Amy Manson, Connolly Branch

Margaret Phillibert, General Library, Adult Services

Richard Wintergreen, Adams Street Branch

Joseph Wisniewski, Codman Square Branch