Boston Public Library
Black Is... 2003: Self Help
Booklists for Adults

*Recommended for Teens

From the Soul: Stories of Great Black Parents and the Lives They Gave Us
by Phyllis Harris.
Ten moving tributes to parents illustrate the struggles and triumphs of families from all walks of life.
E185.86 .H37 2001

Having What Matters: The Black Woman's Guide to Creating the Life You Really Want
by Monique Greenwood.
A perspective on personal and professional success.
E185.86 .G74 2001

Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women
by Freeman A. Hrabowski, Kenneth I. Maton, Monica L. Greene and Geoffrey L. Greif.
Parenting strategies that have enabled a diverse group of women to be academically and professionally successful are described.
LC2731 .O94 2002

Stickin' To, Watchin' Over, and Getting' With: An African American Parent's Guide to Discipline
by Howard C. Stevenson, Gwendolyn Davis, and Saburah Abdul-Kabir.
HQ770.4 .S748 2001

Up from Here: Reclaiming the Male Spirit
by Iyanla Vanzant.
A guide to transforming emotions into power and freedom.
HQ1090 .V345 2002

This selected list was compiled by:

Betsy Clarke , Codman Square Branch

Marylou Coveney, Dudley Branch

Denise DeBoer, Fields Corner Branch

Jacqueline Hogan, CLSO

Kathy Kire, Chairperson Teen Services

Sarah Markell , Allston Branch

Margaret Phillibert, Circulation Services

Richard Wintergreen, Adams Street Branch