Boston Public Library
Black Is... 1993: Contemporary Issues
Booklists for Adults

Sander, Joelle. BEFORE THEIR TIME: FOUR GENERATIONS OF TEENAGE MOTHERS.
A profile of one family.

Dickens, Floyd. THE BLACK MANGER: MAKING IT IN THE CORPORATE WORLD.
A survival guide.

Broussard, Cheryl D. THE BLACK WOMEN'S GUIDE TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE: MONEY MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE 1990s.

Phelps, Timothy M. and Winternitz, Helen. CAPITOL GAMES: CLARENCE THOMAS, ANITA HILL, AND THE STORY OF A SUPREME COURT NOMINATION.

Kasinitz, Philip. CARIBBEAN NEW YORK: BLACK IMMIGRANTS AND THE POLITICS OF RACE.

Edwards, Audrey. CHILDREN OF THE DREAM: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BLACK SUCCESS.
Profiles and strategies of successful Black baby boomers.

George, Nelson. ELEVATING THE GAME: BLACK MEN AND BASKETBALL.
How Black players changed the sport.

Jhally, Sut and Lewis, Justin. ENLIGHTENED RACISM: THE COSBY SHOW, AUDIENCES, AND THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN DREAM.

Rivlin, Gary. FIRE ON THE PRAIRIE: CHICAGO'S HAROLD WASHINGTON AND THE POLITICS OF RACE.
A behind-the-scenes look at the 1983 mayoral election and the tenuous interracial coalition that followed.

DeSantis, John. FOR THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN: THE MURDER OF YUSUF HAWKINS AND THE TRIAL OF BENSONHURST.

Pemberton, Gayle. THE HOTTEST WATER IN CHICAGO: FAMILY, RACE, TIME, AND AMERICAN CULTURE.

Raspberry, William. LOOKING BACKWARD AT US.
A selection of his "Washington Post" columns on topics ranging from Louis Farrakhan, to gay bashing and standard English.

Mathabane, Mark and Gail. LOVE IN BLACK AND WHITE: THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE OVER PREJUDICE AND TABOO.
The author of "Kaffir Boy" and his white American wife tell their story.

Edelman, Marian Wright. THE MEASURE OF OUR SUCCESS: A LETTER TO MY CHILDREN AND YOURS.
The president of the Children's Defense Fund offers compassionate guidelines for personal and social responsibility.

Hutchinson, Earl Ofari. THE MUGGING OF BLACK AMERICA.
Myths surrounding Black crime.

Terkel, Studs. RACE: HOW BLACKS AND WHITES THINK AND FEEL ABOUT THE AMERICAN OBSESSION.

Hacker, Andrew. TWO NATIONS: BLACK AND WHITE, SEPARATE, HOSTILE, UNEQUAL.
A frank look at racial tensions in the United States.

Johnson, Earvin "Magic." WHAT YOU CAN DO TO AVOID AIDS.

This selected list was compiled by Moonyean Carlton, General Library, Reader and Information Services; Winsome Hudson, Brighton Branch; Janice Knight, Mattapan Branch; Deborah Roach, Codman Square Branch; Miriam Temsky, General Library, Teen Department; Denice Thornhill, Dudley Branch; and Jacquelyn Hogan, Grove Hall Branch, Chairperson.