Connie. ALL-BRIGHT COURT.
The hopes and despairs, successes and
failures of project life in the 1950s.
Marita. AND DO REMEMBER ME.
At the height of the civil rights
movement, Jessie's struggles are both personal and
Gloria. BAILEY'S CAFE.
This Brooklyn establishment is a magnet
for weary souls on their way to rebirth.
George S. BLACK EMPIRE.
A rediscovered 1930's vision of Utopia.
Chester. COLLECTED STORIES OF CHESTER HIMES.
"Black individuals caught between rage and
resignation in American society."
Caribbean plantation life seen through the
eyes of the mistress and the slave.
Brent. COMPANY MAN.
The physical and metaphorical impotence of
a Black executive in the corporate world.
Maneuvering between home in the inner city
and campus life at a prestigious college, Richard
learns that all is not black and white.
Ben. THE FAMISHED ROAD.
Azaro is caught between the Yoruba spirit
world and the living world in Nigeria.
Clay. FRANKLIN'S CROSSING.
Wagonmaster Moses Franklin is in danger
from the attacking Commanches and the members of
the jinxed wagon train he leads.
Carmen and Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, editors.
GREEN CANE AND JUICY FLOTSAM.
Stories by famous and not-so-famous female
writers of the Caribbean.
Darryl. HIGH COTTON.
How many identities do you try before you
find your own?
Susan. I BEEN IN SORROW'S KITCHEN AND LICKED OUT
ALL THE POTS.
Learning to sit quietly and weave baskets
as all good Gullah-speaking girls should is not for
T. Obinkaram. I SAW THE SKY CATCH FIRE.
Nigerian village women wage war against
colonial taxation in spite of their unsupportive
Violet, Joe, and Dorcas play out their
tragic triangle of love in Harlem in the 1920s.
Reginald. THE KIND OF LIGHT THAT SHINES ON
"Many many years ago there lived a young
artist..." A beguiling beginning to seven short
stories about all kinds of folks.
Randall. LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD AND OTHER
Real people deal with life and death in
Tims Creek, North Carolina.
Edward P. LOST IN THE CITY: STORIES.
Living in Washington, D.C. -- outside of
Thulani. 1959: A NOVEL.
At odds with her single-parent father over
civil rights, Willie Tarrant faces growing up in a
Cecil. NO MAN IN THE HOUSE.
The struggle for Barbadian independence is
the backdrop of his Caribbean boyhood.
Alice. POSSESSING THE SECRET OF JOY.
A clitoridectomy scars more than the
flesh. It scars the soul.
Mary E., editor. RAW HEAD, BLOODY BONES:
AFRICAN-AMERICAN TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL.
A spicy stew of scary stories.
G.F. TO SLEEP WITH GHOSTS: A NOVEL OF AFRICA.
Africa, old and new; cultures, native and
alien; politics, local and global--and Samuel Kimbu
who would rather be at sea.
Albert. THE SPYGLASS TREE.
In 1920 Scooter leaves his tight-knit
family to confront life in college.
John Edgar. THE STORIES OF JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN.
"Stories about ancestors, families, and
lovers caught in the vortex of American history and
haunted by their particular demons..."
Terry. WAITING TO EXHALE.
Four sassy sisters survive their solitary
state with tears and laughter.
Jessie. WAY PAST COOL.
"Guntoting homeboys are still kids who do
their homework and ache for love."
Walter. WHITE BUTTERFLY: AN EASY RAWLINS
Award-winning author Mosley's latest
intallment in the Easy Rawlins series.
Bebe. YOUR BLUES AIN'T LIKE MINE.
The Coxes, the Todds, and America are
still hurting from that vicious murder in
Mississippi thirty years ago.
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,