ALONE, BLACK AND UNDERCOVER. Billy Chase &
An undercover black cop infiltrates the
PEOPLE. Henry Louis Gates.
A warm-hearted account of family and
community life in the days when folks were colored.
WITH AMIRI BARAKA. Charlie Reilly, editor.
These interviews provide special insights
into Baraka's works, his anger, and his career.
SPIRIT: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Judith Jamison.
The movements of a sophisticated lady.
ON FAMILY AND FATHERHOOD. Gerald Early.
A college professor shares his experiences
of raising his daughters in a predominantly white
LOOK BACK: SATCHEL PAIGE IN THE SHADOWS OF
BASEBALL. Mark Ribowsky.
The unvarnished version of Paige's
phenomenal, two-decade career in the Negro Leagues,
then as the first black pitcher in the American
A MEDITATION ON FATHERS AND SONS, RACE AND SOCIETY.
John Edgar Wideman.
"Because we don't talk, or can't talk,
father to son, each generation approaches the task
of becoming men as if no work has been accomplished
SEPTEMBERS. Jewelle Gomez.
Gomez's essays describe her experiences as
a black lesbian today.
STUFF: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF COLEMAN YOUNG. Coleman
The Tuskeegee airman, labor union activist
and five-time mayor of Detroit tells it like it is.
KNOWN RIVERS: LIVES OF LOSS AND LIBERATION. Sara
Six prominent professionals at mid-life
recount their lives thus far.
BALDWIN: A BIOGRAPHY. David Leeming.
The landscapes of Baldwin's inner
conflicts as sources for his art and politics.
THE MAN, HIS WORDS, HIS LIFE. Mitchell Krugel.
One-on-one overview of the "retired"
basketball star's career.
THE HUNGRY HEART. Jean Claude Baker & Chis
"The Eiffel tower of music hall revues,
cabaret, and film."
IN THE DARK: FROM COLORED GIRL TO WOMAN OF COLOR--A
JOURNEY FROM PRISON TO POWER. Patrice Gaines.
An award-winning reporter describes her
transformation from drug addict to successful
LOVE: A BLACK AMERICAN'S EXPERIENCE IN AVIATION.
Nothing would stop him, not racism, not
the loss of both his legs.
ME WANNA HOLLER. Nathan McCall.
At 19 he was sentenced to 12 years in
prison. Today he is a reporter for the "Washington
ALI: A THIRTY YEAR JOURNEY. Howard L. Bingham.
Two hundred engrossing black and white
photographs of the "Greatest."
LARSEN: NOVELIST OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE.
Life story of this nurse, librarian,
novelist and Harlem socialite.
TIME: GROWING UP IN BLACK AND WHITE. Brent
Two brothers. One earned a Ph.D.; the
other used to be a drug dealer until he was shot
six times. How? Why?
BACK TO STRENGTH: A BLACK WOMAN'S JOURNEY HOME.
Gloria Jean Wade-Gayles.
Thanks to her family, nuclear and
extended, she had the sustenance necessary for the
BESS: DAREDEVEL AVIATOR. Doris Rich.
Licensed as a pilot before Amelia Earhart
she broke free of race, sex, and society.
ATTAQ! Shaquille O'Neal with Jack McCallum.
A "no-holds-barred account," by one of
basketball's most talented new players, of his
boyhood and rise to NBA stardom.
TO THE GAME. Bob Gibson.
Bob Gibson "pitches a memoir that is hard
SWEETER THE JUICE. Shirlee Taylor Haizlip.
The actual and psychological search to
locate and reconnect with those family members who
chose to pass.
STEARNES AND THE DETROIT STARS: THE NEGRO LEAGUES
IN DETROIT, 1919-1933. Richard Bak.
A world class long-ball hitter and his
winning team--a story of skill, pride and
AND SILENCES. James Earl Jones & Penelope
The transformation from being a mute and a
stutterer to leading roles on stage and screen.
SHOULD WHITE GUYS HAVE ALL THE FUN?" HOW REGINALD
LEWIS CREATED A BILLION DOLLAR EMPIRE. Reginald
Lewis & Blair S. Walker.
Determination, hard work, and the good
selected list was compiled by: Moonyean Carlton,
General Library Reader and Information Services;
Catherine Clancy, General Library Teen Services; Marylou Coveney, South End Branch; Sara Markell, Codman Square Branch. Winsome Hudson, Brighton
Branch, Committee Chairperson.