LOVE: MURDER, MONEY, AND A MESSIAH. Sydney P.
About the charismatic religious leader,
Yahweh Ben Yahweh.
LEONARD: THE BLACK LOU GEHRIG: THE HALL OF FAMER'S
STORY IN HIS OWN WORDS. Buck Leonard with James A.
Baseball at the zenith of the Negro
RIDE TO JUSTICE: CHANGING THE SYSTEM BY THE SYSTEM:
THE LIFE AND WORK OF FRED D. GRAY. Fred D.
"Lawyer for Rosa Parks, Martin Luther
King, Jr., the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Tuskegee
Syphilis Study, the Desegregation of Alabama
Schools, and the 1965 Selma March."
GEORGE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE FOREMAN. George
Forman and Joel Engel.
He turned the hoots of the sports world
into hurrahs when he regained the heavyweight
championship of the world at the age of forty-five.
DITCHDIGGER'S DAUGHTERS: A BLACK FAMILY'S
ASTONISHING SUCCESS STORY. Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D.
as told to Jo Coudert.
Six sisters attribute their success to
their uneducated father's singleminded devotion to
hard work and family values.
FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE.
The son of a black Kenyan father and a
white American mother is part of two worlds but
belongs to neither.
EMMITT ZONE. Emmitt Smith with Steve Delsohn.
He was considered pro football's premier
WALKER'S DIVIDED HEART: THE LIFE OF BASEBALL'S
FIRST BLACK MAJOR LEAGUER. David W. Zang.
He was also the last one until Jackie
Robinson played fifty-five years later.
SOLUTION. Roland Gilbert and Cheo
Gilbert was founder of a program that
trains African-American adults to be role models
for African-American youths.
IT ALL HANG OUT. RuPaul.
Part autobiography part how-to manual for
ON THE COLOR LINE: THE TRUE STORY OF A WHITE BOY
WHO DISCOVERED HE WAS BLACK. Gregory Howard
His mother was white, his father was
passing. Following their divorce he was forced to
deal with his biracial heritage.
FROM DEATH ROW. Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Columns about racism and injustice in
America by a journalist convicted and sentenced to
death for the murder of a white police officer.
JACKSON: UNAUTHORIZED. Christopher Andersen.
Reclusive, enigmatic, even bizarre, but is
he really a pedophile?
AMERICAN JOURNEY. Colin Powell with Joseph E.
"Mine is the story of a black kid of no
early promise from an immigrant family...who was
raised in the South Bronx and somehow rose to
become... Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff."
DISRESPECT. Sister Souljah.
More than a biography, the rapper's
position on life, love, sex, spirituality, and
IN AMERICA: THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF DON KING. Jack
The numbers runner from Cleveland who took
control of professional boxing. An expose.
CONVICTIONS: AND OTHER LIFE SENTENCES. Richard
Pryor with Todd Gold.
The tormented life of an American comic.
THE ODYSSEY OF MICHAEL JORDAN. Bob Greene.
His two-year search for himself after his
father's untimely death.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALVIN AILEY. Alvin Ailey with
A. Peter Baily.
He overcame insecurity, drug addiction,
and mental illness to become a world renowned
pioneer in dance and choreography.
A BLACK MAN'S STORY OF GROWING UP ALONE. DeWayne
An extended family of Jewish country club
members and black caddies provides direction to an
orphan after the murder/suicide of his parents.
SEND ME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SAM COOKE. Daniel
"...from the gospel highway to the
chittlin' circuit to the Copacabana..."
selected list was compiled by Alan Babner, Fields
Corner Branch; Elisa Birdsseye-Clark,
General Library Reader and Information Services;
Sara F. Ennis, Brighton/Faneuil Branch Libraries;
Jacquelyn Hogan, Egleston Square/Grove Hall Branch
Libraries; Marilyn Poindexter, General Library,
Teen Services; Karen L. Williams, Connolly
Branch; Sara Markell, Chairperson, Codman