AMERICAN DREAM DOLLS by David Haynes.
Deneen moves back to her parents' home to eat
hors d'oeuvres and watch TV, but something
else awaits her there.
OUTNUMBERED; ALWAYS OUTGUNNED by Walter
Interconnected short stories introduce Socrates
Fortlow, a philosophical ex-con.
ACT by Anita Richmond Bunkley.
Conflicting loyalties to career and family test
Elise's values when a chemical plant explodes in
BROTHERS by Steven Barnes.
The occult and racism, from slavery to the
STORM RISING by Chinelu Moore.
Despite the sizzling sex, Star resists crossing the
cultural bridge to the wealthy Nigerian.
OF THE DUST by Julie Dash.
Amelia's pursuit of her anthropology thesis leads
to the discovery of her family roots in the Gullah
culture of South Carolina.
FUTURE by Fred D'Aguiar.
Mysticism, enchantment, and the supernatural
combine to create a satire of Caribbean
DEAD by Gary Hardwick.
Who murdered Detriot's mayor? His mistress, Ramona
Blake, or the assistant DA, Jesse King.
MAKEBA by Alexs D. Pate.
A father and daughter rediscover one another ten
AND LOVERS by Eric Jerome Dickey.
Debra and Leonard form a solid relationship before
their marriage, while their friends, Shelby and
Tyrel, find that long-lasting romance doesn't begin
between the sheets.
by Annie Waters.
A biracial college freshman longs for her absent
by Len Riley.
About to reach the pinnacle of Harlem Renaissance
society, Gevon is trapped by the hatred, loyalty,
betrayal, ruthless violence, and redeeming love in
I SHOULD DIE by Grace F. Edwards.
Is it women's intuition that leads detective Mali
Anderson to connect the attempted kidnapping of a
small boy with his choral director's
THIS WORLD WERE MINE by E. Lynn
A crisis reunites four college friends, forcing a
re-examination of their priorities.
A NOVEL by Kristin Hunter Lattany.
Two single mothers plan a wedding for their
children and find that they once shared a
CITY by Jewell Parker Rhodes.
A shoeshine operator is falsely accused of raping a
white elevator worker in 1920s Oklahoma.
OPHELIA by Mary Burnett Smith.
Belly remembers her eleventh summer when adult
secrets ended her childhood.
SOUL TO KEEP by Tananarive Due.
"What would people be like if they never aged,
never got sick, never died?" A
A ROMANTIC MYSTERY by Louis Edwards.
With a drug dealer as partner, a well-educated
journalist investigates murder in seamy New
BETTER by Rosalyn McMillan.
Dealing with love, drugs, and success in the
TWICE I'VE WISHED FOR HEAVEN by Dawn Turner
Lured from her protected middle-class community by
life on the street, 11-year-old Tempestt witnessed
the death of her best friend.
KISS by Shay Youngblood.
The search for a sense of family takes Mariah from
her drug-addicted mother, to her elderly aunts, and
finally to the father who never knew she
DOGS by John Ridley.
Stewart learns that scorpions or coyotes are not
the most dangerous things in the desert.
by Patrick Chamoiseau.
Love, sex, murder, and political action among the
slaves of Martinique and their
TREASURY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHRISTMAS STORIES ed.
by Bettye Collier-Thomas.
TO SLEEP IN THE BED YOU MADE by Virginia
DeBerry and Donna Grant.
Childhood best freinds take different paths and
reunite when one becomes homeless.
AFRICAN SKIES: MODERN AFRICAN STORIES ed. by
Charles R. Larson.
Ordinary people trying to make a life for their
families are caught up in the political and
spiritual struggle for Africa.
VIEW FROM HERE by Brian Keith Jackson.
When Anna is pregnant the sixth time with her first
daughter, her husband insists they can't afford to
keep it. A tale of the rural
list is dedicated to the memory of KAREN L.
WILLIAMS. A frequent contributor to Black
selected list was compiled by: Moonyean
Carlton, General Library, Adult Reader and
Information Services; Marylou Coveney, Dudley
Branch; Janice Knight, Mattapan Branch; Amy Manson, Jamaica Plain Branch;
Sarah Markell, Charlestown Branch; Marilyn
Poindexter, General Library, Teen Services;
Jacquelyn Hogan, Chairperson, Grove Hall/Egleston
Square Branch Libraries. Boston Public