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December 16, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : African American Lit

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These are some of our favorite African American novels.

 

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Secret Vows

Secret Vows
Alers, Rochelle

The whole family is betting on who marries first among twins Ana and Jason and their musician cousin Nicholas. But trouble lurks ahead when Nicholas falls hard for a singer with a heavy secret.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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White Girls

White Girls
Als, Hilton

"New Yorker" critic Als presents a unique take on popular culture—exploring race, gender and sexuality through figures like Malcolm X, Flannery O’Connor, Richard Pryor and more—from a critical “white girl” lens.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 9 copies

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Song of the Shank: A Novel

Song of the Shank: A Novel
Allen, Jeffery Renard

Post–Civil War city life is hazardous for all African-Americans, including Blind Tom Wiggins and his guardian, as this frank and complex biographical novel of the blind, autistic-savant piano genius proves.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar
Baszile, Natalie

Charley Bordelon isn’t making it in LA, so when she inherits a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana, she and her daughter set out to find her life’s work in a land with a dark history.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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What's Done in the Dark: A Novel

What's Done in the Dark: A Novel
Billingsley, ReShonda Tate

Felise learns the hard way how one mistake can snowball when she sleeps with her best friend’s husband and finds him dead the next morning in this high-drama novel about secrets and betrayal.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Ruby: A Novel

Ruby: A Novel
Bond, Cynthia

Liberty, Texas in the 1960s and ‘70s is a bleak, racist town in this story of preacher’s son Ephram Jennings, who loves Ruby, a woman who has become a prostitute, against all expectations.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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Back Channel

Back Channel
Carter, Stephen L.

Cornell sophomore Margo Jensen finds herself dangerously embroiled in the Cuban Missile affair when she becomes a “back channel” intermediary between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and President Kennedy in this tense historical thriller.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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Postcards From Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and A Whole Lot of Mail

Postcards From Cookie: A Memoir of Motherhood, Miracles, and A Whole Lot of Mail
Clarke, Caroline V.

Serious questions about her family’s health history prompt the adopted Clarke to find her birth parents. This is the story of her quest and the discovery of a very famous family connection.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs
Cleage, Pearl

Cleage, an award-winning writer and playwright, traces her personal journey from her roots in Detroit to political turmoil in Atlanta and her struggles to advance her writing career while also managing her family.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Endangered: A Novel

Endangered: A Novel
Cush, Jean Love

When Janae’s 15-year-old son Malik is falsely accused of murder, she must watch on helplessly as his attorney defends him in this staggering look at poverty, race and the justice system.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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