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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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A Wanted Woman

A Wanted Woman
Dickey, Eric Jerome

In this sexy, violent story, a killer agent known only as Reaper uses a different skill set during her enforced retreat at a Barbados safe house where she is sent for protection against Trinidadian warlords.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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'Til the Well Runs Dry: A Novel

'Til the Well Runs Dry: A Novel
Francis-Sharma, Lauren

What should have been a long, happy married life for Marcia Garcia and Farouk Karam turns sour over the years as they battle racism, poverty and betrayal in this accomplished historical saga.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming A Man

Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming A Man
Ja Rule

Ja Rule reveals how his path to rapper-actor stardom was paved with drugs, gangs and prison before he lifted himself up and became a better example to himself and his family.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The Secret of Magic

The Secret of Magic
Johnson, Deborah

In 1946, Regina Robichard, a young black lawyer, travels to Mississippi to investigate the murder of an African-American World War II veteran.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Stokely: A Life

Stokely: A Life
Joseph, Peniel E.

In a biography that captures Stokely Carmichael’s charisma and brilliance, Joseph traces his rise to radical activism as the voice of Black Power during the 1960s civil rights era.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Who Asked You?

Who Asked You?
McMillan, Terry

Now that they are grandmothers, Betty Jean, Arlene and Venetia view their families in a different light—one that’s not too rosy at the moment—in this upbeat novel of love, disagreements and forgiveness.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Mock, Janet

In a 2011 "Marie Claire" article, Mock came out as a trans woman and became a spokesperson for the transgender community. Her memoir is an insightful, revealing look at her journey to selfhood.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 8 copies

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Stand up Straight and Sing!

Stand up Straight and Sing!
Norman, Jessye

The incomparable African-American icon tells the story of her surprising life, the people who have encouraged and mentored her, and her meteoric rise to fame as a renowned opera singer.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son
Roby, Kimberla Lawson

Reverend Curtis Black’s two sons are causing him grief as the entire family grapples with deceit and resentment, and everyone is standing in the need of forgiveness and acceptance.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story

A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story
Souljah

The long-awaited sequel to "The Coldest Winter Ever" tells the story of Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s little sister. Porsche’s feistiness lands her in juvenile detention, where hard-luck girls share stories and find strength in survival.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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