African American Nonfiction
A variety of recently published African American nonfiction titles recommended by our librarians.
Here for It
R. Eric Thomas didn't know he was different until the world told him so. Everywhere he went--whether it was his rich, mostly white, suburban high school, his conservative black church, or his Ivy League college in a big city--he found himself on the outside looking in.
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I Came as A Shadow
The long-awaited autobiography from Georgetown University's legendary coach, whose life on and off the basketball court threw America's unresolved struggle with racial justice into sharp relief.
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I Don't Want to Die Poor
A wry and insightful essay collection that explores the financial and emotional cost of chasing your dreams.
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In Bibi's Kitchen
Grandmothers from eight eastern African countries welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue by Hawa Hassan who grew up in Seattle.
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Just as I Am
Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside.
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Laughing to Keep From Dying
Adventurous and perceptive, Laughing to Keep from Dying reveals how African American satirists unmask the illusions and anxieties surrounding race in the twenty-first century.
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Love Is the Way
Walk the path of love with one of the warmest, most beloved spiritual leaders of our time, and learn how to put faith into action.
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Making Our Way Home
Exploring voting rights, domestic terrorism, discrimination, and segregation alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism, and civil rights, Imani shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealth distribution.
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The Meaning of Soul
Lordi offers a vision of soul that foregrounds the intricacies of musical craft, the complex personal and social meanings of the music, the dynamic movement of soul across time, and the leading role played by black women in this musical-intellectual tradition.
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The Other Madisons
Kearse--a descendant of an enslaved cook and, according to oral tradition, President James Madison--shares her family story and explores the issues of legacy, race, and the powerful consequences of telling the whole truth.
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