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  • Passingby Nella Larsen; Thadious M. Davis

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 11.00

    Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past. Clare?s childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, but refuses to acknowledge the racism that... more...

  • Native Sonby Richard Wright

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is... more...

  • The Company We Keepby Mary Monroe; Selena James

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 12.00

    New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe’s extraordinary novel celebrates life, love, and the power of sisterhood—proving that friends, like fine wine, only get better with age…. Gorgeous, successful executive Teri Stewart spends her days working for L.A.’s hottest record company—and her nights all alone. Her best friend... more...

  • Just Say No!by Omar Tyree

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 15.00

    Omar Tyree, New York Times and Blackboard bestselling author and winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for literary fiction, delivers a powerful story of two childhood friends lured into the sex, drugs, money, and madness of R&B stardom. Darin Harmon and John Williams, two good church boys from Charlotte, North Carolina, have been best friends... more...

  • Flyy Girlby Omar Tyree

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 7.99

    From a fresh new voice with talent to burn comes this brash bitter sweet novel about Tracy Ellison, a young girl with knockout looks, slanted hazel eyes, tall hair, and attitude, as she comes of age during the hip-hop era. Motivated by the material life, Tracy, her friends, and the young men who will do anything to get next to them are plunged into... more...

  • The Haunting of Hip Hopby Bertice Berry

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    A ghost story with a beat . . . Bertice Berry follows her finely pitched Blackboard bestselling debut novel, Redemption Song, with a mesmerizing cautionary tale about urban hip hop culture. In ancient West Africa, the drum was more than a musical instrument, it was a vehicle of communication?it conveyed information, told stories, and passed on... more...

  • Babylon Sistersby Pearl Cleage

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    Catherine Sanderson seems to have it all: a fulfilling career helping immigrant women find jobs, a lovely home, and a beautiful, intelligent daughter on her way to Smith College. What Catherine doesn?t have: a father for her child? and she?s spent many years dodging her daughter?s questions about it. Now Phoebe is old enough to start poking around... more...

  • Grindin'by Danielle Santiago

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 16.99

    Danielle Santiago's Little Ghetto Girl: A Harlem Story was an Essence magazine #1 bestseller, a compelling portrayal of the challenges young women face in ghettos across America. Now Santiago's putting it down again, better than ever, moving on from the little girl to the grown woman in Grindin ', the second in her trilogy of Harlem Stories. ... more...

  • Baby Brother's Bluesby Pearl Cleage

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    When Regina Burns married Blue Hamilton, she knew he was no ordinary man. A charismatic R&B singer who gave up his career to assume responsibility for the safety of Atlanta?s West End community, Blue had created an African American urban oasis where crime and violence were virtually nonexistent. In the beginning, Regina enjoyed a circle of engaging... more...

  • Cubiclesby Camika Spencer

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.99

    New from the Blackboard -bestselling author of When All Hell Breaks Loose : When some old secrets make office politics spiral out of control, three women will have to decide how far they?re willing to go to climb the corporate ladder. At first glance, you couldn?t find three women more different than Margaret, Faulkner, and Joyce. Margaret is almost... more...