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  • 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$ 8.99

    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 Dying Groundby Nichelle D. Tramble

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 11.65

    Billy: dead. Felicia: missing. None of the words made sense together, but the doom I'd expected announced itself. I felt iron in my mouth, like I'd gargled with pennies, a taste like blood, a bitter taste that always followed bad news. The setting is Oakland, 1989; the crack epidemic is at its height and turf wars are brewing. Maceo Redfield, currently... more...

  • The Haunting of Hip Hopby Bertice Berry

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • 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...

  • Who Does She Think She Is?by Benilde Little

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 16.00

    Aisha Branch is engaged to Will Fitzhugh, and plans for their elaborate society wedding are in the works, when the unthinkable happens -- she falls for another man, hard. All the drama stirs up old feelings in her mother and grandmother, and as Aisha confronts a painful dilemma, the three Branch women take turns telling their own stories, reflecting... more...

  • 47th Street Blackby Bayo Ojikutu

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.95

    The prize-winning debut of an incendiary new voice in contemporary American fiction, 47th Street Black is the story of JC and Mookie, whose rise in the gangster-driven ghettos of Chicago is as swift as it is brutal. In the early sixties, 47th street is the heart of black Chicago, where recent migrants from the South come to move up in the world.... more...

  • Lemon Cityby Elaine Meryl Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00

    In this wry fiction debut, Elaine Meryl Brown plunges lucky readers into a gripping narrative of small-town hijinks and big-time hearts. Rule Number One: Never marry an Outsider. If you do, the boll weevil will bite you back. Rule Number Two: If you can?t be honest, you might as well be dead. Nestled in the foothills of Virginia?s Blue Ridge... more...

  • Christmas in the Hoodby Nikki Turner

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Nikki Turner's Heartbreak of a Hustler's Wife. The undisputed queen of hip-hop fiction, #1 Essence bestselling author Nikki Turner unwraps a talented new collection of writers with raw urban stories to jingle your bells this season. Christmas in the Hood presents fresh talent alongside shining ... more...

  • Something to Die Forby Travis Hunter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95

    Nasir Lassiter is a college basketball star with a promising future?until a murder rap lands him in prison with a life sentence. Without hope, Nasir shuts down. But after five years he?s suddenly free and surprised to see how much the outside world has changed. He discovers he has a daughter, Brandy, who believes her father has been away in the army... more...