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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$ 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 Dying Groundby Nichelle D. Tramble

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 13.95

    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...

  • 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$ 16.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Bachelorette Partyby Donald Welch

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00

    ?You will laugh, cry, and celebrate while connecting with this story of irreplaceable friendships, personal transformation, and the flip side of love. An enlightening and very enjoyable read.? ?Hill Harper, actor and author of Letters to a Young Brother Investment banker Nicole Lawson is about to marry her romantic equal: a gentle, handsome doctor... 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...