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  • Passin'by Karen E. Quinones Miller

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    Shanika Ann Jenkins is the pride of her African-American family; smart, beautiful, and born with blue eyes and blonde hair. Though her grandmother and father are happy because she represents years of passing down light skin and marrying well, Shanika's mother insists on her name reflecting her African-American heritage so that she will always be proud... more...

  • Song Yet Sungby James McBride

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Praise for Song Yet Sung ?McBride keeps the suspense high as he raises troubling questions about slavery?s legacy, the price of freedom and what it means to be human.?? People "McBride...can deliver the cauterizing power of anger without the corrosive effects of bitterness....It just might turn out to be balm for a wound that has so far stubbornly... more...

  • Who Does She Think She Is?by Benilde Little

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Jonah's Gourd Vineby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Jonah's Gourd Vine , Zora Neale Hurston's first novel, originally published in 1934, tells the story of John Buddy Pearson, "a living exultation" of a young man who loves too many women for his own good. Lucy, his long-suffering wife, is his true love, but there's also Mehaley and Big 'Oman, as well as the scheming Hattie, who conjures hoodoo spells... more...

  • A Mercyby Toni Morrison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    National Bestseller One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year In the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy. Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North. Despite his distaste for dealing in ?flesh,? he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt... more...

  • Leaving Cecil Streetby Diane McKinney-Whetstone

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    In one West Philadelphia neighborhood, families come together in celebration of unity and togetherness. Their block parties provide a union that serves as a backdrop for discovering the truth about themselves and the people they think they know. Best friends Neet and Shay have depended on each other for most of their lives. However, their friendship... more...

  • Tempest Risingby Diane McKinney-Whetstone

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    Set in west Philadelphia in the early sixties, Tempest Rising tells the story of three sisters, Bliss, Victoria, and Shern, budding adolescents raised in a world of financial privilege among the upper-black-class. But their lives quickly unravel as their father's lucrative catering business collapses. He disappears and is presumed dead, and their... more...

  • Trading Dreams at Midnightby Diane McKinney-Whetstone

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Neena's mother, Freeda, disappeared on a cold February morning in 1984, leaving the fifteen-year-old Neena and her younger sister, Tish, in the care of Nan, their stern grandmother. Two decades later, Neena?no longer living in Philadelphia?supports herself by blackmailing married men. Returning to her childhood home when a sting goes terribly wrong,... more...

  • The Untellingby Tayari Jones

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    Aria Jackson lived through the car crash that killed her father and brother when she was nine. At 25 she begins to unearth secrets about family, friends, her past, and her altered reality in this journey through truth and forgiveness. more...

  • Clotelby William Wells Brown; M. Giulia Fabi

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 14.00

    "A remarkable beginning for African-American fiction." --Henry Louis Gates, Jr. more...