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Clemmons, Zinzi

Summary: "From a debut author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age--a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country. Raised in Pennsylvania, Zinzi Clemmons's heroine Thandi views the world of her mother's childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Clemm

Mathis, Ayana.

Summary: Traces the story of Great Migration-era mother Hattie Shepherd, who in spite of poverty and a dysfunctional husband uses love and Southern remedies to raise nine children and prepare them for the realities of a harsh world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2013

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Mathis

Mathis, Ayana.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Mathis

Stockett, Kathryn.

Summary: In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amy Einhorn Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Stock

Love, Dorothy

Summary: "A general's wife and a slave girl forge a friendship that transcends race, culture, and the crucible of Civil War. Mary Anna Custis Lee is a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, wife of Confederate General Robert E Lee, and heiress to Virginia's storied Arlington house and General Washington's personal belongings. Born in bondage at Arlington, Selina Norris Gray learns to read and write...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Love

Hale, Nathan

Summary: Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 741.5 Hale

Latifah, Queen

Summary: Lily Owens is a young girl who lives on the peach farm that her abusive father owns. Rosaleen is a black woman hired by Lily's father to be a stand in mother for Lilly. Rosaleen insults some of the biggest racists in their town. Lily and Rosaleen run away to a town Lily believes that her mother once lived in. They go to live with the three Boatwright sisters on their honey farm. She finds...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Secret

Tanabe, Karin.

Summary: "Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country's most exclusive school for women, Vassar College. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret that would have banned her from admission: Anita is the only African-American student ever to attend Vassar. With her olive complexion and dark hair, this daughter of a janitor and descendant of slaves...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Tanabe

Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 920 She

Morrison, Toni

Summary: Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 Morris 2019

English, Karen

Summary: "In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Eng

Whitehead, Colson

Summary: "As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone"... Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Jones, Tayari

Summary: "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated byforces beyond their control"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Jones