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  • Dream country

    Dream country2018

    by Shannon Gibney

    (530)

    Summary: "Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people from one African American family chasing an elusive dream across centuries and continents. Gibney conjures an ambitious, sinuous novel...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F GIBNEY

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Harbor me

    Harbor me2018

    by Jacqueline Woodson

    (9,235)

    Summary: "When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world." -- Provided by publisher

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F WOODSON

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Riot

    Riot2009

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (822)

    Summary: In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F MYERS

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Darius & Twig

    Darius & Twig2013

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (1,036)

    Summary: "Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F MYERS

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Harbor me

    Harbor me2020

    by Jacqueline Woodson

    (9,240)

    Summary: Six kids discover the power of sharing their secrets and their stories. It all starts when six kids are sent to a room for a weekly chat -- by themselves, with no adults to listen in. At first they...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F WOODSON

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • This is my brain in love

    This is my brain in love2020

    by I. W Gregorio

    (803)

    Summary: Rising high school juniors Jocelyn Wu and Will Domenici fall in love while trying to save the Wu family restaurant, A-Plus Chinese Garden.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F GREGORIO

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Every body looking

    Every body looking2020

    by Candice Iloh

    (1,729)

    Summary: "Ada" means first daughter, means oldest girl, means most pressure. When Ada leaves home for her freshman year at a historical Black college, it's the first time that she's been able to make her own...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F ILOH

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Your house will pay : a novel

    Your house will pay : a novel2019

    by Steph Cha

    (5,521)

    Summary: "In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it's been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CHA

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Justin

    Justin2016

    by L. J. Alonge

    Series: Blacktop Books - #1

    (116)

    Summary: As a nerdy Oakland teenager tries to figure out his life, he and his best friend put together a basketball team to play the invincible crew from Ghosttown.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F ALONGE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tristan Strong destroys the world

    Tristan Strong destroys the world2020

    by Kwame Mbalia

    Series: Tristan Strong - #2

    (945)

    Summary: Seventh-grader Tristan must return to Alke and enlist the help of African gods and black folktale heroes when Nana is abducted from the Strong family farm in Alabama.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F MBALIA

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Meet Cecile

    Meet Cecile2011

    by Denise Lewis Patrick

    Summary: Cecile Rey, whose prosperous family are free people of color, makes friends with Marie-Grace Gardner, a doctor's daughter who has just returned to her native New Orleans in 1853, and persuades her to change places at their separate Mardi Gras balls.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F AMERICAN CECILE

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Monster : a graphic novel

    Monster : a graphic novel2015

    by Walter Dean Myers

    (1,228)

    Summary: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

    BOOK

    Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL MYE

    Location: YA Graphic Novels

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • X : a novel

    X : a novel2015

    by Ilyasah Shabazz

    (2,762)

    Summary: Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's a pack of lies -- after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F SHABAZZ

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The confessions of Nat Turner

    The confessions of Nat Turner1992

    by William Styron

    (14,123)

    Summary: In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery. The revolt was led by a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F STYRON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Fortune & fame

    Fortune & fame2014

    by Victoria Christopher Murray

    Series: Jasmine Larson Bush And Rachel Jackson Adams Novels

    (371)

    Summary: Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams have been through a lot together--from fighting for their husbands to become the head of the American Baptist Coalition to getting mixed up in a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MURRAY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The care and feeding of ravenously hungry girls

    The care and feeding of ravenously hungry girls2019

    by Anissa Gray

    (16,046)

    Summary: "The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F GRAY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A moment of silence

    A moment of silence2016

    by Sister Souljah

    Series: Midnight Series - #3

    (1,322)

    Summary: Handsome, young, Muslim, and married to two women living in one house along with his mother, Umma, and sister, Naja: can Midnight manage? He is surrounded by Americans who don't share or understand...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F SOULJAH

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tiffany Sly lives here now

    Tiffany Sly lives here now2018

    by Dana Davis

    (1,348)

    Summary: I've got seven days to come clean to my new dad. Seven days to tell the truth... For sixteen-year-old Tiffany Sly, life hasn't been safe or normal for a while. Losing her mom to cancer has her a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F DAVIS

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The black market

    The black market2018

    by Kiki Swinson

    Series: Black Market (Kiki Swinson)

    (116)

    Summary: Misty Heiress steals drugs from a pharmacy, just trying to help her cousin in constant pain, but the plan snowballs into dealing opioids and Misty and her cousin Jillian are in real trouble.

    BOOK

    Call #: F SWINSON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Family business 2

    The Family business 22015

    by Carl Weber

    Series: Family Business - #2

    Summary: Welcome to the world of Duncans. By day they are upstanding citizens running one of New York's most respected car dealerships;but by night, they're criminals who control most of the East Coast drug...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: PB WEB

    Location: Adult Paperbacks

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The kid

    The kid2011

    by Sapphire

    (2,297)

    Summary: This book is Sapphire's latest, a sequel to Push coming 15 years after its publication and one year after Precious, the film based on Push, got Academy Award attention. It is the story of Precious's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F SAPPHIRE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Home

    Home2012

    by Toni Morrison

    (19,659)

    Summary: "The story of a Korean war veteran on a quest to save his younger sister"-- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: F MORRISON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The business of lovers

    The business of lovers2020

    by Eric Jerome Dickey

    (589)

    Summary: All is fair in love and lust in this tale of two brothers, four women, and the business of desire.

    BOOK

    Call #: F DICKEY

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hair love

    Hair love2019

    by Matthew A. Cherry

    (5,450)

    Summary: "A little girl's daddy steps in to help her arrange her curly, coiling, wild hair into styles that allow her to be her natural, beautiful self." -- (Source of summary not specified)

    BOOK

    Call #: E CHERRY

    Location: Picture Books

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dear Yvette

    Dear Yvette2016

    by Ni-Ni Simone

    Series: Throwback Diaries - #2

    (46)

    Summary: After a street fights ends with a jail sentence, Yvette is forced to live far from anything and anyone she's ever known, but starting her life over again may show her what it means to have a real family.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F SIMONE

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Our nig, or, sketches from the life of a free black

    Our nig, or, sketches from the life of a free black2009

    by Harriet E Wilson

    (2,557)

    Summary: Frado, a mixed-race girl abandoned by her white mother after the death of her black father, takes a job as a servant to a lower middle-class white family in the North, only to encounter a world of abuse and abandonment.

    BOOK

    Call #: F WILSON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The coldest winter ever : a novel

    The coldest winter ever : a novel2005

    by Sister Souljah

    Series: Santiaga Series

    (33,180)

    Summary: Winter Santiaga, the daughter of one of Brooklyn's most powerful drug czars, uses her own weapons--including sex and an aggressive attitude--to stay on top, after her father's empire is threatened by a drug war.

    BOOK

    Call #: F SOULJAH

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • American spy [large print]

    American spy2019

    by Lauren Wilkinson

    (20,881)

    Summary: What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant and talented, but...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: BK CLUB F WILKINSON LP

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • It all comes down to this

    It all comes down to this2017

    by Karen English

    (509)

    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...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F ENGLISH

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Flygirl

    Flygirl2008

    by Sherri L Smith

    (7,234)

    Summary: During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F SMITH

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case

    Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case2017

    by Patricia Hruby Powell

    (3,579)

    Summary: Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Virginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F POWELL

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation

    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation2006

    by M. T Anderson

    Series: Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing, Traitor To The Nation

    (3,873)

    Summary: Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F ANDERSON

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Home of the brave

    Home of the brave2007

    by Katherine Applegate

    Series: Everworld Series

    (10,085)

    Summary: Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F APPLEGATE

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Jubilee journey

    Jubilee journey2007

    by Carolyn Meyer

    (51)

    Summary: Emily Rose has always felt comfortable growing up in Connecticut with her African American mother and her "French American" father, but when they spend some time with her great-grandmother in Texas,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F MEYER

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • In West Mills : a novel

    In West Mills : a novel2019

    by De'Shawn Charles Winslow

    (1,722)

    Summary: An intimately told story about a woman living by her own rules and the rural community that struggles to understand her. Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WINSLOW

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The holdout : a novel

    The holdout : a novel2020

    by Graham Moore

    (21,632)

    Summary: "It's the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar real estate fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher Bobby Nock, a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MOORE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • All our names

    All our names2014

    by Dinaw Mengestu

    (4,504)

    Summary: An unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MENGESTU

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The crossover

    The crossover2014

    by Kwame Alexander

    Series: Crossover (Kwame Alexander)

    (44,764)

    Summary: Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F ALEXANDER

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Darkness before dawn

    Darkness before dawn2013

    by Sharon M. Draper

    Series: Hazelwood High Trilogy

    (5,120)

    Summary: Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous, older man.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F DRAPER

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Forged by fire

    Forged by fire2013

    by Sharon M. Draper

    Series: Hazelwood High Trilogy

    (8,522)

    Summary: Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved. When Gerald was a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F DRAPER

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details