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  • To paradise [eBook]

    To paradise2022

    by Hanya Yanagihara


    Summary: In an alternate version of 1893 America, New York is part of the Free States, where people may live and love whomever they please (or so it seems). The fragile young scion of a distinguished family...  more »


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  • The man who lived underground [eBook] : a novel

    The man who lived underground : a novel2021

    by Richard Wright


    Summary: Fred Daniels, a Black man, is picked up by the police after a brutal double murder and tortured until he confesses to a crime he did not commit. After signing a confession, he escapes from custody and flees into the city's sewer system.


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  • Sankofa [eBook] : a novel

    Sankofa : a novel2021

    by Chibundu Onuzo

    Summary: Anna grew up in England with her white mother and knowing very little about her African father. In middle age, after separating from her husband and with her daughter all grown up, she finds herself...  more »


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  • Leave the world behind [eBook] : a novel

    Leave the world behind : a novel2020

    by Rumaan Alam


    Summary: Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good...  more »


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  • All the days past, all the days to come [eBook]

    All the days past, all the days to come2020

    by Mildred D. Taylor

    Summary: "Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law...  more »


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  • The only black girls in town [eBook]

    The only black girls in town2020

    by Brandy Colbert

    Summary: Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't...  more »


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  • We hope for better things [eBook]

    We hope for better things2018

    by Erin Bartels

    Summary: When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request--that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of...  more »


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  • A death in Live Oak [eBook]

    A death in Live Oak2018

    by James Grippando


    Summary: "When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the preeminent black fraternity at Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the stygian swamps of the Suwanee River, his death sets off a...  more »


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  • Bluebird, bluebird [eBook] : a novel

    Bluebird, bluebird : a novel2017

    by Attica Locke

    Summary: When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star...  more »


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  • The hate u give [eBook]

    The hate u give2017

    by Angie Thomas


    Summary: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.


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  • Dear Martin [eBook]

    Dear Martin2017

    by Nic Stone


    Summary: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.


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  • The twelve-mile straight [eBook]

    The twelve-mile straight2017

    by Eleanor Henderson


    Summary: "Novel set in the south during the Great Depression that takes an entirely fresh view on big American themes-- race, heredity, inequality, shame-- set in a time of financial crisis and racialized violence." -- Provided by publisher


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  • The sweetest hallelujah [downloadable ebook]

    The sweetest hallelujah2013

    by Elaine Hussey



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  • The forgiven [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The forgiven / a novel2012

    by Lawrence Osborne


    Summary: A couple in a deteriorating relationship are involved in a fatal car accident on their way to an annual wild party at a friend's house deep in the Moroccan desert and must deal with the repercussions.


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  • The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian [eBook]

    The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian2012

    by Sherman Alexie


    Summary: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


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  • Hope Springs [downloadable ebook]

    Hope Springs2012

    by Kimberly Cash Tate


    Summary: Hope Springs, North Carolina, is the epitome of small town life-a place filled with quiet streets where families have been friends for generations, a place where there's not a lot of change. Until...  more »


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  • Down Sand Mountain [downloadable ebook]

    Down Sand Mountain2011

    by Steve Watkins


    Summary: In a small Florida mining town in 1966, twelve-year-old Dewey faces one worst-day-ever after another, but comes to know that the issues he faces about bullies, girls, race, and identity are part of the adult world, as well.


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  • Zora and me [downloadable ebook]

    Zora and me2010

    by Victoria Bond


    Summary: A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and...  more »


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  • Sources of light [downloadable ebook]

    Sources of light2010

    by Margaret McMullan


    Summary: Fourteen-year-old Samantha and her mother move to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962 after her father is killed in Vietnam, and during the year they spend there Sam encounters both love and hate as she...  more »


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  • The best bad luck I ever had [downloadable ebook]

    The best bad luck I ever had2009

    by Kristin Levine


    Summary: In Moundville, Alabama, in 1917, twelve-year-old Dit hopes the new postmaster will have a son his age, but instead he meets Emma, who is black, and their friendship challenges accepted ways of...  more »


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  • Response [downloadable ebook]


    by Paul Volponi

    Summary: When an African American high school student is beaten with a baseball bat in a white neighborhood, three boys are charged with a hate crime.


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  • Sweeping up glass [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Sweeping up glass / a novel2009

    by Carolyn D Wall


    Summary: Olivia Harker Cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, Kentucky, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night....  more »


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  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [downloadable ebook]

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn2009

    by Mark Twain


    Summary: Huckleberry Finn, an abused outcast, rafts with Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River, where they have a variety of experiences.


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  • Riot [downloadable ebook]


    by Walter Dean Myers


    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 »


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  • Feathers [downloadable ebook]


    by Jacqueline Woodson


    Summary: When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.


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  • Alex Cross's trial [downloadable ebook]

    Alex Cross's trial2009

    by James Patterson


    Summary: Detective Alex Cross tells the story of an ancestor, Abraham Cross, and his experiences with lawyer Ben Corbett, recounting one man's pursuit of justice in the face of the resurgence of Ku Klux Klan racism and violence in 1906 Eudora, Mississippi.


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  • The adventures of Tom Sawyer [downloadable ebook]

    The adventures of Tom Sawyer2009

    by Mark Twain


    Summary: The adventures of Tom Sawyer is the story of a boy's adventures growing up in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi river in Missouri over a hundred years ago. The cheerful, adventurous hero...  more »


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  • A thousand never evers [downloadable ebook]

    A thousand never evers2008

    by Shana Burg


    Summary: As the civil rights movement in the South gains momentum in 1963--and violence against African Americans intensifies--the black residents, including seventh-grader Addie Ann Pickett, in the small...  more »


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  • We are all welcome here [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    We are all welcome here / a novel2007

    by Elizabeth Berg


    Summary: Three women are each struggling against overwhelming odds for her own kind of freedom. It is the summer of 1964. In Tupelo, Mississippi, the town of Elvis's birth, tensions are mounting over...  more »


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  • If a tree falls at lunch period [downloadable ebook]

    If a tree falls at lunch period2007

    by Gennifer Choldenko


    Summary: Kirsten and Walk, seventh-graders at an elite private school, alternate telling how race, wealth, weight, and other issues shape their relationships as they and other misfits stand up to a mean but...  more »


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  • Ball don't lie [downloadable ebook]

    Ball don't lie2007

    by Matt de la Peña


    Summary: Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives for basketball and plays at school and at the Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past--that threaten his dream of playing professionally.


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  • A summer of Kings [downloadable ebook]

    A summer of Kings2006

    by Han Nolan


    Summary: Over the course of the summer of 1963, fourteen-year-old Esther Young discovers the passion within her when eighteen-year-old King-Roy Johnson, accused of murdering a white man in Alabama, comes to live with her family.


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  • The Angels of Morgan Hill [downloadable ebook]

    The Angels of Morgan Hill2006

    by Donna VanLiere


    Summary: From the Publisher: From Donna VanLiere-the author of the beloved Christmas Hope series-comes a moving novel of faith, family, and destiny. Jane Gable thinks 1947 will be like every other year in...  more »


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  • Black girl/white girl [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Black girl/white girl / a novel2006

    by Joyce Carol Oates


    Summary: Remembering Minette Swift, the talented, assertive, 19-year-old African-American girl enrolled as a scholarship student in an exclusive, mostly white liberal arts college near Philadelphia who died...  more »


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  • The crack in space [downloadable ebook]

    The crack in space2005

    by Philip K Dick


    Summary: A repairman discovers that a hole in a faulty Jifi-scuttler leads to a parallel world. Jim Briskin, campaigning to be the first black president of the United States, thinks alter-Earth is the...  more »


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  • The fortress of solitude [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The fortress of solitude / a novel2003

    by Jonathan Lethem



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  • The secret life of bees [downloadable ebook]

    The secret life of bees2003

    by Sue Monk Kidd


    Summary: Now in paperback comes the intoxicating debut novel of "one motherless daughter's discover of ... the strange and wondrous places we find love" ("The Washington Post"). Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing work is set in South Carolina in 1964.


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  • Lay that trumpet in our hands [downloadable ebook]

    Lay that trumpet in our hands2002

    by Susan Carol McCarthy


    Summary: "In the orange-blossom scented spring of 1951, Florida Klansmen abducted and killed nineteen-year-old black citrus picker Marvin Cully, igniting a drama that would forever change Reesa McMahon, the...  more »


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  • The land [eBook]

    The land2001

    by Mildred D Taylor


    Summary: After the Civil War Paul, the son of a white father and a black mother, finds himself caught between the two worlds of colored folks and white folks as he pursues his dream of owning land of his own.


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  • Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe [downloadable ebook]

    Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe1997

    by Fannie Flagg


    Summary: Mrs. Threadgoode's tale of two high-spirited women of the 1930s, Idgie and Ruth, helps Evelyn, a 1980s woman in a sad slump of middle age, to begin to rejuvenate her own life.


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  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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