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Begin Again
African American Writers
Ann Ronald

Begin Again

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. Baldwin and Glaude, rereading Baldwin to arrive at Glaude’s writing and thinking today.

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Too Small Tola
Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

Too Small Tola

Too Small Tola shares something with children worldwide. Too Small Tola, by Atinuke, is close to the perfect storybook for early readers. One thing children

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AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE dust jcket
Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

An American Marriage

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE Think of marriage as a lovely pond, surrounded by flora and fauna (family and friends). Then think of someone throwing a rather

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Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

Home

HOME   —   MORE THAN A HOUSE OR THE PLACE YOU COME FROM “Home” is rather like a jigsaw puzzle (another of my favorite pastimes). It

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Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn To read anything by Jacqueline Woodson is to expect the unexpected, not only for the stories themselves but for the imaginative way they

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Hidden Figures

HIDDEN FIGURES: THE STORY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE I have always argued that equal education for all should be

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Authors of color
Brandy Burgess

Born a Crime

BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD Trevor Noah, South African comedian, recent emigrant to the U.S., and currently the host of The

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Between the World and Me

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Between the World and Me takes the form of a letter Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his teenage son.  In a

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Authors of color
Brandy Burgess

Lazaretto

Lazaretto What does it truly mean to be black (or not) and why does it matter? Lazaretto by Diane Mckinney-Whetstone challenges these questions and more.

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Authors of color
Brandy Burgess

Apex Hides the Hurt

Ignorance is not bliss after all. You won’t see Band-Aids the same way after reading Apex Hides the Hurt.  Apex tells the story of the

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The Long Song
Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

The Long Song

The Long Song, A Novel of Haitian Slavery The Long Song, author Andrea Levy‘s fifth book is not to be missed. Levy, the daughter of

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