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Books for adults

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Partners to History - Donzaleigh Abernathy
Call Number: E185.61 .A165 2003
ISBN: 0609609149
Publication Date: 2003-10-14
The daughter of Ralph David Abernathy, Rev. King's friend and co-worker, remembers the evolution of the modern civil rights movement.

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Is Bill Cosby Right? - Michael Eric Dyson
Call Number: E185.86 .D945 2005
ISBN: 0465017193
Publication Date: 2005-05-03
Bill Cosby went on a rant about what´s wrong with Black Culture. Dyson confronts his arguments, and challenges the "Afristocracy".


 

Books for Teens

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Nightjohn - Gary Paulsen
Call Number: YA
ISBN: 0385308388
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
Twelve-year-old Sarny´s brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read.

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Begging for Change - Sharon G. Flake
Call Number: YA
ISBN: 078680601X
Publication Date: 2003-06-02
A teen tries to sort out her confused feelings of disgust, shame, and love for her homeless, drug addicted father and worries that she may have inherited his lying and stealing ways.


 

Books for Kids

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Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis
Call Number: J
ISBN: 0385323069
Publication Date: 1999-09-07
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

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Sounder - William H. Armstrong; James Barkley (Illustrator); Armstrong
Call Number: J
ISBN: 9780060201432
Publication Date: 1969-10-08
Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and through his relationship with his devoted dog Sounder.


 

Picture Books

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Momma, Where Are You From - Marie Bradby; Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator)
Call Number: E
ISBN: 0531301052
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Momma describes the special people and surroundings of her childhood, in a place where the edge of town met the countryside, in a time when all the children at school were brown.

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Yesterday I Had the Blues - Jeron Ashford Frame; Paul Owen Lewis; R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
Call Number: E
ISBN: 1582460841
Publication Date: 2003-09-09
A young boy ponders a variety of emotions and how different members of his family experience them, from his own blues to his father's grays and his grandmother's yellows.


 

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Black History eBooks

The African American Almanac, 2011Contemporary Black Biography - 1992 to CurrentHuman and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, 2007

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