New Black Fiction and Poetry Titles
Who Asked You?
Call Number: B 813.54 M1675w 2013 (multiple copies)
"Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back..."
Alex Cross, Run
Call Number: B 813.54 P3171a 2013
"A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he's called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, D.C., is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumours of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy...."
Call Number: B 823.92 A235a 2013
"... a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home..."
A Deeper Love Inside
Call Number: B 813.54 S723d 2012
Porsche Santiaga is a reality action star and the Brooklyn born middle child and forgotten sister from "The Coldest Winter Ever." Porsche is young and beautiful and unafraid to fight and love with the same extreme intensity. It is a coming-of-age journey from the throne to the gutter to the throne, told with deep emotion and shocking scenes.
Call Number: B 813.6 B2227g 2005
"With a frightening sense of realism and authenticity -- the story of a cold-blooded killer and his life-changing relationship with his godchild."
Call Number: B 813.54 M7531L 2013
In the long-awaited, spectacular sequel to "The Upper Room," Maureen Montgomery still can't believe she was able to break away from her dominating Mama Ruby. But she will need to draw on more strength than she ever thought she had to make a future that is truly hers.
The Man In 3B
Call Number: B 813.54 W3731m 2013
"Meet Daryl Graham, or as his neighbors call him . . . THE MAN IN 3B"" Daryl has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens, apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can't stop talking about him..."
New Black Nonfiction Titles
Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley
Call Number: B 975.912 K552Ys 2010
"An absorbing account of Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley, an African woman who was enslaved, forcibly transported to Florida, held in bondage, freed, and married to her white master; she bore several of his children and then rose to prominence as a slaveholder. . . "
Black Social Movements in Latin America
Call Number: B 305.80098 B6271 2012
"This collection of essays explores the transformations of the political landscapes within which black social movements in Latin America have been operating since the end of the 1970s."
Call Number: B 973.92092 A4251Yh 2013
"...A mesmerizing inquiry into the life of Eugene Allen, the butler who ignited a nation's imagination and inspired a major motion picture: Lee Daniels' The Butler. The Butler not only explores Allen's life and service to eight American Presidents, from Truman to Reagan, but also includes an essay... that explores the history of black images on celluloid and in Hollywood, and fifty-seven pictures of Eugene Allen, his family, the presidents he served, and the remarkable cast of the movie.
The Center Holds
Call Number: B 973.932092 O121Ya 2013
"A narrative thriller about the battle royale surrounding Barack Obama's quest for a second term amid widespread joblessness and one of the most poisonous political climates in American history."
Conflict: African American women and the new dilemma of race and gender politics
Call Number: B 305.48996 H785c 2012
Crossing the Creek: the literary friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Call Number: B 813.529 L7296c 2011
"Drawing from interviews with people who knew both writers, as well as letters between them and other documented evidence of their meetings, Lillios (English, U. of Central Florida) offers an intriguing and in-depth study of the friendship between writers Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings..."
Double Victory: how African American women broke race and gender barriers to help win World War II
Call Number: B 940.53082 M9582d 2013
Mary McLeod Bethune in Washington, D. C.
Call Number: B 370.92 B563Yj 2013
Bestknown as an educator and early civil rights activist,Mary McLeod Bethune was the daughter of former slaves. After moving toWashington, D.C., in 1936, she organized and represented thousands of womenwith the National Council of Negro Women. She led the charge to change thesegregationist policies of local hospitals and concert halls, and she acted asa mentor to countless African American women in the District. Residents of allraces were brought together to honor Bethune’s birthday with some of the firstgames between the local Negro League team anda white semi-pro team. Historian Ida E. Jones explores the monumentallife of Mary McLeod Bethune as a leader, a crusader and a Washingtonian.
Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat
Call Number: B 616.85263092 C8737n 2009
Stephanie Covington Armstrong does not fit the stereotype of a woman with an eating disorder. She grew up poor and hungry in the inner city. Foster care, sexual abuse, and overwhelming insecurity defined her early years... In this moving first-person narrative, Armstrong describes her struggle as a black woman with a disorder consistently portrayed as a white woman's problem..."
Slavery and the Culture of Taste
Call Number: B 306.36029033 G462s 2011
"... Ranging across Britain, the antebellum South, and the West Indies, and examining vast archives, including portraits, period paintings, personal narratives, and diaries, Simon Gikandi illustrates how the violence and ugliness of enslavement actually shaped theories of taste, notions of beauty, and practices of high culture, and how slavery's impurity informed and haunted the rarified customs of the time..."