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Baldwin by James Baldwin; Toni Morrison (Contribution by, Editor)
Call Number: 814.54 BAL
Publication Date: 1998-02-01
Nonfiction Books at the Brackett Library
The Making of Black Lives Matter by Christopher J. Lebron
Call Number: 305.896 LEB
Publication Date: 2017-06-01
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Call Number: 364.973 ALE
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
Forgotten Patriots by Edwin G. Burrows
Call Number: 973.371 BUR
Publication Date: 2008-11-11
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Call Number: 510.9252 LEE
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
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Fiction Books at the Brackett Library
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston
Call Number: F HUR
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
From "one of the greatest writers of our time" (Toni Morrison)--the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God--a collection of remarkable stories, including eight "lost" Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.
Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston; Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by); Alice Walker (Foreword by)
Call Number: B LEW
Publication Date: 2018-05-08
A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade--abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Call Number: F WAR
Publication Date: 2011-09-06
A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what food she gets; she's fourteen and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull's new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. While brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting. As the twelve days that comprise the novel's framework yield to the final day and Hurricane Katrina, the unforgettable family at the novel's heart - motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce - pulls itself up to struggle for another day. A wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, Salvage the Bones is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Call Number: F WAR
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
*WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD for FICTION *A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017 *Finalist for the Kirkus Prize *Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal *Finalist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize *Publishers Weekly Top 10 of 2017 *Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Call Number: F WAL
Publication Date: 1992-05-22
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down by Alice Walker
Call Number: F WAL
Publication Date: 2004-05-17
Anatural evolution from the earlier, much-acclaimed collection In Love & Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show women oppressed but not defeated.These are hopeful stories about love, lust, fame, and cultural thievery, the delight of new lovers, and the rediscovery of old friends, affirmed even across self-imposed color lines.
How Long 'Til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin
Call Number: F JEM
Publication Date: 2018-11-27
Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.
Another Country by James Baldwin
Call Number: F BAL
Publication Date: 1992-12-01
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime.
Native Son (Abridged) by Richard Wright
Call Number: F WRI
Publication Date: 2003-09-30
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Call Number: F MOR
Publication Date: 1993-12-28
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison; Reynolds Price (Introduction by)