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Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
Feature Titles
A Dip at the Sangam
Reuben Lachmansingh
Paperback | May 2014
in store $20.00

The Boy in the Black Suit
Jason Reynolds
Hardcover | Jan 2015
in store $21.99

A Man of Good Hope
Jonny Steinberg
Hardcover | Jan 2015
in store $32.00

Arrows of Rain
Okey Ndibe
Paperback | Jan 2015
in store $16.00

Live from the Afrikan Resistance!
El Jones
Paperback | Sep 2014
in store $18.95

Gil Scott-Heron
Marcus Baram
Hardcover | Nov 2014
in store $31.50

Peniel E Joseph
Hardcover | Mar 2014
in store $34.50

Starting At Zero
Jimi Hendrix
Hardcover | Oct 2013
in store $27.50

Let's Get Free
Paul Butler
Paperback | Jun 2010
in store $20.50

Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay
Paperback | Jul 2014
in store $19.99

Sacred Woman
Queen Afua
Paperback | Oct 2001
in store $24.95

Bryant Terry
Hardcover | Apr 2014
sold out $32.00
(on order)
A Different Booklist Celebrates African History Month
Staff Picks for the Month of February: 

Itah Picks!: 

Children Literature

A Name Just For YouWhat`s in a name? From multi-award winning motivational speaker, actor and entertainer Sean Mauricette comes this delightful book celebrating the joy of finding the perfect name for baby. Based on the author's own journey as a first time father, follow Sean and his wife Nadine in their tireless quest to name their unborn son. 

The Everlasting EmbraceEach morning as the sun brightens the West African sky, mother and child prepare to start their day. They spend it bound together, the child riding on the mother’s back watching their world go past.

Young Adults Literature

Stella By Starlight:    When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind.
Adults Fiction

Americanah: A searing new novel, at once sweeping and intimate, by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun: a story of love and race centred around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart. 

Adult's Non-Fiction: 

Rhymes to Re-Education: The goal of Rhymes to Re-Education: A Hip Hop Curriculum is to mobilize the power, popularity and potential of Hip Hop culture as a platform for transformative education and re-education. Intended as a resource for both school and community-based educators, it describes the what,why and how of using Hip Hop as critical pedagogy to engage and activate the hearts and minds of learners ages 7 and up.

Miguel Picks! 

Children Literature 

Testing the Ice: 
When Jackie Robinson retires from baseball and moves his family to Connecticut, the beautiful lake on their property is the center of everyone's fun. The neighborhood children join the Robinson kids for swimming and boating. But oddly, Jackie never goes near the water. In a dramatic episode that first winter, Jackie is called upon to test the ice on the lake, to make sure it's safe for ice-skating

Young Adult 

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: 
An eye-opening memoir from the youngest person to complete the historic Selma to Montgomery March—just in time for the 50th anniversary of this Civil Rights milestone

Adult Fiction 

Create Dangerously: Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis.

Adult Non-Fiction

Dying to Better ThemselvesThe popular West Indian migration narrative often starts with the "Windrush Generation" in 1950's England, but in Dying to Better Themselves Olive Senior examines an earlier narrative: that of the neglected post-emancipation generation of the 1850's who were lured to Panama by the promise of lucrative work and who initiated a pattern of circular migration that would transform the islands economically, socially and politically well into the twentieth century

Justice Belied: 
Written by practicing criminal defense lawyers, jurists, investigators, and specialized journalists, this book criticizes the whole initiative of international criminal justice and considers the idea that it must be abandoned in the name of justice. Has foreign policy trumped justice? How are equity, equality before the law, absence of selectivity, protection of witnesses, and enforcement affected? How are lives of citizens throughout the world changed by International Justice? Asking the burning questions about criminal justice as it is practiced at the International Criminal Court, the ad-hoc tribunals for Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, this account will appeal to those interested in politics, law, and human rights.

Cassandra Picks! 

Children Literature 

Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. 

Young Adults 

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 

Where I Belong This moving novel of self-discovery and redemption takes place during the Oka Crisis of the summer of 1990. Having been adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt out of place—and recurring dreams keep warning that someone close to her will be badly hurt

Adult Fiction 
Their Eyes Were Watching God One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. 

Adult Non-Fiction 

Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America-and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American families about how to understand the criminal justice system, and about why that system continues to see black men as targets-and as dollar signs

Naomi Picks!

Children Literature

Goodnight Football: 
From the opening kick off to the final whistle, Goodnight Football will bring the excitement of a football game to the youngest fan. The rhyming text, vibrant illustrations, and gentle ending will capture the love of the game through a child's eyes. A celebration of football, friendship, and family. This book is sure to be a touchdown for every football fan! 

Young Adult 

Guilds of Galyndor: In Guilds of Galyndor, Guild members have the exceptional ability to harness many powerful forces that exist in the world. There are four Guild disciplines, each different in their abilities; nevertheless the same in their intentions: Guild Masters serve as peacekeepers, protectors of the land, even as warriors when the need arises. 
Adult Fiction 

Who Fears Death: 
An award-winning literary author ("The Shadow Speaker") presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post-apocalyptic Africa. 

Adult Non Fiction: 

How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: 
Author and essayist Kiese Laymon is one of the most unique, stirring, and powerful new voices in American writing. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a collection of his essays, touching on subjects ranging from family, race, violence, and celebrity to music, writing, and coming of age in Mississippi. In this collection, Laymon deals in depth with his own personal story, which is filled with trials and reflections that illuminate under-appreciated aspects of contemporary American life

28 Days
Charles R Smith
Hardcover | Jan 2015
in store $21.99
Chasing Freedom
Nikki Grimes
Hardcover | Jan 2015
in store $20.99
Fifty Cents and a Dream
Jabari Asim
Hardcover | Dec 2012
not in store $18.50
(available for order)
Love Will See You Through
Angela Farris Watkins
Hardcover | Dec 2014
sold out $21.99
(on order)
The New Small Person
Lauren Child
Hardcover | Oct 2014
not in store $19.99
(available for order)
If Kids Ruled the World
Linda Bailey
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $18.95
Patricia Hruby Powell
Hardcover | Jan 2014
not in store $22.50
(available for order)
I am Rosa Parks
Brad Meltzer
Hardcover | Jun 2014
in store $14.99
When the Beat Was Born
Laban Carrick Hill
Hardcover | Aug 2013
sold out $22.50
(on order)
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Hardcover | Jan 2015
in store $23.00
Stella by Starlight
Sharon M Draper
Hardcover | Jan 2015
in store $19.99
Unstoppable Octobia May
Sharon G Flake
Hardcover | Oct 2014
in store $18.99
EllRay Jakes Is Magic
Sally Warner
Paperback | Mar 2014
in store $6.99
EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays!
Sally Warner
Paperback | Oct 2014
in store $6.99
Birmingham 1963
Shelley Tougas
Paperback | Feb 2011
sold out $10.95
(on order)
Breaker Boys
Michael Burgan
Paperback | Aug 2011
sold out $10.95
(on order)
Shooting Kabul
N H Senzai
Paperback | Jul 2011
in store $9.99
Chris Lynch
Paperback | Jan 2015
in store $11.99
Jessica Gunderson
Paperback | Feb 2011
sold out $9.95
(on order)
Ilyasah Shabazz
Hardcover | Jan 2015
in store $19.00
Ytasha L Womack
Paperback | Oct 2013
in store $18.95
Octavia Butler
Paperback | Feb 2004
in store $17.00
Octavia E Butler
Paperback | Jan 2007
in store $17.00

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