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Long Division

Kiese Laymon

Long Division by Kiese LaymonLong Division includes two distinct but tightly interwoven stories--one called "All Things Considered," the other "Long Division." In the first, it's March 2012: 14-year-old Citoyen "City" Coldson and his nemesis, LaVander Peeler, become the first black male duo to win the state of Mississippi's “Can You Use This Word in a Sentence" contest finals. Both boys are asked to represent Mississippi at the televised national competition. (Hours before the contest begins, City is given a book without an author called "Long Division.") Turmoil and misunderstanding ensue, as City and LaVander learn they...
2013 / 5 / 20
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Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships in the African-American Community

Gil L. Robertson

Where Did Our Love Go: Love and Relationships in the African-American Community by Gil L. RobertsonWhere Did Our Love Go?, an anthology of essays written by many major public figures and celebrities, will explore the substantive issues related to marital problem in the African-American community. From the "my baby's mama" syndrome to the more serious implications of what a generation of single-parent households will mean to future generations, this comprehensive collection will provide an in-depth discourse on the trends and issues that have caused the problematic behaviors within African-American relationships to persist with little sign of relief. The book will consist of a total of 40...
2013 / 6 / 7
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How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

Kiese Laymon

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese LaymonAuthor and essayist Kiese Laymon is one of the most unique, stirring, and powerful new voices in American social and cultural commentary. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a collection of Laymon's essays, touching on subjects ranging from family, race, violence, and celebrity to music, writing, and coming of age in the rural Mississippi Gulf Coast. Laymon's writing is unflinchingly honest, while also being smart, lacerating, and unexpectedly funny.

In How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, Laymon deals in depth with his own personal story, which is filled with trials...

2013 / 9 / 3
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Making Marriage Work: New Rules for an Old Institution

Lynn Toler

Making Marriage Work: New Rules for an Old Institution by Lynn TolerAs the judge starring on the hit nationally syndicated television show Divorce Court, Lynn Toler witnesses, en masse, the thematic mistakes made in American marriages. She herself has also been wed for 22 years and has seen both the highs and lows of matrimony in her own marriage as well as the marriages of those close to her. While the national divorce rate hovers around the 50% threshold, there is a lot of chatter that marriage as we know it is an outdated institution--that we are too selfish, too unwilling to make sacrifices, and too misguided by elevated expectations of happiness to make...
2014 / 8 / 3
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Creatures Here Below

O. H. Bennett

Creatures Here Below by O. H. BennettThis powerful new novel by O. H. Bennett tells the story of a makeshift family struggling to stay together as life wears away at their bonds of blood and love. At the center of the family is Gail Neighbors, the hardworking single mother of two sons, Mason and Tyler. Mason, the older, grew up without knowing his father, a feckless gambler and womanizer. Tyler, the younger, sings in the church choir and enjoys a close relationship with his father, Dan, who left Gail a few years before still spends plenty of time at the house. To make ends meet, Gail has taken in two boarders: Annie, an elderly...
2014 / 8 / 8
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An Autobiography of Black Chicago

Dempsey Travis

An Autobiography of Black Chicago by Dempsey TravisFew were more qualified than Dempsey Travis to write the history of African Americans in Chicago, and none would be able to do it with the same command of firsthand sources. This seminal paperback reissue, An Autobiography of Black Chicago, emulates the best works of Studs Terkel — portraying the African American Chicago community through the personal experiences of Dempsey Travis, his family, and his fellow Chicagoans. Through his family's and his own experiences, plus those of the book's numerous well-respected contributors, Travis tells a comprehensive, intimate story of African Americans...
2014 / 8 / 11
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Recognition

O. H. Bennett

Recognition by O. H. BennettThis fourth novel by O.H. Bennett represents a departure from his earlier work, characterized by rich depictions of African-American families rendered in quiet but powerfully charged prose. These qualities are present in Recognition, but with the addition of a twisting plot that gives the book a thriller-like intensity.

Dana, a single-mother, is driving home one rainy evening when, as she passes a homeless panhandler, she recognizes the features of her long-absent husband. Warren Reynolds disappeared from Dana's life a decade earlier — his body mysteriously missing after a terrible auto accident...

2014 / 8 / 15
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Freeman

Leonard Pitts

Freeman by Leonard PittsFreeman, the new novel by Leonard Pitts, Jr., takes place in the first few months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Upon learning of Lee's surrender, Sam--a runaway slave who once worked for the Union Army--decides to leave his safe haven in Philadelphia and set out on foot to return to the war-torn South. What compels him on this almost-suicidal course is the desire to find his wife, the mother of his only child, whom he and their son left behind 15 years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they all "belonged."

At the same time, Sam's wife, Tilda,...

2014 / 8 / 21
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Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984¿2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

Clarence Page

Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984¿2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change by Clarence PagePulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page is one of the most nationally recognized and highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country, and his newest book, Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014, commemorates the 30th anniversary of his column's first appearance in the Chicago Tribune. It is the first such collection of his columns, and a long overdue archive of his best work, covering topics such as politics, social issues, pop culture, race, family, new media, prominent figures, as well as his own personal life.

Page has been a broadcast mainstay for decades, delivering his sensible and...

2014 / 10 / 4
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Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System

Robbin Shipp & Nick Chiles

Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System by Robbin Shipp & Nick ChilesJustice 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.

The book provides practical, straightforward advice on how to deal with specific legal situations: the threat of arrest, being arrested, being in custody, preparing for and undergoing a trial, and navigating the appeals and parole process. The primary...

2014 / 11 / 26
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Only the Strong

Jabari Asim

Only the Strong by Jabari Asim"You will rarely find a historical novel that's as panoramic yet also as lean, mean, and moving as this." —Kirkus, starred review

Jabari Asim's debut novel returns readers to Gateway City, the fictional Midwestern city first explored in his acclaimed short story collection, Taste of Honey. Against a 1970s backdrop of rapid social and political change, Only the Strong portrays the challenges and rewards of love in a quintessential American community where heartbreak and violence are seldom far away.

Moved by the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Lorenzo “Guts" Tolliver decides to abandon his career...

2015 / 5 / 5
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Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles

Bert Ashe

Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles by Bert AsheIn Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles, professor and author Bert Ashe delivers a witty, fascinating, and unprecedented account of black male identity as seen through our culture's perceptions of hair. It is a deeply personal story that weaves together the cultural and political history of dreadlocks with Ashe's own mid-life journey to lock his hair. Ashe is a fresh, new voice that addresses the importance of black hair in the 20th and 21st centuries through an accessible, humorous, and literary style sure to engage a wide variety of readers.

After leading a far-too-conventional life for forty...

2015 / 8 / 18
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Grant Park

Leonard Pitts Jr.

Grant Park by Leonard Pitts Jr."A novel as significant as it is engrossing." —Booklist, starred review

Grant Park is a page-turning and provocative look at black and white relations in contemporary America, blending the absurd and the poignant in a powerfully well-crafted narrative that showcases Pitts's gift for telling emotionally wrenching stories.

Grant Park begins in 1968, with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis. The story then moves to the eve of the 2008 election, and cuts between the two eras. Disillusioned columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled by yet another report of unarmed black men killed by police, hacks...

2015 / 10 / 26
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Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life

A. Alyce Claerbaut

Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life by A. Alyce ClaerbautStrayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of Strayhorn's centennial, this luxurious coffee-table book offers intimate details of the composer's life from musicians, scholars, and Strayhorn's closest relatives.

Perhaps best known for his 28-year collaborative role as Duke Ellington's "writing and arranging companion," Strayhorn has emerged in recent years as an even more meritorious force in shaping...

2015 / 11 / 14
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Prince: The Man and His Music

Matt Thorne

Prince: The Man and His Music by Matt ThorneFamously reticent, perverse, and controversial, Prince is one of the few remaining superstars of the 1980s who still, perhaps, remains an enigma. Now a firm fixture in the pop canon, where such classics as "Purple Rain," "Sign o' the Times," and "Parade" regularly feature in Best Ever Album polls, Prince is widely held to be the greatest musician of his generation. His live performances are legendary and his influence on music—across pop, indie rock, hip hop, and R&B—has never been more evident. Matt Thorne's Prince has been written from years of research and interviews with dozens of intimate...
2016 / 1 / 15
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Freshwater Road

Denise Nicholas

Freshwater Road by Denise NicholasFrom award-winning actress Denise Nicholas: a ten-year anniversary reissue of her powerful and dramatic coming of age story set in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Freshwater Road has been called one of the best novels written about the Civil Rights Movement. Nicholas herself has been praised repeatedly over the years for her beautiful prose and is continually mentioned along with Alice Walker and Ernest J. Gaines as the most important novelists documenting this era.

When University of Michigan sophomore Celeste Tyree travels to Mississippi to volunteer her efforts in Freedom Summer,...

2016 / 2 / 10
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Imagine This: Creating the Work You Love

Maxine Clair

Imagine This: Creating the Work You Love by Maxine ClairMaxine Clair, award-winning author of the critically acclaimed short story collection Rattlebone and the novel October Suite, has assembled a deeply inspirational yet practical book to help readers access their inner creativity. Imagine This is a beautifully written set of deeply personal stories from which Clair draws examples of how we can be aware of the now, keep ourselves motivated, and create work of which we are proud.

Imagine This explains how some of us consciously choose the vehicle through which we express our magnificence — be it business, art, science, or other — while others of...

2016 / 9 / 23
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All Jokes Aside: Standup Comedy Is a Phunny Business

Raymond Lambert & Chris Bournea

All Jokes Aside: Standup Comedy Is a Phunny Business by Raymond Lambert & Chris Bournea
2016 / 11 / 11
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My Brown Baby: On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children

Denene Millner

My Brown Baby: On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children by Denene Millner“The best site for thoughtful, fierce advice about parenting from a Black perspective” —Ebony

For almost a decade, national parenting expert and bestselling author Denene Millner has published thought-provoking, insightful, sometimes wickedly funny commentary about motherhood on her critically acclaimed website MyBrownBaby.com. The site, hailed as a “must-read” by the New York Times, speaks to the experiences, joys, fears, sorrows, and triumphs of African American motherhood, from pregnancy and child-rearing to relationships and the politics of parenting black children.

After publishing almost...

2017 / 3 / 30
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Early Sunday Morning

Denene Millner

Early Sunday Morning by Denene MillnerEarly Sunday Morning is the first offering from Denene Millner Books, the new children
2017 / 4 / 5
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