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100 Essential Black Books

( QBR: The Black Book Review )






A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest Gaines

Call Number:
PS3557.A355 L47 1993




A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

Call Number:
PS3515.A515 R3 1995







Annie Allen
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Call Number:
PS3503.R7244 A7 1971







Beloved
by Toni Morrison

Call Number:
PS3563.O8749 B4










Black Reconstruction In America, 1860-1880
by W.E.B. Du Bois

Call Number:
E668 .D83







Blues People: Negro Music in White America
by Amiri Baraka

Call Number:
ML3556 .J73




Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America
by Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen

Call Number:
PS508.N3 B745 1996







Cane
by Jean Toomer

Call Number:
PS3539.O478













David Walkers Appeal
by David Walker

Call Number:
E446 .W178













For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
by Ntozake Shange

Call Number:
PS3569.H3324 F6 1997




Go Tell It on the Mountain
by James Baldwin

Call Number:
PS3552.A45 G6 1981













If He Hollers Let Him Go
by Chester Himes

Call Number:
PS3515.I713 I3 2002













Kindred
by Octavia Butler

Call Number:
PS3552.U827 K5 2003







Manchild in the Promised Land
by Claude Brown

Call Number:
E185.97.B86 A3 1999




Maud Martha
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Call Number:
PS3503.R7244 M3 1993







Mis-Education of the Negro
by Carter G. Woodson

Call Number:
LC2717 .W6 2000










Native Son
by Richard Wright

Call Number:
PS3545 .R815 N25







Praisesong For The Widow
by Paule Marshall

Call Number:
PS3563.A7223 P7 1983




Race Matters
by Cornel West

Call Number:
E185.615 .W43 2001




Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton
by Bobby Seale

Call Number:
E185.615 .S37 1991




Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
by Audre Lorde

Call Number:
PS3562.O75 S5




Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol
by Nell Irvin Painter

Call Number:
E185.97.T8 P35




Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson
by George Jackson

Call Number:
HV9468 .J3 & Online




Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison

Call Number:
PS3563 .O8749 S66 1995




Soul on Ice
by Eldridge Cleaver

Call Number:
E185.97 .C6 1999










The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
by Ernest Gaines

Call Number:
PS3557.A355 A8




The Black Jacobins: Toussaint LOuverture and the San Domingo Revolution
by C.L.R. James

Call Number:
F1923 .T85







The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

Call Number:
PS3573.A425 C6













The Life of Langston Hughes
by Arnold Rampersad

Call Number:
PS3515.U274 Z698 & ONLINE







The Man Who Cried I Am
by John A. Williams

Call Number:
PS3573.I4495 M3
















The Ways of White Folks: Stories
by Langston Hughes

Call Number:
PS3515.U274 W38







The Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon

Call Number:
DT33 .F313







Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe

Call Number:
Leisure - Multicultural ACH OR PR9387.9.A3 T5










Waiting to Exhale
by Terry McMillan

Call Number:
Leisure Multicultural MCM OR PS3563.C3868 W35










The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano
by Olaudah Equiano

Call Number:
HT869 .E6 A3 2013
Publication Date:
1789




Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Written By Himself
by Frederick Douglass

Call Number:
E449 .D749
Publication Date:
1845




Clotel: Or, The Presidents Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States
by William Wells Brown

Call Number:
PS1139 .B9 A6 2014
Publication Date:
1853







Up from Slavery
by Booker T. Washington

Call Number:
E185.97 .W4 A3 OR
Publication Date:
1901




The Souls of Black Folk
by W.E.B. Du Bois

Call Number:
E185.5 .D817 2003 & Online
Publication Date:
1903




The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans: Or, Africa for the Africans
by Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Unavailable at GCC. Link to record for more information about title and availability information at other libraries.

Unavailable at GCC:
Availability at Other Libraries
Publication Date:
1923




Black Boy
by Richard Wright

Call Number:
PS3545 .R815 Z9
Publication Date:
1945




Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City
by St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton

Call Number:
F548.9 .N4 D73 1993
Publication Date:
1945













Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

Call Number:
PS3555.L625 I5 1994
Publication Date:
1952




The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin

Call Number:
E185.61 .B1954
Publication Date:
1963




The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X, Alex Haley

Call Number:
BP223.Z8 L57943
Publication Date:
1965




Black Power : The Politics of Liberation
by Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

Call Number:
E185.615 .C32 1992
Publication Date:
1967




The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual: A Historical Analysis of the Failure of Black Leadership
by Harold Cruse

Unavailable at GCC. Link to record for more information about title and availability information at other libraries.

Unavailable at GCC:
Availability at Other Libraries
Publication Date:
1967




I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

Call Number:
PS3551 .N464 Z466 2002
Publication Date:
1969







Roots
by Alex Haley

Call Number:
E185.97 .H24 A33
Publication Date:
1977




Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman
by Michele Wallace

Call Number:
E185.86 .W34
Publication Date:
1978




Sally Hemings: A Novel
by Barbara Chase-Riboud

Call Number:
HISTORICAL FICTION CHA
Publication Date:
1979




Fences
by August Wilson

Call Number:
PS3573.I45677 F4 1986 (North)
Publication Date:
1987




Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Black Women
by Iyanla Vanzant

Call Number:
E185.86 .V365 2008
Publication Date:
1988









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Award Description
All of these titles are compiled in the book Sacred Fire: The QBR 100 Essential Black Books, which was published by QBR: The Black Book Review magazine in 1999.

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