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100 Essential Black Books

( QBR: The Black Book Review )



Roots
by Alex Haley

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
















Fences
by August Wilson

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




Sally Hemings: A Novel
by Barbara Chase-Riboud

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Call Number:
HISTORICAL FICTION CHA
Publication Date:
1979







Up from Slavery
by Booker T. Washington

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













Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe

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














































The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin

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






















I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

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













Kindred
by Octavia Butler

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Call Number:
PS3552.U827 K5 2003










Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

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




Black Boy
by Richard Wright

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Call Number:
PS3545 .R815 Z9
Publication Date:
1945










Waiting to Exhale
by Terry McMillan

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Call Number:
Leisure Multicultural MCM OR PS3563.C3868 W35













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

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












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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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