Skip to Content

Back to Glendale Community College Home Page

Awards Lists

Refine List: Only Titles Held by GCC
Sort By: Author | Title | Year | Call Number |

Printable List


100 Essential Black Books

( QBR: The Black Book Review )









Roots
by Alex Haley

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




The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

Call Number:
PS3573.A425 C6




Blues People: Negro Music in White America
by Amiri Baraka

Call Number:
ML3556 .J73







The Life of Langston Hughes
by Arnold Rampersad

Call Number:
PS3515.U274 Z698 & ONLINE







Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
by Audre Lorde

Call Number:
PS3562.O75 S5




Fences
by August Wilson

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







Sally Hemings: A Novel
by Barbara Chase-Riboud

Call Number:
HISTORICAL FICTION CHA
Publication Date:
1979










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

Call Number:
E185.615 .S37 1991




Up from Slavery
by Booker T. Washington

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







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

Call Number:
F1923 .T85




Mis-Education of the Negro
by Carter G. Woodson

Call Number:
LC2717 .W6 2000













If He Hollers Let Him Go
by Chester Himes

Call Number:
PS3515.I713 I3 2002




Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe

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




Manchild in the Promised Land
by Claude Brown

Call Number:
E185.97.B86 A3 1999




Race Matters
by Cornel West

Call Number:
E185.615 .W43 2001













David Walkers Appeal
by David Walker

Call Number:
E446 .W178










Soul on Ice
by Eldridge Cleaver

Call Number:
E185.97 .C6 1999




A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest Gaines

Call Number:
PS3557.A355 L47 1993




The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
by Ernest Gaines

Call Number:
PS3557.A355 A8







The Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon

Call Number:
DT33 .F313




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

Call Number:
E449 .D749
Publication Date:
1845







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

Call Number:
HV9468 .J3 & Online










Annie Allen
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Call Number:
PS3503.R7244 A7 1971




Maud Martha
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Call Number:
PS3503.R7244 M3 1993




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







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

Call Number:
PS508.N3 B745 1996













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

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







Go Tell It on the Mountain
by James Baldwin

Challenged as required reading in the Hudson Falls, NY schools (1994) because the book has recurring themes of rape, masturbation, violence, and degrading treatment of women. (ALA.org) See Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds for more information.
Call Number:
PS3552.A45 G6 1981




The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin

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










Cane
by Jean Toomer

Call Number:
PS3539.O478




The Man Who Cried I Am
by John A. Williams

Call Number:
PS3573.I4495 M3
















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

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




The Ways of White Folks: Stories
by Langston Hughes

Call Number:
PS3515.U274 W38







A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry

Call Number:
PS3515.A515 R3 1995




The Autobiography of Malcolm X
by Malcolm X, Alex Haley

Call Number:
BP223.Z8 L57943
Publication Date:
1965




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
















I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou

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




Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman
by Michele Wallace

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







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

Call Number:
E185.97.T8 P35







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

Call Number:
PS3569.H3324 F6 1997




Kindred
by Octavia Butler

Call Number:
PS3552.U827 K5 2003




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

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







Praisesong For The Widow
by Paule Marshall

Call Number:
PS3563.A7223 P7 1983




Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

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




Black Boy
by Richard Wright

Call Number:
PS3545 .R815 Z9
Publication Date:
1945




Native Son
by Richard Wright

Call Number:
PS3545 .R815 N25
















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







Waiting to Exhale
by Terry McMillan

Call Number:
Leisure Multicultural MCM OR PS3563.C3868 W35




Beloved
by Toni Morrison

"Beloved has been challenged in school districts because of the violence that permeates the novel." See Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds for more details.
Call Number:
PS3563.O8749 B4




Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison

Call Number:
PS3563 .O8749 S66 1995




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

Call Number:
E668 .D83




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

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










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









Information

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.

Award Lists

Featured Books

See Also


Building: Library Media Center (LMC)
Circulation: (623) 845-3109
Reference: (623) 845-3112

Site Index:  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

   

Building: (GCN B) "Beshbito"
Circulation: (623) 888-7109
Reference: (623) 888-7112

My Maricopa Link Glendale Community College - 6000 West Olive Avenue - Glendale Arizona 85302 - (623) 845-3000
Glendale Community College - North Campus - 5727 West Happy Valley Road - Phoenix Arizona 85310 - (623) 845-4000
Legal Disclaimer | Accreditation | Policies & Disclosures
Page maintained by Library Web Group
Maricopa County Community College District


Modified: September 27, 2019