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100 Essential Black Books
( QBR: The Black Book Review )
Author Title Year Call Number
Ernest Gaines A Lesson Before Dying PS3557.A355 L47 1993
Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun PS3515.A515 R3 1995
Gwendolyn Brooks Annie Allen PS3503.R7244 A7 1971
Toni Morrison Beloved PS3563.O8749 B4
W.E.B. Du Bois Black Reconstruction In America, 1860-1880 E668 .D83
Amiri Baraka Blues People: Negro Music in White America ML3556 .J73
Herb Boyd and Robert L. Allen Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America PS508.N3 B745 1996
Jean Toomer Cane PS3539.O478
David Walker David Walkers Appeal E446 .W178
Ntozake Shange For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf PS3569.H3324 F6 1997
James Baldwin Go Tell It on the Mountain PS3552.A45 G6 1981
Chester Himes If He Hollers Let Him Go PS3515.I713 I3 2002
Octavia Butler Kindred PS3552.U827 K5 2003
Claude Brown Manchild in the Promised Land E185.97.B86 A3 1999
Gwendolyn Brooks Maud Martha PS3503.R7244 M3 1993
Carter G. Woodson Mis-Education of the Negro LC2717 .W6 2000
Richard Wright Native Son PS3545 .R815 N25
Paule Marshall Praisesong For The Widow PS3563.A7223 P7 1983
Cornel West Race Matters E185.615 .W43 2001
Bobby Seale Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton E185.615 .S37 1991
Audre Lorde Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches PS3562.O75 S5
Nell Irvin Painter Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol E185.97.T8 P35
George Jackson Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson HV9468 .J3 & Online
Toni Morrison Song of Solomon PS3563 .O8749 S66 1995
Eldridge Cleaver Soul on Ice E185.97 .C6 1999
Ernest Gaines The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman PS3557.A355 A8
C.L.R. James The Black Jacobins: Toussaint LOuverture and the San Domingo Revolution F1923 .T85
Alice Walker The Color Purple PS3573.A425 C6
Arnold Rampersad The Life of Langston Hughes PS3515.U274 Z698 & ONLINE
John A. Williams The Man Who Cried I Am PS3573.I4495 M3
Langston Hughes The Ways of White Folks: Stories PS3515.U274 W38
Frantz Fanon The Wretched of the Earth DT33 .F313
Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart Leisure - Multicultural ACH OR PR9387.9.A3 T5
Terry McMillan Waiting to Exhale Leisure Multicultural MCM OR PS3563.C3868 W35
Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano 1789 HT869 .E6 A3 2013
Frederick Douglass Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Written By Himself 1845 E449 .D749
William Wells Brown Clotel: Or, The Presidents Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States 1853 PS1139 .B9 A6 2014
Booker T. Washington Up from Slavery 1901 E185.97 .W4 A3 OR
W.E.B. Du Bois The Souls of Black Folk 1903 E185.5 .D817 2003 & Online
Richard Wright Black Boy 1945 PS3545 .R815 Z9
St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City 1945 F548.9 .N4 D73 1993
Ralph Ellison Invisible Man 1952 PS3555.L625 I5 1994
James Baldwin The Fire Next Time 1963 E185.61 .B1954
Malcolm X, Alex Haley The Autobiography of Malcolm X 1965 BP223.Z8 L57943
Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) Black Power : The Politics of Liberation 1967 E185.615 .C32 1992
Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1969 PS3551 .N464 Z466 2002
Alex Haley Roots 1977 E185.97 .H24 A33
Michele Wallace Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman 1978 E185.86 .W34
Barbara Chase-Riboud Sally Hemings: A Novel 1979 HISTORICAL FICTION CHA
August Wilson Fences 1987 PS3573.I45677 F4 1986 (North)
Iyanla Vanzant Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Black Women 1988 E185.86 .V365 2008
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