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Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth by The Pulitzer Prize & winning author ofThe Color Purplegives us her first new collection of poetry in more than a decade, poems that reaffirm her as one of the best American writers of today (The Washington Post).
Call Number: PS3573.A425 A64 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Blacks by Here is a necessary collection of poetry for admirers of words and treasurers of literary beauty. Spanning more than 30 years, this collection of literary masterpieces by the venerable Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, arguably Illinois' most beloved Poet Laureate and Chicago's elder black literary stateswoman, "Blacks" includes all of Ms. Brooks' critically acclaimed writings.
Call Number: PS3503.R7244B53x 1991
Publication Date: 1991
The Bluest Eye by The Bluest Eye,published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different.
Call Number: PS3563.O8749B55 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Dust Tracks on a Road by The imaginative and exuberant account of Hurston's rise from poverty in the rural South to becoming one of the leading intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.
Call Number: PS3515.U789Z5 1991
Publication Date: 1991
Mosquito by Sojourner Nadine Jane Johnson (also known as Mosquito), is an African-American truck driver who challenges us to understand & accept the importance of self-identity & differences in a world that insistently places limits on individual expression & culture. Set in a south Texas border town, Mosquito is the story of Nadine's accidental & increasing involvement in the new underground railroad, a sanctuary movement for Mexican immigrants, of her intense friendships with Delgadina, her Chicana bartender, with Monkey Bread, her childhood pal, with Maria, whose baby is nearly born in the back of her truck, & of her intensifying romance with Ray, a gentle revolutionary.
Call Number: PS3560.O483M67 1999
Publication Date: 1999
On Lynchings by Though the end of the Civil War brought legal emancipation to blacks, it is a fact of history that their social oppression continued long after. The most virulent form of this ongoing persecution was the practice of lynching carried out by mob rule, often as local law enforcement officials looked the other way. During the 1880s and 1890s, more than 100 African Americans per year were lynched, and in 1892 alone the toll of murdered men and women reached a peak of 161.
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Publication Date: 2002
A Raisin in the Sun by An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions in this award-winning 1959 play.
Call Number: PS3515.A515 R3 1994
Publication Date: 1994
Reflections by Rosa Parks by On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was not trying to start a movement. She was simply tired of the social injustice. Yet, her simple act of courage started a chain of events that forever shaped the landscape of American race relations. Now, decades after her quiet defiance inspired the modern civil rights movement, Mrs. Parks's own words tell of her courageous life, her passion for freedom and equality, and her strong faith. Reflections by Rosa Parks celebrates the principles and convictions that guided her through a remarkable life. It is a printed record of her legacy--her lasting message to a world still struggling to live in harmony. Including historic and beautiful pictures, this collection of Rosa Parks's reflections includes topics like dealing with fear, facing injustice, developing character and determination, faith in God, and her hope for the future. "I want to be remembered as a person who stood up to injustice," writes Rosa Parks, "who wanted a better world for young people." With Mrs. Parks's words of wisdom, humility, and compassion, this book will inspire people of all races to carry on her great legacy.
Call Number: F334.M79 P37 2017
Publication Date: 2017