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The 100 greatest books ever written by African American women.


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Project Gutenberg
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Book from Project Gutenberg: The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States
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by Bambara, Toni Cade
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295 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Afro-American women -- Fiction, Georgia -- Fiction
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-357) and index
Topics: Birth control, African American women, Welfare recipients, Race discrimination
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by Bambara, Toni Cade
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Woman poem / Nikki Giovanni -- Nikki-Rosa / Nikki Giovanni -- Poem / Kay Lindsey -- Naturally / Audre Lorde -- And what about the children / Audre Lorde -- Reena / Paule Marshall -- Diary of an African nun / Alice Walker -- Tell Martha not to moan / Shirley Williams -- Mississippi politics-a day in the life of Ella T. Baker / Joanne Grant -- Motherhood / Joanna Clark -- Dear black man / Fran Sanders -- Who will revere the black woman? / Abbey Lincoln -- Black woman as woman / Kay Lindsey --...
Topics: African American women, Weibliche Schwarze
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by Lorde, Audre
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Poetry, Feminism, Lesbianism, Afro-American women
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by Kennedy, Adrienne, author
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Originally published: ©1969
Topics: Students, African American women, African American students
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by Isabel Wilkerson
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Topics: African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century, Migration, Internal -- United States --...
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by Taylor, Mildred D
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viii, 210 pages ; 18 cm
Topics: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans --...
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by Shange, Ntozake
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This is the story of four women of color, three sisters and their mama, from Charleston, South Carolina
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Sisters, African American women
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by Hull, Gloria T. cn; Bell-Scott, Patricia. cn; Smith, Barbara. cn
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Half title: But some of us are brave
Topics: Afro-American women, Feminism
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by hooks, bell, 1952-
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-202) and index
Topics: African American women -- Social conditions, Sexism -- United States, Feminism -- United States,...
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by Jesmyn Ward
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Hooks, Bell
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viii, 164 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Social classes -- United States, United States -- Race relations
Oberlin College Library Anti-Slavery Collection
by Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897; Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880; Brent, Linda
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Topics: Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897, Slaves -- United States -- Biography
DocSouth
by Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911
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282 p. : 19 cm
Topic: North Carolina -- Fiction
Source: http://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/harper/menu.html
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Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1977
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Topic: African American women
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by Walker, Margaret, 1915-
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The fortunes of a mulatto girl--as a slave during the Civil War and then as a woman freed by the Emancipation Proclamation
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading...
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by Morrison, Toni
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"A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Topics: African American girls, Interracial adoption, Racism
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by Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-
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x, 127 p. 22 cm
Topic: African Americans -- Poetry
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by Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
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Originally published: New York: Random House, 1981
Topics: Black studies, POLITICS & GOVERNMENT, Women's studies, Politics/International Relations,...
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xviii, 397 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Noires américaines, Féminisme, African American women authors, African American authors,...
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by Douglas, Kelly Brown
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x, 134 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Jesus Christ -- African American interpretations, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ -- Afro-American...
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by Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
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128 p. ; 18 cm
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by Walker, Alice, 1944-
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Topics: African American men, Grandparent and child, Children of prisoners, Custody of children,...
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xvii, 312 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States, Criminal justice,...
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by Fauset, Jessie Redmon
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: African American women
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: Short stories, American, American fiction, African American women, Nouvelles américaines
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by Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966-
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-49)
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Adult
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by Shakur, Assata
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"On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on...
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Topics: Shakur, Assata, Black Panther Party, African Americans, Black nationalism, Racism, Race relations,...
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by Naylor, Gloria
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192 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: African Americans -- Fictional Works, African American women -- Fiction, Women -- Fictional Works,...
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by Smith, Barbara
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: Afro-American women, Feminism
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by Larsen, Nella
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222 p. 18 cm
Topics: African American women, Racially mixed people, Danish American women, Young women
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by Wallace, Michele
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Reprint of the 1979 ed. published by Dial Press, New York
Topics: African American men, African American women, African Americans, Sex role, Identity (Psychology)
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by Angelou, Maya
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Topics: Angelou, Maya, Authors, American
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by Petry, Ann, 1908-1997
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"A Houghton Mifflin literary fellowship novel"--Half title page
Topics: African American women, Mothers and sons
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324 Seiten
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by Smith, Patricia, 1955-
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Topic: Hurricane Katrina, 2005
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by Jones, Gayl
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Topic: African American women
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by Toni Morrison
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction,...
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by Dove, Rita
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Library's copy inscribed by Dove
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260) and index
Topics: Racism & racial discrimination, Social classes, Social Science, Ethnic Issues, Multicultural...
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by Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002; Keith, Eros
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A black family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, American, Children's stories, American, African Americans,...
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by Wallace, Michele
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xi, 267 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Wallace, Michele, Afro-American artists, Afro-American arts, Afro-American women, Popular culture...
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by Walker, Alice, 1944-
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Topics: Feminist fiction, Civil rights movements
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by Larsen, Nella
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Reprint. Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1929
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by Parks, Suzan-Lori
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"Underdog" in the title appears reversed and upside down on the t.p
Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Adult
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by Jones, Gayl
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, African American women, Women murderers
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by Zora Neale Hurston
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Topics: Moses (Biblical leader) -- Fiction., Bible. O.T. -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction.
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Reprint. Originally published: New York : W. Morrow, 1984
Topics: Popular psychology, Political activity, Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,...
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by Bloom, Harold
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-238) and index
Topics: Morrison, Toni, Women and literature, African Americans in literature, Noirs américains dans la...
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by McMillan, Terry
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Four African-American women are leaning on each other while "waiting to exhale", waiting for the one man who will take their breath away
Topics: African American women, African American men, Female friendship
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by Polite, Carlene Hatcher
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxx-xxxi)
Topics: African American women, African Americans
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by Nikki Giovanni
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Topics: African American women -- Poetry, Women -- United States -- Poetry, African Americans -- Poetry
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by Naylor, Gloria
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Topics: African American families, African Americans, Middle class
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by Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
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A collection of the author's prose and poetry
Topic: African Americans
California Digital Library
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140 p., 20 cm
Topics: Slavery -- United States, African Americans