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The 100 greatest books ever written by African American women.


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Mar 7, 2020 Walker, Alice, 1944-
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xviii, 397 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Noires américaines, Féminisme, African American women authors, African American authors,...
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Feb 26, 2020 Alexander, Michelle
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favorite 55

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xvii, 312 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States, Criminal justice,...
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Feb 25, 2020 Marshall, Paule
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favorite 5

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324 Seiten
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Feb 7, 2020 Douglas, Kelly Brown
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eye 262

favorite 7

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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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Feb 4, 2020 Naylor, Gloria
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favorite 7

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192 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: African Americans -- Fictional Works, African American women -- Fiction, Women -- Fictional Works,...
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Jan 16, 2020 Hooks, Bell
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favorite 17

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viii, 164 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Social classes -- United States, United States -- Race relations
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Aug 19, 2019 Wallace, Michele
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favorite 4

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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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Jun 20, 2019 Bambara, Toni Cade
texts

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favorite 17

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295 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Afro-American women -- Fiction, Georgia -- Fiction
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Sep 25, 2015 Dove, Rita
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favorite 14

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Library's copy inscribed by Dove
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Aug 4, 2015 Smith, Patricia, 1955-
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favorite 14

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Topic: Hurricane Katrina, 2005
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Sep 4, 2014 Parks, Suzan-Lori
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favorite 11

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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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Aug 12, 2014 Zora Neale Hurston
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favorite 9

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Topics: Moses (Biblical leader) -- Fiction., Bible. O.T. -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction.
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Jul 30, 2014 Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966-
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favorite 16

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-49)
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Adult
Oberlin College Library Anti-Slavery Collection
Jul 15, 2014 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
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Feb 4, 2014 Kennedy, Adrienne, author
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favorite 14

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Originally published: ©1969
Topics: Students, African American women, African American students
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Jun 19, 2013 Nikki Giovanni
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favorite 12

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Topics: African American women -- Poetry, Women -- United States -- Poetry, African Americans -- Poetry
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Jun 6, 2013 Shakur, Assata
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favorite 63

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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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Jan 28, 2013 Isabel Wilkerson
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favorite 47

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Topics: African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century, Migration, Internal -- United States --...
DocSouth
Jan 22, 2013 Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911
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favorite 2

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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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Dec 20, 2012 Jesmyn Ward
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favorite 28

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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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Nov 20, 2012 Hull, Gloria T. cn; Bell-Scott, Patricia. cn; Smith, Barbara. cn
texts

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favorite 25

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Half title: But some of us are brave
Topics: Afro-American women, Feminism
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texts

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favorite 10

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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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Apr 17, 2012 Larsen, Nella
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favorite 14

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222 p. 18 cm
Topics: African American women, Racially mixed people, Danish American women, Young women
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Apr 17, 2012 Petry, Ann, 1908-1997
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favorite 8

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"A Houghton Mifflin literary fellowship novel"--Half title page
Topics: African American women, Mothers and sons
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Mar 30, 2012 Toni Morrison
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Topics: African American women -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction,...
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Feb 22, 2012 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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Feb 2, 2012 Lorde, Audre
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Poetry, Feminism, Lesbianism, Afro-American women
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Jan 16, 2012 Pattillo, Mary E
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favorite 11

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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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Dec 8, 2011 Smith, Barbara
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favorite 15

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Includes bibliographies
Topics: Afro-American women, Feminism
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Dec 1, 2011 Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002; Keith, Eros
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favorite 7

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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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Oct 19, 2011 Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-
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x, 127 p. 22 cm
Topic: African Americans -- Poetry
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Oct 19, 2011 hooks, bell, 1952-
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favorite 56

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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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Sep 29, 2011 Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
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favorite 73

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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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Sep 20, 2011 Jones, Gayl
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favorite 11

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Topics: Man-woman relationships, African American women, Women murderers
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Aug 31, 2011 Fauset, Jessie Redmon
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: African American women
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favorite 29

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Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1977
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Topic: African American women
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Nov 30, 2010 Roberts, Dorothy E., 1956-
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favorite 16

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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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Oct 25, 2010 Morrison, Toni
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favorite 9

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"A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Topics: African American girls, Interracial adoption, Racism
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Sep 28, 2010 Bloom, Harold
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favorite 13

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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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Sep 13, 2010 Naylor, Gloria
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favorite 6

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Topics: African American families, African Americans, Middle class
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Aug 19, 2010 Shange, Ntozake
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favorite 26

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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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Aug 12, 2010 Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
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A collection of the author's prose and poetry
Topic: African Americans
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Jul 13, 2010 Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
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128 p. ; 18 cm
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Jul 6, 2010 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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Jul 1, 2010 Larsen, Nella
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Reprint. Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1929
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Jun 24, 2010 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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Jun 15, 2010 Angelou, Maya
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favorite 11

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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Topics: Angelou, Maya, Authors, American
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Jun 10, 2010 McMillan, Terry
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favorite 4

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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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Apr 7, 2010 Taylor, Mildred D
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favorite 12

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viii, 210 pages ; 18 cm
Topics: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction, African Americans --...
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Mar 16, 2010 Washington, Mary Helen
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favorite 7

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Includes bibliographies
Topics: Short stories, American, American fiction, African American women, Nouvelles américaines
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Jan 4, 2010 Polite, Carlene Hatcher
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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxx-xxxi)
Topics: African American women, African Americans
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Dec 22, 2009 Walker, Alice, 1944-
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Topics: Feminist fiction, Civil rights movements
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Jun 30, 2009 Jones, Gayl
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Topic: African American women
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Jun 29, 2009 Walker, Alice, 1944-
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Topics: African American men, Grandparent and child, Children of prisoners, Custody of children,...
Project Gutenberg
Dec 7, 2006 Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931
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Book from Project Gutenberg: The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States
California Digital Library
Sep 28, 2006 Wilson, Harriet E., 1825-1900
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140 p., 20 cm
Topics: Slavery -- United States, African Americans