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African-American Studies

For adults:

where are the love poems for dictators?, by E. Ethelbert Miller
A collection by an outstanding Black poet.

Mississippi to Madrid, by James Yates
The memoir of a Black American in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company: 25 Marvtastic Years, by Felecia Piggott McMillan, PhD
This pictorial history is the only book to chronicle the first black professional theatre company in North Carolina and the National Black Theatre Festival.

Face to Face with Katrina Survivors: A First Responder’s Tribute, by Lemuel A. Moyé, M.D., Ph.D.
A series of enthralling personal accounts of Katrina evacuees.


For children and families:

Habari Gani? What's the News?, by Sundaira Morninghouse
A chronicle of Kwanzaa as experienced by a young African-American girl and her family.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom, by Charles A. Taylor
The history and observance of the holiday of Juneteenth.

Master Weaver from Ghana, by Gilbert "Bobbo" Ahiagble and Louise Meyer
African, rather than African-American--colorful photographs and informed text describe kente cloth and a family that makes it.

Squizzy the Black Squirrel, by Chuck Stone
A delightful fable of friendship and race relations.


From the Contributions Series:

Black Heroes of the Wild West, by Ruth Pelz
The lives of nine Black men and women who were adventurers and pioneers in the old West.

Great Black Writers, by Marilyn K. Fullen
The personal and artistic lives of six brilliant Black writers.

Pathblazers, by Marilyn K. Fullen
Eight African-Americans who contributed to politics, civil rights, humanities and the arts..

Sylvia Stark: A Pioneer, by Victoria Scott and Ernest Jones
The biography of an indomitable Black woman pioneer.