CURRENT EVENTS / LITERATURE
Lisa Smith, Linda Wagner, and John Aarons
f DISPATCHES FROM JUVENILE HALL
Fixing a Failing System
Drawing on actual case studies, these three
youth services experts incorporate punitive
action, rehabilitation, and family intervention into their progressive approach that
offers real solutions.
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-311622-6 • $15.00
BLACK LIKE YOU
Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation
in American Popular Culture
Foreword by Darius James
A refreshingly clearheaded and taboo-breaking look at race relations in American
culture. “An all-encompassing, breezily written summary of an aspect of American popular culture usually swept under the rug.”—
The Washington Post.
Tarcher • 384 pp. • 978-1-585-42593-8 • $15.95
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Clifton L. Taulbert
ONCE UPON A TIME
When We Were Colored
Penguin • 160 pp. • 978-0-14-024477-9 • $12.00
HABITS OF THE HEART
Embracing the Values
That Build Strong Communities
Penguin • 160 pp. • 978-0-14-026676-4 • $13.00
WHY BLACK PEOPLE TEND TO SHOUT
Cold Facts and Wry Views
from a Black Man’s World
Penguin • 208 pp. • 978-0-14-016853-2 • $14.00
GANG LEADER FOR A DAY
A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
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THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES
Follows a struggling artist named Black
through a journey of self-discovery where
Abani raises essential questions about poverty, religion, and ethnicity in America today.
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-303877-1 • $14.00
FIRE IN BEULAH
“A haunting, engrossing portrait of two families beset by a series of wrenching events
that climax in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.”—
The Washington Post.
Penguin • 384 pp. • 978-0-14-200024-3 • $15.00
American Book Award; Gustavus Myers Award
William Wells Brown
CLOTEL or, The President’s Daughter
Edited with an Introduction
and Notes by M. Giulia Fabi
The first known African American novel—
published 150 years ago—is a harrowing
tale of slavery and freedom.
Penguin Classics • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-243772-8 • $12.00
Bebe Moore Campbell
WHAT YOU OWE ME
“A novel about forgiveness and redemption.”
—Los Angeles Times.
Berkley • 528 pp. • 978-0-425-18631-2 • $7.99
Also available: Sweet Summer: Growing Up Without My Dad
978-0-425-17474-6, Brothers and Sisters 978-0-425-14940-9
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Eleven interrelated stories on the emotional,
financial, and social conflicts of the African
American inhabitants of Rattlebone, Kansas.
“So well done that it sets the standard for the
form.”—The Boston Globe. “Strong, melodic,
and honest….[Claire’s] characters are lush
and real….We need stories like these to
replenish us.”—Terry McMillan, author of
Waiting to Exhale.
Penguin • 224 pp. • 978-0-14-024825-8 • $14.00
“[Abeng’s] keen eye for detail and pithy
anecdotal descriptions bring Jamaica’s present and past to life.”—The New York Times
Book Review. “The beauty and authority of
her writing are coupled with profound
insight.”—Toni Morrison, author of Beloved.
Plume • 176 pp. • 978-0-452-27483-9 • $14.00
NO TELEPHONE TO HEAVEN
“Cliff has given the literature of the Americas
a triumph of artistic integration, a hard-won
harmony between the political and the personal, between realism and the mysteries of
the spirit.”—The Washington Post Book World.
Plume • 224 pp. • 978-0-452-27569-0 • $15.00
THE FARMING OF BONES
“Evokes the shock with which a small personal world is disrupted by military may-hem....Offers ample confirmation of Danticat’s considerable talents.”— The New York
Times Book Review.
Penguin • 320 pp. • 978-0-14-028049-4 • $15.00
American Book Award
THE MAKER OF SAINTS
Bird Kinkaid is an African-American woman
who has recently been plagued by nightmares a month after she witnessed her closest friend plunge eight stories to her death—
was it suicide or murder?
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-026735-8 • $15.00
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