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u THE KID
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YOU ARE FREE
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EIGHT HABITS OF THE HEART
Embracing the Values That
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Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award
ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY
“Shows the rich inner rewards of black pride,
love, and independence.”—Booklist.
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Winner of the Newbery Medal
THE LIFE OF JOHN THOMPSON,
A FUGITIVE SLAVE
Edited with an Introduction
by William L. Andrews
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., general editor
The unique narrative of a slave who fled to
freedom and sailed aboard a whaling vessel.
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NARRATIVE OF SOJOURNER TRUTH
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BLACK, WHITE, AND JEWISH
Autobiography of a Shifting Self
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throes of the political sixties, coming of age in
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Riverhead 336pp. 978-1-57322-907-4 $15.00
Booker T. Washington
UP FROM SLAVERY
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Penguin Classics 400 pp. 978-0-14-039051-3 $11.00
u Introduction by Ishmael Reed
New Afterword by Robert J. Norrell
Signet Classics 272 pp. 978-0-451-53147-6 $5.95
Free Teacher’s Guide available. See page 179.
Edited with an Introduction
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John Edgar Wideman
FEVER: Twelve Stories
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Penguin 176 pp. 978-0-14-014347-8 $13.00
LIFE ON THE COLOR LINE
The True Story of a White Boy
Who Discovered He Was Black
“A stunning perspective on racial oppression
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Plume 304 pp. 978-0-452-27533-1 $16.00
John A. Williams
THE MAN WHO CRIED I AM
Introduction by Walter Mosley
“The best novel written about the 1960s...
Williams is probably the best African-American writer of the century.”—Ishmael Reed.
Overlook 410 pp. 978-1-58567-580-7 $16.95
Thomas Chatterton Williams
LOSING MY COOL: Love, Literature,
and a Black Man’s Escape from the Crowd
See page 144
Introduction by Lloyd Richards
The moving drama of Troy Maxson, a man
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player…except that Jackie Robinson hadn’t yet
broken the color barrier.
Plume 128 pp. 978-0-452-26401-4 $13.00
“Thoroughly engrossing...Jitney holds us in
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JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE
“Flecked with hypnotic storytelling soliloquies
as grittily redolent of America as those in The
Iceman Cometh.”— The New York Times.
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