Selected Books from Go Girls Book Club

A Day Late and a Dollar Short
by Terry McMillan, 2002: Signet
Six members of an African American family tell their stories, each one richer, truer, and funnier than the last.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome
by Maya Angelou 1998: Bantam
America's wisest woman records her own experiences and reflections in a series of poignant essays.

Every Bitter Thing Sweet
by Roslyn Carrington, 2001: Kensington Publishing
Final book of a trilogy set on the island of Trinidad where life challenges three hard working generations.

Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley
by Ann Rinaldi, 1996: Gulliver Books
Historical fiction about Phillis Wheatley's life before and after she was brought to Boston.

by Angela Johnson, 2000: Simon Pulse
In her quest for identity, a young girl searches for the truth about her parentage.

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl
by Joyce Hansen, 2003: Scholastic, Inc
A former slave records her newfound liberty and her hopes to become a teacher.

Money Hungry
by Sharon Flake, 2003: Jump Sun/Hyperion
Raspberry Hill and her mother are homeless and face poverty with courage and ingenuity.

Ordinary Girl: The Journey
by Donna Summers & Marc Eliot, 2003: Villard
Story of Donna Summer, a Boston girl who attended Jeremiah Burke High School and became the Queen of Disco

The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel
by Sister Souljah, 2000: Pocket Books
A story with a moral: how drugs and deception can ruin young lives

The Wedding
by Dorothy West, 1996: Anchor
West, a Boston native who attended Boston Latin School for Girls, describes what happens when a mixed marriage is announced in the exclusive black community of Martha's Vineyard.

Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston, 1998 Reprint: Perennial
The life and times of Janie Crawford whose dramatic life during the 30's still resonates loud and clear.

What You Owe Me
by Bebe Moore Campbell, 2002: Berkeley Publishing Group
About a complex relationship between an African American woman and her business partner, a Holocaust survivor.

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