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.
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.
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.
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
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
by Sharon Flake, 2003: Jump Sun/Hyperion
Raspberry Hill and her mother are homeless and face poverty with courage
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
Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel
by Sister Souljah, 2000: Pocket Books
A story with a moral: how drugs and deception can ruin young lives
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.
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.
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.