The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
Collection of titles by Black Authors. Titles include Fiction, Nonfiction, Children’s Books, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Plays and more!
- Author:Stevenson, BryanSummary:
- Author:Prince, Althea, JemeniSummary:
Ladies of the Night is set in Toronto and Antigua. With women's loves and lives as their focus, the stories contain dramatic twists and turns: some humorous, others shocking and disturbing, all leaving a haunting melody behind. The...
- Author:Cardenas, Teresa, Unger, DavidSummary:
The narrator of Letters to My Mother is a young Afro-Cuban girl who, upon the death of her mother, must live with her aunt and cousins. Dependent on them and their good will, she finds their taunts about how dark her skin is and their...
- Author:JaQuavis, AshleySummary:
Miami was forever changed when Carter and Miamor came to town. Carter II and his cousin Mo attempt to carry on the legacy of their fathers.
- Author:Shabazz, IlyasahSummary:
Describes how young Malcolm's optimism and faith were challenged by intolerance and a series of tragedies that compelled him to learn self-reliance and how to embrace his individuality to reach his highest potential.
- Author:Davies Cordova, Sarah, Magona, SindiweSummary:
Traduit pour la première fois en français, Mère à Mère, est l'un des plus grands livres sud-africains. Traduit de l'anglais par Sarah Davies Cordova Résumé Grand roman de l'apartheid où violence et beauté demeurent l'héritage...
- Author:Mordecai, Pamela, Mordecai, PamelaSummary:
Telling stories of ordinary lives with extraordinary skill, Pamela Mordecai draws delicately detailed portraits of life in Jamaica and other islands, with occasional trips to Canada. Her characters speak with the cadences of the...
- Author:Maynard, RobynSummary:
Policing Black Lives is a timely and much-needed exposure of historical and contemporary practices of state-sanctioned violence against Black lives in Canada. This groundbreaking work dispels many prevailing myths that cast Canada as a...
- Author:Foggo, CherylSummary:
The 30th anniversary edition of Cheryl Foggo's landmark work about growing up Black on the Canadian prairies Cheryl Foggo came of age during the 1960s in Calgary, a time when a Black family walking down the street still drew stares from...
- Author:Oluo, IjeomaSummary:
Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing issues such as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, microaggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word....
- Author:L'Abbé, SonnetSummary:
"In 'Sonnet's Shakespeare,' one young, half-dougla (mixed South Asian and Black) poet tries to use 'the master's tools' on the Bard's 'house,' attempting to dismantle his monumental place in her psyche and in the poetic canon. In a...
- Author:Draper, Sharon M.Summary:
When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
- Author:Gilroy, PaulSummary:
- Author:Hill, LawrenceSummary:
"Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle--a string of slaves-- Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her...
- Author:Jackson, BrendaSummary:
Chase's new neighbor, Jessica Claiborne, is as deliciously enticing as the confections she creates. And Jessica can't deny the heat that sparks every time Chase is near. But she has a secret, one that could destroy the desire she sees...
- Author:MCBRIDE, JamesSummary:
James McBride grew up one of twelve siblings in an all-black housing project in Brooklyn, the son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white. His mother was an inspiring figure who saw her dozen children through...
- Author:Laferrière, DanySummary:
At the age of twenty-three, the narrator hurriedly packed his bags and left behind the stifling heat of Port-au-Prince for the unending winter of Montreal. It was 1976, and Baby Doc Duvalier's regime had just killed a journalist...
- Author:Hubbard, LadeeSummary:
This historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century Chicago, centers around the black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family, who are exploited in the family's desperate business venture.
- Author:Taylor, Mildred D.Summary:
In 1941 a black youth, sadistically teased by two white boys in rural Mississippi, severely injures one of them with a tire iron and enlists Cassie's help in trying to flee the state.
- Author:Tate, Eleanora E.Summary:
While helping restore the cemetery of the old Baptist church, eleven-year-old Raisin solves the mystery surrounding the founding of her home town and gains pride in her family's past.