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by:Haley, Alex

This poignant and powerful narrative tells the dramatic story of Kunta Kinte, snatched from freedom in Africa and brought by ship to America and slavery, and his descendants. Drawing on the oral traditions handed down in his family for generations, the author traces his origins back to the seventeen-year-old Kunta Kinte, who was abducted from his home in Gambia and transported as a slave to colonial America. In this account Haley provides an imaginative rendering of the lives of seven generations of black men and women.

Editions:220  Date:1973 - 2018  Genre(s):Biography, Biographical fiction, Historical fiction, Nonfiction novels, Novels


Song of Solomon

by:Morrison, Toni

Four generations of black life in America.

Editions:300  Date:1963 - 2015  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Novels


Go tell it on the mountain

by:Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

The story of John Grimes, a young man living in Harlem in the 1930's. His relationship with his strict preacher-father, Gabriel, who moved from the South to escape his past, is the central focus of this compelling drama.

Editions:378  Date:1952 - 2019  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Novels, Bildungsromans, Biographical fiction


A raisin in the sun

by:Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965

A three-act play concerned with the tensions in a middle-class African American family living on Chicago's Southside in the 1950s.

Editions:208  Date:1951 - 2018  Genre(s):Drama, Domestic drama, Domestic drama, History, Drama


Cane River

by:Tademy, Lalita

Follows four generations of African American women from slavery to the early twentieth century as they struggle for economic security and the future of their families along the Cane River in rural Louisiana.

Editions:62  Date:2000 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


Tar Beach

by:Ringgold, Faith

A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family. Based on the author's quilt painting of the same name.

Editions:34  Date:1988 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Picture books, Novels


The twelve tribes of Hattie

by:Mathis, Ayana

The story of an African American family held together with a mother's grit and monumental courage.

Editions:74  Date:2012 - 2017  Genre(s):History, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction


Sing, unburied, sing : a novel

by:Ward, Jesmyn

Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise. Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power, and limitations, of the bonds of family. Rich with Ward's distinctive, musical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an essential contribution to American literature.

Editions:46  Date:2017 - 2019  Genre(s):Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction), Road fiction, Road fiction, Road fiction


Sapphira and the slave girl

by:Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

Sapphira Colbert, a bitter but privileged white woman, begins to persecute a young slave named Nancy, whom she unjustly suspects of seducing her husband.

Editions:108  Date:1937 - 2011  Genre(s):Historical fiction, History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction


A day late and a dollar short

by:McMillan, Terry

The Price family--Viola, the matriarch; her sometimes-husband Cecil; and their four adult children--sticks together through life's most trying circumstances.

Editions:62  Date:1968 - 2005  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction


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