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The hate u give

by:Thomas, Angie

"Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:85  Date:2017 - 2019  Type:Young adult  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Young adult works, Urban fiction, Novels, Urban fiction

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The women of Brewster Place

by:Naylor, Gloria

The stories of seven Black women living in an urban ghetto evoke the energy, brutality, compassion, and desolation of modern Black America.

Editions:92  Date:1980 - 2014  Genre(s):Urban fiction, Urban fiction, Didactic fiction

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Push : a novel

by:Sapphire, 1950-

A self-portrait of a black teenage girl, big, fat, unloved, with a father who rapes her and a jealous mother who screams abuse. For Precious, as she is called, hope appears when a courageous teacher, a young black woman, bullies, cajoles and inspires her to learn to read.

Editions:87  Date:1996 - 2014  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Urban fiction

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The coldest winter ever : a novel

by:Souljah, Sister

After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire. A look at the mores and manners of the black underclass, this one with money. First novel by a hip-hop artist, author of No Disrespect.

Editions:45  Date:1999 - 2010  Genre(s):Urban fiction, Urban fiction

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The frumious Bandersnatch : a novel of the 87th Precinct

by:McBain, Ed, 1926-2005

The disappearance of singer Tamar Valparaiso, a young woman on the verge of launching a successful career in hip hop music, draws Steve Carella into the middle of a kidnapping case as he searches for the missing woman.

Editions:38  Date:2002 - 2006  Genre(s):Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Mystery fiction, Urban fiction, Urban fiction

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White sister

by:Cannell, Stephen J.

With his frenetic fifth Shane Scully novel, bestseller Cannell (Cold Hit) dishes out the action in forklift-sized servings. Casting aside the rules like never before, LAPD detective Scully conducts his own seek-and-destroy mission after his wife, fellow cop Alexa, is found shot in the head. As Alexa clings to life, Scully's efforts to track down her attacker lead him into the violent, vengeful world of rap music, lorded over by two of its most feared executives, Lou Maluga and his wife, Stacy, known in the trade as "the white sister."

Editions:26  Date:2006 - 2007  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Musical fiction, Detective and mystery fiction

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On the come up

by:Thomas, Angie

Sixteen-year-old Bri hopes to become a great rapper, and after her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, must decide whether to sell out or face eviction with her widowed mother.

Editions:31  Date:2018 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Young adult works, Juvenile works, Bildungsromans, Urban fiction, Novels

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Dissident gardens : a novel

by:Lethem, Jonathan

"A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers--an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals. At the center of Jonathan Lethem's superb new novel stand two extraordinary women. Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist and mercurial tyrant who terrorizes her neighborhood and her family with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her brilliant and willful daughter, Miriam, is equally passionate in her activism, but flees Rose's suffocating influence and embraces the Age of Aquarius counterculture of Greenwich Village. Both women cast spells that entrance or enchain the men in their lives: Rose's aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her nephew, the feckless chess hustler Lenny Angrush; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam's (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinging husband, Tommy Gogan; their bewildered son, Sergius. These flawed, idealistic people all struggle to follow their own utopian dreams in an America where radicalism is viewed with bemusement, hostility, or indifference. As the decades pass--from the parlor communism of the '30s, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, ragged '70s communes, the romanticization of the Sandinistas, up to the Occupy movement of the moment--we come to understand through Lethem's extraordinarily vivid storytelling that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal. Brilliantly constructed as it weaves across time and among characters, Dissident Gardens is riotous and haunting, satiric and sympathetic--and a joy to read"-- Provided by publisher.

Editions:49  Date:2013 - 2016  Genre(s):Satire, Urban fiction, Suspense fiction, Urban fiction, Satirical literature

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The family business

by:Weber, Carl, 1964-

By day, the Duncans are an upstanding family who run a thriving car dealership in Queens. By night, they live a dangerous secret life. L.C. Duncan, patriarch of the family, is at the age when he's starting to think about retirement in sunny Florida. But the recession is taking a bite out of the business and, worrying more, he has to decide which of his children should take over. When his workaholic son Orlando gets the nod, Orlando's siblings--including the favorite son Vegas, conniving daughter London, glamorous party girl Paris and flamboyant nightclub owner Rio--are up in arms. But so are the Zunigas, a rival family whose fragile business alliance with the Duncans may explode at any moment. When Vegas suddenly breaks away from the family, London's lawyer husband, Harris, makes a play for the company and all hell breaks loose. Selling cars, it turns out, is only a small part of the Duncans' family business. Each member of the family has a secret expertise to reveal. And now, under siege from the Mafia, Mexican drug cartels and the Zunigas, the Duncans will have to stick together--or die separately.

Editions:24  Date:2012 - 2019  Genre(s):Urban fiction, Urban fiction, Suspense fiction, Thrillers (Fiction), Thrillers (Fiction)

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Chasing destiny

by:Dickey, Eric Jerome

"Billie is as notorious for her beauty as she is for the hot yellow Ducati motorcycle she rides down L.A.'s meanest streets. Tough and talented, she does things her way. Until an unplanned pregnancy spins her life out of control. Her problem: Her lover Keith's divorce decree has been revoked, forcing him to choose between Billie and his dangerously manipulative wife, Carmen, along with their troubled and deceptive daughter, Destiny, a fifteen-year-old dancing on the edge of womanhood. Horrific things happen when Keith's daughter disappears in the company of low friends in dark places. And in chasing Destiny, Billie, Keith, and Carmen find their lives inextricably linked by a dangerous and seductive pursuit-at any speed, at any cost."--Publisher's website.

Editions:17  Date:2006 - 2007  Genre(s):Urban fiction, Urban fiction, Suspense fiction

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