The Christmas Pearl
The Christmas Pearl

The Christmas Pearl

By Dorothea Benton Frank

Reviewed on: January 4, 2016 | Category: Adult

Still spry at ninety-three, Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch of truculent knuckleheads.

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The Black Male Handbook
The Black Male Handbook

The Black Male Handbook

By Kevin Powell

Reviewed on: January 30, 2015 | Category: Adult

The Black Male Handbook answers a collective hunger for new direction, fresh solutions to old problems, and a different kind of conversation man-to-man and with Black male voices, all of the hip-hop generation.

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It Happened on the Underground Railroad
It Happened on the Underground Railroad

It Happened on the Underground Railroad

By Tricia Martineau Wagner

Reviewed on: January 30, 2015 | Category: Adult

From a riverboat worker who dressed as a woman to the abolitionist who died for his beliefs, It Happened on the Underground Railroad offers a gripping look at heroic individuals who became a part of the famous “road” to freedom.

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Prince Among Slaves
Prince Among Slaves

Prince Among Slaves

By Terry Alford

Reviewed on: January 30, 2015 | Category: Adult

In this remarkable work, Terry Alford tells the story of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim slave who, in 1807, was recognized by an Irish ship's surgeon as the son of an African king who had saved his life many years earlier.

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The World Is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake (E-Book)
The World Is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake (E-Book)

The World Is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake (E-Book)

By Dany Laferrière

Reviewed on: January 30, 2015 | Categories: Adult, Autobiography, Biography, History, Nonfiction, Travel

On January 12, 2010, novelist Dany Laferrière had just ordered dinner at a Port-au-Prince restaurant with a friend when the earthquake struck. He survived; some three hundred thousand others did not. The quake caused widespread destruction and left over one million homeless.

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