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The Covenant with Black America
Dec 2006
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Genre: Social Commentary/Cultural Critique
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"Six years' worth of symposiums come together in this rich collection of essays that plot a course for African Americans, explaining how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in areas ranging from health and education to crime reduction and financial well-being.""

Addressing these pressing concerns are contributors: Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general; Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of the research think tank PolicyLink; and Cornel West, professor of religion at Princeton University

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Is Bill Cosby Right? (Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?)
Nov 2006
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Genre: Social Commentary/Cultural Critique
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"Nothing exposed the ever-increasing divide in black America today more starkly than Bill Cosby, the comedian-cum-social critic, when he lamented what he sees as a lack of parenting, poor academic performance, sexual promiscuity, and criminal behavior amongst what he called the "knuckleheads" of the African-American community. Even more surprising than his own comments, however, was the fact that the audience laughed and applauded. Michael Eric Dyson deconstructs Cosby's speech and offers a critical and much needed reassessment of the social and cultural issues facing America's black poor. Displaying the critical prowess and commitment to struggling African Americans that have made Dyson the nation's preeminent spokesman for the hip-hop generation, Is Bill Cosby Right? challenges us all—black and white—to confront the social problems that the civil rights movement failed to solve."

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Joplin's Ghost
Oct 2006
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Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
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"From the American Book Award-winning author of The Living Blood, The Good House, My Soul to Keep and others comes Joplin’s Ghost, a chilling and sensual tale of a star-in-the-making whose life goes haywire as she is haunted by the ghost of a long-dead music legend.""

When Phoenix Smalls was ten, she nearly died at her parents’ jazz club when she was crushed by a turn-of-the-century piano. Now twenty-four, Phoenix is launching a career as an R&B singer. As the protégée of rap superstar G-Ronn, Phoenix is living the life young artists envy and seems destined for fame and fortune. But a chance visit to a historical site in St. Louis ignites a series of bizarre, erotic encounters with a spirit who may be the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin.

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With growing violence in G-Ronn’s inner circle and a ghost bent on living forever through her, Phoenix’s life suddenly hangs in the balance. Can the power of her own inner song and the love of a music writer who believes in her give Phoenix the strength t

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Fledgling
Sep 2006
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Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
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"Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of “otherness” and questions what it means to be truly human."

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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Aug 2006
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Genre: Novel/Popular Fiction
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"Drinking coffee elsewhere takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong, from a Girl Scout camp, where a troupe of black girls are confronted with a group of white girls, whose defining feature turns out to be not their race but their disabilities; to the Million Man March on Washington, where a young man must decide where his allegiance to his father lies; and to Japan, where an international group of drifters find themselves starving, unable to find work."

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