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Orange Mint and Honey
Sep 2008
Author(s):
Genre: Novel/Popular Fiction
Book Description:

"My debut novel Orange Mint and Honey aired on Lifetime as the NAACP Image Award-winning movie "Sins of the Mother" starring Jill Scott and Nicole Beharie. The novel won awards from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and from the African American Literary Awards Show.""

Of Orange Mint and Honey, Alicia Keys said, "“This is the reason I love to read. This book has so much character and a wealth of soul."

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Daughters of Men: Portraits of African-American Women and Their Fathers
May 2008
Author(s):
Genre: Social Commentary/Cultural Critique
Book Description:

"In Daughters of Men, author Rachel Vassel has compiled dozens of stunning photographs and compelling personal essays about African-American women and their fathers. Whether it's a father who mentors his daughter's artistic eye by taking her to cultural events or one who unwaveringly supports a risky career move, the fathers in this book each had his own unique and successful style of parenting."

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That Mean Old Yesterday
Apr 2008
Author(s):
Genre: Autobiography/Biography
Book Description:

"An astonishing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who survived the foster care system to become an award-winning journalist""

On a rainy night in November 1999, a shoeless Stacey Patton, promising student at NYU, approached her adoptive parents' house with a gun in her hand. She wanted to kill them. Or so she thought.

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No one would ever imagine that the vibrant, smart, and attractive Stacey had a childhood from hell. After all, with God-fearing, house-proud, and hardworking adoptive parents, she appeared to beat the odds. But her mother was tyrannical, and her father tu

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Measuring time
Aug 2008
Author(s):
Genre: International
Book Description:

"In a penetrating story of contemporary Nigeria, twin brothers want to escape their village of Keti, and war seems the best way to fame and glory. But Mamo has sickle-cell disease, and he must stay home, reading his brother's letters about adventures across the border and, later, about the brutal wars in which he fights. The twins' wealthy politician father rejects the "weak," sickly son, but an uncle inspires Mamo to attend university, read widely, and teach. By the time the soldier returns many years later, Mamo has been offered work as palace biographer, but, instead of the expected hagiography, he writes a true history of his people. Inspired by Plutarch, he tells the stories of individual people, "farmers, workers, housewives." Prizewinning Nigerian writer Habila does just that, too, portraying with great immediacy the twins' extended family, their lovers, and neighbors. Best of all is the realistic drama of tradition and modernity--the evils of both but also the rich possibilities that come with their complex interaction.""

Hazel Rochman, Booklist - Copyright © American Library Association.

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Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns
Jun 2008
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Genre: Short Story Collection (same author)
Book Description:

"J. California Cooper’s insights into the hearts and souls of ordinary people and her irresistible storytelling voice have endeared her to fans and critics. As Ms. Magazine wrote, Cooper’s stories beckon. It is as if she is patting the seat next to us, enticing us to come sit and listen."

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