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The Nickel Boys
Apr 2020
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Genre: Historical
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Elwood is about to enroll in the local Black college. But after one innocent mistake, he is sentenced to Nickel Academy, a juvenile reformatory. The staff beat and sexually abuse the students; corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Elwood tries to hold onto his ideals; his friend Turner believes the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at The Nickel Academy. Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children

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New Daughters of Africa
Dec 2020
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Genre: Anthology
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This anthology represents the global sweep, diversity and extraordinary literary achievements of Black women writers whose voices, despite on going discussions, remain under-represented and underrated.

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Diamond Doris
Nov 2020
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Genre: Autobiography/Biography
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Using her southern charm, quick wit, and fascination with magic as her tools, Payne began shoplifting jewelry. Becoming an expert world-class jewel thief, she daringly pulled off numerous diamond robberies.  This is the portrait of a captivating anti-hero who refused to be defined by the prejudices and mores of a hypocritical society.

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Blessings
Oct 2020
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Genre: Classic
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A story of female struggle and triumph. Jackson reveals the priceless, inextricable bond between motherhood and sisterhood, and shows why she's become a beloved chronicler of the hearts and minds of women.

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Friday Black
Jun 2020
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Genre: Short Story Collection (same author)
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Stories of ordinary characters in extraordinary situations. These eloquent stories reveal the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that Black men and women contend with every day.

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