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Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums: Love Poems (Bluestreak) by Sonia Sanchez http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0807068438/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_kYYYwb0BYFRN9

Other than Maya Angelo's "Phenomenal Woman", I've never been a big poetry fan until I discovered Sonia Sanchez.

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The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander points out that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it.

In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club ...

Read for Pleasure: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs by Pearl Cleage

19 books to read for Hunger Games fans!

19 Books to Read If You Love 'The Hunger Games'

okay, not trying to spoil but The Red Queen and Glass sword books will break your heart into a million pieces and stomp on the remains of your heart that function.

"Kindred," a quick supernatural-time-traveling thriller by African-American sci-fi writer Octavia Butler.

The immediate effect of reading Octavia Butler’s Kindred is to make every other time travel book in the world look as if it’s wimping out. The Black Death in Doomsday Book?

Ain't I a Woman by bell hooks

Ain't I a Woman : Black Women and Feminism is among America's most influential works. Prolific, outspoken, and fearless this book is a classic. It should be read by anyone who takes feminism seriously.

"Daddy Was A Number Runner" by Louise Meriwether. (100 Books by Black Women Everyone Should Read) First grade teacher took this book away from me deamed it inappropriate!

"Daddy Was a Number Runner" is the first novel by Louise Meriwether. It was published by Prentice Hall, with a foreword by James Baldwin, in

Wallace Thurman.  The tragedy of her life was that she was too black, declares the narrator at the start of this powerful novel of intraracial prejudice. Emma Lou Morgan lives in a world of scorn and shame, not because her skin is black, but because it's too black.

The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman

If I can Cook, You Know God Can

Ntozake Shange offers this personal culinary memoir, with dashes of literature and pinches of music, in her rousing tribute to black cuisine as a food of life that reflects the spirit and history of a people.

I have always loved Nikki Giovanni's voice. She is an amazing poet. Loved getting to know more about her in this book.

I have always loved Nikki Giovanni's voice. She is an amazing poet.