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Celebrate during Black History Month or at any time by reading the works of these talented black authors. Additional works by these writers are also availble at Windsor Locks Public Library or through interlibrary loan.

Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart

Chimimanda Ngozie Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun
Purple Hibiscus

James Baldwin
Another Country
Going to Meet the Man
Go Tell It On the Mountain

Connie Briscoe
A Long Way from Home
P.G. County

Octavia E. Butler

Bebe Moore Campbell
Singing in the Comeback Choir
72 Hour Hold: A Novel

Stephen Carter
The Emperor of Ocean Park
Jericho's Fall

Barbara Chase-Ribaud
The Presidentís Daughter
Sally Hemmings: A Novel

Alice Childress
A Hero Ainít Nothiní But a Sandwich

Pearl Cleage
Seen It All and Done the Rest: A Novel
I Wish I had Red Dress

J. California Cooper
Life Is Short But Wide

Hannah Crafts
The Bondswomanís Narrative

Edwidge Danticat
Behind the Mountains
The Dew Breaker
Breath, Eyes, Memory
The Farming of the Bones

Eric Jerome Dickey
Between Lovers
Chasing Destiny
The Other Women
Thievesí Paradise

W.E.B. DuBois
The Souls of Black Folks

Tananaruve Due
The Good House: A Novel

Ralph Ellison
Juneteenth: A Novel

Ernest Gaines
A Lesson Before Dying

Alex Haley
Mama Floraís Family

E. Lynn Harris
Any Way the Wind Blows
I Say a Little Prayer
A Love of My Own
Not a Day Goes By

Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Edward P. Jones
All Aunt Hagarís Children
The Known World

Jamaica Kincaid
Annie John

Attica Locke
Black Water Rising

Gloria Mallette
Distant Lover

James McBride
The Color of Water
Miracle at St. Anna

Bernice L. McFadden
Loving Donavan
The Warmest December

Terry McMillan
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Interruption of Everything

Mary Monroe
Mama Ruby

Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye

Walter Mosley
Cinnamon Kiss
Fear of the Dark
Fortunate Son

Walter Dean Myers
The Beast

Gloria Naylor
The Women of Brewster Place

Barbara Neely
Blanche Cleans Up

Alan Paton
Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful
Cry, the Beloved Country

Alice Randall
Pushkin and the Queen of Spades
The Wind Done Gone


Sister Souljah
The Coldest Winter Ever
Midnight and the Meaning of Love
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story

Martha Southgate
Third Girl from the Left

Lalita Tademy
Cane River
Red River

Omar Tyree
Just Say No!
For the Love of Money

Alice Walker
By the Light of My Fatherís Smile
The Color Purple
Possessing the Secret of Joy
The Temple of my Familiar
The Way Forward is With a Broken Heart

John Edgar Wideman
The Cattle Killing
Hoop Roots
Two Cities

Updated 2-21-2013

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