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Celebrations [sound recording] : [rituals of peace and prayer] / by Angelou, Maya.; Random House Audio Publishing.;
Read by the author.Angelou's unmistakable, rich voice resonates throughout this collection of poetry as she celebrates the timeless themes of peace, hope, and humanity. The collection includes 'On the Pulse of Morning,' which when read at Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration established Angelou as one of the most respected and recognized poets of our time.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; American poetry;
© p2006., Random House,
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Selected poems / by Brooks, Gwendolyn,1917-2000.;
A street in Bronzeville -- Annie Allen -- The bean eaters -- New poems -- About Gwendolyn Brooks.Publisher description -- The classic volume by the distinguished modern poet, winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize, and recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, showcases an esteemed artist's technical mastery, her warm humanity, and her compassionate and illuminating response to a complex world.
Subjects: American poetry; American poetry;
© 2006., HarperPerennial,
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Hot flash / by Johnson, Carrie H.;
"Muriel Mabley will do whatever it takes to put Philadelphia's most vicious killer in lockdown for good...until her troubled younger sister in witness protection receives a terrifying warning--and Muriel's long-time partner, Laughton, reveals he knows more than he should about her and Muriel's shattered past. And when Laughton's ex-wife and her new husband turn up dead, his own secrets will send Muriel down a twisted trail of lethal leads, disappeared witnesses, and the ultimate wrenching betrayal..."--[Page 4 of cover].
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction); Criminal investigation; African Americans; American fiction;
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And still I rise [sound recording] / by Angelou, Maya.; Random House Audio Publishing.;
Read by the author.Compact disc.A kind of love, some say -- Remembrance -- Where we belong, a duet -- Refusal -- California prodigal -- Willie -- One more round -- Woman work -- Still I rise -- Ain't that bad? -- Life doesn't frighten me -- On aging -- Thank you, Lord.Maya Angelou's third poetry collection, a unique celebration of life, consists of rhythms of strength, love, and remembrance, songs of the street, and lyrics of the heart.
Subjects: American poetry; African American poets; Poetry, Modern.;
© p2001., Random House,
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Mom & me & mom / by Angelou, Maya.;
In this book, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away, and unearths the well of emotions she experienced long afterward as a result. For the first time, she reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence, a presence absent during much of the author's early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. Their reunion a decade later began a story that has never before been told.
Subjects: Angelou, Maya; Authors, American; Entertainers; African American authors;
© c2013., Random House,
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Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth / by Wright, Richard,1908-1960.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-419).Southern night -- The horror and the glory.The author grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard", hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other side by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common law. This is the author's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is an unashamed confession and a profound indictment, a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.
Subjects: Wright, Richard, 1908-1960; Wright, Richard, 1908-1960; African Americans; Authors, American; Authors, American; African American authors;
© 2006., HarperPerennial ModernClassics,
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Invisible man / by Evans, Robert C.,1955-editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.About This Volume -- Robert C. Evans ; On Invisible Man: Blue Notes, from Segregation to Black Lives Matter -- Patrice Rankine ; Biography of Ralph Ellison -- Kelley Jeans / CRITICAL CONTEXTS: Efforts to Ban Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man -- Phill Johnson ; About Invisible Man: Critical Responses from the Fifties through the Sixties -- Robert C. Evans ; Invisible Man: Sensation and Making Sense -- Nicolas Tredell ; Biblical Riffs in and on Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man -- Steven D. Ealy / CRITICAL READINGS: Ralph Ellison: A Biography -- Arnold Rampersad ; Invisible Man: Critical Responses from the Seventies through the Early Twenty-First Century -- Robert C. Evans ; Ralph Ellison on the Craft of Good Writing -- Antonio Byrd ; Ralph Ellison on Invisible Man: Early Interviews -- Robert C. Evans ; Invisible Man: Anger, Action, and Art -- Nicolas Tredell ; Race and Individualism in Ralph Ellison's Writings -- Lucas E. Morel ; The Political Implications of Ralph Ellison's Writings -- Lucas E. Morel ; Invisible Man and the Mysteries of Reconstruction -- Grant Shreve ; Invisible Man the Play: The Oren Jacoby Stage Adaptation -- Bryan Warren ; Ralph Ellison: An American Journey-A Survey of Reviews (and a Guide to Other Films) -- Bryan Warren ; On Invisible Man: Past, Present, and Present-Past -- Michael Germana / RESOURCES: Appendix: Early Materials on Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man ; Chronology ; Works by Ralph Ellison ; Bibliography ; About the Editor ; Contributors ; Index.Provides a collection of critical essays on Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man.
Subjects: Literary criticism.; Ellison, Ralph.; Ellison, Ralph; American fiction; African Americans; African Americans in literature.; Race in literature.; Ellison, Ralph.;
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You don't know us Negroes : and other essays / by Hurston, Zora Neale,author.aut; West, Margaret Genevieve,editor,writer of introduction.win; Gates, Henry Louis,Jr.,editor,writer of introduction.win;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 412-440) and index (pages 441-451)."One of the most acclaimed artists of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston was a gifted novelist, playwright, and essayist. Drawn from three decades of her work, this anthology showcases her development as a writer, from her early pieces expounding on the beauty and precision of African American art to some of her final published works, covering the sensational trial of Ruby McCollum, a wealthy Black woman convicted in 1952 for killing a white doctor. Among the selections are Hurston's well-known works such as "How It Feels to be Colored Me" and "My Most Humiliating Jim Crow Experience." The essays in this essential collection are grouped thematically and cover a panoply of topics, including politics, race and gender, and folkloric study from the height of the Harlem Renaissance to the early years of the Civil Rights movement. Demonstrating the breadth of this revered and influential writer's work, You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays is an invaluable chronicle of a writer's development and a window into her world and time"-- Publisher's description.
Subjects: McCollum, Ruby, 1909-1992; African American authors.; African American art.; Harlem Renaissance.; African Americans; African Americans; Artists.;
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I know why the caged bird sings / by Angelou, Maya.;
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance LearningSent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. -- provided by publisher.
Subjects: Angelou, Maya; Authors, American; Angelou, Maya; Authors, American; Entertainers; African American families; African American authors; African American women authors;
© 2009., Random House Trade Paperbacks,
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Brown girl dreaming / by Woodson, Jacqueline.;
Grades 5-8.Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature, 2014Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2015Newbery Honor, 2015Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2015
Subjects: Woodson, Jacqueline; Woodson, Jacqueline; African American women authors; Identity (Psychology) in children; Identity (Psychology) in children; African Americans; African Americans; Children; Children;
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