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All that she carried : the journey of Ashley's sack, a Black family keepsake —Miles, Tiya, 1970- author.

"Sitting in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is a rough cotton bag, called "Ashley's Sack," embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and...

Black girls must die exhausted : a novel —Allen, Jayne, 1978- author.

After learning she might not be able to have children, thirty-three-year-old Tabitha Walker, a black woman planning to "have it all," watches her dreams dissolve and must rely on her two best friends to get through.

The secret lives of church ladies —Philyaw, Deesha, author.

"Explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters gra...

The help

Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview th...

Fast girls a novel of the 1936 women's Olympic team —Hooper, Elise.
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2020
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"In the 1928 Olympics, Chicago's Betty Robinson competes as a member of the first-ever women's delegation in track and field. Destined for further glory, she returns home feted as America's Golden Girl until a nearly-fat...

Michelle Obama : first lady and superhero —Howden, Sarah.

Introduces the life and accomplishments of the first African American first lady.

Genius. Season 3, Aretha

An Emmy-winning anthology series that dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world's most brilliant innovators, exploring their extraordinary achievements along with their volatile, passionate and complex personal rel...

Brave, black, first : 50+ African American women who changed the world —Hudson, Cheryl Willis, author.

An illustrated biographical compilation of over fifty African American women from the 1700s through to the present day.

Pleasure activism : the politics of feeling good —Brown, Adrienne M., author, compiler.

"How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne mare...

Maya Angelou —Kaiser, Lisbeth, author.

"Maya Angelou spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas. After a traumatic event at age eight, she stopped speaking for five years. However, Maya rediscovered her voice through wonderful books, and went on to becom...

She persisted : 13 American women who changed the world —Clinton, Chelsea, author.

Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks —Skloot, Rebecca, 1972- author.
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2010
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Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research,...

The vanishing half —Bennett, Brit, author.

"The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adu...

Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. —Johnson, Katherine G., author.

"The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."-- Provided by publisher.

The love songs of W.E.B. Du Bois : a novel —Jeffers, Honorée Fanonne, 1967- author.

The 2020 National Book Award nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this magisterial epic - an intimate yet sweeping novel with all the luminescence and force of 'Homegoing', 'Sing, Unburied, Sing', and 'The Water D...

The vanishing half —Bennett, Brit, author.
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2020
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"The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adu...

Who was Maya Angelou? —Labrecque, Ellen, author.

Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able t...

Hidden figures

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. his...

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