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145th Street Stories
"145th Street Stories" is a collection of short tales tied together by the fact that all characters reside on the same street in Harlem. The first story, "Big Joe's Funeral" tells the humorous tale of a Harlem resident who decides to plan his own funeral, while very much alive. He encounters some dissent from his girlfriend's teenaged daughter, but still goes forward with his plans. "Kitty & Mack: A Love Story" is a tale of young love and how life-cha...
At Her Majesty's Request
Sarah, an Egbado princess, watches as her tribe is overrun by invading Dahoman warriors. She is about to be executed with the rest of the royal family as she is rescued by an intervening English soldier. He takes her to the local outlet of the church missionary society where she is cared for, educated, and introduced to the wiles of "civilized" society. Sarah later becomes the ward of England's Queen Victoria and is given freedoms that she would n...
Malcolm X By Any Means Necessary
Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Louise and Earl Little. Louise Little was a mulatto born in Grenada in the British West Indies and Earl Little, a six-foot, very dark skinned man from Reynolds, Georgia, was a Baptist minister and organiser for Marcus Garvey, who wanted that all Afro-Americans go back to the land of their ancestors, Africa. Louise, his second wife, bore six children: Wilfred, Hilda, Philbert, Malcol...
Monster
This story is about a 16-year-old teenage black boy, Steve Harmon, who is caught up in a series of accused murder and robbery. He is accused of so because there were people that claimed that they saw him there at the scene of the crime. He battles to prove his innocence and battle the prosecution with sheer determination. Steve also inserts entries of his diary into this novel, he talks about how tough his life is in prison and the kind of problems he...

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Shooter
This book for teens is written more like a compilation of reports than it is like an actual book. At the very beginning, you know something serious has happened in one of the schools in Harrison County, but you are not quite sure what. The happenings are slowly revealed through interviews with two students, Cameron and Carla, and a few reports written by the police and doctors. These interviews appear to have been conducted about a year after the inciden...
Slam
The novel "Slam" by Walter Dean Myers is a story about an African american teenage athlete by the name of Greg. Greg is a highschool student and a star basketball player at his highschool. Greg is so good in basketball he earned the nickname "Slam." Greg lives in the ghettos of New York with his younger brother and mother. His best friend in the story is Charles and his girlfriend is Kiesha. The problem Greg faces in the story is ...
The Shadow of the Red Moon
Jon and the companions he meets on the road coming from the Crystal City are leaving there for the Ancient Land. The Fen are his enemies, they've overrun the Crystal City, but who are they and why, we never find out. He is an Okalian, I'm not sure what that means either, whose mother had a parent who was Fen. Jon meets a brother and sister on the road, and the brother Kyra is as wild as the possibly barbarian Fen. They come to a community where all t...


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