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My introduction to African American Urban fiction. Loved this book!

Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

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50 Books That Every African American Should Read

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How to Develop Your Personal Mission Statement: Stephen R. Covey: REVIEW: I am no youngster. Reading this book after living a life of significance confirmed that the choices made, the principles subscribed to, made me a happy and fulfilled person. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People formed the base of my MBA Studies many years ago and has been part of my life ever since. Thank you Stephen R. Covey - you opened my eyes to the magic of being human.

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14 Books to Read in 2014

Some of these sound really great! Add these babies to your reading list for 2014.

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The Mis-Education of the Negro: Carter Godwin Woodson: 9781612930206: I read this book in 1992 for a Black Studies program while attending SUNY New Paltz. Woodson's knowledge is as poignant today as it was in the 30's when he originally wrote the material. It is one book that post-reading, the reader comes away with a totally different perspective of Black thought. I highly recommend this book to every American, but especially to scholars interested in the

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Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones: Hill Harper: I don't have the words to express my appreciation for what Hill Harper does in this book. Not only can it be a lifeline for a person who is incarcerated, but it can provide guidance to any young person who is looking for order and meaning in his life.

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#blackhistory #Book: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions): Frederick Douglass: This is an excellent narrative from a slave of the highest acumen. This books details the oppression that Douglass went through before he finally escaped to freedom. Douglass wrote several autobiographies, but this is the most read. This narrative is in a genre that was popular with abolitionists in the pre-war north.

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Maya Angelou's new book, "Mom & Me & Mom" gives great insight into a mother and daughter relationship.

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I don't have it yet but I can't wait to read this!

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50 Kids' Books That Will Make You Smile

50 Inspiring Children's Books with a Positive Message

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West Side Story

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Don't you dare put a crease in the spine of my book!

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Books to read if you love The Hunger Games...great for encouraging students to read

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Hemmingway

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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

The Diary of a Young Girl

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A Farewell to Arms

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Recommended by many at Ventura County Library!

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Even though these are for kids, I love all of the ones that I've read so I think think I need to read the rest.

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A suggested pick from our Children’s Materials Specialist

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The Lord of the Rings -

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My heart fluttered when I read this list. The memories of reading these books brings tears to my eyes. Can't wait until Ayva gets older!

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Native Son

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