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50 Books That Every African American Should Read

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur aka JoAnne Chesimard, the first woman ever to be added to the FBI's most wanted list. Read about this former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army, her shootout with the New Jersey State Troopers, her time in prison, and her escape that has left her at large to this day. #AssataShakur

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Favorite Passages from Ruby

Oprah announced today that RUBY by Cynthia Bond-Ruby is her latest selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. Here, she reveals the lines that inspired her. "I've never read anything like it. At times I found it difficult to turn the page yet couldn't put it down. I wanted to be done with it, yet didn't want it to end. It is in a word, relentless. This is Cynthia Bond's first novel. Prepare to be enthralled." — Oprah