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Subject: Those of us that love African American Fiction please help me find great ti
Date Posted: 10/4/2007 3:16 AM ET
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Examples of what I am looking for: Eric Jerome Dickey, Carl Weber, Donna Hill, Kimberla Lawson Roby,

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Date Posted: 10/5/2007 10:40 AM ET
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I am currently reading Uncle Tom's Children by Richard Wright. It is a collection of short stories set in post civil war south during the time of Jim Crow. It is quite moving.

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Date Posted: 10/5/2007 5:36 PM ET
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If you're looking for YA African American lit, I'd try this one - The First Part Last by Angela Johnson.  Very powerful.

You might also search for "Coretta Scott King award" to find other AfAm books for a younger audience.

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Date Posted: 10/6/2007 9:02 PM ET
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Cristina, I don't know what age you're looking for, but Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor was excellent. 

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Date Posted: 10/9/2007 9:18 PM ET
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I don't know about great "literature" but there is a series that my junior high kids love - it is called Bluford High.  They cannot get enough of them. 

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Date Posted: 10/9/2007 11:22 PM ET
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Hi I just posted

American Portraits: This Generation Of Americans (Jamestowns American Portraits)

Jamestown's American Portraits, a saga of American families and friends, traces the history of America from the founding of Jamestown to the Civil Rights Movement. This is a unique, enriching series designed to teach reading strategies appropriate for historical novels used in middle school reading, language arts, or social studies classes.

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Date Posted: 10/11/2007 10:15 AM ET
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RIVER,CROSS MY HEART  by Breena Clarke is a novel about a close-knit African-American community living in Gerogetown in 1925.  The story is about  a young girl who has to deal with the aftermath of her younger sisters accidental death.  I would highly recommend it, especially to teenage girls.......and their moms.  At the end, its a feel good story!

Anna S.

"A sweet read.....sweet like homemade ice cream from a hand-cranked machine and just as rich." ----Holly Bass, Washington Post

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Date Posted: 11/24/2007 9:36 AM ET
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I liked Octavia Butler's "Parable of the Sower" and "Parable of the Talents."

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