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African American History: Recent African American Nonfiction for Adults
Notable and recently published nonfiction on all aspects of African American life and culture
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Title: Decoded
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9781400068920
Call Number: MCN
Notes: A candid and compelling memoir of the rap artist and business entreprenuer who was born in a Brooklyn Housing complex and spent his teenage years dealing drugs, but later become one of his generation’s most successful figures.

 
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Title: Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption -- From South Central to Hollywood
ISBN: 9780345523280
Call Number: MCN 11747706
Notes: An autobiography of the well-known musician and actor.

 
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Title: The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron
Author: Bryant, Howard
ISBN: 9780375424854
Call Number: 796.357 AA75B
Notes: A definitive biography of the great Hall of Famer.

 
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Title: Princess Noire: the Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone
Author: Cohodas, Nadine
ISBN: 9780375424014
Call Number: MCN 10223452
Notes: A portrait of the singer who was born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, in 1933, but grew into American music icon Nina Simone.

 
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Title: Living and Dyng in Brick City : an E.R. Dctor Returns Home
Author: Davis, Sampson
ISBN: 9781400069941
Call Number: 610.92 B23d
Notes: "Sampson Davis is best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact in high school to become doctors. Their book The Pact. In this book, Dr. Davis looks at the healthcare crisis in the inner city from a rare perspective: as a doctor who works on the front line of emergency medical care in the community where he grew up, and as a member of that community who has faced the same challenges as the people he treats every day."

 
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Title: Remembering Whitney : a Mother's Story of Life, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped
Author: Houston, Cissy
ISBN: 9780062238399
Call Number: McN 103224599
Notes: The Grammy Award-winning American soul and gospel singer and mother of Whitney Houston reflects on her daughter's life, the events that led up to her death and the aftermath of a senseless tragedy.

 
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Title: Devil In the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
Author: King, Gilbert
ISBN: 9780061792281
Call Number: 305.896 M358d
Notes: "Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor. To maintain order and profits, they turned to Willis V. McCall, a violent sheriff who ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a white seventeen-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves beyond the citrus groves. By day's end, the Ku Klux Klan had rolled into town, burning the homes of blacks to the ground and chasing hundreds into the swamps, hell-bent on lynching the young men who came to be known as 'the Groveland Boys'."

 
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Title: The Black History of the White House
Author: Lusane,, Clarence,
ISBN: 9780872865327
Call Number: 975.3 L975b
Notes: "Barack Obama may be the first black president in the White House, but he's far from the first black person to work in it. In this fascinating history of all the enslaved people, workers and entertainers who spent time in the president's official residence over the years, Clarence Lusane restores the White House to its true colors." --Barbara Ehrenreich

 
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Title: The Hustle: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White
Author: Merlino, Doug
ISBN: 9781608192151
Call Number: 796.3236 M548h
Notes: The experiment was dreamed up by two fathers, one white, one black. What would happen if they mixed white players from an elite Seattle private school and black kids from the inner city on a basketball team?