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The Ten Best Black Books of 2014

 

The Ten Best Black Books of 2014

       ~by Kam Williams

 

 

1.         Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate41R5acpvoWL

and Survive the Criminal Justice System

by Robbin Shipp, Esq. and Nick Chiles

 

2.         An Obama’s Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures

by Mark Obama Ndesandjo

 

3.         Who We Be: The Colorization of America

by Jeff Chang

 

4.         Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black

by Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC)51C6mT304VL

Foreword by Alfre Woodard

 

5.         Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

by Misty Copeland

 

6.         One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future

by Dr. Ben Carson and Candy Carson

 

7.         Finding Your Roots41wf7k8MI-L

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

 

8.         What the Word Be: Why Black English Is the King’s (James) English

by Diane Proctor Reeder

 

9.         Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year

by Tavis Smiley

with David Ritz

 

10.       Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

by Clarence Page

 

Honorable Mention

 

Why Vegan is the New Black41glpNs8BVL

by Deborrah Cooper

 

The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice

by Dr. Artika R. Tyner

 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

by Bryan Stevenson

 

Stokely: A Life

by Peniel E. Joseph

 

Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

 

The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

by Ida B. Wells

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Mia Bay51ryJryYOZL

General Editor: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

 

The Rise

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

by Sarah Lewis

 

Success through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple

by Russell Simmons

 

The Imperfect Marriage

Help for Those Who Think It’s Over

by Darryl and Tracy Strawberry

 

Inside the Hotel Rwanda: The Surprising True Story… and Why It Matters Today

by Edouard Kayihura and Kerry Zukus

 

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy

Mother, and Still Came out Smiling (with Great Hair)

by Rosie Perez

 

The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century

Edited by Dinesh Sharma and Uwe P. Gielen

 

Black and White: The Way I See It

by Richard Williams

 

Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential

by Daniel Beaty

 

Story/Time: The Life of an Idea

by Bill T. Jones

 

Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America

by Sheryll Cashin

 

Old School Adventures from Englewood–South Side of Chicago

by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

 

The Man from Essence

by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards

Foreword by Camille O. Cosby

 

Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival

by Wayne Pharr

 

Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou

by Maya Angelou

 

Cosby: His Life and Times

by Mark Whitaker

 

A Black Gambler’s World of Liquor, Vice and Presidential Politics: William

Thomas Scott of Illinois, 1839-1917

by Bruce L. Mouser

Foreword by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

 

The Myth of Race, The Reality of Racism

by Mahmoud El-Kati

 

Our Ancestors, Our Stories

by Harris Bailey, Jr., Bernice Alexander Bennett, Ellen LeVonne Butler, Ethel Dailey, Vincent Sheppard and Dr. Orville Vernon Burton

 

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs

by Pearl Cleage

 

Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African-American Community

by Daya Devi-Doolin

 

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant

Foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young

 

The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked the American   Dream

by Brian E. Moran, Esq.

 

Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir

by Elizabeth Nunez

 

This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

by Charles E. Cobb, Jr.

 

America’s Music: Jazz in Newark

by Barbara Kukla

 

240 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap: Teachers Only Workbook (Vol. 2)

by M. Donnell Tenner, Joy Gay and Dr. Marti Dryk

 

Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House

by Nika C. Beamon

 

Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights

by Robin Bernstein

 

Guiou: The Other Blacks – The Afro-Jamaican Presence in Guatemala

by Gloria J. Arnold

 

Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some

by Peter Mathews

 

Pageants, Parlors & Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the 20th Century South

by Blain Roberts

 

Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir

by Toni Braxton

 

Thirty-Three Days of Praise: Seeing the Good in Cancer

by Karrie Marchbanks

 

1.         To order a copy of Justice While Black, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1932841903/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

2.         To order a copy of An Obama’s Journey, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1493007513/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

3.         To order a copy of Who We Be, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312571291/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

4.         To order a copy of Blessed Experiences, visit:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/161117337X/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

5.         To order a copy of Life in Motion, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1476737983/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

6.         To order a copy of One Nation, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1595231129/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

7.         To order a copy of Finding Your Roots, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1469618001/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

8.       To order a copy of What the Word Be, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1495105059/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

9.         To order a copy of Death of a King, visit: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316332763/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

 

10.       To order a copy of Culture Worrier, visit:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/193284192X/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20
Source:  Baret News Wire

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