Friday, April 30, 2010

The Doctor's Private Visit

The Doctor's Private Visit

Altonya Washington
Kimani Romance

  • ISBN-10: 037386146X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373861460

Here's the blurb:

When Capri Timmons trades her chaotic Miami life for suburbia, the reserved photographer doesn't realize her fantastic new house comes with a gorgeous doctor next door! Sexy, way-too-easy-on-the-eyes Tiberius Evans is just the kind of man Capri has vowed to steer clear of at all costs. Except the more she resists, the more Tiberius wants her….With Tiberius, women usually check their inhibitions at the door. But his luscious, one-step-at-a-time neighbor isn't like anyone the devout bachelor has ever known. And his protective instinct isn't the only thing aroused.
A dose of seduction is just what the doctor ordered. But Capri is making Tiberius rethink his just-for-one-night past—and his unclaimed future. Tiberius is happy to act the perfect gentleman… if it lands him the woman he loves in the end!

About the Author

AlTonya Washington's first contemporary novel, “Remember Love” BET/Arabesque 2003, was nominated by Romantic Times as Best 1st Multicultural Romance. Her novel “Finding Love Again” won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Multicultural Romance 2004. Her fourth novel “Love Scheme” was nominated as Favorite Steamy Novel for the prestigious EMMA Award of Romance Slam Jam. She presently resides in North Carolina.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems about Boys

You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems about Boys


Sharon Flake
New York : Jump at the Sun, c2010.
195 p. ; 22 cm.
Tow-Kaye just learned that the love of his life is pregnant--and though he knows what the right thing to do is, he's scared to death to do it. Jeffrey hates having a mom who dresses like a teenager, but when another sexy mom moves in next door--well, that's a different kind of problem. In these and twenty-two other short stories and poems, readers plumb the inner lives of African American teenage boys.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crushed Ice

Crushed ice

Eric Pete
New York : Urban ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2010.
viii, 232 p. ; 21 cm.
From "Essence"-bestselling author Pete comes a powerful and shocking tale about a man who destroys other peoples' lives for a living--and ultimately ruins his own.

Church in Malawi

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Virgin Widow

The Virgin Widow

Cas Sigers

New York : Urban Soul, c2009.
295 p. ; 17 cm.
After her new husband is murdered on their wedding night, a young bride uncovers dark and dangerous secrets about the man she erroneously thought she knew so well. Original.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Where There's Smoke 2: When the Smoke Clears

Where There's Smoke 2: When the Smoke Clears

Terra, Little

West Babylon, NY : Urban Books, c2010.
276 p. ; 21 cm.

  • ISBN-10: 1601622627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601622624

After a few ups and downs, Alec "Smoke" Avery and Anne Phillips have found a rhythm they can both groove to, and they've made a love connection. But just when they think they can finally settle down and tie the knot, their past comes back to haunt them in ways they never imagined. Smoke's former flame is stalking him and she's determined to have him all to herself. Anne suspects that Smoke is still stepping out on her and, when things get tense, she decides to do a little stepping out of her own. Away at Kentucky State on a basketball scholarship, their son, Isaiah, has become motivated to straighten out his life, but his nemesis, Hood, isn't done wreaking havoc. When the smoke clears, truths will have to be told-

Monday, April 19, 2010

Indian Boyhood

Eastman, Charles. (1977) From the Deep Woods to Civilization.University of Nebraska Press. (AB – M/YA)

  • Paperback: 94 pages

  • Publisher: General Books LLC (December 23, 2009)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1151393568

  • ISBN-13: 978-1151393562

  • Product Description

    Publisher: Little Brown, and Company Publication date: 1916 Subjects: Santee Indians Dakota Indians Biography

    About the Author

    Raymond Wilson, a professor of history at Fort Hays State University and author of Ohiyesa: Charles Eastman, Santee Sioux (1983), discusses Eastman's life and work in his introduction to this Bison Books edition.
    --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

    Eastman, Charles (1993) Indian BoyhoodAlexanderVA: Time Life Books. (AB - M/YA)

  • Paperback: 289 pages

  • Publisher: Dover Publications; 1 edition (June 1, 1971)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0486220370

  • ISBN-13: 978-0486220376

  • Product Description

    Chronicles first 15 years in life of a native Santee Sioux Indian in mid-19th century: childhood memories, training in the hunt, woodlore, religious practices, work of the medicine men, games, initiation rites, etc. 13 illustrations.

    About the Author

    David Reed Miller, a professor in the Department of Indian Studies at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, has written an introduction for this Bison Book edition.

    Saturday, April 17, 2010

    Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It

    Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It

    J. D. Mason
    New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.
    323 p. ; 23 cm.
    In this sexy, unforgettable novel, three women reunite at a high school reunion and begin to change each other's lives in ways they couldn't have imagined.

    Friday, April 16, 2010

    Perma Red

    Perma Red 
    Debra Magpie Earling, (2002). 
    Blue Hen Books. (RF-YA).

    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Nothing Stays the Same

    Nothing Stays the Same

    by Suzetta Perkins.
    Largo, Md. : Strebor Books, 2010.
    368 p. ; 21 cm.
    Combining suspense, high drama, and seduction, Nothing Stays the Same is about a man who s on the brink of losing his business, home, family, and even his self respect.Marvin Thomas, CEO of Thomas and Richmond Tecktronics, Inc., is living the good life. He and his partner, Kenny Richmond, head a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta. But Marvin is harboring a secret. The company is deep in debt and is being threatened with a takeover which Marvin has failed to share with his partner, the shareholders, and his wife, Rachel. Marvin has exhausted most of the company s available cash flow, including is own, to keep the company afloat and faces the biggest decision of his life save the business or sell his shares in the company of which he s the majority shareholder. However, a fifty-thousand dollar extortion scheme and an incriminating photo may send Marvin over the edge long before he s had an opportunity to redeem himself.

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences

    Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences
    Archuleta, Margaret L., Brenda J. Child, and K. Tsianina Lomawaima. (2000) 
    Phoenix: The Heard Museum. (NF – YA)

  • Paperback: 144 pages

  • Publisher: Heard Museum; 2nd edition (November 2000)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0934351627

  • ISBN-13: 978-0934351621

  • Here's the blurb:
    The institutional life of boarding school is a common thread running through American Indian history-a history that will not be forgotten. Here are stories of the strategies of human survival-resistance, accommodation, faith in oneself and one's heritage, the ability to learn from hard times and to create something beautiful and meaningful from scraps and fragments. Accompanies a permanent exhibition at The Heard Museum (Phoenix, Arizona).

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    Secondhand World by Katherine Min

    Secondhand World
    by Katherine Min

  • Paperback: 288 pages

  • Publisher: Anchor (February 12, 2008)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0307274993

  • ISBN-13: 978-0307274991   

  • Here's the blurb:

    “Isadora Myung Hee Sohn — Isa — worships her mother, an exceptional beauty, born in Seoul and sheltered in a harem of sisters inside the wealthy family’s compound. Isa’s father, a physics professor and orphan, is haunted by the war in which he served as a South Korean soldier, and by a painful secret that he keeps from his wife. Still mourning the death of Isa’s younger brother, Stephen, her parents are traditional enough to prize their dead son over their living daughter; to them, Isa only half exists.
    photo by Julie MentoBut unlike many Asian American daughters, Isa is neither meek nor a quiet victim of tradition. Despite her parents success and sophistication — they’ve achieved the American dream — she repudiates their values, embarks on her own sexual education, and runs away with an albino boy, “Hero.” At the same time, and for all her mother’s strict adherence to Korean traditional values, Isa suspects that she is involved with another man and determines to make the affair known. What begins as a child’s unthinking fury at her mother soon leads to more deadly consequences.

    Katherine Min was born in Champagne, Illinois, and grew up near Albany, NY. An incorrigible liar as a child, she made the logical transition to fiction writing. Her novel, SECONDHAND WORLD, was published by Alfred A. Knopf, in 2006. She was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Bingham Award for "an exceptionally talented writer whose debut work represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise." Min currently teaches at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. 

    Monday, April 12, 2010

    Black British Writing

  • Hardcover: 192 pages

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (August 12, 2004)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1403965552

  • ISBN-13: 978-1403965554

  • "It's a book that opens up discussion and calls for strategic thinking and practical engagement with its ideas." --Anita Franklin, Black Arts Alliance Newsletter
    This collection of essays provides an imaginative international perspective on ways to incorporate black British writing and culture in the study of English literature, and presents theoretically sophisticated and practical strategies for doing so. It offers a pedagogical, pragmatic and ideological introduction to the field for those without backg round, and an integrated body of current and stimulating essays for those who are already knowledgeable.
    Lauri Ramey is Director of the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics and Professor of African American Literature and Culture and Creative Writing, at California State University, Los Angeles.
    R. Victoria Arana is Professor of English at Howard University.
    2009 / 192 pp. / ISBN: 0-230-61705-0

    Sunday, April 11, 2010



    Rachel Renee Russell

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12

  • Hardcover: 288 pages

  • Publisher: Aladdin (June 2, 2009)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1416980067

  • ISBN-13: 978-1416980063

  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x

  • New school. New mean girl. New crush.
    New diary so Nikki can spill about all of it...

    Rachel Renee Russell is an attorney who prefers writing children's books to legal briefs. She lives in Aldie, VA.

    Incredible God Deserves Incredible Praise

    Saturday, April 10, 2010

    Crazy in Love

    Crazy in Love

    New York : Urban, c2010.
    vii, 293 p. ; 21 cm.
    Loosely based on Yoshe's real-life experiences as a New York City correctionsofficer, here is the explosive, passionate story of two highly unstable womenwho fight over a Riker's Island corrections officer--to the death.

    Friday, April 9, 2010

    Artist Romero Britto

    Artist Romero Britto

    Little Simon, June 2010
    Board Book, 16 pages
    ISBN-10: 1416996249
    ISBN-13: 9781416996248
    Ages: 2 - 5
    Grades: P - K

    Here's the blurb:
    World famous pop artist Romero Britto brings the alphabet to life in this bold and beautiful puzzle board book! As children read the book they can guess which object is hiding under each press-out letter. One by one, with the help of the enclosed stands, little ones can stack the letters to make their own vibrant sculptures! 

    A modern-day pop-culture icon, Romero Britto is one of the premier pop artists of our time. He is now using his talents to teach children their ABCs in his first children's book. Britto's striking artwork will dazzle both children and parents, and twenty-six press-out pieces, each shaped like a letter of the alphabet, will encourage young readers to create their own Britto-esque sculptures! The art of language has never been so appealing!

    Where is Friendship Bear?
    by Romero Britto

    Product Details
    Little Simon, October 2010
    Paper Over Board, 16 pages
    ISBN-10: 1416996230
    ISBN-13: 9781416996231
    Ages: 2 - 5
    Grades: P - K

    Here's the blurb:

    Friendship Bear, Friendship Bear, 
    where are you? 
    World-famous pop artist Romero Britto brings his famous bears to life in this bold, interactive book that features lift-the-flaps and touch-and-feel elements! Vibrant colors create inviting patterns to touch and feel as readers lift the flaps in search of the one and only Friendship Bear.

    Paper Thin: The Lip Gloss Chronicles

    Paper Thin: The Lip Gloss Chronicles

    Shelia M. (Shelia Marie) Goss
    East Rutherford, NJ : Urban Renaissance, c2010.
    vi, 296 p. ; 18 cm.
    "Living with her emotionally absent father and a stepmother who spoils her, Sierra doesn't lack for material things, but she still struggles with the pain of losing her birth mother at an early age. Sierra hides her fears and disappointments behind food and fashion. Sierra has always been more curvaceous than her friends, but after time spent at a weight loss camp, she returns to school twenty-five pounds lighter. Her sudden weight loss gives her a new level of confidence, and she goes from being sweet to displaying a diva-like attitude. Her best friends, Britney and Jasmine, are quick to point out this new change..."--p.[4] of cover.
    "Urban Books.

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    Next Semester

    Next Semester

    Cecil R. Cross
    New York : Kimani, c2010.
    249 p. ; 21 cm.
    Not every lesson is learned in schoolhellip;Second semester, second chances, and James Dawson has a lot to prove at the University of Atlanta. JD needs to shake academic probation, but he and his crew still act as if college is one big frat party. After all the drama of first semester, you'd think JD would learn from his mistakes. But once again he finds himself in trouble-both in and outside the classroom. What's worse, JD's future hangs on his class assignment: helping Kat get elected student-body president. To do that, he'll have to learn who to trust and who's trying to play him, or his next ticket home to the hood will be one-way.

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa

     Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa 
    Shonto Begay (1995)
    New York: Scholastic (P – All ages)

    Monday, April 5, 2010

    Diary of a Mad First Lady

    Diary of a Mad First Lady

    DiShan Washington

    New York : Urban, c2010.
    ix, 288 p. ; 21 cm.
    When the wife of a nationally renowned pastor finds her position as First Lady of the church being threatened, she must find a way to defeat her enemy--while still respecting God.

    Sunday, April 4, 2010

    The Strife is O'er, the Battle won

    The strife is o’er, the battle done;
    The victory of life is won;
    The song of triumph has begun: Alleluia!
    Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
    The powers of death have done their worst;
    But Christ their legions hath dispersed;
    Let shouts of holy joy outburst: Alleluia!
    The three sad days are quickly sped;
    He rises glorious from the dead;
    All glory to our risen Head! Alleluia!
    He closed the yawning gates of hell;
    The bars from heaven’s high portals fell;
    Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell! Alleluia!
    Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee,
    From death’s dread sting Thy servants free,
    That we may live, and sing to Thee: Alleluia!

    Saturday, April 3, 2010

    Perfect Peace

    Perfect Peace

    Daniel Black

    New York : St. Martin's Press, c2010.
    341 p. ; 24 cm.
    The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family's attempt to grapple with their mother's desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, "You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain't what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon' be a boy. It'll be a little strange at first, but you'll get used to it, and this'll be over after while." From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.

    Racial Issues in Japan

    Here's something on the Ainu

    Friday, April 2, 2010

    Fifteen Years: A Novel

    Fifteen years : a novel
    by    Norman-Bellamy, Kendra.

  • Paperback: 288 pages

  • Publisher: Lift Every Voice; Original edition (February 1, 2010)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0802468853

  • ISBN-13: 978-0802468857

  • Here's the blurb:

    Jonah (JT) Tillman, the son of a substance dependent and neglectful mother, spent most of his childhood years in the custody of the State, living in foster homes throughout Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of fourteen, he was taken from the foster family that he had grown to love, the Smiths, and returned to his neglient birth mother. Enduring the hardships face while living with his birth mother JT manages to make something of his life.However, fifteen years after being taken from the Smiths and at the peak of success, he finds himself feeling empty and at his lowest. When he decides to reconnect with the Smiths, JT finds his faith in God renewed and discovers his attraction to his foster sister. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

    About the Author

    KENDRA NORMAN-BELLAMY is a national best-selling author and the founder of KNB Publications LLC. She is the organizer of Visions in Print, an Atlanta-based national organization for faith-based writers, and The Writer’s Hut, an online fellowship for African American Writers. She is the founder of Cruisin’ For Christ, a groundbreaking at-sea ministry that celebrates writing, gospel music and other God-glorifying arts, and also serves as a motivational speaker.

    Kendra and her award winning titles have been featured in such magazines as Essence, Upscale, EKG Literary, and HOPE for Women. She has been a contributing writer for HOPE for Women, Precious Times, and Global Women magazines. Kendra is the author of One Prayer Away, Crossing Jhordan’s River, and A Love So Strong. She was the winner of the 2008 Best Christian Fiction Award and the 2008 Best Anthology Award from the African American Literary Award Show in Harlem, New York.

    A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Kendra currently resides in Stone Mountain, George with her family. For more information, visit

    An excerpt is here

    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    The Perfect Seduction

    The Perfect Seduction
    by Carmen Green

    • Publisher: Kimani (January 1, 2010)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0373861451
    • ISBN-13: 978-0373861453

    Here's the blurb:

    Loren Smith's new career as a pastry chef is finally bringing the former model out of her shell. But when a fire forces her to move in with her best friend, she doesn't expect to be living under the same roof as sinfully seductive Robinson Hood! And soon the sexy undercover investigator makes her his personal mission.

    Rob finds Loren as fragile and irresistible as the airy confections she whips up--and he isn't about to let her go back into retreat mode. The widowed P.I. wants her to know only his sensual touch. But first Rob has to earn her trust. Which means taking it slow and hot until he has the wary beauty right where he wants her--in his arms, in his bed... and in his heart.

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