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Feb.01.2008
Betty, a 15 year old high school student, has dreams of material wealth, which starkly contrasts with the lifestyle that she and her mother currently live. Like so many youths today, Betty saw quitting school and entering the workforce as the quickest path to making her dream a reality. It's only a...
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Jan.11.2008
Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written a cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; five poetry...
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Dec.07.2007
“I am not young, or thin, or white, or beautiful,” says the narrator of Sinclair’s worldly-wise and entertaining new novel. Gun-shy after several catastrophic relationships, Chicago deejay Daphne (Dee Dee) Dupree is an outwardly successful African-American woman aching for self-realization. Sassy...
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Nov.19.2007
Jean “Stevie” Stevenson, the indomitable heroine of Coffee Will Make You Black, is back—somewhat older and wiser, with some experience and a college degree—diving headfirst into the hot tub, free love, yoga, and vegetarian lifestyle of 1970s San Francisco. In this liberating new world of raised...