Other Voices, Other Views | African American Fiction and More

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Alternating narrative points of view in a book can either confuse readers or provide a different and fresh take on a given situation. In this month’s selections we hear from a frustrated teenage girl living in poverty, a ghost unhappy that his former friends are grieving, and activists protesting police brutality.

Defending Your Castle | African American Fiction (And More!)

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Edgy themes weave throughout urban fiction, but when it comes to loyalty to the family, look out. This month’s selections show men willing to torture, kill, and destroy other males who dare lay their hands on their wives and children. But don’t forget the women. They, too, will stand by their man…maybe while holding a […]

Best Books 2013: African American Fiction

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The best African American fiction of 2013.

Ladies with Attitude | African American Fiction (and More)

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The ladies in this month’s selections are feisty, cunning, disrespectful to everyone, and laser beam-focused on fulfilling their self-centered desires.

Trash-Talking Divas in Trouble | The Word on Street Lit

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The ladies in this month’s selections often find themselves in a world of trouble. How do they cope with abusive relationships, backstabbing women, or the legal action involved with trying to get deadbeat dads to pay child support? Out of their mouths come nasty insults and snappy comebacks. You’re jokin’ but you’re not funny. He […]