If Beale Street could talk : a novel by James Baldwin
Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions-affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.
- Luria Library Main Level - Fiction F B181i 2018
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance.
- Luria Library Main Level - Fiction F H966t 1991
For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf : a choreopoem by Ntozake Shange
A "choreo-poem" reflecting the views of a black American woman about the women of her race.
- Luria Library Lower Level - Non-Fiction 811.54 S528f