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Our Senior Writer is Dorothy L. Ferebee, author of How To Create Your Own African American Library...
"Dorothy Ferebee's 'How to Create Your Own African American Library' is one of the most compelling books I have come across in recent years.
Not only does it cover some of the best black books to read, but it gives solid and practical instruction on how to build a library to strengthen literacy while enhancing the lives of black Americans.
With wit, eloquence and sparkling intelligence, Ferebee wisely guides us through the literary waters that have bathed black identity and culture. A true gem of black artistic imagination."
Michael Eric Dyson, University of Pennsylvania, author of The Michael Eric Dyson Reader.
“Dorothy Ferebee has done the hard work of amassing and categorizing an impressive body of African American works, historical and contemporary, fiction and nonfiction, and made them easy to navigate for the reader and collector. Thank goodness someone’s organized this at last.”
“Reading is knowledge and knowledge is power.”
–Dorothy L. Ferebee
How To Create Your Own African American Library
Here is the first book ever written to help African Americans build a home library that celebrates the diversity of their culture and heritage. How to Create Your Own African American Library truly does unlock the door to knowledge and power.
With warm and expert commentary, experienced book reviewer and avid reader Dorothy L. Ferebee reviews and recommends books that will help you to build your own home library. Inside you’ll discover:
Nonfiction: From autobiography to history, including Resistance and Rebellion Against Slavery and the Civil Rights Movement.
Fiction: Literature that explores the many facets of the African American life.
Culture and Anthropology: Books that will open doors to new insights on the African American experience.
Children’s books: From picture books to teenage fiction–books that empower children and make them proud of who they are.
Health: Guides that teach you how to take the very best care of yourself, with attention to health issues that affect African Americans.
Plus books on Travel, Music, Poetry, and Special Collections!
Here’s all you need to know to create a mini-university in your own home, one that is open every day to support the highest aspirations of yourself, your children, and their children.