Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The 10 Best Black Books of 2013

                                    The 10 Best Black Books of 2013 (Non-Fiction)
                                    by Kam Williams

1.          (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race
            Edited by Yaba Blay, Ph.D. with photography by Noelle Theard

2.         Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s       Universities
            by Craig Steven Wilder

3.         David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
            By Malcolm Gladwell

4.         The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
            by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Dr. Donald Yacovone 

5.         Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine
            by Adrian Miller 

6.         This Is the Day: The March on Washington
            Photos by Leonard Freed

7.         No Place for Race: Why We Need to Address Economic and Social  
            Factors That Are Crushing Us Every Day
            by Rodney L. Demery  

8.         The Speech: The Story behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream
            by Gary Younge 

9.         High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges
            Everything You Know about Drugs and Society
            by Dr. Carl Hart 


10.       The Motherhood Diaries: A Humorous Look at Motherhood in the New Millennium
            by ReShonda Tate Billingsley 


Honorable Mention

If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success
by Chef Jeff Henderson

Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair
by Nikki Walton with Ernessa T. Carter

Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
by Barbara Ransby

Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire
by Andrea Stuart

Men We Reaped
by Jesmyn Ward

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America
by Kiese Laymon

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
by Stanley Crouch

Harlem Nocturne
by Farah Jasmine Griffin

Life upon These Shores
by Henry Louis Gates

Jim Crow Wisdom
by Jonathan Scott Holloway

Boomerangs to Arrows
by Sharon Norris Elliott

Self-Inflicted Wounds
by Aisha Tyler

The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership
by Reverend Al Sharpton 

A Matter of Life or Death: Why Black Men Must Save Black Boys in America’s Public Schools
Edited by Dr. Michael W. Nellums and Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. 

Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush
by Eric Draper

Guiou: The Other Blacks
by Gloria J. Arnold

The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires
by Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D.

Raising the Bar  
by Gabrielle Douglas

Harlem Street Portraits
by Harvey Stein

The Lace Wig Bible: How to Style, Care & Maintain Lace Wigs
by Morgan R. Gantt 

Where Did Our Love Go? Love and Relationships in the African-American Community
Edited by Gil L. Robertson, IV

Shattered Mirrors: Broken in Plain Sight
by Karl Allen Griggs

PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life
by Dr. Elaine Richardson 

240 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap
by M. Donnell Tenner, M.Ed.

Journey to the Woman I've Come to Love:
Affirmations from Women Who Have Fallen in Love with Themselves
by Miki Turner

God's Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens
by Reverend Romal Tune

Soul Recovery: 12 Keys to Healing Addiction
by Ester Nicholson

My Guide to Love & Romance
by Mama Jones

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