Black Classics Book Group: Previous Selections

All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17 for a staff development event. We will reopen for regular hours Thursday, December 18.

June 2014 Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to be Black Now by Touré.

April 2014 Thrall: Poems by Natasha Trethewey.

February 2014 Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor edited by Paul Beatty.

December 2013 Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem by Bell Hooks.

October 2013 The Good House by Tananarive Due.

August 2013 Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver.

June 2013 The Future Has a Past by J. California Cooper.

April 2013 And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou.

February 2013 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

December 2012 Seven Guitars by August Wilson.

October 2012 The Piano Lesson by August Wilson.

August 2012 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson.

June 2012 Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson.

April 2012 Selected Poems by Rita Dove.

February 2012 Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson.

December 2011 Passing by Nella Larsen.

October 2011 The Best of Simple by Langston Hughes.

August 2011 Tumbling by Diane McKinney-Whetstone.

June 2011 The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano.

April 2011 Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks.

February 2011 Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man by Henry L. Gates.