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Alphonsia's Cauling By Tracie Loveless Hill
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A product of rape, Alphonsia was born in 1923 to a teenage mother, Emmy and raised by her over protective grandmother, Grace in the piney woods of Mississippi. Alphonsia’s father was a good... More > looking man of mixed-raced—a product of rape himself—who left the county as soon as he learned of Emmy’s pregnancy. No longer the apple of her mother’s eye, Emmy leaves her young daughter with her mother to try and make a better life for herself in Chicago. But after much heartache and tragedy, Emmy finds that the golden streets of the north that she’d heard so much about do not offer what she had dreamed. After Grace’s death, Alphonsia has to leave the only home she’s ever known to move to Chicago and in so doing, she also sets out to search for her purpose in life. She was born with a special gift and after coming full circle, Alphonsia finally realizes her calling.< Less
The Chronicles of Neffie By A.L. Gibson
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The Chronicles of Neffie is the first of six novel series centered around Neffie, a fifteen year old slave girl growing up in the Deep South. Loosely based on true life events, Neffie takes readers... More > on a tumultuous journey as she navigates her day to day life as a slave in Colbert County, Alabama. Told from the perspective of a fifteen year old slave girl, Neffie’s experiences are heart-wrenching and emotionally charged. The Chronicles of Neffie is a harrowing account full of twists and turns that will have readers anxiously waiting to see what will happen next. What will come of Neffie? Only time will tell. This is only the beginning. Let the journey begin.< Less
THE ANKH CHRONICLES VOL 1 INCEPTION By Chada G. Riley
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In a time when the World was New. When land was infinite and untouched. Beings intertwined with the Powers of the Elements and Life was guided by the constellations. Where rules were engraved in... More > stone and destinies were determined before lived. Powers were developed and shaped due to the beings psyche and what they took in from their ancestors. Their Powers were vast and across all skills. They were beyond perfect beings, they had a light within that couldn’t be extinguished. These are the stories of those beings…< Less
Blackbird Rising By Gary Earl Ross
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At the dawn of the 20th Century, the first city lit by electricity—Buffalo, New York—hosts a dazzling World’s Fair to showcase America’s march into the future. Unknown to... More > organizers, the bold grandsons of a runaway slave plan to conquer the sky during a fateful presidential visit. They intend to show the world that nothing is more powerful than mankind’s oldest dreams—flight and freedom—meeting imagination in an age of possibility.< Less
Silent Tears By Rita Michaels
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Precy Bee was only five years old when the civil war that devastated her country and claimed the lives of over two hundred and fifty thousand people ended. The Liberians sighed with relief and began... More > to piece their economy together, but not for long. While Precy and her family humbly live their low standard lifestyle, Ebola slowly creeps into her country and deals them a fatal blow, shaking the very foundation of her family. Once again, her people are dying as they fight a different war against a fatal Virus more lethal than AIDS, and Precy doubts the possibility of her precious family surviving this invisible war.< Less
Yellow Crocus - Summarized for Busy People: Based On the Book By Laila Ibrahim By Goldmine Reads
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A few moments after birth, Lisbeth is taken from the arms of her mother and immediately handed to those of a black wet nurse named Mattie. Mattie is a slave, and upon the orders of her master, she is... More > forced to leave her own child and care for another. Lisbeth and Mattie then form an unlikely bond that grows only stronger through the years. Lisbeth comes to know a life of privilege and affluence, but neither is enough to ease away the loneliness brought by the company of her subservient mother and indifferent father. Over time, Mattie becomes more like family to her than her own flesh and blood. Their hearts grow even closer—their bond even stronger—with every visit to the quarters of the slaves as well as their warm, welcoming community. Laila Ibrahim's Yellow Crocus is a story set in the turbulent mid-1850s—a period when tensions are high and the country is at the brink of change. It tells of the bond between two women from opposite worlds—a love that is undimmed by time, unbound by race.< Less
Yellow Crocus - Summarized for Busy People: Based On the Book By Laila Ibrahim By Goldmine Reads
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A few moments after birth, Lisbeth is taken from the arms of her mother and immediately handed to those of a black wet nurse named Mattie. Mattie is a slave, and upon the orders of her master, she is... More > forced to leave her own child and care for another. Lisbeth and Mattie then form an unlikely bond that grows only stronger through the years. Lisbeth comes to know a life of privilege and affluence, but neither is enough to ease away the loneliness brought by the company of her subservient mother and indifferent father. Over time, Mattie becomes more like family to her than her own flesh and blood. Their hearts grow even closer—their bond even stronger—with every visit to the quarters of the slaves as well as their warm, welcoming community. Laila Ibrahim's Yellow Crocus is a story set in the turbulent mid-1850s—a period when tensions are high and the country is at the brink of change. It tells of the bond between two women from opposite worlds—a love that is undimmed by time, unbound by race.< Less
Odyssey of the Lion-heart: Captivating Action Adventure Novel By O'jay Dimbuh
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Bold, brave, golden-hearted and endearingly steadfast, Chidebem repeatedly defied the odds as he wound through a most extraordinary life, growing to become one of the greatest men to live, southeast... More > of the Niger River. From the stunning rescue of two adolescent slave captives, to a passionate love affair with a sensually beautiful Irish widow at nineteen. From the breathtaking spectacle of his virtually barehanded lion-kill, to his great wealth, fame, and women. From the clever and dangerous rescue of Royal Niger Company men facing near-certain death at the fearsome clan of Okija, to an ingenious intervention to prevent a massacre of his people as the British marched in… Then came the crunch. First, he faced the dilemma of a 'sacrilegious' birth of twins by the love of his life, then the political shenanigans of agents of the great British Empire. Will he tremble in the face of these daunting problems, or will he follow his conscience, and take the boldest and most daring steps in his colorful life?< Less
Reasonable Joy By Lauren Sanders-Jones
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Found on her biological father's doorstep in Raleigh, NC the morning after her birth in 1899, Rainey Clark grows up in a loving household. After her parents' deaths, Rainey moves to Washington, DC... More > with her late father's wealthy and outspoken sister, a speakeasy owner. She meets William "Step" Herndon, who is soon her ideal love match, or so she thinks. They marry, or so she thinks, she becomes pregnant, and their marriage falls apart when Step's sordid true nature is revealed to her. After her son is born, and her husband dies under mysterious circumstances, Rainey returns to Raleigh, and later marries Attorney William Davis, who adopts her son. They have two daughters, and their life is idyllic compared to many Southern blacks. Rainey and her family are devastated by a life-altering event in 1960. Will she survive this time of hideous misery? Will her deepest secrets be revealed before she can resume some semblance of her former life? Rainey is a woman who survives, thrives, and endures!< Less
Trafficked By Rita Michaels
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Anna is from a poor home. It's only a matter of time before she loses her sick younger sister to a deadly illness. Without money for constant medical care, she would die. Anna seizes an opportunity... More > to travel abroad, but she is in for a surprise when she finds herself among trafficked teenagers heading to Italy. Caged in a web of human trafficking, she must either choose to flee from her nightmare, or stay and prevent her sister from dying.< Less

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