Favorite Books

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Sula by Toni Morrison

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

A Thirst for Rain by Roslyn Carrington

Seasons of Bento Blackbird by Akosua Busia

Hannibal Pride of Carthage
by David Anthony Durham



Anything by Octavia Butler

                                       A Life for a Life by Earnest Hill





The Audacity of Hope

by Barack Obama

Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

What the Dog Saw

by Malcolm Gladwell

                                                                Graceland by Chris Abani


Corregidora by Gayle Jones

Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime by J. California Cooper

The Complete Stories of Zora Neale Hurston

The Personal Touch by Terrie Williams

Only Twice I Wished for Heaven
by Dawn Turner Trice

Baby of the Family by Tina McElroy Ansa

Disappearing Acts by Terry McMillan

Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall