Lists and Suggestions

List: If You Like Toni Morrison

Erdrich, Louise.

The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North D...

McCullers, Carson,

A deaf-mute who has lost his only friend to a hospital for the insane becomes the recipient of the c...

Kincaid, Jamaica.

For use in schools and libraries only. The theme of lost childhood remains constant in this short fi...

Jones, Edward P.

The nation's capital that serves as the setting for the stories in Edward P. Jones's prize...

Gaines, Ernest J.,

A textbook reader for young adults features "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" by Er...

Faulkner, William,

"I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remem...

Danticat, Edwidge,

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Cooper, J. California.

Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. California Cooper has an uncanny ability t...

Bambara, Toni Cade.

Those Bones Are Not My Child is a staggering achievement, a major work of American fiction: the nove...

Baldwin, James,

Describes a day in the life of several members of a Harlem fundamentalist church. The saga of three ...

Amado, Jorge,

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Allison, Dorothy.

Bone, an illegitimate child in a family of social outcasts, sees her mother's happiness with he...

Alexie, Sherman,

Offers a fictional portrait of the characters, language, traditions, and daily life of those living ...

Angelou, Maya.

Author's memoir of growing up black in the 1930's and 1940's....

Walker, Alice,

Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this is the story of two sisters--one a missionary in...

Hurston, Zora Neale.

Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl ...

Naylor, Gloria.

The women of Brewster Place are "hard-edged, soft-centered, brutally demanding, and easily plea...

Whitehead, Colson,

In this deeply affectionate and fiercely funny coming-of-age novel, Whitehead--using the perpetual m...