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Quick Guide: Sonny's Blues
Series: Quick Guides to Novels and Plays · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
It is one of the earliest works of James Baldwin. The story has remained highly popular with academic circles and educational institutions. It is a favorite of college anthologists. It is said to be one of the most widely read short stories.
Wander.Stop
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Nikki True. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Where do you go when there is nowhere else to go? In this coming of age story Benny, a 16-year-old dope boy from Oklahoma City is ready to change his life around. But as soon as he tries to leave his former life behind an unforeseen accident plus a chance encounter with a young prostitute has him at facing a tough decision to either commit to change or fall back into old habits.
Ready Reference Treatise: Tell Me a Riddle
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Through this book, the author seems to be very clearly providing a voice to the voiceless. She also shows marginalized stereotypes as complex individuals.
Teammates
Price: Free! Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Teammates is the story of two childhood friends who end up on very different paths, one to stardom, the other to infamy. Set in the author’s old high school and the neighbourhood where he grew up, it is an emotional and all-too familiar tale about the temptations of the inner city and the efforts of young men to both defy stereotypes, and to live up to them... by any means necessary.
Behind Closed Doors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Life is full of woe. But when it comes to Ramona it seems like fate has dealt her very bad hand. Pitfall after pitfall Ramona can barely stay afloat. Join Ramona as she fights for not only her life but her sanity. Will she land on her feet? Or will she succumb to her circumstances like her enemies intended.
Ready Reference Treatise: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Series: Ready Reference Treatises · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,320. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The story revolves around John Singer who can neither speak nor listen. The novel details his life and the people he comes across in a 1930s mill town in the state of Georgia, in the United States.
Literature Help: The Contender
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The story of the novel revolves around Alfred Brooks, a seventeen years old black boy. Alfred happens to be a school dropout. He lives with his Aunt Pearl and her three daughters in Harlem, New York City.
Chogan Finds His Mate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Chogan is a man who enjoyed his freedom until while in bear from got caught in a trap on Kimi's property. Kimi who only just came back to her family home was surprised to find a naked man in her blackberry patch. They weren't prepared for what happens in their life next.
Literature Help: Seize the Day
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The book was written in 1950s which was a kind of formative period during which the middle class in the United States was being created.
Unbreakable Bonds Part 1: Introduction to
Price: Free! Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
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When eighteen year old Torian Brooks left her small town to join the Air Force, she'd only hoped to escape the dark shadowing clouds of her mother’s damning prophecy and her father’s criminal legacy. On her journey, she found herself aligned with three other girls, Kimberly Christie, Raquel Richard, and Sabrena Benton, all fresh winged themselves navigating the same blue skies. As their journey
"Native Son" Summarized and Analyzed
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Gudes: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
“Native Son” by Richard Wright was first published in 1940. It was originally the title of Nelson Algren’s first novel, “Somebody in Boots.” The story of that novel was based on a piece of doggerel about the first Texan.
Belly of the Beast
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014 by Mack Trimble. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
According to the author, Knowledge, prison has three classes of occupants: regular inmates, convicts and the elite few. And the latter are the ones that are the shakers and movers that make things happen. This first story, that is now within your hand, is one that is within the “good” category. And the principal character is one of the “elite few.”
The Once and Future Thug
Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short story about a teen and how he became the leader of his gang.
Almost Doesn't Count
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Claire Aldin Publications, LLC. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Doris refuses to allow the hard work that she has done in turning a young man's life around go to waste. With fierce determination, Doris assumes the responsibility for ensuring that Lorenzo’s infant son, Zelman, does not succumb to the pressures of urban life. Doris becomes adamant that giving up is no longer an option and almost doesn’t count.
Why I Started Smokin' Cigarettes (or what happened th' night Daddy went to Hooter's to git some chicken wings)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Shaniqua Jones smokes like the proverbial smokestack, and was asked by a friend when and why she began smoking. This is her explanation.
Literature Companion: Monster
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 101 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 286. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
It is said that Dean Myers had a very troubled young age. Even as a young man, he struggled with his speech and it hindered him from expressing himself openly and completely.
Keep Your Friends Close (A Makaveli’s Prince Novella)
Series: Makaveli's Prince, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,730. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After parting ways with his crew, who want him to do one last job, and falling for his girlfriend’s sister, Cameron Hicks is in for a difficult summer.
E'steem: The Beast From The Bowels
Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Bad Girl Gone Good! Good Girl throws down! After a desperate D’lilah is defeated by E’steem for fourth time, Lucifer recruits Umbuttra, the She-Beast from the Bowels of Hell to eliminate E’steem once and for all. But if the brutal beast kills E’steem in battle, Lucifer promises to give her D’lilah’s position as the second most powerful she-demon in all Hell.
Honey 14: Queens Of Valon
Price: Free! Words: 13,330. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Black Honey 14: Queens Of Valon is the mesmerizing tale of a time traveler sent back a thousand years to study his ancestors as they prepare for the alien threat that is heading their way. Trapped in a host body, Atreides can only do and say what the host body says and does. But something is wrong, because nobody in that time period is even aware of the threat. Can Atreides warn them in time?
Literature Help: Bastard Out of Carolina
Series: A Quick Guide, Book 71 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 250. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
It is a semi-autobiographical novel. The story is set in the author’s hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright is the narrator of the story. The story revolves around the central character and narrator, Bone, beginning with a conflict between Bone and Glen, her mother’s husband.