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Fiction » African American fiction » Historical

The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,110. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
A classic in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a comment on the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 60s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy. Dan Freeman, the "spook who sat by the door," is enlisted in the CIA's elitist espionage program. Upon mastering agency tactics, however, he drops out to train young Chicago blac
Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,760. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century: a city pulsing with an undercurrent of secret power. The source of this power is the voodoo religion, and its queen is Marie Laveau, the notorious voodooienne, worshipped and feared by blacks and whites alike. A mesmerizing combination of history, oral tradition, and storytelling, Voodoo Dreams reimagines the woman behind an enduring American legend.
Dark Requiem (The Darkling Trilogy, Book 3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,730. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Dallas Marshall is beautiful, rich and...relentless. Once she decides she wants to be with Avery nothing will stand in her way. But becoming a powerful vampire who cannot control her hunger threatens to push Avery further out of her reach. And that is not all. Dallas now finds herself up against an ancient evil that seeks to be reborn through her.
One Drop of Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,620. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The accidental drowning of her young son shattered Lisa Griffin’s perfect life. She finds her own breath again as she writes the gripping narrative of slave Sally Hemings’ relationship with her white master and eventual president, Thomas Jefferson. As she gives Sally the voice she never had, Lisa finds her own way to freedom from an oppressive marriage to an older African American surgeon.
Men of Valor, Books 1 - 3 Boxset
Series: Men of Valor. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,020. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015 by Love Africa Press. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In a time when tradition dictated the lives of all, three courageous women will defy conventions and three men of honour will love them regardless.
Sold into Slavery: The Middle Passage, The Story of Adaku Part II
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,130. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Part 2 on the Middle Passage in the series Sold into Slavery, The Story of Adaku promises an inspiring journey that dwells on friendship and love, of hardships and terror, of betrayals and loyalties, all forged amidst the roar of slavery on the harsh Atlantic seas.
Quick Guide: Warriors Don't Cry
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The book primarily describes how the African American students had to face extreme racial discrimination in South.
Sue Monk Kidd - Series Reading Order - with Checklist & Summaries - Complied by Albie Berk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: American English. Published: April 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
SUE MONK KIDD READING LIST WITH SUMMARIES FOR ALL BOOKS = NOVELS AND NON-FICTION CHECKLIST INCLUDES SHORT SUMMARIES ALL SUE MONK KIDD’S WORKS SUE MONK KIDD Fan? Get the most pleasure out of your reading. Don’t miss a single SUE MONK KIDD book and read them all in the best order. Don’t waste your money on a book list that’s out of date or one that doesn’t include story summaries.
The Secret of Morton's End
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,940. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
It's Christmas in the tiny colored town of Poplar Cove, California. Someone murders the town's barber, Mr. Peterson. Three 12-year-old best girl friends, nicknamed the Triplets, believe they know who has done the horrible deed and soon they are searching for possible missing gold and other mysteries near the edge of the forest as it falls over the cliffs leading to the Pacific Ocean.
Jacob's Eyes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,610. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
1860, Jacob, a mulatto slave was freed when his father died. His white half brother Jackson hated him; his blond hair and blue eyes made it easy for him to pass for white. Later, Jacob returned to the plantation to lead other family members to freedom. Murder, assault, thievery and arson were necessary to save his family and the woman he loved, but Jackson only wanted to catch and kill him.
The Night the Stars Fell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,440. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
Someone is murdering the men she loves. Throughout it all, the one thing Catharine "Cat" Taylor can depend on is the friendship of her lifelong companion Lizzie, a plantation slave. Then Lizzie is sold. Now Cat must decide - do nothing, or risk everything to save her friend and to bring a murderer to justice. Either way, the decision may cost Cat her life.
Shadows of St. Louis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,710. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 20th Century
It’s 1917 in East St. Louis, Illinois. The wealthy Goodwin family and their children have been living with a dangerous secret. Suddenly, their 16 year old Negro maid Emma Lynn starts asking questions no one wants to answer. Where did she come from? Where are her parents? Why does she look like a darker version of the Goodwin daughter?
Reunion in Kentucky
Series: Sarah's Journey, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,770. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Sarah’s best friend in Williamsburg, the freed slave Marcus, long ago lost his wife and son to slave traders. He believes they are in Kentucky. Returning to Kentucky to care for her ailing mother,Sarah vows she’ll find Marcus's family. What she doesn’t plan on finding are non-stop Indian raids, extremely harsh living conditions,and a new understanding of what it means to be a child of God.
Whispers in Williamsburg
Series: Sarah's Journey, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,090. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Sarah knows something is going on in Williamsburg besides the war. Her uncle, who is against slavery,just bought three slaves. There are ghostly lights in the empty house on Waller Street. And she keeps hearing the code, "John 3:19," whispered in the streets. She has made a new committment to God, but her old head-strong curiosity leads her into life-threatening danger. Is God still with her?
Railroad to the Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Runaway slave Elijah has been living with the Laird family on a small farm in Maine. The family grieves their soldier son, Billy, who had exacted a promise from Elijah to take his place, to be a big brother to ten-year-old Jamie. Now, Jamie’s ability to heal hinges on his attachment to Elijah. Weaving historical realities into a work of fiction, this is a tale of friendship, loyalty, and love.
Literature Help: The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The story revolves around a very loving African-American family. The family lives in the town of Flint, Michigan. The year is 1963.
Living Half Free
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,470. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
When Zachariah, a naïve mulatto slave, is sold to a Kentucky slave trader, and separated from his ma and sister, he realizes the true meaning of not having rights. Seeking escape, he falls in love with a Cherokee woman, under whose direction he learns to pass as white. But, he must find his voice, and the courage to stand up for his beliefs or else lose everyone he loves forever.
Sold into Slavery: The Story of Adaku, A Black Slave Woman Part I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The Story of Adaku discusses African slavery during the colonial times and highlights one young Igbo woman's plight as she journeys towards a world that means nothing to her.
Steele Secrets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,260. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Mary Steele mysteriously finds herself in an old cemetery down the road from her house in a tiny mountain town, she's not concerned. But when her inquiries into the history of the cemetery and the people buried there begin to draw out the worst in the members of her community,Mary begins to be afraid. Will she be able to recover history while keeping the people she loves safe?

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