Books tagged: black history

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Steering to Freedom
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 103,980. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017 by Penmore Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
In May 1862, Robert Smalls, a slave and ship’s pilot in Charleston, South Carolina, crafts a daring plan to steal the steamship Planter and deliver it, along with, the crew and their families to the Union blockade, After risking his life to escape slavery, Robert faces an even more difficult challenge: convincing Abraham Lincoln to enlist black troops.
The Malcolm X Story Retold: In Search of the Blessed Community
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This small book is a poetic retelling of the Malcolm X story, in which his life is reframed as a spiritual quest. The book provides a contrast to almost fifty years of writings that focus primarily on unraveling the complexities of his political beliefs and sorting out the details of his intense life and his tragic death by assassination.
The Other Two-Fifths
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,570. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » African American fiction » General
The Other Two-Fifths, a historic novel detailing the fight for racial equality and its human toll on black Americans, follows the turbulent lives of the Carter, Amos, Oliver, Sturgis, and LeBlanc families through two centuries in their struggle for civil rights.
The Picker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,120. Language: American English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Lincoln Barker, the fastest picker of cotton in the Deep South, escapes from his new master and vows never to work for free again. He begins a journey to Ohio, to seek freedom and a new life, leaving a trail his relentless owner is determined to follow. But the Picker faces formidable challenges when he ends up In Maryland and lands in the hands of his angry master. It's do or die!
Legends of Soul - Ray Charles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B
Ray Charles is recognized as being the inventor of Soul music. Soul is basically the combination of Gospel and Jazz. Ray Charles did it best and he did it first. Blind from a very young age, he went on to make his mark in the entertainment world and was given the nickname of "genius". Ray was in the first class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Brother Booker Ashe - It's Amazing What The Lord Can Do
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,860. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » American
A biography of America's premier Black monk, aka Milwaukee's Ghetto Friar Tuck. Brother Booker Ashe was many things to many people. A famous clergyman, a civil rights leader, an inner city icon, a national black celebrity, a civic cornerstone, a chef, a theatrical buff, and a brother to all. Talented, charismatic, dynamic & multifaceted - everyone who met the man has a different story to tell.
Before I Black Pt. 3-Caged Bird A Singin'
Series: Before I Black. Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
This is definitely a story from the other side of the gun. When people think of injustice, the disenfranchised, and often trivialized voices of minority victims, it is usually from behind a protective glass so to speak, so as to not step too close to the dangers. Here I've attempted to weave together a vivid picture of social injustice for any and all that dare to get close. Thank you for reading!
Before I Black Pt. 2 - Malcolm's X
Series: Before I Black. Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
This is definitely a story from the other side of the gun. When people think of injustice, the disenfranchised, and often trivialized voices of minority victims, it is usually from behind a protective glass so to speak, so as to not step too close to the dangers. Here I've attempted to weave together a vivid picture of social injustice for any and all that dare to get close. Thank you for reading
Grandma's Bones
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Grandma's Bones is an inspirational guidebook created to help bring out the best in you.
Empress Melanina
You set the price! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General
A story of a young gifted Egyption Empress who uses her powers to help the people and animals of the empire.