Books tagged: racial boundaries

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Freeman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Coming of age
In the small Mississippi Delta town of Double Shovel, whites and blacks have long managed to live together in something near to harmony. But in 1925, one black man, Freeman, dares to step outside Double Shovel’s carefully maintained culture and crosses the wrong man, at a time and place where Freeman is destined to be the loser. That event shakes the foundations of Double Shovel society.
Collective Geinus: The Naming Project
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Black studies (global), Essay » Sociology
What's in a name? What's in a label? Everything. Collective Genius: The Naming Project by Richard A. Willis explores the names and labels used to describe races, and how they influence how people are viewed, particularly in the black community. In the end, the author challenges the reader think about what black people are called, and look toward a new direction of naming and reclamation!
Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race and Identity
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 146,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » North America
In this 20th anniversary edition of the landmark "Black, White, Other" (Morrow, Quill), journalist Lise Funderburg explores the lives of 46 adult children of black/white unions. Her subjects' unflinching honesty, humor, and deep feeling result in a stunning—and enduring—portrait of race in America. New foreword by novelist Mat Johnson and links to updated commentary from original participants.
The Cook's House: A Seeming Tale to a Southron
Price: Free! Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
(5.00)
In the 1950s rural Mississippi Delta, young Albert Sidney McClanahan stands on the cusp of manhood. Yearning for answers to life’s eternal mysteries, he turns to Lucy, his family’s colored cook, for comfort and wisdom. Despite the gulf between them, imposed by race and culture, Albert and Lucy form a bond of love and affection that can never be spoken, only remembered in the fullness of time.
The Harvest of Reason
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,370. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
(4.50)
African American Ph.D. student Maddie Hawkins loves science, but the world of academia is a minefield of sexism, racism and egoism. Blue-eyed graduate student John Pitts is a cocky genius, an individualist and a lady’s man; everything Maddie disapproves of. Yet the heart leads you where reason would forbid, "and when the fire of love is ablaze" it burns "to ashes the harvest of reason."