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African American Literature (General Collections)

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The Library collects contemporary works by African-American authors in all formats and genres, including genre fiction (science fiction, fantasy, detective novels, thrillers, etc.), novels, play scripts, comic books and graphic novels.  Musical recordings, television shows, feature films, and documentaries by and featuring African Americans are also well represented.  Material is purchased from domestic and foreign sources.  Outside of the United States, England, Canada and Caribbean countries are best represented. 

  • The library has a strong collection of contemporary fiction, including works such as N.K. Jemisin's multiple award winning Broken Earth Trilogy.  

  • The Stone Sky
  • Aside from major hits, the Library also collects less known works such as Claudia Rankine's one-act play The White Card.

  • The White Card

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