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Featured: Black Interest

What Is Hip-Hop?

A beautifully illustrated children’s history of hip-hop, from a progressive/idealistic perspective.

Bandits & Bibles: Convict Literature in Nineteenth-Century America

What was life like for the gangs of New York and others thrown into the nineteenth-century slammer?

Caribbean Debuts Digit

The free Caribbean Debuts Digit features excerpts from four great debut works of fiction in our catalog: Drifting by Katia D. Ulysse, The Night of the Rambler by Montague Kobbé, The Roving Tree by Elsie Augustave (Haiti), and John Crow’s Devil by Marlon James.

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Upcoming Events

Katia D. Ulysse — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/23/18, 2:00pm

Katia D. Ulysse (Mouths Don’t Speak) will appear on a panel entitled “Fiction: International Stories, Shared Humanities,” alongside Adrienne Benson (The Brightest Sun) and Annabelle Kim (Tiger Pelt), discussing international disasters, resilience, and the heartbreaking impact on interwoven lives. The event will take place in Central JMRL Library.

Bernice L. McFadden — 2018 National Black Writers Conference, Brooklyn, NY

3/24/18, 4:00pm

Join Bernice L. McFadden (The Book of Harlan) for the “Featured Author Conversation” with Donna Hill at the 2018 National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College.

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