January 2012

Reading Recommendations · Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 16th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Celebrate his birthday with one of these African American staff picks from the Library's collection.

Adult Fiction: Classics

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston


Toni Morrison

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

The Wedding

Dorothy West

Native Son

Richard Wright

Adult Fiction: General

cover of Twelve Gates to the City

Capital Wives

Rochelle Alers

Money Can't Buy Love

Connie Briscoe

Just Wanna Testify

Pearl Cleage

Silver Sparrow

Tayari Jones

Getting to Happy

Terry McMillan

Mama Ruby

Mary Monroe


Jewell Parker Rhodes

Love, Honor, and Betray

Kimberla Lawson Roby

The Taste of Salt

Martha Southgate

Salvage the Bones

Jesmyn Ward

The Choir Director

Carl Weber

Zone One

Colson Whitehead
Need more suggestions? Contact your local library and a reference librarian will be happy to assist you.