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ENG 207 African American Literature (Prof. Claytor): Library Resources

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This list includes some of the novels by African American authors that are available in the Library's eBook collection.

A. Breeze Harper. Scars : a Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England. Brill, 2014. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Brandon Taylor. Real Life : a Novel. Riverhead Books, 2020. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Brit Bennett. The Vanishing Half : a Novel. Riverhead Books, 2020. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Charles Colcock Jones Jr. Gullah Folktales from the Georgia Coast. U of Georgia P, 2000. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Colson Whitehead. The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) : a Novel. Vols. First edition, Anchor, 2019. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Deesha Philyaw. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. West Virginia UP, 2020. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Duffy, Damian, et al. Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation. Abrams ComicArts, 2017. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

James McBride. Deacon King Kong : a Novel. Riverhead Books, 2020. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Jennifer Morales. Meet Me Halfway : Milwaukee Stories. U of Wisconsin P, 2015. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Jina Ortiz, and Rochelle Spencer. All about Skin : Short Fiction by Women of Color. U of Wisconsin P, 2014. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Nella Larsen. Passing. Restless Books, 2018. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Octavia E. Butler. Kindred. Beacon Press, 2003. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

---. Parable of the Sower. Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy, 2012. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man. Vols. 2nd Vintage International ed, Vintage, 1995. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Rudolph Fisher, and John McCluskey. The City of Refuge [New and Expanded Edition] : the Collected Stories of Rudolph Fisher. Vols. New and expanded ed, U of Missouri, 2008. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

Ted Poston, and Kathleen A. Hauke. The Dark Side of Hopkinsville. U of Georgia P, 1991. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

This section contains selected resources on African American folklore from the CCAC Library.

Selected articles and eBooks on the Harlem Renaissance

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