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Beloved : a novel [Vintage International]by Morrison, Toni 

Paperback(Vintage International, 2004)

BTSB #: 659893 Available

Dewey: FAges: 15-18   
AR: 6 UG

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: African American women - Fiction Women slaves - Fiction Infanticide - Fiction Ohio - Fiction

Summary: Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

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Kindred [Black Women Writers Series]by Butler, Octavia E. 

Paperback(Beacon Press, 2003)

BTSB #: 178377 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
Lexile: 580

Subjects: African American women - Fiction Time travel - Fiction Slavery - Fiction Slaves - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction Southern States - Fiction

Summary: Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end.

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Passing [Modern Library Torchbearers]by Larsen, Nella 

Paperback(The Modern Library, 2019)

BTSB #: 543583 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
AR: 5.7 UG Lexile: 810 HL

Subjects: African American women - Fiction Racially mixed people - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Impostors and imposture - Fiction Human skin color - Fiction New York (N.Y.) - Fiction

Summary: Irene Redfield is living an affluent life with her husband and children in the thriving African American enclave of Harlem in the 1920s. That is, until she runs into her childhood friend, Clare Kendry. Since they last saw each other, Clare, who is similarly light-skinned, has been "passing" for a white woman, married to a racist man who does not know about his wife's real identity, which she has chosen to hide from the rest of the world. Irene is both fascinated and repulsed by Clare's secret.

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