10 best books like Paradise (Toni Morrison): White Oleander, Breath, Eyes, Memory, This Bitter Earth, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America, Linden Hills, The Complete Stories, The Heart of a Woman, Mother of Pearl, River, Cross My Heart

AuthorJanet Fitch
Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes--each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its...
AuthorEdwidge Danticat
At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's...
AuthorBernice L. McFadden
In This Bitter Earth, Sugar Lacey is on her way out of Bigelow, Arkansas, where she’d come to break with the past. With her worn leopard-print suitcase and her head held high, she walks past the prying eyes of its small-minded, cruel-hearted townsfolk, praying for the strength to keep going. She doesn’t...
AuthorPearl Cleage
Acclaimed Playwright, essayist and columnist Pearl Cleage breaks new ground in African American women's literature--with a debut novel that sings and crackles with life-affirming energy as it moves the reader to laughter and tears.

As a girl growing up in Idlewild, Michigan, Ava Johnson...
AuthorCharisse Jones
Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or...
AuthorGloria Naylor
A world away from Brewster Place, yet intimately connected to it, lies Linden Hills. With its showcase homes, elegant lawns, and other trappings of wealth, Linden Hills is not unlike other affluent black communities. But residence in this community is indisputable evidence of "making it." Although...
AuthorZora Neale Hurston
I was surprised to find I really enjoyed these stories by Hurston. I haven't read anything by her since Their Eyes Were Watching God. These stories were very engaging. For a black activist and feminist, I found her stories very entertaining.

John Redding Goes to Sea was sad.

AuthorMaya Angelou
Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless readers with the first three volumes of her autobiography, one of the most remarkable personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth volume, The Heart of a Woman, her turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the singer-dancer enters...
AuthorMelinda Haynes
Capturing all the rueful irony and racial ambivalence of small-town Mississippi in the late 1950s, Melinda Haynes' celebrated novel is a wholly unforgettable exploration of family, identity, and redemption. Mother of Pearl revolves around twenty-eight-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew...
AuthorBreena Clarke
The acclaimed bestseller--a selection of Oprah's Book Club--that brings vividly to life the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, circa 1925, and a community reeling from a young girl's tragic death.

River, Cross My Heart marks the debut of a wonderfully gifted new storyteller...
AuthorSidney Poitier
In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career.  His body of work is arguable the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Here, Sidney...
AuthorBill Cosby
[Scholastic Readers Level 3]

This easy-to-read story about friendship by comedian and storyteller Bill Cosby is now a Scholastic Reader!
Little Bill and his friends LOVE the TV show Space Explorers. And so when the new Space Explorers video game comes out, they each want a copy.
AuthorDanille K. Taylor-Guthrie
Without apology Nobel Prize author Toni Morrison describes herself as an African-American woman writer. These collected interviews reveal her to be much more. She has shared space in her creative life for her career in publishing, in teaching, and in being a single parent. Writing, however, is one...
AuthorAlice Walker
All your life you have the necessary illusion that you know all there is to know about heartbreak. I hate to be the one to tell you about the heartbreak you will experience after you die...

A family goes to the remote sierras of Mexico - the writer-to--be Susannah; her sister Magdalena; their father...
AuthorGayl Jones
Here is Gayl Jones's classic novel, the tale of blues singer Ursa, consumed by her hatred of the nineteenth-century slave master who fathered both her grandmother and mother.

From the back cover: "History and fiction have yielded little about those black slave women who were mistress and...
AuthorJ. California Cooper
What a book... what a book....

This book was one word... AWESOME. Having been through so much in my life, I need this book right now. Longing for peace of mind, I finally have it. This book though provides you with not only a compilation of stories, but it provides you with morals and life lessons....
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