Connections in Community: African American Authors and the Reading Public Heather Martin February 6, 2007
Connections in Community <ul><li>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  (1970) </li></ul><ul><li>by Maya Angelou </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>“Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>“Harlem” by Langston Hughes </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>Jackson, Richard. “The Shared Vision of Langston Hughes and Black Hispanic Writers.” Blac...
Connections in Community <ul><li>The Big Sea  (1940) </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Langston Hughes </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>The Color Purple (1982)  </li></ul><ul><li>by Alice Walker </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>Funnyhouse of a Negro  (1964)  </li></ul><ul><li>by Adrienne Kennedy </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>A Raisin in the Sun  (1959) </li></ul><ul><li>by Lorraine Hansberry </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>Kindred (1979)  </li></ul><ul><li>by Octavia Butler </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>John Henry Days  (2001)  </li></ul><ul><li>by Colson Whitehead </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>Nappy Hair  (1997)  </li></ul><ul><li>by Carolivia Herron </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>The First Part Last  (2003)  </li></ul><ul><li>by Angela Johnson </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>“Catalog novels” </li></ul><ul><li>Urban/Hip Hop Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Comics/Graphic...
Connections in Community <ul><li>Boondocks   </li></ul><ul><li>by Aaron McGruder </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>Nat Turner   </li></ul><ul><li>by Kyle Baker </li></ul>
Connections in Community <ul><li>Now it’s your turn . . .  </li></ul>
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Presented by Heather Martin, MLIS, MA, at the African American Studies Program book fair for Black History Month (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

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  1. 1. Connections in Community: African American Authors and the Reading Public Heather Martin February 6, 2007
  2. 2. Connections in Community <ul><li>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970) </li></ul><ul><li>by Maya Angelou </li></ul>
  3. 3. Connections in Community <ul><li>“Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar </li></ul>
  4. 4. Connections in Community <ul><li>“Harlem” by Langston Hughes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Connections in Community <ul><li>Jackson, Richard. “The Shared Vision of Langston Hughes and Black Hispanic Writers.” Black American Literature Forum (Autumn 1981): 89-92. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Connections in Community <ul><li>The Big Sea (1940) </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Langston Hughes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Connections in Community <ul><li>The Color Purple (1982) </li></ul><ul><li>by Alice Walker </li></ul>
  8. 8. Connections in Community <ul><li>Funnyhouse of a Negro (1964) </li></ul><ul><li>by Adrienne Kennedy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Connections in Community <ul><li>A Raisin in the Sun (1959) </li></ul><ul><li>by Lorraine Hansberry </li></ul>
  10. 10. Connections in Community <ul><li>Kindred (1979) </li></ul><ul><li>by Octavia Butler </li></ul>
  11. 11. Connections in Community <ul><li>John Henry Days (2001) </li></ul><ul><li>by Colson Whitehead </li></ul>
  12. 12. Connections in Community <ul><li>Nappy Hair (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>by Carolivia Herron </li></ul>
  13. 13. Connections in Community <ul><li>The First Part Last (2003) </li></ul><ul><li>by Angela Johnson </li></ul>
  14. 14. Connections in Community <ul><li>“Catalog novels” </li></ul><ul><li>Urban/Hip Hop Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Comics/Graphic novels </li></ul>
  15. 15. Connections in Community <ul><li>Boondocks </li></ul><ul><li>by Aaron McGruder </li></ul>
  16. 16. Connections in Community <ul><li>Nat Turner </li></ul><ul><li>by Kyle Baker </li></ul>
  17. 17. Connections in Community <ul><li>Now it’s your turn . . . </li></ul>

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