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1,401 works / 410 ebooks Search for books with subject African American authors.

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  • Black boy by Wright, Richard
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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
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    Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar
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    God's trombones by James Weldon Johnson
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    Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers
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    The Book of American Negro Poetry by James Weldon Johnson
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    Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas by Maya Angelou
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    The heart of a woman by Maya Angelou
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    Render Me My Song by Sandi Russell
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    Spin a Soft Black Song by Nikki Giovanni
    Gather together in my name by Maya Angelou
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    Brothers and keepers by John Edgar Wideman
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Prolific Authors

who have written the most books on this subject
Langston Hughes, 14 books
Maya Angelou, 12 books
Nikki Giovanni, 11 books
Houston A. Baker, 7 books
Henry Louis Gates, 6 books
William D. Watley, 6 books
Paul Laurence Dunbar, 5 books
John Edgar Wideman, 5 books
Donna Rand, 5 books
Arna Wendell Bontemps, 5 books
Alice Walker, 5 books
Wright, Richard, 5 books
Alma Murray, 5 books
James Weldon Johnson, 5 books
Bernard W. Bell, 4 books
Addison Gayle, 4 books
Wagner, Jean, 4 books
bell hooks, 4 books
Arnold Adoff, 4 books
Trudier Harris-Lopez, 4 books
Miller, Ruth, 3 books
William L. Andrews, 3 books
Mélina Mangal, 3 books
Amy Sickels, 3 books
Carlyle Van Thompson, 3 books


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