Urban Fiction


Date, Location

Street Lit Discussion Group

This popular street lit discussion group meets monthly at the Powell Branch Library to talk about current and popular titles in contemporary urban fiction.

Pick up a copy of the current title at Powell Branch Library. Refreshments.

Current Titles: Spring 2014

Fly Betty - May 27, 2014 by Treasure BlueFly Betty - May 27, 2014  
Blue, Treasure
Harlem-bred literary giant Treasure Blue serves up Fly Betty, the third installment in the acclaimed Harlem Girl Lost series. In the multibillion-dollar entertainment industry, there is a secret society of women that few are privy to. These women all vie for one thing: the opportunity to live a lavish lifestyle by snagging a famous young millionaire. Betty Blaise, or Fly Betty to those who truly know her, was not in it to be a wife or even the baby momma of a wealthy public figure-she had her sights set much higher. While most of these women use sex as their weapon of choice, Betty, a senior majoring in psychology, has developed a weapon much more powerful. Up to now Betty has lived her life according to her own strict rules and standards, refusing to compromise for anyone, even if it means shielding herself from true love. But when she encounters a man she would never have anticipated falling for, these rules are put to the test. And when the tools she used so effectively against wealthy men begin to turn against her, deadly consequences are sure to follow.
Child Support - June 24, 2014 by Amour Child Support - June 24, 2014  
The state of Illinois is trying to label Angel as a serial killer, but will her previous diagnosis of mental illness save Angel from living the remainder of her life in a cramped prison cell? In Angel's eyes, whether she wins or loses the case, she's still going to come out on top. Readers will be gripped as they try to work out what's real and what's a product of Angel's twisted mind.