For Further Reading
A story about storytellers: a boy called Sarge and his grandmother, Ruth, whose farm he visits in the wake of his parents' separation. On the farm is an old slave cemetery that Ruth tends as a beautiful flower garden. In that garden is a mysterious tombstone. A wonderful first novel about race and the historical impact it has on a small boy.
East Wind: West Wind
by Pearl S. Buck
Trespassing Hearts (large type)
by Julie Ellis
by Ingrid Hill
The story of a little girl who falls down an abandoned
mineshaft is layered with tales of her ancestors in China,
Finland and Michigan.
A Parchment of Leaves
by Silas House
A poignant, evocative look at the turmoil that plagues a
rural Kentucky family during WWI, which begins when Saul
Sullivan takes a shine to a mysterious, beautiful Cherokee
woman named Vine.
The love wife
by Gish Jen
A meddlesome Chinese-American mother bequeaths a
Chinese nanny to her ambivalent son and his big blonde
wife in this darkly comic fairy tale about cultural assimilation,
biological destiny and domestic warfare.
Close to the Bone
by Jake Lamar
An interracial tragicomedy set during the O.J. Simpson trial
about a highly appealing band of brothers grappling with
questions about race and identity, intimacy and
In the fall
by Jeffrey Lent
This heartrending story spanning three generations of an
American family, from the end of the Civil War to the
Great Depression, begins with an interracial marriage
between a Vermont soldier and a runaway slave girl.
by Henry Luk
Beth O'Connor comes to Hong Kong as the wife of
Michael Chang, the heir apparent to the crumbling Chang
family empire. When the patriarch suffers a stroke,
Michael eyes the throne, leaving Beth to attempt to hold
the family and the empire together.
The Time of Our Singing
A family saga that probes generational conflicts, sibling rivalries and racial identity. The book follows the mixed-race Strom family through much of the 20th century, from 1939 when German-Jewish physicist David Strom meets Delia Daley, a black, classically trained singer from Philadelphia through the 1990s.
This powerful debut novel is the story of Jacinta Moses, the child of a passionate and courageous love. Her father, Simon Moses, is a black African writer; her mother, Louise, is a white British actress. Together the family carves out a vibrant life in South London filled with people drawn to Simon's powerful stories of the Africa he left behind.
by Dori Sanders
Clover, a black 10-year-old wise beyond her years, learns to
deal with death, dying, and racial relationships when her
beloved father is killed in an automobile accident shortly
after marrying Sara Kate, a white woman.
by Danzy Senna
Sisters Birdie and Cole create their own secret language--Elemeno--to ward off the growing tension between their
black father and their white mother, intellectuals and
activists in the civil rights movement in 1970s Boston.
Back to Life
by Wendy Coakley-Thompson
A black man and a white woman meet the same day a
black teenager is killed in Brooklyn by an Italian mob.
Eventually they are able to surmount the rage, hurt, and
fear left by their respective divorces and learn to love again.
Don’t the moon look lonesome
by Stanley Crouch
Carla, a white singer from South Dakota, and Maxwell, a
black saxophone player of some renown, have been
together for five years, but the pressures of race, art,
success, and family threatens their future.
Milk in My Coffee
by Eric Jerome Dickey
When his relationship with his girlfriend goes on the rocks,
a young African-American professional living in New York
finds himself reluctantly crossing the color barrier to date a
white artist--and confronting long-hidden issues with
friends and family who disagree with his choice.
Letters from an Age of Reason
by Nora Hague
The daughter of a prominent New York family and the
servant of a wealthy slaveholder fall in love against the
mores of Victorian society and the boundaries of sexual
convention in this sumptuous historical romance.
Meeting of the waters
by Kim McLarin
Set during one of America’s most explosive racial crises,
this powerful, bittersweet look at interracial love probes
divided allegiances, split loyalties, and the pain of
confronting one’s own prejudice.
Renee and Jay
by J.J. Murray
The snow is coming down like crazy, and Renee Howard
is dreaming of a white... man. He is Giovanni Anthony
Luchesi, the finest man this side of the Blue
Ridge Mountains, and her might just turn out to be
Pushkin and the Queen of Spades
by Alice Randall
Windsor Armstrong, African American professor of
Russian literature, attended college as an unwed mother,
having been raped just before her first semester. She
names her son Pushkin X after the Russian poet
and Malcolm X.
by Lillian Eugenia Smith
When it was first published in 1944, this novel about the
relationship between white Tracy Deen and black Nonnie
Anderson sparked immediate controversy and became a
huge bestseller. It captured with devastating accuracy the
deep-seated racial conflicts of a tightly knit southern town.
The book is as engrossing and incendiary now as the day it
by Michelle Stimpson
A successful school vice-principal about to turn 31,
LaShondra yearns for Mr. Right. Naturally, this special
man has to be honorable, compassionate and rich but
also Christian and black, like Boaz in the Bible.
Then she meets Stelson Brown, the handsome white partner of the
Brown-Cooper Engineering firm.
Close encounters (also large type)
by Sandra Kitt
The Color of Love
by Sandra Kitt
Meant to be
by Jeanne Sumerix
by Katherine Sutcliffe
From the ashes
by Kathleen Suzanne