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SUMMER OF SECRETS by Paul Langan

A frightening ordeal at the end of the school year has turned Darcy Wills’s world upside down. With her ex-boyfriend miles away in Detroit and her beloved grandmother gone, Darcy is more alone than ever. Darcy turns to her rema...
 
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The Bully by Paul Langan

A new life. An new school. A new bully. That’s what Darrell Mercer faces when he and his mother move from Philadelphia to California. After spending months living in fear, Darrell is faced with a big decision. He can either kee...
 
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Draw by J-Real

Terrell (A.K.A) Pharaoh a well known drug lord who runs the streets of Yonkers New York, is facing problems everywhere he turns. With people out to kill him and the police hot on his tracks Pharaoh’s empire is soon to crumble. ...

 
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Freedom is Not Free by King James

Freedom is Not Free is about a Houston Police Officer named Rashard “Stone” Williams. Stone is apart of an elite fugitive task force known in the streets of Houston as the “Ghost Squad”. The young officer’s life is suddenly int...
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“Old School” October: The Pioneers of Urban Fiction and Street Lit

A few weeks ago, I decided I was going to devote all of October to reading the Godfathers (or Grandfathers) of Street Fiction. Authors like Donald Goines, Iceberg Slim, and Chester Himes. Street fiction might not exist if these...

 
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CAST THE FIRST STONE by Chester Himes

James Monroe was young and educated. He stood before the judge and tried to look humble and heard himself sentenced to twenty years in prison…. Here is Chester Himes’s great novel of prison life. It is a story both of brutal de...
 
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COTTON COMES TO HARLEM by Chester Himes

Black flim-flam man Deke O’Hara is no sooner out of Atlanta’s state penitentiary than he’s back on the streets working the scam of a lifetime. As sponsor of the Back-to-Africa movement he’s counting on the big Harlem rally to p...

 
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RUN MAN RUN by Chester Himes

The author of Cotton Comes to Harlem offers here his most dramatic and thrilling novel. A white undercover cop vents his rage and starts a cycle of violence from which there is no escape. Walker, one of New York’s embittered po...
 
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The Crazy Kill by Chester Himes

Outside the apartment where a wake is going on, the manager of the A & P across the street is robbed. Reverend Short, a storefront preacher addicted to opium and brandy, is watching from a bedroom window in the flat. He lea...
 
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IN LOVE WITH A THUG WITH A THUG by Reginald Hall

During college, Juan Jiles fell in love with Darnell, who convinced Juan to help him to rob one of Philadelphia’s largest banks. During the heist, Darnell is killed, and Juan escapes with more than $175,000. After mourning the ...