By Chance or Choiceby Toni Staton Harris ~ This novel explores the trials, tribulations and triumphs of five African-American Adults experiencing their "terrible twos" also known as their twenties. This journey through a world of love, lust, betrayal and danger will show that nothing happens by chance but by choice.
My Man Blue by Nikki Grimes, Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator) ~ This against-the-odds book from Grimes (Jazmin's Notebook, 1998, etc.) tells of an African-American boy living in a neighborhood that cuts him no slack, and the man who helps keep his feet grounded and his self-esteem steady against the occasional buffeting of his peers. In fourteen poems, an African-American boy talks about his friend Blue--a man his mother grew up with, who has decided to take young fatherless Damon under his wing.