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BOOK REVIEW: 'Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists & Progressive Politics During World War II' by Farah Jasmine Griffin

When the music starts, your feet do, too.

Ayana Mathis Headlines Book Festival

Ayana Mathis said she’s been writing since childhood, but she never imagined she could earn a living as an author.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Sister Betty Says I Do' by Pat G'Orge-Walker

Everybody loves a good wedding, but in the new novel "Sister Betty Says I Do," there were lots of obstacles littering the aisle.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital' by Sheri Fink

You know what you'd do in a crisis — or do you? Could you ignore your inner voice and do something wrongly right?

BOOK REVIEW: 'High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society' by Dr. Carl Hart

What do you know about drugs and the causes of addiction? In the new book "High Price" by Dr. Carl Hart, you'll be surprised at recent revelations.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Speech' by Gary Younge

Sometimes in life, a small decision that seems insignificant — or even wrong — turns out to be the best thing that can happen. And in the new book "The Speech" by Gary Younge, you'll see how an off-the-cuff choice ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'With Eyes from Both Sides: Living My Life In and Out of the Game' by Thelma Wright

Many would ask, how did a Catholic girl from a loving family get involved in the drug trade? Read the book and find out!

BOOK REVIEW: 'Gloria: A Novel' by Kerry Young

Do you know yourself well enough?

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Sweetest Hallelujah' by Elaine Hussey

In the new book "The Sweetest Hallelujah," a friendship that starts with a secret ends with a forever bond.

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Family Affair' by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Though it's a little predictable, "A Family Affair" isn't too bad. Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley offers readers a bit of scandalous drama mixed in a story of forgiveness that spans over time.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice' by Sylvia Bell White and Jody LePage

Like a GPS, life also has a way of taking you down unknown roads. In the new book "Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice" by Sylvia Bell White & Jody LePage, for example, you'll read about one ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Love Him or Leave Him But Don't Get Stuck with the Tab' by Loni Love

There are really two reasons to love "Love Him or Leave Him But Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab." Number one, it’s funny. And number two, though some of the advice is meant in jest, most of it's quite useful.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Queen of the Air' by Dean Jensen

For anyone who knows that stardust can be tarnished and magic is an illusion, "Queen of the Air" absolutely soars.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Nelson Mandela' by Kadir Nelson

If your child needs a little time out for reading, "Nelson Mandela" is a book you should make room for.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Rumor Central' by Reshonda Tate Billingsley

Gossip is fun and you love hearing it — until you're on the receiving end. And in the new book "Rumor Central" by Reshonda Tate Billingsley, one tattletale finds her tail in a bunch of trouble.