What A Morning
. Avon Books/Viking Press, Inc., New York, 1956.
The story of a black woman’s journey from South Philadelphia to the Metropolitan Opera House.
Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water ‘fore
. Bantam Books/Random House, Inc., New York, 1971.
The poetry of a black woman which reveals the spectrum of feelings in her life.
Notes of a Native Son
. Bantam Books/Beacon Press, Boston, 1955.
The early memoirs of one of the most gifted black writers of modern American literature.)
Black Elk/Neihardt, John G.
Black Elk Speaks.
Pocket Book/ William Morrow & Co., Inc., New York, 1932.
The story of American Plains Indians’ lifestyle as told by a warrior and medicine man.
. Pocket Book/Creative Arts Book Co., Berkeley, 1976.
The wife of a beatnik recounts her relationships with Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, the fathers of the Beat Generation of writers.
The First Third
. City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1971.
The story of a beatnik’s beginnings and associations with other authors of the Beat Generation.
. Bantam Book/Random House, New York, 1974.
The story of a black Communist revolutionary’s transformation into a political activist and feminist through her experiences in the ‘60’s and early ‘70’s.
De Quincey, Thomas.
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
. Macmillan & Co., Ltd., London, 1900.
The story of this English author’s addiction to and withdrawal from opium.
The Diary of a Young Girl
. Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1967.
The diary entries of a fifteen year old Jewish girl who died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Holland during WW II.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
. Pocket Books, Inc., New York, 1939.
The fascinating story of a printer, inventor, statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Gaines, Ernest J.
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
. Bantam Books, Dial Press, New York, 1971.
The tape recorded recollections of the slave turned black militant of the 1960’s who lived 110 years.
Kahlil Gibrans: A Self-Portrait
. Bantam Books, Inc. Citadel Press, Inc., New York, 1959.
The letters of a famous philosopher reveal his innermost self.
Gibson, Althea/Fitzgerald, Ed.
I always wanted to be somebody
. Falcon Books/Noble and Noble, Publishers, Inc., New York, 1967.
A pro-tennis player’s story of her struggles throughout adolescence and early adulthood to stick with a sports career and attain world champion status.
Gregory, Dick/Lipsyte, Robert.
. Pocket Books/E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1964.
The story of a black comedian turned civil rights activist.
. Avon Books/Richard W. Baron Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1970.
The story of a non-violent revolutionary who was imprisoned as a draft resistor during the Viet Nam War.
An Unfinished Woman
. Bantam Books/ Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1969.
The story of this playwright’s experiences in New York, New Orleans, Hollywood, in Spain during the civil war, in Moscow and Leningrad during the Second World War and after.
Holiday, Billie/Dufty, William.
Lady Sings the Blues
. Doubleday & Co., Inc., New York, 1956.
The life story of one of America’s premier blues/jazz singers.
Facts of Life
. Penguin Books, New York, 1978.
The story of a Bridgeport, Ct., born novelist and teacher.
The Story of My Life
. Scholastic Magazines, Inc., New York, 1967.
The story of a blind, deaf mute’s struggle to communicate with her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and her education.
Kingston, Maxine Hong.
The Warrior Woman
Memoir of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
. Vintage Books/Randam House, Inc., New York, 1975.
The story of a Chinese-American female growing up in California.
Malcolm X/Haley, Alex.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
. Ballantine Books/Random House, Inc., 1964. The story of a thief, hoodlum, dope peddler and pimp who turned into the leader of the Black Revolution.
Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years
. Pocket Book/ William Morrow & Co., Inc., New York, 1972.
The story of this famous anthropologist’s childhood, school days, her three marriages and early field trips.
Coming of Age in Mississippi
. Dell Publishing Co./Dial Press, Inc., New York, 1968.
An account of racial prejudice as seen by a young woman in Miss. and her later experiences in NAACP, CORE and civil rights.
A Choice of Weapons
. First Perennial Library/ Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., New York, 1965.
The author of
The Learning Tree
recounts his experiences on a Kansas farm, in a Minneapolis brothel, Chicago flophouse and beyond.
Perls, Frederick S.
In and Out the Garbage Pail
. Bantam Books/ Real People Press, Utah, 1969.
The unique and playful story of the psychoanalyst who developed Gestalt Therapy.
Russell, Bill/McSweeny, William.
Go Up For Glory
. Falcon Books/Noble and Noble, Publishers, Inc., New York 1966.
A pro-basketball player’s story of his life in Monroe, Louisiana, Oakland, Cal., at the University of San Francisco and as a member of the world champion Boston Celtics.
Sayers, Gale/Silverman, Al.
I Am Third
. Bantam Book/Viking Press, Inc., New York, 1970.
The story of the friendship of two pro-football players, Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo, of the Chicago Bears.
Thoreau, Henry David.
The Portable Thoreau
. Viking Press, Inc., New York, 1947.
The American Transcendentalist writer’s account of his two-year stay at a cabin near Walden Pond.
The Eden Express
. Bantam Book/Praeger Publishers, Inc., New York, 1975.
The story of a young man’s return from insanity as told through his memories of the 1960’s.
Selected Poems and Sonnets
. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1963.
“The Prelude” tells the story of Wordsworth’s life from his childhood through his Cambridge days and London residence.