Sankofa Literary Society Review Releases Award Winning List for 1st Quarter 2011

May 19, 2011

SLS Top 100 Books Award – 1st Quarter 2011
Hosted by the Sankofa Literary Society and EDC Creations

The Sankofa Literary Society and its founder Ella Curry are focused on the issues and lifestyles that define today's avid readers — what they read, what they want out of their literature, how they connect to each other, what motivates them and how they feel about their community as a whole.
Many have stated, “There is no African American village…it’s dead,” we don’t feel that way. The Village is here, the village in now! Expand your horizons! The SLS is a literary collective of 30 bookclubs of who want to enrich our global literary community with quality books and the written word. Listed below are the books we have read or reviewed by small press publishers, traditional publishers and self-published authors. Join us today to add your voice and experiences to our union. Come on in and join this movement to Give the Gift of Knowledge!

While highlighting our heritage, our experiences and delivering our voice–we remain anchored to the spiritual, emotional and practical realities of our entire global community, supporting all races. We are not limited solely to reading just African American (AA) authors; we hope to educate our readers by offering a variety of quality literature and resources. We are offering you the best in literature period, from our perspective. Spread the word...please share this listing with at least 20 people you know! The books below will make excellent gifts all year long.

The featured books are listed in alphabetical order. Keep in mind some of the books might not be available today. Please pre-order the books. You can find the book introductions at our online bookstore. Go here today to shop and explore:

Please make sure to visit all of the shelves to find the following award-winning books. Tell all your friends too! If you have read any of these books, post your reviews below.

1. Adora Bennett – Allegro
2. Africa Fine – Swan
3. Allegra Adams – The Man Whisperer
4. Allison Hobbs – Put a Ring on It (Erotica)
5. AlTonya Washington –A Lover's Shame
6. Angela Weaver – Frost On My Window
7. Asa Hilliard – Black Children: Their Roots, Culture, and Learning Styles (NF)
8. Ayana Byrd and Akiba Solomon – Naked: Black Women Bare All...(NF)
9. B. W. Read – Fourth Sunday (Bookclub Story)
10. Bernice Layon – Lies in Disguise
11. Booker T. Mattison – SNITCH (Fiction)
12. Brenda Jackson –A Silken Thread (Romance)
13. Cairo – Deep Throat Diva (Erotica)
14. Carla S. Pennington – The Available Wife (Urban Lit)
15. Carolyn Evans – Forty Beads: Simple, Sexy Secret for… Marriage (NF)
16. Celya Bowers – Promises of Forever
17. Chamein Canton – I Take This Woman
18. Chika Unigwe – On Black Sisters Street: A Novel
19. Danette Majette – Bitter (Urban Lit)
20. Dorinda Nusum – The Back Pew Crew
21. E. Lynn Harris & RM Johnson – No One in the World
22. Electa Rome Parks – True Confessions
23. Elle (Zane Presents Series) – The I.O.U.
24. Eloise Greenfield – The Great Migration: The Journey to the North (YA-CB)
25. Eric Pete – Piano in the Dark
26. Erica Simone Turnipseed – A Love Noire
27. Francis Ray – Twice the Temptation (Romance)
28. Francis Ray – Undeniable (Romance)
29. Intelligent Allah – Lickin' License (Urban Lit)
30. Isabel Wilkerson – The Warmth of Other Suns
31. Iyanla Vanzant – Peace from Broken Pieces (NF)
32. Jackie D. – Married to a Balla (Urban Lit)
33. Jasmin Darznik –The Good Daughter: A Memoir (NF)
34. Jemal Gibson – Drugs, My Curse, My Savior (NF)
35. Jewell Parker Rhodes – Hurricane
36. Joan Early – Oak Bluffs (Romance)
37. K. L. Brady – The Bum Magnet
38. Kamala Nair –The Girl in the Garden
39. Kathleen Grissom – The Kitchen House: A Novel
40. Katie McCabe – Justice Older than the Law
41. Keith Lee Johnson – Johnnie Wise In The Line Of Fire
42. Keith Walker – The Finley Sisters' Oath of Romance
43. Kendall Banks – One Night Stand (Urban Lit)
44. Kymberly Hunt – The Sea of Aaron
45. Kristy K. Taylor – Mrs. Garcia's Class Visits the Hospital (YA-NF)
46. L. E. Newell – Durty South Grind (Urban Lit)
47. LaShawnda Jones – Love and Forgiveness (NF)
48. Leonard Peltier – Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance (NF)
49. Liz Balmaseda – Sweet Mary: A Novel
50. Lorene Cary – If Sons, Then Heirs
51. Manning Marable – Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (NF)
52. Marcella Barrett – And the Tree Cried Out (YA-CB)
53. Marian L. Thomas – My Father's Colors
54. Mary Monroe – Mama Ruby
55. Meesha Mink –Real Wifeys on the Grind (Urban Lit)
56. Melissa De La Cruz –Bloody Valentine
57. Michelle Au, MD –This Won't Hurt a Bit (Memoir-NF)
58. Michelle Monay – Wife (Urban Lit)
59. Minnie E. Miller – Whispers from the Mirror
60. Miriam Shumba – That Which Has Horns
61. Miss KP – The Dirty Divorce 1 and 2 (Urban Lit)
62. Nakia R. Laushaul – Running from Solace
63. Nicole Green – The Davis Years
64. Nikkea Smithers – The Misery of Amore's Demise
65. Pamela D. Rice – The Sunday Morning Wife
66. Pamela Samuels Young – Buying Time
67. Paulette Harper – Completely Whole
68. Pearl Cleage – Just Wanna Testify
69. Pynk – Sixty Nine: A Novel (Erotica)
70. Regena Bryant – Except on Sunday
71. Rhonda Bowen – Man Enough for Me (CF)
72. Robert Leon Davis – Running Scared (NF)
73. Ruthie Robinson – Lights Out
74. S. Dodson – Teen Girls Need L.O.V.E. (YA)
75. Sabrina A. Eubanks – Karma II and III (Urban Lit)
76. Sandra Ciscernos – House on Mango Street
77. Santa Montefiore – Mermaid Garden
78. Sarita Mandanna – Tiger Hills
79. Sean D. Young – From This Moment
80. Sherryle Kiser Jackson – Taylor Made
81. Shoshana Johnson –I'm Still Standing: Captured Solider to Free Citizen (NF)
82. Sophia Nelson – Black Woman Redefined... in the Age of Michelle Obama (NF)
83. T. D. Jakes – 64 Lessons for a Life Without Limits (NF– Motivation)
84. T. J. English – The Savage City
85. Tanya Wright – Butterfly Rising
86. Tavis Smiley – Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure (NF)
87. Tayari Jones – Silver Sparrow
88. Terrance Dean – This is YOUR Year: Straight From Your Gay Best Friend
89. Tiffany Ashley – Love Script
90. Tim Wise – Between Barack and a Hard Place (NF)
91. Tracy Brown – Aftermath: A Snapped Novel
92. Trice Hickman – Unexpected Interruptions
93. Trisha Haddad – Nihon Nights
94. Tyrese Gibson – How to Get Out of Your Own Way (NF)
95. Vanessa Miller – Promise of Forever Love
96. VegasClarke –Snitch: A Novel (Urban Lit)
97. Victor LaValle – Big Machine
98. Victor McGlothin – The Secrets of Newberry
99. Victoria Brown –Minding Ben: A Novel
100. Wahida Clark – Justify My Thug (Urban Lit)
UL - Urban Lit
NF- Non-fiction
YA/CB - Young Reader; Children Book

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