’10 Best’

Named One of the ’10 Best Black Books’ of 2011 (Non-Fiction) by Kam Williams

Voted Most Outstanding Journalist of the Decade by the Disilgold Soul Literary Review in 2008, Kam Williams is a syndicated film and book critic who writes for 100+ publications around the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Online, the NAACP Image Awards Nominating Committee and Rotten Tomatoes.

In addition to a BA in Black Studies from Cornell, he has an MA in English from Brown, an MBA from The Wharton School, and a JD from Boston University. Kam lives in Princeton, NJ with his wife and son. You can read more of his
work at www.kamwilliams.com.

1. Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry

2. Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts

3. Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? by Touré

4. Muzzled by Juan Williams

5. A Reason to Believe by Governor Deval Patrick

6. Ashamed to Die by Andrew J. Skerritt

7. Super Rich by Russell Simmons

8. Giving Back by Valaida Fullwood

9. Fail Up by Tavis Smiley

10. High on the Hog by Jessica B. Harris

Honorable Mention

No Higher Honor by Dr. Condoleezza Rice

My Long Trip Home by Mark Whitaker

Incognito by Michael Sidney Fosberg

The John Carlos Story by John Carlos with Dave Zirin

This Is Herman Cain by Herman Cain

Eye of the Hurricane by Rubin Hurricane Carter

Push Has Come to Shove by Dr. Steve Perry

Black Gotham by Carla L. Peterson

Faith in the Fire by Gardner C. Taylor

I Didn’t Ask to Be Born by Bill Cosby

Life upon These Shores by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The End of Anger by Ellis Cose

D.C. Unmasked and Undressed by Lillian McEwen

Is Marriage for White People? by Ralph Richard Banks

Black Woman Redefined by Sophia Nelson

Legacy by Yvonne Foster Southerland

How Could My Husband Be Gay? by Ondrea L. Davis and J’son M. Lee

I Can Finish College by Dr. Marcia Y. Cantarella

Ageless Beauty by Yvonne Rose and Alfred Fornay

News for All the People by Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Torres

Pass It Down Cookbook by Chef Jeff Henderson and Ramin Ganeshram

True You by Janet Jackson

I Hate Muscular Dystrophy by Star Bobatoon, Esq.

Transparent by Don Lemon

Second Chance by Martha Marie Preston

I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher

My Brother, Marvin: A Memoir by Zeola Gaye

The Adventures of Sasha & Malia at the White House by Carol A. Francois and P Segal

You Are Not Alone, Michael by Jermaine Jackson

Not Another Victim by Katha D. Blackwell



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