C&B BOOKS, was started in 1995, by Carol Rogers & Brenda Piper.The motivation behind this book business, was the lack of affordable books written by black authors.  We decided to become an asset to our Youth and the African American community in a whole.  We offer our books for less then the major stores, we knew this would provide our readers with a wider variety of reading material. We have, titles for all ages in all catagories, fiction, non-fiction, spiritual, inspirational, educational etc.

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Momma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe
MOMMA'S BABY, DADDY'S MAYBE

Author:Jamise L. Dames

A tale of love, lust and mistrust, Momma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe reveals the secrets that break hearts, as well as homes. As Kennedy, Simone, and Derrick take their respective turns trying to mask their secrets behind facades, hidden agendas, and questionable paternity, all the lies and denial begin to unravel. Exposing how human and vulnerable people can be when faced with the truth about themselves and those they love, the Jacobs family is in for a rude awakening- one that will teach them in the hardest way about strengthening family ties.
Three women. Three men. One truth.

Retails:$12.99



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Don't Need No Soaps
DON'T NEED NO SOAPS

Author:Bea Joyner
This is the story of a Black female who was not on drugs, didn't prostitute for a living, or participate in any number of typical negative images that America seems to feel we must have in order for our story to be important enough to be told! So begins: A humorous look at life from a woman who has made errors in her life but survived with her sanity intact. Beatrice Joyner looks at her life objectively and without bitterness as she shares her wisdom. She reminds us to celebrate our victories as we climb the mountain of life giving us survival techniques while exploring the joys of living. Her wisdom comes across with humor and graciousness as she makes you realize you aren't alone in this crazy world.

Retails:$10.00



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Nice Guys and Players
NICE GUYS AND PLAYERS

Author:Rom Wills

What's the cux of Nice Guys and Players? Women have dual needs that must be met in a relationship. All women must be satisfied mentally and physically. Why can't a Nice Guy fully satisfy a woman? he doesn't generate any sexual heat. Why can't a Player fully satisfy a woman? He lacks discipline and is emotionally distant. To fully satisfy a woman, a man must have characteristics of both the Nice Guy and the Player. In his book, Rom Wills outline what these men need to do to become more balanced. In reality, most men, nice or not, fail to attract women. Rom Wills shares the secret to attracting women. What is that secret? Women choose the men. He also explains how women categorize men, traits women find appealing in men, and share the rules for meeting beautiful women

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Leaving the Wilderness
LEAVING THE WILDERNESS

Author:Tonya Blount

Ms. Blount's protagonist Jordan Baez is a beautiful African American woman, married thirteen years to Franklin Baez, with whom she has three children. Jordan endures many tragedies, yet her astonishing determination to survive and succeed allows her to bend, but not break. After being the benefactor of Franklin's abuse for many years she finally finds the courage to leave him. She then falls deeply in love with Gerald Baxter. After a heartbreaking discovery challenges Jordan's mortality, possibly yielding her own destruction, she is propelled to examine herself. Thus, directing her on a path of self-discovery and self-acceptance. Walk alongside Jordan on her journey. A journey which is reflected in the lives of many women, past and present. Take part in revelations which have forged an iron will, one so necessary to survive, no woman should be without!

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Diary of A Crack Addicts Wife
DIARY OF A CRACK ADDICTS WIFE

Author:Dr.Cynthia Hunter

Have you or someone you know been impacted by the effects of drugs? Are you aware of the impact that it brings to the immediate family and those around? Cynthia D. Hunter addresses these questions and more in her book DIARY OF A CRACK ADDICT'S WIFE.

Retails:$15.00
ISBN: 0758208340



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Prisoner's Wife
PRISONER'S WIFE

Author:Asha Bandele

Many of us have wondered at the motivations of women who meet and marry men who are in prison for the long term or even life. What motivates them? How do they reconcile their feelings with the man's past actions and with the fact that their married life together will be limited, for the foreseeable future, to occasional, brief visits? Asha Bandele is one such woman; at the age of 25, she fell in love with a man who was serving 20-years-to-life for murder. And yet she married him.

Retails:$23.00



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Can I Get A Witness
CAN I GET A WITNESS

Author:Julia A. Boyd

Although it's the leading cause of mental-health-related deaths, depression is not an illness many African-Americans women are willing to recognize and treat? Depression can stem for emotion hurt,loss, stress. Women tend to treat the physical and not the mental. Julia Boyd touches on all these facts in this well written book. If you need pick-me-up this is the book for you.

Retails:$11.95



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The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Women
THE CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY BLACK WOMEN

Author:Michael Porter

This book presents a fresh perspective on the many facets of sexism experienced by African American women, addressing such issues as wage disparity, spousal abuse, and the rising rate of AIDS among black women. It also examines the roots of sexism among African American males, including the effect of gangster rap music on perceptions of black women, and offers strategies for change.

Retails:$14.95



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Sister to Sister
SISTER TO SISTER

Author:Suzan D. Johnson-Cook

This powerful, best-selling book of meditations is a source of strength, renewal, healing, and celebration as readers share the contributors' stories of parenting, marriage, the death of a family member, and relationships as a whole.

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Sister Strength
SISTER STRENGTH

Author:Suzan Johnson-Cook

Sister Strength is an outpouring of affirmation,praise, gratitude, love, and celebration by and for African-American women of all backgrounds and experience. In the Sister Strength devotionals, dozens of women share their faith in God and the conviction that they should make a difference as role models and activists in their churches, homes, communities, and workplaces. They speak as mothers, sister, teachers, and friends, passing on the lessons they've learned and the wisdom they've received. Sister Strength will be a source of strength and encouragement to all women who want to make a difference in their lives and the lives of those around them

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When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
WHEN CHICKENHEADS COME HOME TO ROOST

Author:Joan Morgan

In this fresh, funky, and ferociously honest book, Joan Morgan bravely probes the complex issues facing African-American women in today's world: a world where feminists often have not-so-clandestine affairs with the most sexist of men; where women who treasure their independence often prefer men who pick up the tab; and where the deluge of babymothers and babyfathers reminds black women who long for marriage that traditional nuclear families are a reality for less than 40 percent of the African-American population.

Retails:$12.00



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White is a State of Mind
WHITE IS A STATE OF MIND

Author:Melba Pattillo Beals

She fell in love with a white man, and though adjusting to the North posed its own set of problems, she seems to have found the close equivalent of domestic bliss: "I began losing weight. I no longer craved junk food to fill the empty spot in my soul." But she avoided political activism at all costs. The Black Panthers; the free speech movement on several college campuses at the time-none of that attracted her. Little Rock had been enough. She settled into a private life of marriage, separation, welfare, and then divorce. Later, she claimed a new life as a journalist-making this an account of the fairly routine stuff of a black woman coming of age in the North.

Retails:$23.95



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Sister Days
SISTER DAYS

Author:James Adams

Throughout history, black women have tapped hidden sources of strength and inspiration to overcome the often formidable obstacles in their path. In Sister Days, the acclaimed author of Freedom Days and Glory Days celebrates these women with 365 thought-provoking daily entries that focus on the themes of sisterhood and sister power. Each day of the year features a different role model of African American womanhood. Whether read as history or as practical inspiration, these stories of courage, intelligence, and fortitude give a unique and valuable roadmap to rediscovering your personal power.

Retails:$14.95



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Stolen Lives
STOLEN LIVES

Twenty Years in a Desert Jail(Oprah Edition)
Author:Malika Oufkir-Michele Fitoussi-Ross Schwartz

Malika Oufkir has spent virtually her whole life as a prisoner. Born in 1953, the eldest daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide, Malika was adopted by the King at the age of five, and was brought up as the companion to his little daughter. Spending most of her childhood and adolescence in the seclusion of the court harem, Malika was one of the most eligible heiresses in the kingdom, surrounded by luxury and extraordinary privilege. Then on August 16th, 1972, her father was arrested and executed after an attempt to assassinate the King. Malika, her five siblings, and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a penal colony. After fifteen years, the last ten of which they spent locked up in solitary cells, the Oufkir children managed to dig a tunnel with their bare hands and make a daring escape ... though they were recaptured after only five days of freedom. Malika was finally able to leave Morocco and begin a new life in exile in 1996.

Retails:$24.00



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Tenderheaded
TENDERHEADED

Author:Ntozake Shange-Pamela Johnson-Juliette Harris(Editor)

What could make a smart woman ignore doctor's orders? What could get a hardworking employee fired from her job? What could get a black woman in hot water with her white boyfriend? In a word... HAIR - The issue is not only about looking good, but about feeling adequate in a society where the beauty standards are unobtainable for most women. In poems, essays, cartoons, photos, and excerpts from novels and plays, women and men speak to the meaning hair has for them, and for society.

Retails:$14.00



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In Her Footsteps
IN HER FOOTSTEPS

Author:Annette Madden

In Her Footsteps provides capsule biographical sketches of over a hundred black women around the world, from the Queen of Sheba to cancer researcher Jewell Cobb, and reveals not only their lives but their lasting influences on the lives of others. The blend of well-known historic figures with black women who have made invaluable contributions in their careers and fields makes for a diverse and recommended collection.

Retails:$15.95



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