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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Tumbling
TUMBLING

Author:Diane McKinney-Whetstone

In her deeply textured debut novel, Diane McKinney-Whetstone evokes the feel and rhythm of a close-knit African-American community. Set in South Philadelphia during the 1940s and 1950s, Tumbling combines the mood of an urban community with the vitality of its inhabitants to tell a story in which sorrow and joy come in equal measure. One unconventional couple is at the heart of the novel; Herbie and Noon care deeply for each other but have been unable to consummate their marriage because of a vicious sexual attack in Noon's past. So, while Noon finds comfort and solace in her church, club-hopping Herbie finds friendship and sexual gratification with a jazz singer named Ethel.

Retails:$12.00



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Kindred
KINDRED

Author:Octavia E. Butler-Robert Crossley(Introduction)

Dana Franklin, a black woman writer, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday in 1976 when she is snatched from her Southern California home and transported to the bank of a river in the antebellum South where she saves the life of a young white child who appears to be drowning. When the child's parents arrive, they begin to beat Dana; when the child's father attempts to shoot her, she is transported back to the twentieth century. The child is Rufus Weylin, whom Dana later discovers is to be the father of one of her ancestors, a child born of Weylin's rape of Alice Greenwood, one of his slaves. Thus, the preservation of his life is critical to Dana's survival. She is transported to the nineteenth century whenever his life is in danger, and she returns to the twentieth century whenever her life is in danger.

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My Soul to Keep
MY SOUL TO KEEP

Author:Tenanariv Due

Jessica is a Miami investigative reporter with a beautiful daughter, Kira, and a husband, David, so loving, brilliant, and attentive that she calls him Mr. Perfect. Suddenly, however, her life takes a terrifying turn. Her best friend is brutally and mysteriously murdered and Jessica discovers an ancient, unimaginable danger that will shatter her life and family forever.

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Sacred Woman
SACRED WOMAN

A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit by Queen Afua
Author:Queen Afua

This author is a nationally renowned herbalist, natural health and nutrition expert, and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, Heal Thyself, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health. Now, with Sacred Woman, she takes us on a transforming journey of physical and ancestral healing that will restore the magnificence of our spirits through sacred initiation.

Retails:$16.00



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I Dream a World
I DREAM A WORLD

Author:Brian Lanker (Maya Angelou):

Completely revised and updated throughout, this new edition reflects a remarkable group of women, charting their continued impact on the country and the world. 75 photos. Special commemorative binding. A celebration of great African-American women, I Dream a World presents compelling portraits of 75 women who have changed our nation and our times. This handsome volume will be cherished as a tribute to some of the most inspiring individuals in the ranks of black history and the women's movement.

Retails:$40.00



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Secrets of My Soul
SECRETS OF MY SOUL
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Author:Latorial Fasion

This collection is packed with over seventy poetic renditions including "Secrets of My Soul." "Fast Girls" "Pure Thought," "Rev. Dr. Do Right," "They Trouble Me," "Loving You," "How Did You Decide," "Glad God Gave Me You," "Born At The Right Time" and many more. With this collection, Faison aims to put readers in touch with the reality of a soul pondering its own identity and realness in the trenches of a multifaceted world of change and circumstances. Readers will be captivated by this collection's poetically resounding and emotional truths on love, life and spirituality.

Retails:$14.99



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Love Has Many Faces
LOVE HAS MANY FACES

Author:Denise Turney

Two distinctly different women. A father's shady past. A mother's hidden anger. A child gone unloved. The crutch of religion. A dark secret that comes back asking for life's highest price -- You'll see. Love does have many faces. "The faint sound of footsteps sent chills up Robin's spine. Pulling the blanket around her shoulders, she gazed across the room. The shadow moved closer to the bedroom. Robin held her breath. Sweat dotted her forehead. She swallowed hard and stared into the darkness..." more...[What happens to two women from different parts of the inner universe in today's New York City?]

Retails:$20.00



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Portia
PORTIA

Author:Denise Turney

"As soon as she saw her aunt's car, she raced inside the house. She ran to her aunt crying, "I-I-I lost Sister. I-I-I lost my Sister doll." She didn't grin again until her aunt sang her the fixed-up version of Hush Little Baby. Two days later when her aunt drove to her parents' house with a new boyfriend at her side, Portia laughed and jumped. Her aunt kissed her forehead and pushed a brand new china doll inside her arms." more...[Moving, Inspiration Based On Real Life Events! Remember . . . not facing the truth never removes the truth. Read Portia and begin to be set free!]

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Women Thou Art Loosed
Woman Thou Art Loosed

Author:T.D. Jakes

Thousands of women have benefited from this insightful book on healing and restoration from T.D. Jakes. Whatever heartache or wound you face, there is a release that can cause the spirit to soar once again.

Retails:$19.99



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Up From Here
Up From Here

Author:Iyanla Vanzant

This guide will provide men with the insight and life skills they need to identify, name, and understand their feelings as overcome the outmoded patterns of behavior that result from misusing or not tapping into their emotional strength. In clear, essential terms, Iyanla Vanzant shows men alternatives to dated, negative feelings such as shame and anger. By following Vanzant's new approaches to old feelings, men can experience freer, more authentic, and ultimately more joyous behavior, enabling them to reconnect with their true emotional and spiritual power. This message of faith, self-knowledge, and courage will make an excellent gift for men everywhere.

Retails:$16.95



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Sister Wit
Sister Wit

Author:Jacqueline Jakes

Jacqueline Jakes knows all too well how God gives us challenges -- large and small -- every day. While still in her twenties, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, underwent a risky, eight-hour surgery, and went through a long, difficult recovery. She credits her faith for giving her the courage and strength to face the future. Now, in Sister Wit, she offers more than one hundred devotions to help other women handle life's difficulties, from the landmark events that test our faith to the everyday annoyances that test our patience. Addressing the special needs of women and filled with secrets Jacqueline Jakes has held deep in her heart and never before shared about her illness, as well as uplifting quotations and anecdotes about her family and famous brother, Sister Wit shows us how to overcome past hurts, deal with conflicting emotions, and open our eyes to new perspectives.

Retails:$13.95



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His Lady
His Lady

Author:T.J. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes demonstrates an unusual ability to inspire, uplift, teach, and comfort....[he] writes with an abundance of memorable metaphors and yet speaks to women's hearts in practical, often humorous terms. Whether they are dealing with anger, anxiety, despair, or fatigue, coping with work, family, or personal pressures, they can quickly find the comfort they need in this helpful book--from one of the most phenomenally popular spiritual leaders of our time.

Retails:$14.95



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Women Thou Art Loosed Bible
Woman Thou Art Loosed Bible
NKJV

Author:T.D.Jakes

A Woman's Guide to Bible Reading," "Prayers for Women," a directory to biblical women, a concordance, and much more. Countless women of all ages, races, and denominations have found these unique features to be the resource they need to find healing and wholeness in their Savior.

Retails:$24.99



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No Disrespect
NO DISRESPECT

Author:Sister Souljah

Rapper, activist, and hip-hop rebel, Sister Souljah possesses the most passionate and articulate voice to emerge from the projects. Now she uses that unmistakable voice to deliver what is at once a fiercely candid autobiography and a survival manual for any African American woman who wants to keep her heart open and her integrity intact in 1990s America. Each chapter of No Disrespect is devoted to someone who made a difference in Sister Souljah's life -- from the mother who raised her to the men who educated (and mis-educated) her about love -- and each bares a controversial truth about the black condition in America: the disintegration of families; the unremitting combat between the sexes; and the thousand and one ways in which racism continues to circumscribe the ways African American people see themselves and treat one another. The result is an outspoken and often outrageous rejoinder to the pieties of race, class, and gender by a writer who can be wise, bawdy, brutally funny, and as sensitive as a lightning rod in a thunderstorm.

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The Coldest Winter Ever
THE COLDEST WINTER EVER

Author:Sister Souljah

Renowned hip-hop artist, writer, and activist Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel. I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body. But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn't want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top. The Coldest Winter Ever marks the debut of a gifted storyteller. You will never forget this Winter's tale. The first part plays like a protracted rap video: Everything is fly and phat, Winter's father spares his wife and daughters no luxury, and nothing is generic. Versace, Courvoisier, Channel, Moet -- there are enough brand names to make Bret Easton Ellis proud. (Even her twin sisters are named Mercedes and Lexus.)

Retails:$7.99



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