Will You Be Mine?
Barry Beckham’s first novel in 20 years takes on an old theme with a new approach. Will You Be Mine? released by the Beckham Publications Group, is the distinguished novelist’s stab at presenting a different kind of love story. “I wanted a black male narrator who is tender and passionate,” says Beckham. “At the same time,” he adds, “readers will find my usual elements of exaggerated reality and social commentary.”
Runner Mack is the compelling story of young Henry Adams’ road to self-discovery through his encounter and friendship with Runner Mack, a self-styled black militant.
My Main Mother
Mitchell Mibbs is a sensitive your black boy whose love and respect for his mother begins to wane when he is seven years old. At that age, he witnesses one of the most life-denying events a child can experience.
Earl “The Goat” Manigault had what it takes to become a superstar: incredible leaping ability, great timing, and unstoppable moves. He set a New York City junior high school record by scoring 52 points in one game. In high school and on the playgrounds of Harlem, he astonished opponents with his acrobatic shots, including the patented double dunk.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
"This is a book which every high school and perhaps junior high school should read."
--Jerry Izenberg, Newark Star Ledger
"A tough, streetwise novel packed with an important message for young readers. Double Dunk is both a harsh look at the drug problem in the United States and an inspiring story of one man's ability to overcome the problem."
"A graphic reminder of the undeveloped potential roaming our schoolyard basketball courts."