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SOC 305 The Black Family | Book Talks

Online research guide for SOC 305 with Prof. Tiffany Chenault

Salem State Library Catalog

Getting Started

Once your book selection from the class list of titles is approved you can find your book here:

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Search for your book title. Find it at SSU or request it to be sent here from another library.  Check it out at the library's help desk.

Or choose an ebook - many will be accessible using your library card and our Libby App 

Clipper Card is your library card

The number on the back (under the barcode) is your library card number.

Book list

The Twelve Tribes of Hatie book cover pic of chair The World According to Fannie Davis book cover pic of woman Detroit skyline Dreams from My Father book cover family pictures The Vanishing half book cover bright colors

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Titles that were chosen speak to a diverse array of Black Families and their varied experiences. Written by authors of color.

Research & Instruction Librarian

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Tara Fitzpatrick
Student Engagement, Social Work & Sociology Research & Instruction Librarian
Frederick E. Berry Library & Learning Commons, LIB 210
Salem State University
Salem, MA 01915
I currently offer research assistance via email, by phone, in-person or Zoom appointment (click above to schedule).

Library Info


Tara K. Fitzpatrick, Student Engagement, Research & Instruction Librarian

For appointments:



Phone Numbers:

Archives: 978-542-6781

Circulation & Reserves: 978-542-6368

Interlibrary Loan: 978-542-6501   Fax: 978-542-6596

Library Help Desk:  978-542-6766

Book Return Locations:

Library Help Desk         

North Campus, book drop outside library's quad entrance & College Drive entrance

Central Campus, book drop outside Bertolon lot entrance

South Campus, book drop outside Harrington Building