Race

Shaking the Gates of Hell: A Search for Family and Truth in the Wake of the Civil Rights Revolution John Archibald

SHAKING THE GATES OF HELL is Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Archibald's examination of a...

The Sellout Paul Beatty

THE SELLOUT is a darkly comic look at race in this country. It contains laugh-out-loud scenes and when the last page is turned, the reader will understand why it won the National Book Critics Award and was the first American novel to win the Man Booker Award.

 

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The Mothers Brit Bennett

THE MOTHERS is a brilliant debut novel about a beautiful, rebellious high school senior, who will be the first in her family to go to college. Still grieving her mother's death, the protagonist hides a deep secret. Nationwide reviews have been powerful.

 

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American Dirt Jeanine Cummins
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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad Eric Foner

GATEWAY TO FREEDOM: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD gives the reader many previously untold stories of fugitive slaves finding freedom in northern cities. Some of this work began as early as 1830. More than 3, 000 were rescued. This book narrates the importance of the underground railroad.   

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The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance Tucker, Cynthia Gaillard, Frye

THE SOUTHERNIZATION OF AMERICA: A STORY OF DEMOCRACY IN THE BALANCE finds two of the South's most respected and awarded journalists explaining to the country the lingering influence of the old Confederacy. This powerful Black/White - male/female perspective from a pair of brilliant writers who love their part of the...

Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose Nikki Giovanni

MAKE ME RAIN celebrates the legendary poet's loved ones and unapologetically declares her pride in her black heritage, while exploring the enduring impact of the twin sins of racism and white nationalism. A talented, special, and relevant voice for decades, Giovanni's poems and prose will break your heart and feed your...

Sittin' In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s Jeff Gold
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Alabama V. King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Criminal Trial That Launched the Civil Rights Movement Fred Gray

ALABAMA V KING: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE CRIMINAL TRIAL THAT LAUNCHED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT lives up to its title by giving the reader inside information about the man Martin Luther King called "The Brilliant Young Leader of the Movement". After representing Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King in this landmark...

Transcendent Kingdom Yaa Gyasi

TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM allows the reader to grasp the experience of an immigrant attempting to follow the American dream. It is a deeply moving portrait painted by a brilliant artist who draws on her own life.

 

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