Race

Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

WRITINGS ON THE WALL: SEARCHING FOR A NEW EQUALITY BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE brings a thoughtful, honest, reasonable and compelling case for how America can create equal opportunity for all its citizens. Everyone who can read - should read this book.

 

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He Calls Me by Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty Jonathan Bass

HE CALLS ME BY LIGHTNING: THE LIFE OF CALIF WASHINGTON AND THE FORGOTTEN SAGA OF JIM CROW, SOUTHERN JUSTICE, AND THE DEATH PENALTY examines life for African-Americans in the deep South during Jim Crow days through the experiences of one black man. Every minute detail has been thoroughly researched and  factually...

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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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 mainly 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 Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row Anthony Ray Hinton

THE SUN DOES SHINE: HOW I FOUND LIFE AND FREEDON ON DEATH ROW is the powerful story of a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. His wrongful conviction was finally overturned by famed attorney Bryan Stevenson. This is a must read for all!
 

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The Secret of Magic Deborah Johnson

THE SECRET OF MAGIC is inspired by a true story that probes racial strife in the South following World War Two, and the stalwart people who fought to obtain justice for all.

 

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The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family's Fight for Civil Rights Helen Shores Lee

THE GENTLE GIANT OF DYNAMITE HILL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ARTHUR SHORES AND HIS FAMILY'S FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS is a powerful firsthand account of living in one of the most dangerous places on earth, where fifty unsolved Ku Klux Klan bombings occurred during the sixties.  The Smithfield neighborhood of Birmingham rightly...

Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South* Andrew Maraniss

STRONG INSIDE: PERRY WALLACE AND THE COLLISION OF RACE AND SPORTS IN THE SOUTH* is the agonizing story of a trail-blazing black athlete who rose above the fray, and it is written by the man who was born to bring this book to the world.

 

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The Good Lord Bird James McBride

THE GOOD LORD BIRD is a clever satire of John Brown traveling with a young boy dressed as a young girl.   It is a  rousing adventure of one of the most colorful characters in American history. It won the National Book Award.

 

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