Race

Bending Towards Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights Doug Jones

BENDING TOWARDS JUSTICE is Senator Doug Jones' account of the investigation, trial, and conviction of the two surviving perpetrators of the infamous...

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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Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul James McBride

KILL 'EM AND LEAVE: SEARCHING FOR JAMES BROWN AND THE AMERICAN SOUL is the accurate and true understanding of the man who was one of the most influential voices on American music, and is written by the only man on earth who could have collected the complete story.  

 

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Madison Park: A Place of Hope Eric Motley

MADISON PARK: A PLACE OF HOPE is the incredible story of Eric Motley and the town he grew up in: Madison Park. The town was...

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League Jonathan Odell

MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE witnesses two women exchanging animosity for friendship. They discover that the differences of their race and status can be overcome by their similar experiences in life. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best...

Mattie C.'s Boy: The Shelley Stewart Story Shelly Stewart

MATTIE C.'S BOY: THE SHELLEY STEWART STORY is the most remarkable Rags-to-Riches biography in the store. Shelley Stewart created one of America's leading marketing firms with clients like Honda, Verizon, The NBA AMEX Card and on and on. However, as a young African-American boy in the South in the 1940s...

Turning the Tide: The University of Alabama in the 1960s Earl Tilford

TURNING THE TIDE: THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN THE 1960s documents the period when a small number of students and faculty joined with the president to transform the university during the racial turmoil of the times.

 

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Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir Natasha Trethewey
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The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead

THE NICKEL BOYS revolves around two young men sentenced to a juvenile reformatory in 1960s Jim Crow Florida where they and the other residents are subject to the cruel abuse of the staff, both physically and sexually. One, Elwood Curtis, keeps the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his mind and heart, trying to live Dr...