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Summary: "In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 Tales 2017

Saslow, Eli

Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a powerful account of Derek Black's journey from white supremacist hero to apostle of tolerance"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.540 Saslow 2018

Cose, Ellis.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 Cos

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920.0092 Davis

Coates, Ta-Nehisi.

Summary: "For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In Tremble for My Country, Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.800 Coat

English, Karen

Summary: "In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Eng

Tyson, Timothy B.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.134 Tyson

Summary: In a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s, widowed lawyer Atticus Finch agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman, teaching his children valuable lessons about prejudice and empathy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

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Shetterly, Margot Lee

Summary: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918- ), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942- ).

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Summary: Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2017

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Kendi, Ibram X.

Summary: ""The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it." Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America -- but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi asks us to think about what an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2019

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Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Summary: “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 COAT 2017

Summary: Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial activism after her best friend is shot by police officers, and she's forced to make a decision. Allow the media to skewer her friend to protect the status quo, or stand up and tell the truth in memory of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2019

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Hate

Rice, Susan E

Summary: "Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice -- National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations -- delivers an inspiring accountof a life in service to family and country"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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Devine, Jack

Summary: "A master class in spycraft from one of its greatest practitioners. Jack Devine is one of the legendary spymasters of our time. He was in Chile when Allende fell; he ran Charlie Wilson's war in Afghanistan; he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it; he caught Pablo Escobar in Colombia; he tried to warn George Tenet that there was a bullet coming from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.127 Devine

Wilder, Craig Steven

Summary: A leading African American historian of race in America exposes the uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy, revealing that leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 379.26 Wilder

Hinton, Anthony Ray

Summary: A man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.66 HINTON 2018

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Publisher / Publication Date: Heard Museum 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.929 Archu

Rice, Condoleezza

Summary: A former national security advisor and Secretary of State offers the compelling story of her eight years serving at the highest levels of government, including the difficult job she faced in the wake of 9/11.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 Rice

Demos, John.

Summary: Near the start of the nineteenth century, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity. Its core element was a special school for youth drawn from all parts of the earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and the native nations of North America. If all went well, graduates would return to join...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.829 Demos

Leckie, Robert.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Castle Books 2006

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Boyle, Kevin

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Publisher / Publication Date: H.Holt 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 345.73 Boyle

Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine)

Summary: Chronicles the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby ruling, which allowed districts to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Ander 2018

Mortensen, Viggo

Summary: During the nineteen sixties, a bouncer, whose nightclub closes for renovations, finds a temporary employment as a driver for black pianist Don Shirley going on a tour into the Deep South states.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entert. 2018

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