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Amagnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as Ibram X. Kendi argues, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.
In six masterly stories, Pulitzer Prize winner author Adam Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal.
“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.
A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.
A stunning poetry debut: this meditation on the black female figure throughout time introduces us to a brave and penetrating new voice.
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.
A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation.
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. Faithful and Virtuous Night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder.
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature and a Newbery Honor Book. Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive.
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America is an unsettling history of the US that attempts to document the massive political and economic changes that have taken place in the last three decades in the United States.
Summer knows that kouun means “good luck” in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it...
In Incarnadine, Mary Szybist restlessly seeks out places where meaning might take on new color.
'Kouun is "good luck" in Japanese, and one year my family had none of it.' Just when Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan, right before harvest season.
One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked.
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities.
The passionate nature and originality of Ferry's prosodic daring works are transformations that take your breath away.
A boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother.In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around--much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga.
Winner of the 2011 National Book Award. As Hurricane Katrina is building over the Gulf of Mexico, a poor family deals with the life and breeding of a winner pitbull and a teen's hidden pregnancy. Each family member has their own story and strong character.
One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.
The poems in Nikky Finney’s breathtaking new collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African American life.
No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.
A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia track .
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