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The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. by Peniel E. Joseph – Book Review

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Peniel Joseph’s “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.” offers a compelling analysis of two of the most influential figures in…

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Exploring the Power of Identity and Resilience in “Black Boy” by Richard Wright

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“Black Boy” by Richard Wright is a gripping memoir that vividly portrays the challenges faced by an African-American boy growing up in the racially segregated South during the early 20th…

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A Poignant Reflection on Life and More: “Why Fathers Cry at Night” by Kwame Alexander – Book Review

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This powerful memoir from a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medalist features poetry, letters, recipes, and other personal artifacts that provide an intimate look into his life…

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Powerful Memoir of Resilience and Triumph – May Book of the Month

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Maya Angelou’s groundbreaking memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” is a compelling account of her tumultuous childhood and adolescence. Published in 1969, Angelou’s work has since become a…

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February 2023 | Book(s) of the Month

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Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom nu Ilyon Woo The remarkable true story of Ellen and William Craft, who escaped slavery through daring, determination, and…

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BOOK OF THE MONTH | OCTOBER 2022

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From the pastor of one of America’s fastest-growing churches, this bold, inspiring manifesto will show you how to dream, plan, and ultimately achieve your great calling in life. “If you’re…

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BOOK OF THE MONTH | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2022 – Part 2

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Scenes from My Life: A Memoir by Michael K. Williams  A moving, unflinching memoir of hard-won success, struggles with addiction, and a lifelong mission to give back—from the late iconic…

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BOOK OF THE MONTH | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2022 – Part 1

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We could not decide on just ONE.  So we picked SIX ….. here are the first THREE.  The Third Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century by Peniel…

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BOOK OF THE MONTH | JUNE 2022

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A landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic racism shaped George Floyd’s life and legacy—from his family’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to…

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BOOK OF THE MONTH | MAY 2022

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Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a searing and compassionate new novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible injustice done…

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