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10 books about segregation
Pick up one of these featured titles on segregation in May 2021.
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Category: United States
This book was published 3 years ago by Liveright and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
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Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) by Duncan Tonatiuh
This book was published 7 years ago by Harry N. Abrams and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
"Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California"--
In Darkest South Carolina: J. Waties Waring and the Secret Plan That Sparked a Civil Rights Movement by Brian Hicks
This book was published 3 years ago by Evening Post Books and takes approximately 0.0 hours to read.
In a thriller that is a cross between To Kill a Mockingbird and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Brian Hicks takes us into the insular world of mid-20th century Charleston society, where one of the most unlikely civil rights heroes of all time has hatched a secret plan to change America...if someone doesn't kill him first.
The Dream Revisited: Contemporary Debates About Housing, Segregation, and Opportunity by Ingrid Ellen
This book was published 2 years ago by Columbia University Press and takes approximately 13.1 hours to read.
The Dream Revisited brings together a range of expert viewpoints on the causes and consequences of the nation's separate and unequal living patterns. Leading scholars and practitioners, including civil rights advocates, affordable housing developers, elected officials, and fair housing lawyers, discuss responses to residential segregation.
Northern Spy: A Novel by Flynn Berry
This book was published this year by Viking and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
"A producer at the Belfast bureau of the BBC, Tessa is at work one day when the news of another raid comes on the air. The IRA may have gone underground after the Good Friday agreement, but they never really went away, and lately, bomb threats, arms drops, and helicopters floating ominously over the city have become features of everyday life. As the anchor requests the public's help in locating those responsible for this latest raid--a robbery at a gas station--Tessa's sister appears on the screen. Tessa watches in shock as Marian pulls a black mask over her face. The police believe Marian has joined the IRA, but Tessa knows this is impossible. They were raised to oppose Republicanism, and the violence enacted in its name. They've attended peace vigils together. And besides, Marian is vacationing by the sea. Tessa just spoke to her yesterday. When the truth of what has happened to Marian reveals itself, Tessa will be forced to choose: between her ideals and her family, between bystanderism and action. Walking an increasingly perilous road, she fears nothing more than endangering the one person she loves more fiercely than her sister: her infant son. A riveting and exquisite novel about family, terror, motherhood, betrayal, and the staggering human costs of an intractable conflict"--
Beauty In My Bones: Honoring the Women of My Family Clan by Robin White
This book was published last year by The Butterfly Typeface and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
Beauty in My Bones is the autobiographical story of Robin White. Growing up poor and orphaned at a young age, life for Robin White was anything but ideal. The abuse she and her siblings suffered at the hands of an older sibling, threatened to derail the author's destiny.It was the solid foundation planted by her beloved Yaya that sustained her through trying times as a child and the challenges of being an adult.The lessons of Yaya centered around the premise of observing, being still and hearing the soft quiet voice within, even when the world around her was raging. Although Yaya left much too soon, she left behind a wealth of strength and a tapestry of integrity, conditional love, and purpose. Knowing who she was wasn't the issue; the problem was what to do with who she was.The author hopes that by reading her story, you'll walk away with a newfound appreciation for knowledge, purpose, and self-awareness.
The Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines by Melton A. McLaurin
Category: State & Local
This book was published 12 years ago by University of North Carolina Press and takes approximately 7.2 hours to read.
Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines
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