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2021 (Fiction)
The Night Watchman
Click to search this book in our catalog   Louise Erdrich
2021 (History)
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
Click to search this book in our catalog   Les Payne

Library Journal While other fast food companies make appearances, the primary focus of this book by Chatelain...More

2021 (Biography)
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
Click to search this book in our catalog   Les Payne

Kirkus Comprehensive, timely life of the renowned activist and his circuitous rise to prominence.Pulitzer Pri...More

 
2021 (General Nonfiction)
Wilmington?s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy
 David Zucchino

Library Journal In the late 1890s, Wilmington, NC, was a successful mixed-race community with a strong Africa...More

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2020 (Fiction)
The Nickel Boys
 Colson Whitehead
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2020 (History)
Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
 W. Caleb McDaniel

Publishers Weekly In this gripping study, Rice University historian McDaniel recounts the painful but triumph...More

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2020 (Biography)
Sontag: Her Life and Work
Click to search this book in our catalog   Benjamin Moser

Publishers Weekly In this doorstopper biography, Moser (Why This: A Biography of Clarice Lispector), for whom...More

2020 (General Nonfiction)
The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
Click to search this book in our catalog   Greg Grandin

Publishers Weekly As New York University historian Grandin observes, President Trump's aim of building a ...More

2019 (Fiction)
The Overstory
Click to search this book in our catalog   Richard Powers

Book list *Starred Review* Nick, an artist, grew up on a family farm in Iowa famous for its regal chestnut tr...More

 
2019 (History)
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
 David W. Blight

Library Journal Blight (Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director, Gilder Lehrman Ctr., Yale U...More

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2019 (Biography)
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
 Jeffrey C. Stewart

Kirkus A magisterial biography of the 20th-century philosopher, curator, and prime mover of the Harlem Renais...More

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2019 (General Nonfiction)
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
 Eliza Griswold

Book list *Starred Review* The names Amity and Prosperity conjure up images of tranquility and abundance, and...More

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2018 (Fiction)
Less
Click to search this book in our catalog   Andrew Sean Greer

Library Journal This hilarious and touching novel follows Arthur Less, a gay man, as he travels around the wo...More

2018 (History)
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
Click to search this book in our catalog   Jack E. Davis

Kirkus A sweeping environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico that duly considers the ravages of nature and m...More

2018 (Biography)
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Click to search this book in our catalog   Caroline Fraser

Kirkus A sensitive biography of the author of Little House on the Prairie.Many books about Laura Ingalls Wild...More

 
2018 (General Nonfiction)
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
 James Forman Jr.

Publishers Weekly Drawing on a varied CV (public defender, Supreme Court clerk, charter school cofounder, Yal...More

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2017 (Fiction)
The Underground Railroad
 Colson Whitehead
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2017 (History)
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
 Heather Ann Thompson

Library Journal Even after 45 years, the uprising at the New York State prison in Attica holds its fascinatio...More

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2017 (Biography)
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
Click to search this book in our catalog   Hisham Matar

Book list Matar envies mourners at funerals. Unlike him, they have the luxury of knowing that their loved one...More

2017 (General Nonfiction)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Click to search this book in our catalog   Matthew Desmond

Library Journal Desmond's (sociology, Harvard Univ.) eye-opening and revelatory book clearly conveys that...More

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