Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood by Patricia C. McKissack
MUSIC SONGS JNF MCK
Children's literature powerhouses McKissack and Pinkney team up for the second time, creating a dynamic collection of songs, rhymes, and stories with origins in the African American diaspora.
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis by Jabari Asim
BIOGRAPHY JNF LEWIS
John wants to be a preacher when he grows up. When John is put in charge of the family’s flock of chickens, he preaches to his flock and they listen. They are content under his watchful care and are riveted by the rhythm of his voice.
Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin by James L. Swanson
HISTORY US 21ST JNF SWA
James Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two different life journeys, but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. This book provides an inside look into both of their lives & history of the time.
The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) by Toni Morrison
SOCSCI MOR 09/17
What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America’s foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging.
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Richard Rothstein has painstakingly documented how American cities became so racially divided. Rothstein describes how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation.
Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler
LAW BUT 08/17
A former federal prosecutor uses new data to argue that white men commit the majority of violent crime in the United States and discusses the problem of black-on-black violence and how to keep communities safer without relying so much on the police.
The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli
HISTORY US 20TH MIC 01/16
Founded in 1905 by Georgia native Robert Abbott, Chicago's newspaper The Defender served for decades as a prominent voice for African Americans throughout the country, including the Jim Crow South.
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
SOCSCI FOR 04/17
Locking Up Our Own offers historical background to the War on Crime's aggressive policing and long criminal sentences. African American leaders welcomed these approaches, but now the measures seem to be disproportionately targeting poor black men.