books about: race
The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Edition
awesome teaching tool
I've used this book as required reading for my middle/high school at risk students. It's a great tool for history, social studies, ethnic studies, and language arts. My students LOVE IT. I LOVE IT.
Alex Cross's TRIAL
Little, Brown and Company, 2009
Alex Cross's Trail by James Patteson
I Love this book, once again James Patterson has brought an Alex Cross mystery to life and the suspense ia addictive. A definite must read.
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
Everything We Wish We Had Known Before Voting
The overarching lesson of this open-kimono treatment of the 2008 presidential candidates is that the amount of pressure these people are under is basically unbearable, and that Barack Obama was the one who cracked the least. Press treatment of this book at publication time focused on Senator Reid's remarks about his colleague Obama's skin color and dialect, but those turned out to be among the ...
To Kill a Mockingbird
Grand Central Publishing
Firstly the book you get might not be the one shown in Amazon's picture. I got another version. Not a big deal as they all contain the same text just different page numbers. I had never read To Kill a Mockingbird and seeing as how everyone considered it a classic i thought i should give it a read. Having just finished it i have to say it really is a good book. I have also watched the film after ...
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
New Press, The, 2010
It's Not Welfare & Poor Character! A Call to Action...
A great new book is out..... The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander "Our prison population has exploded from about 300,000 to more than 2 million in a few short decades, it is said, because of rampant crime. We're told that the reason so many black and brown men find themselves behind bars and ushered into a permanent, second-class status is ...
Born to Run
You will want to run.
Without going into long, tedious detail, this book inspired me to run barefoot, run longer, and gave me a deep and meaningful connection with exercise that I had once lacked.
Things Fall Apart: A Novel
In preparation for an extensive trip to West Africa, I sought out a few novels which promised to inform and enhance my trip. One of the books I encountered was Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. That was a happy discovery. As one travels through this part of the world, so much is hidden and mysterious, unexplained and distant. Achebe's narrative of one man's struggle to make peace with the ...
On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the ...
Public Domain Books, 1998
A Great Historical Piece
Variations exist within populations that compete for scarce resources needed for survival, and many of these variations not only affect the ability of the individual to compete, but also can be passed onto children. Those variations better suited for competition will be passed on at a higher rate than those that are less suited for competition due to higher rates of survival. In this way, nature ...
To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition
One of the greatest books ever written. Period.
For all my reviews visit my website I am NOT reviewing the DVD. Just the movies unless otherwise stated. Please note that the rating above might not accurately reflect my thoughts, you will see a rating sentence at the end of the review. The story of a childhood in a sleepy southern town and the crisis that rocked it. I usually don't buy the back cover hooplah, but come on! Read it, I'M ...
A Lesson Before Dying: A Novel
A Lesson Before Dying
~ Time and Place: 1940's in Bayonne Louisiana A young unintelligent black man named Jefferson, is present at a shop burglary of a white owned store. Two other black men and the white shop owner end up in a gun fight, and the three men end up dead. Jefferson is scared and confused as to what to do next. He grabs a bottle of liquor off the shelf, gulps down some whiskey, grabs some money out ...
"Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Psychologist Explains the Development of ...
Basic Books, 1997
Personally challenging, but ultimately engaging and eye-opening
I started reading this book with a lot of preconceived notions about what racism is, what it isn't, and how my life and beliefs fit into the overall framework of racism. I was surprised, shocked even, to read that racism is a much broader picture than I imagined, and that even my (self considered) progressive thoughts didn't go all that far. Racism is far more insidious and pervasive than we ...
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics)
Mildred D. Taylor
Why Should Color Matter?!...
The book Roll of a Thunder, Here My Cry, a historic fiction novel written by Mildred D. Taylor describes the segregation of the Logan family and their challenges of everyday life. Cassie, Little Man, and Christopher-John, the Logan children, receive a rude awakening of how the real world is not fair when they experience cruelty of a local family. It's a harsh lesson on the children, especially ...
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Extremely well done look at Colonial Africa during the era of the great scramble
King Leopold's Ghost provides a fascinating story of the Congo under the colonial rule of Leopold during the scramble for Africa. It is a book that covers the terror and greed inflicted by the monarch versus the efforts of several different people who worked through religion, popular press, politics and business to bring reforms to the Congo. While these reforms were motivated by different ...
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
WE NEED A LIBRARY COLLECTION!
Dear Mr. President: As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Honduras, 1975-1977), I request your help to create a new Special Collection at the Library of Congress, the Peace Corps Experience Collection. This would include published memoirs, letters, essays, novels, short stories and poetry inspired by service. By creating such a repository, the Library of Congress would become a historical ...
Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
Smiley Books, 2010
A great book tracing the beginnings of the myth of the black inferiority complex and detailing how it has affected blacks psychologically and our society as a whole. The book speaks a lot about racist propaganda that has negatively portrayed blacks for hundreds of years and still lingers today. The book speaks about some of the self-hatred that blacks have for their own race as a result of the ...
Executive Intent: A Novel
HarperCollins e-books, 2010
Another great techno thriller plus political intrigue
I just finished reading Dale Brown's latest techno-thriller, "Executive Intent". I have always been in awe of Dale Brown because I spent 27 years in the air force and I can relate to the systems which he describes in his books. The truth be known, I wrote nonfiction proposals for companies, many of them dealing with technically oriented subjects. I can describe technical subjects to an audience ...
Tour de Lance: The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong's Fight to Reclaim the Tour de France
beautiful book by unbiased writer
Lance Armstrong is a polarizing figure, and authors of books about him capitalize on this by aiming to either take him down (see Walsh, David) or kiss his behind (see Wilcockson, John). This book is a rare exception (as is the excellent "Lance Armstrong's War" by Dan Coyle). Strickland is an amazing writer. If you love cycling, you'll find that 50, 80, 100 pages go by before you look up from this ...
Human Race Get Off Your Knees: The Lion Sleeps No More
Left Right Left
Left, left..... left, right, left, right, left, right...... left, left, left, or so goes the song that they sing in cadence at so many boot camps whilst they march away the hours and miles. However this is not about boot camp, but how to escape from hell. That involves synchronizing the left and right brain hemispheres, thus the song introducing this book review. As always I am impressed by the ...
Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal - America's Racial Obsession
WND Books, 2010
Negrophilia is a must read for all Americans!
Eric Rush has written a brilliant commentary on the state of White/Non-White race relations in this country! As a Sociology student whose studies have focused on the struggles of race/class/gender/ethnicity, I have been dumbfounded by the rather narrow and somewhat bitter views Academics often have on these conflicts within our country. Mr. Rush nails practically every issue, every nuance ...
Algonquin Books, 2008
Skillfully written, and enthralling, this novel tells a powerful story of life in the rural south. We experience the events through the eyes of several of the participants, their accounts woven together seamlessly. A gripping story of race relations, families, marriage, and war....through the eyes of both black and white.
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