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Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Conspiracy Theories: Philosophers Connect the Dots
edited by Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene
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2019-20 Great Michigan Read: What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
by Mona Hanna-Attisha
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The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir
by Malaka Gharib
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by Steve Luxenberg
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by Athol Fugard
by David Lindsay-Abaire
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by Michael Gustafson (Editor) and Oliver Uberti (Editor)
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"Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped win the Space Race"
By Margot Lee Shetterly
ABOUT THE BOOK
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.
Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.
The women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.
"Me Before You"
By Jojo Moyes
ABOUT THE BOOK
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
"March: Book One"
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Illustrator)
ABOUT THE BOOK
In 2013, comics publisher Top Shelf Productions released March: Book One, the first installment of a three-volume graphic-novel memoir by civil rights hero and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. Co-written with Andrew Aydin, who also works in Lewis’ congressional office, and drawn by Nate Powell (BFA 2000 Cartooning), a graphic novelist and illustrator, March is both a work of history and inspirational text, dedicated to “the past and future children of the movement.”
The idea for the project, Lewis says, came from his memories of Martin Luther King and Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, the 1957 comic book about the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott; the publication became a tool for teaching nonviolent activism to Lewis' generation. A New York Times #1 bestseller, March has received universal acclaim and numerous honors.