Fair and long legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person no mean feat for a black woman in the 30s Janie s quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.
The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama s call for a new kind of politics a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans Lucid in his vision of America s place in the world, refreshingly candid about his family life and his time in the Senate, Obama here
The story of a remarkable spiritual journey, the first awesone steps on the road to becoming a man of knowledge, the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey To ixtlan Includes The Teachings and A Structural Analysis.
From the host of Comedy Central s newest program, The Nightly Show with Larry Wil, comes the first paperback reprint of his funny and provocative musings on race in America and other nightly topics updated with new material for this edition Now boasting three new chapters and an introduction
It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished
Four mothers, four daughters, four families, whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who s telling the stories In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China United in loss and new hope
Alternate cover for ISBN 9780345350688 Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister Here, the
Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader The other is serving a life sentence in prison Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.In December 2000, the
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells taken without her knowledge became one of the most important tools in medicine The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all white farm town high school where the only other Indian is
First published in 1952 and immediately hailed as a masterpiece, Invisible Man is one of those rare novels that have changed the shape of American literature For not only does Ralph Ellison s nightmare journey across the racial divide tell unparalleled truths about the nature of bigotry and its
Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero Told in a series of vignettes sometimes
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question Why does my foot hurt In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world s
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan s last thirty years from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post Taliban rebuilding that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms It is a tale of