The Kite Runner

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

The Joy Luck Club

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

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

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

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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

Invisible Man

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

The House on Mango Street

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

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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