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The Underground Railroad AND Underground Airlines (2 items)

Underground AirlinesBy Winters, Ben H. author.
It’s time for a double-header: this is a two-book review. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Both are fictional stories of slavery, and each narrates one person’s experience. ... Read more
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The Underground Railroad AND Underground Airlines (2 items)

The underground railroad : a novelBy Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.
It’s time for a double-header: this is a two-book review. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Both are fictional stories of slavery, and each narrates one person’s experience.
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Empire of Storms

Empire of stormsBy Maas, Sarah J. author.
Aelin Galathynius finally casts off the assassin shadow of her former self in this 5th installment of the Throne of Glass series.
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The Fire This Time : A New Generation Speaks about Race

The fire this time : a new generation speaks about raceBy Ward, Jesmyn
"A groundbreaking anthology on race in America bringing together the most important voices of a new generation"...Baldwin's 'fire next time' is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about." (Publisher)
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Grace : a novel

Grace : a novelBy Deón, Natashia, author.
The dual stories of a mother, a runaway plantation slave and the child she never knew are woven through the historic events of the mid-19th century, including the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. (PUB)
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Angels of Detroit

Angels of Detroit : a novelBy Hebert, Christopher, author.
"Christopher Hebert gets Detroit right in this beautifully made book.....between last hope and postapocalyptic nightmare." -Jaimy Gordon, author of Lord of Misrule
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Memory Man

Memory man [sound recording]By Baldacci, David
Former police detective Amos Decker, who has the rare ability to remember everything he experiences in great detail, returns to the force to investigate two heinous crimes.
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Midnight crossing

Midnight crossing : a mysteryBy Fields, Tricia author.
"Police Chief Josie Gray wakes in the middle of the night, sure that she's heard a car slowly passing by her remote homestead. When she goes outside to check, she discovers a woman, mute with shock and terror, hiding on her porch. And when she explores the field nearby, she comes across the body of another young woman, shot and killed.... Read more
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Fastball

FastballBy Costner, Kevin
Baseball legends and scientists discuss the fastball and try to determine who threw the fastest pitch ever. 7/16
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Gabi: A Girl In Pieces

Gabi, a girl in piecesBy Quintero, Isabel
Gabi thinks of herself as many things, a fat girl, a gordita (a cute chubby girl), a Mexican American who looks white, the child of immigrants, a writer, and the child of an addict. During her tumultuous last year of high school Gabi struggles to support her friends and family through tough times while also pursuing her own dreams.
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Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching : A Young Black Man's Education

Invisible man, got the whole world watching : a young black man's educationBy Smith, Mychal Denzel, author.
"Smith cautiously sketches a useful blueprint for radical and intersectional politics in a country where a black child can grow up to be president but where living while black is still dangerous." -Kirkus Review
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Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again

Self made man : one woman's journey into manhood and back againBy Vincent, Norah
A fascinating look at the 18-month odyssey of a woman journalist who dressed as a man.
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