The incredible true story of a boy living in war-torn Somalia
who escapes to America--first by way of the movies; years later,
through a miraculous green card.
Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a
child, he learned English by listening to American pop artists like
Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like
With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer
Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the
history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the
stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny.
God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial
state in America.
The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape
El Salvador's violence to build new lives in
California—fighting to survive, to stay, and to
Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, the
United States was a distant fantasy to identical twins Ernesto and
Raul Flores—until, at age seventeen, a deadly threat from the
region’s brutal gangs forces them to flee the only home
they’ve ever known.
The award-winning memoir of one tumultuous year of boyhood in
Fort Worth, Texas, opening with a handshake with JFK, and recalling
the changes and revelations of the months that followed.
Winner of the LA Times Christopher Isherwood Prize for
Autobiographical Prose, and a New York
Times Editor's Choice.
Inspired by the Academy Award-nominated Netflix documentary
What Happened, Miss Simone., an intimate and vivid look at
the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist
who evolved into a chart-topping chanteuse and committed civil
Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine,
integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human
dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in
the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author
Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional impact of his inspiring best
seller The Butler to detail the life and career of one of
the most transformative legal minds of the past one hundred years.
From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and
poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power
On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into
New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods,
including Pontchartrain Park, the home of Wendell Pierce's family
and the first African American middle-class subdivision in New