In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No
Nation by way of Christopher McDougall’s Born to
Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy
soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling
as director of a world-renowned African children’s
At the National Council of Churches, Robert Spike had organized
American churches to support the passage of both the Civil Rights
Act and Voting Rights Act, to march in Selma and to organize in
Mississippi. An important white leader in the black civil rights
struggle, he helped the LBJ White House pass legislation and write
crucial civil rights speeches.
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
Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative
nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a
small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons
plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America.
In the most inspiring speech of his career, Ted Kennedy once vowed.
"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on,
the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never
Unlike his martyred brothers, John and Robert, whose lives were cut
off before the promise of a better future could be realized, Ted
lived long enough to make many promises come true.
Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler
of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and
turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving
the story of King’s quest with a history of the African
American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights
into his subject’s magnetic character, with its mixture of
piety and ambition.
In 1955, Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress, had no idea
she was changing history when, fed up and tired, she refused to
surrender her seat to a white passenger on a bus in segregated
Alabama. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her
to jail and triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther