Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1
New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a
magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as
she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia.
Now a major motion picture from HBO® starring Oprah Winfrey
and Rose Byrne.
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.
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a
bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial
history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in
the United States” (The New York Observer)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER |
NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL
BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST
BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review •
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating
from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi,
and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her
In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National
Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the
political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in
listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and
struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always
been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama
called “the audacity of hope.
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding
audio transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as
intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and
escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free.
A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the
word is that 16-year-old Steve Harmon served as the lookout. Was he
involved or was he simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. An
amateur filmmaker, Steve transcribes his trial into a movie script,
showing scene by scene how his life was turned around in an
The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning
classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his
father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The
Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta
Scott King Honoree.
Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the
Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister
Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who, at thirteen,
is an "official juvenile delinquent."
When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad
comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on
a trip like no other.