History

And We Rise

What’s wrong? When AND WE RISE began, the year was 1877. Reconstruction, the period in which U.S. federal troops occupied the former federal states, is over. Jim Crow laws that set the rules for segregation were on the rise. This sparked a fight for black equality that will continue into the 21st century. What’s good? …

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The Legacy of Jim Crow

What’s wrong? Jim Crow’s Legacy, part of the True History series, connects the past with the present, giving readers a deeper understanding of racial oppression and inequality in America. Book editor and author Clarence A. Haynes draws on the work of historians and other thinkers — emphasizing as much as possible the work of black …

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Lying Beside You by Michael Robotham A strong plot combined with smart, punchy writing ensures this thriller is a satisfying read. A powerful and addictive reading paradise. Cyrus is called to help investigate a missing woman’s case while preparing for his brother’s release from a secure mental hospital. If you haven’t met Cyrus and Evie, I …

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