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A Promised Land


In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his...

Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist

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Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist


Marshall Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars. When his stunts landed him a job at the famous Indiana bike shop Hay and Willits, folks were amazed that a thirteen-year-old black boy in 1891 could be such a...

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Malcolm X Bookmark


“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925. Malcolm was the son of a Baptist minister who was murdered after...

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This Is Your Time


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter. Her...