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Posted on August 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Genesis Gaule
Our August Book Club pick is The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. Check it out and then join us on Tuesday, August 31 at 6 pm to join in the discussion.
The Babysitter by Liza Rodman
My Summers with a Serial Killer // During the summer, Liza’s babysitter—a handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked—took her and her sister on adventures in his truck. But there was one thing she didn’t know; their babysitter was a serial killer. The chilling and unforgettable true story of a charming but brutal psychopath through the eyes of a young girl who once called him her friend.
You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar
Crazy Stories about Racism // From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. This book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.
Zion Unmatched by James S. Hirsch and Zion Clark
Explore Zion’s journey from a childhood lost in the foster care system to his hard-fought rise as a high school wrestler to his current rigorous training to prepare as an elite athlete on the world stage. An extraordinary, deeply inspirational photo essay follows elite wheelchair racer and Netflix documentary star Zion Clark on his quest for Paralympic gold.
The Ground Breaking by Scott Ellsworth
The Tulsa Race Massacre and an American City's Search for Justice // In 1921, Tulsa's infamous "Black Wall Street" was wiped off the map. Ellsworth unearths the lost history of how the massacre was covered up, and of the courageous individuals who fought to keep the story alive. He recounts the ongoing search for the unmarked graves of the victims of the massacre, and of the fight to win restitution for the survivors and their families.
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