February Spotlight

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Books for Black History Month:

From our Trade List

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a more perfect Union

Teri Ellen Cross Davis
Winner, Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize

“A blood-oath ode to Black motherhood, to Love’s primal ecstasy, to the R&B royalty of Prince.”—Tyehimba Jess

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How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

Jerald Walker
Finalist, 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction

“Restless [and] brilliant.”—Jennifer Szalai, the New York Times

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Love’s Long Line

Sophfronia Scott

“Wise and ruminative.”—Brett Lott

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Community In-Between / Urur Dhex-Dhexaad Ah: Portraits of Somali-Americans in Columbus

Qorsho Hassan and Ruth M. Smith

“A fascinating portrait of Columbus’s Somali community as seen through the eyes of its young people.”—Michael Coleman, former mayor of Columbus

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The Haygoods of Columbus: A Love Story

Wil Haygood

The Haygoods of Columbus takes the black experience out of the realm of sociology and puts it squarely in the kingdom of literature.”—David Nicholson, the Washington Post

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On Board the U.S.S. Mason: The World War II Diary of James A. Dunn

James A. Dunn
Edited and with an Introduction by Mansel G. Blackford
Historical Introduction by John Sibley Butler

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The Gentleman from Ohio

Louis Stokes with David Charnoff
Foreword by Congressman John Lewis

“With this book, [Stokes] bestows his last gift to the American public with this remarkable chronicle of his rise from poverty in Cleveland to the halls of power in Washington, DC, as the first black congressman from Ohio.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.