New Arrivals · African-American Nonfiction

October 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I too sing America : the Harlem Renaissance at 100

October 17, 2018
Haygood, Wil, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli Electa, a division of Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2018.
247 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 28 cm
Cover linings illustrated with "A night-club map of Harlem".
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition "I too sing America: the Harlem Renaissance at 100" at the Columbus Museum of Art, October 19, 2018 - January 20, 2019"--Colophon.
Becoming Harlem -- In feverish motion -- The fearless scholar -- The two Reverend Powells -- The poet who became a star -- The sad-sweet laughter of Vaudeville -- All that sweet noise around 125th Street -- An ode to Zora Neale -- And there was the photographer -- Why the Harlem Renaissance endures.
The exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, a period of cultural blossoming that occurred in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem in the 1920-50s. Curated by Columbus native and highly acclaimed writer Wil Haygood, the exhibition includes work by Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, Augusta Savage, and others who interpreted the lives of African Americans during this time. In addition, the exhibition includes unprinted photographs by James Van Der Zee obtained through the artist's estate and a private collection of vernacular photographs of African American life. A selection of books, sheet music, and print ephemera from this period further showcases the innovative and expansive cultural output produced in Harlem during this unforgettable epoch of American history. The exhibition explores the religious, political, and cultural activism of the period, everyday life, and the extraordinary individuals such as poet Langston Hughes and philosopher Alain Locke whose words and scholarship contributed to the development of this period so rich in art, music, and literature.

The green pastures

October 11, 2018
Connelly, Marc, 1890-1980, author.
New York : Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1930.
xiii, 141 pages : illustrations, plates ; 27 cm
With cast of characters as presented at the Mansfield theatre, New York, 1930.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, from the library of Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Bound in original green leather wrappers, spine stamped in gold.|5OC

A survey of Cincinnati's Black press & its editors, 1844-2010

October 10, 2018
Duncan, Mae Najiyyah.
[S.l.] : Xlibris, c2011.
xiii, 111 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original color pictorial wrappers.

There will be no miracles here

October 10, 2018
Gerald, Casey, author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.
394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey--following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend who literally broke his back for the team--is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of, the anteroom to secret societies and success on Wall Street, in Washington, and beyond. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme.


October 10, 2018
Randall, Julian, author.
xii, 90 pages ; 23 cm.
"Set against the backdrop of the Obama presidency, Julian Randall's Refuse documents a young biracial man's journey through the mythos of Blackness, Latinidad, family, sexuality and a hostile American landscape. Mapping the relationship between father and son caught in a lineage of grief and inherited Black trauma, Randall conjures reflections from mythical figures such as Icarus, Narcissus and the absent Frank Ocean. Not merely a story of the wound but the salve, Refuse is a poetry debut that accepts that every song must end before walking confidently into the next music."--Provided by publisher.

Gone home : race and roots through Appalachia

October 4, 2018
Brown, Karida, 1982- author.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
252 pages : map, illustrations ; 25 cm
The coming of the coal industry -- The great migration escape -- Home -- Children, and black children -- The colored school -- A change gone come -- Gone home.
"Karida L. Brown's Gone Home offers a much-needed corrective to the current white-washing of Appalachia. In telling the stories of Appalachian African Americans living and working in steel and coal towns, Brown offers a deep and sweeping look at race, the formation of identity, changes in politics and policy, and black migration in the region and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.

For colored girls who have considered politics

October 4, 2018
Brazile, Donna, 1959- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
xx, 316 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A call to serve -- Brooklyn 1980: before black lives mattered -- Jackson '84 -- Ron Brown -- Icons -- Jackson '88: democratizing the democracy -- We are the Colored Girls, and we shall not be moved -- Clinton '92 -- The bank of justice: giving back after you've been given so much -- Clinton/Gore '96 -- Lunch with the Colored Girls -- Stepping forward -- The troubles -- Hurricanes and heartbreak, 2005-2006 -- The room where it happens -- Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Colored Girls -- Real power whispers: Dr. Dorothy Irene Height -- Love extravagantly -- Homegoings -- Shoulders -- November 8, 2016 -- The Colored Girls bringing U.S. together -- Alabama, godd*m -- Broken friendships and healing spaces -- Dear sister candidate.
"A look at American history through the eyes of four women who have lived and worked behind the scenes in American politics for over thirty years--Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore--a group of women who call themselves the Colored Girls. Like many people who have spent their careers in public service, they view their lives in four-year waves of campaigns and elections. The Colored Girls have worked on the presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. In between elections, they worked at the top of the corporate world, in unions, in churches, in their own businesses, and with people outside the Oval Office who have shaped our country's history, including Howard Dean, Reverend Herbert Daughtry, Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, and Terry McAuliffe. [This book] is a contemporary history of America told through the voices of women of color whose lives and contributions have heretofore been unknown. It's a portrait of four women who are always focused on the larger goal of, as they put it, "hurrying history" so that every American--regardless of race, gender, or religious background--can have a seat at the table. The Colored Girls. Their lives are part of our history. Their voices point to our future."--Dust jacket.

Southern discomfort : a memoir

October 4, 2018
Clark, Tena, author.
New York : Touchstone, [2018]
296 pages ; 22 cm
"Tena Clark was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairytale. Her father was one of the richest men in the state; her mother was a regal beauty. The family lived on a sprawling farm and had the only swimming pool in town; Tena was given her first car—a royal blue Camaro—at twelve. But behind closed doors, Tena's life was deeply lonely, and chaotic. By the time she was three, her parents' marriage had dissolved into a swamp of alcohol, rampant infidelity, and guns. Adding to the turmoil, Tena understood from a very young age that she was different from her three older sisters, all of whom had been beauty queens and majorettes. Tena knew she didn't want to be a majorette—she wanted to marry one. On Tena's tenth birthday, her mother, emboldened by alcoholism and enraged by her husband's incessant cheating, walked out for good, instantly becoming an outcast in society. Tena was left in the care of her black nanny, Virgie, who became Tena's surrogate mother and confidante—even though she was raising nine of her own children and was not allowed to eat from the family’s plates or use their bathroom. It was Virgie’s acceptance and unconditional love that gave Tena the courage to stand up to her domineering father, the faith to believe in her mother's love, and the strength to be her true self."--Provided by publisher.

Black bodies, white gazes : the continuing significance of race in America

October 4, 2018
Yancy, George, author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
xl, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Black bodies and the myth of a post-racial America -- The elevator effect: black bodies/white bodies -- The return of the black body: nine vignettes -- The agential black body: resisting the black imago in the white imaginary -- Exposing the serious world of whiteness through Frederick Douglass's autobiographical reflections -- Desiring bluest eyes, desiring whiteness: the black body as torn asunder -- Whiteness as ambush and the transformative power of vigilance -- White embodied gazing, the black body as disgust, and the aesthetics of un-suturing.
Following the deaths of Trayvon Martin and other black youths in recent years, students on campuses across America have joined professors and activists in calling for justice and increased awareness that Black Lives Matter. In this second edition of his trenchant and provocative book, George Yancy offers students the theoretical framework they crave for understanding the violence perpetrated against the Black body. Drawing from the lives of Ossie Davis, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, and W.E.B. Du Bois, as well as his own experience, and fully updated to account for what has transpired since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Yancy provides an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to examine what it means to be Black in America.

Liberia, South Carolina : an African American Appalachian community

October 4, 2018
Coggeshall, John M., author.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
xii, 269 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"In 2007, while researching mountain culture in upstate South Carolina, anthropologist John M. Coggeshall stumbled upon the small community of Liberia, in the Blue Ridge foothills. There he met Mable Owens Clarke and her family, the remaining members of a small African American community still living on land obtained immediately after the Civil War. This intimate history tells the story of five generations of the Clarke family and their friends and neighbors, chronicling their struggles through slavery, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and the desegregation of the state. Through hours of interviews with Mable and her relatives, as well as friends and neighbors, Coggeshall presents an ethnographic history that allows a largely ignored community to speak and record their own history for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.

Soul, R&B, funk

October 3, 2018
Talamon, Bruce, photographer.
Köln : Taschen, [2018].
375 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 36 cm
Texts in English, German and French.
"Get down with such legends as Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, the Jackson Five, Diana Ross, James Brown, and Chaka Khan in this collection of largely unseen images from the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Sourced from our superfly Art Edition, this XL volume gathers all of the glamour and groove captured by photographer Bruce W. Talamon"--Publisher's description.

White people do not know how to behave at entertainments designed for ladies & gentlemen of colour : William Brown's African & American theater

October 2, 2018
McAllister, Marvin Edward, 1969-
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003.
x, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Late-Night Pleasure Garden for People of Color -- Noah's African Grove -- Hung Be the Heavens with Black -- Toward a Minor Theater -- American Taste and Genius -- Building an American Theater -- Tom and Jerry Meets Three-Fingered Jack -- The African Company's Balancing Act -- 5. In Fear of His Opposition -- Euro-New York Reacts -- Conclusion: To Be-or Not to Be -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
An exploration of the career of William Brown, a 19th-century free man of colour, who pioneered theatrical spaces for black New Yorkers, hitherto denied access to whites-only venues. The text explores these intercultural, multiracial environments and investigates negative white reactions.

The slave years, 1750-1759 : names and surprising details

October 2, 2018
Patterson, Alex K., author
xx, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes indexes.
African ancestors in our early America can take a lot of digging to find. Grab your shovel and search what was found in the early time frame of 1750 thru 1759 in this book. America was known as Provinces and pioneer Colonies under the ownership, rules and laws belonging to England. The entire population of the land would almost fill the city of Philadelphia today. After hundreds of hours of searching, this book consists of slave names, owners and more, MOST with exciting detail.

Traces in the dust : Carbondale's Black heritage, 1852-1964

October 2, 2018
Macklin, Melvin LeRoy Green, 1945-
Mangolia, Tex. : Ingenuity Press, ©2001.
xxii, 361 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm

Understanding and teaching American slavery

October 2, 2018
xx, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Foreword: The short course for bringing slavery into the classroom in ten not-so-easy pieces / Ira Berlin -- Introduction / Bethany Jay and Cynthia Lynn Lyerly -- Part 1. Slavery and the Classroom. Methods for teaching slavery to high school students and college undergraduates in the United States / James W. Loewen ; Dealing with things as they are : creating a classroom environment for teaching slavery and its lingering impact / Steven Thurston Oliver -- Part 2. Teaching Specific Content. Teaching the origins of slavery in the Americas / Eric Kimball ; Slavery in the new nation : human bondage in the land of liberty / Paul Finkelman ; Blood stained mirrors : decoding the American slave-trading past / Sowande' Mustakeem ; Slavery and the northern economy / Christy Clark-Pujara ; Northern slavery and its legacies : still a new (and unwelcome?) story / Joanne Pope Melish ; Slave resistance / Kenneth S. Greenberg ; Slave culture / Bernard E. Powers Jr. ; The diverse experiences of the enslaved / Deirdre Cooper Owens ; Slavery and the Civil War / Bethany Jay ; Comparative slavery / Laird W. Bergad ; The challenge of slavery since emancipation : from 1865 to the twenty-first century / James Brewer Stewart -- Part 3. Sources and Strategies for Teaching Slavery. Using the WPA slave narratives in the classroom / Cynthia Lynn Lyerly ; Teaching the history of slavery through film / Ron Briley ; Art and slavery / Ray Williams ; In the footsteps of others : understanding slavery through process drama / Lindsay Anne Randall ; "A likely negro" : using runaway-slave advertisements to teach slavery / Antonio T. Bly ; Teaching the history of slavery and its legacy through historical archaeology : Project Archaeology / Sarah E. Miller, James M. Davidson, and Emily Palmer.
Perhaps no topic in U.S. history is as emotionally fraught as the nation's centuries-long entanglement with slavery. How can teachers get students to understand the racist underpinnings of that institution--and to acknowledge its legacies in contemporary America? How can they overcome students' shame, anger, guilt, or denial? How can they incorporate into the classroom important primary sources that may contain obsolete and racist terms, images, and ideas? This book, designed for college and high school teachers, is a critical resource for understanding and teaching this challenging topic in all its complexity. Opening with Ira Berlin's reflections on ten elements that are essential to include in any course on this topic, Understanding and Teaching American Slavery offers practical advice for teaching specific content, utilizing sources, and getting students to think critically. Contributors address, among other topics, slavery and the nation's founders, the diverse experiences of the enslaved, slavery's role in the Civil War, and the relationship between slavery and the northern economy. Other chapters offer ideas for teaching through slave narratives, runaway ads, spirituals, films, and material culture. Taken together, the essays in the volume help instructors tackle problems, discover opportunities, and guide students in grappling with the ugliest truths of America's past--Publisher description.

Unpunished murder : massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice

September 25, 2018
Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947- author.
New York : Scholastic Focus, 2018.
xxi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A new government : Alexander Hamilton and "Brutus" -- The Supreme Court is born : John Marshall -- Less than human : Roger Taney and Dred Scott -- Remaking America : Andrew Johnson and Thaddeus Stevens -- Some odd arithmetic : who won the war? -- Two amendments and a dream of equality : John Bingham -- The Klan : Nathan Bedford Forrest and Mary Polk Branch -- Reconstruction in black and white : Harriet Ann Jacobs and Frank Alexander Montgomery -- An island for Freedmen : Colfax -- Fraud runs wild : Samuel McEnery and William Kellogg -- Reconstruction ascendant : Blanche K. Bruce -- Massacre : James Hadnot -- The wheels of justice : J.R. Beckwith -- Civil rights on trial -- Is justice language or an idea? : Joseph P. Bradley -- The most important judge in the nation : Morrison Waite -- Civil rights : Charles Sumner -- One hundred years of freedom : Philadelphia and the White League -- The end of the line -- President by one vote : the Fifteenth Man.
"On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed would reach the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly and barbaric incidents of mass murder in American history, not a single person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices would last for the next hundred years, and many continue to exist to this day. In this compelling and thoroughly researched volume for young readers, Lawrence Goldstone traces the evolution of the law and the fascinating characters involved in the story of how the Supreme Court helped institutionalize racism in the American justice system"-- Provided by publisher.

What the hell do you have to lose? : Trump's war on civil rights

September 25, 2018
Williams, Juan, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2018.
vii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Voting rights -- Education -- Public accommodations -- Black voices -- Employment -- Housing.
"In this powerful and timely book, civil rights historian and political analyst Juan Williams denounces Donald Trump for intentionally twisting history to fuel racial tensions for his political advantage. In Williams' lifetime, crusaders for civil rights have braved hatred, violence, and imprisonment, and in so doing made life immeasurably better for African Americans and other marginalized groups. Remarkably, all this progress suddenly seems to have been forgotten--or worse, undone. The stirring history of hard-fought and heroic battles for voting rights, integrated schools, and more is under direct threat from an administration dedicated to restricting these basic freedoms. Williams pulls the fire alarm on the Trump administration's policies, which pose a threat to civil rights without precedent in modern America. [This book] makes a searing case for the enduring value of our historic accomplishments and what happens if they are lost" --

Papyrus dream : "it's all relative"

September 25, 2018
Robinson, Mary L., author.
Columbia, SC : [manufacturer not identified], 2018.
225 pages ; 23 cm
Alabama -- Cincinnati, Ohio -- Monday's child -- Henry Jr, "Foot" -- Margaret -- Paul -- Mary -- Betty "Ludy" -- Dannie Mae "Boo Boo" -- Frederick "Freddy" -- Brenda -- Thomas "Tony" -- Theodore Richard "Ted/"Rick" -- Curtis -- Sharon -- Henry "Sam" & Mariah's thirty-fourth anniversary page -- My relationship with my parents -- Mary and Harvey -- Our second wind -- Harvey Jr., "Sonny" -- Harold "Cas" -- Mary and John -- Down and out -- My relationship with God.
"Mary's story covers seven decades and is her story of faith and family. With many trials and joys she tells the story of each of her siblings in such vivid detail. The story of her family covers many aspects of the times they lived in and through these times her faith grows. She struggles through a difficult marriage and deals with many of the social changes of the times. Her love of family and her faith grows on each page and in the end she sends a message of hope and encouragement"

Mrs. Nelson's Class

September 24, 2018
58 pages ; 23 cm.
Poems by: Doug Anderson, Martha Collins, Alfred Corn, Annie Finch, Helen Frost, Margaret Gibson, Jeanine Hathaway, Andrew Hudgins, Mark Jarman, Peter Johnson, Meg kearney, Ron Koertge, David Mason, Leslie Monsour, Dinty W. Moore, Marilyn Nelson, Lesléa Newman, Michael Palma, Michael Waters, and Katherine Williams.
Poems inspired by a 1955 family photo of Mrs. Nelson, a school teacher, and her 2nd grade elementary class. Mrs. Nelson was the only person of color in the photo with 20 white children. Twenty poets each "claimed" a child in the photo, and wrote one or two poems in the voice of the child, with perspectives about Mrs. Nelson and their own lives on a Salina, Kansas Air Force base.

Looking for Lorraine : the radiant and radical life of Lorraine Hansberry

September 21, 2018
Perry, Imani, 1972- author.
237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Migration song -- From heartland to the water's edge -- The girl who can do everything -- Bobby -- Sappho's poetry -- Raisin -- The trinity -- Of the faith of our fathers -- American radical -- The view from chitterling heights -- Homegoing -- Conclusion: retracing, may 2017.
"A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century" -

One person, no vote : how voter suppression is destroying our democracy

September 18, 2018
Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.
xi, 271 pages ; 24 cm
A history of disfranchisement -- Voter ID -- Voter roll purge -- Rigging the rules -- The Resistance -- At the crossroads of half slave, half free.
Chronicles the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby ruling, which allowed districts to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.

We are not yet equal : understanding our racial divide

September 18, 2018
Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"We are not equal is a young adult adaptation of White rage by Carol Anderson, first published in 2016 by Bloomsbury USA." --title verso page.

An American quilt : unfolding a story of family and slavery

September 11, 2018
May, Rachel (Rachel Suzanne), author.
ix, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
Piecing the quilt -- Eliza, Minerva, & Juba -- Warp & weft : agriculture & industry -- Mosaic -- Medicine & its failures -- Hickory root -- The Leonids : a sermon in patchwork -- Even there -- Canuto Matanew -- An abomination -- Living history -- Portraits.
Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, May examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England-- and the humanity behind it. In piecing together the story of Minerva, Eliza, Jane, and Juba-- the enslaved women behind a quilt made of 1830s-era fabric-- and their owner, Susan Crouch, May reveals the lives of these urban enslaved women and their world. -- adapted from jacket.

An American odyssey : the life and work of Romare Bearden

September 10, 2018
Campbell, Mary Schmidt, author.
xv, 443, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I. Terms of the Debate. Origins -- Harlem: The Promised Land -- The Evolution of a Race Man -- Part II. The Negro Artist's Dilemma. The Making of an American Artist -- Fame and Exile: 1945-1950 -- A Voyage of Discovery: 1950-1960 -- Part III. The Prevalence of Ritual. The Prevalence of Ritual: Part I -- The Prevalence of Ritual Part II -- The Public Romare Bearden.
"One of the most important and underappreciated visual artists of the twentieth century, Romare Bearden started as a cartoonist during his college years and emerged as a painter during the 1930s, at the tail end of the Harlem Renaissance and in time to be part of a significant community of black artists supported by the WPA. Though light-skinned and able to "pass," Bearden embraced his African heritage, choosing to paint social realist canvases of African-American life. After World War II, he became one of a handful of black artists to exhibit in a private gallery-the commercial outlet that would form the core of the American art world's post-war marketplace. Rejecting Abstract Expressionism, he lived briefly in Paris. After he suffered a nervous breakdown, Bearden returned to New York, turning to painting just as the civil rights movement was gaining ground with the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education and the Montgomery bus boycott. By the time of the March on Washington in 1963, Bearden had begun to experiment with collage-or Projection, as he called it-the medium for which he would ultimately become famous. In this biography, Mary Schmidt Campbell offers readers an analysis of Bearden's influences and the thematic focus of his mature work. Bearden's work provides a portrait of memory and the African American past; according to Campbell, it also offers a record of the narrative impact of visual imagery in the twentieth century, revealing how the emerging popularity of photography, film and television depicted African Americans during their struggle to be recognized as full citizens of the United States"-- Provided by publisher.

Standing our ground : the triumph of faith over gun violence : a mother's story

September 10, 2018
McBath, Lucia Kay, author.
New York, NY : 37 Ink/ATRIA, 2018.
viii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In guns we trust -- Black Friday -- Civil rights baby -- Stones from the river -- Caregiver -- Paper boat -- Finding faith -- Love again -- Fast traps -- A hard choice -- Premonition -- Loud music -- The right to exist -- A wider lens -- Every mom -- A long-held secret -- The color of justice -- A jury of his peers -- God, the protector -- Hope dealers -- Say their names -- Epilogue : the letter.
"From the national spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety and leading gun violence prevention advocate comes the riveting memoir of a mother's loss and call to action, as well as a faith-based exploration of how the nation's gun laws put a deadly target on American lives"-- Provided by publisher.


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