{Book Attraction} Bad Men and Wicked Women by:Eric Jerome Dickey

Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s latest sensual novel. As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong…

{Book Attraction} Higher Is Waiting by:Tyler Perry

In this precious gem of a book by Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life. Told in a series of brief chapters that begin with his earliest memories of growing up in New Orleans, Perry vividly and movingly describes his…

{Book Attraction} Faces of Praise!: Photos and Gospel Inspirations to Encourage and Uplift by:Carol M. Mackey, B. Jeffrey Grant, Kirk Franklin

This full-color photo gift book that turns chart-topping contemporary gospel music into Bible-based devotions is a three-way blessing for readers: a perfect companion to favorite gospel recordings, an encouraging daily devotional and a unique photo collection. Here are never-before-seen four-color images of the top 60 contemporary gospel artists taken on stage, as they led worship…

{Book Attraction} Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan’s Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America’s New Public Enemy No. 1 by:Cyrus Bozorgmehr

In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while also shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products. They needed to fight back….

{Book Attraction} Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero : The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero by: Cate Lineberry

Facing death rather than enslavement—a story of one man’s triumphant choice and ultimate rise to national hero. It was a mild May morning in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1862, the second year of the Civil War, when a twenty-three-year-old slave named Robert Smalls did the unthinkable and boldly seized a Confederate steamer. With his wife…

{Book Attraction} Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives by:Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh, Damien Cave, and Rachel Swarms

Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in the New York Times archives. None of them were published by the Times–until now. Unseen uncovers these never-before published photographs and investigates the stories behind them. In February 2016, Darcy Eveleigh, Dana Canedy, Damien Cave, and Rachel Swarms discovered dozens of photographs–and explored…

{Book Attractive} The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920 by:David E. Goldberg

Beginning in the 1880s, the economic realities and class dynamics of popular northern resort towns unsettled prevailing assumptions about political economy and threatened segregationist practices. Exploiting early class divisions, black working-class activists staged a series of successful protests that helped make northern leisure spaces a critical battleground in a larger debate about racial equality. While…

{Book Attraction} Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave by:Erica Armstrong Dunbar

A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom. When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the…