"Set in South Carolina during the tumultuous summer of 1964, The Secret Life of Bees also ushered young Lily Owens, a girl transformed by the power and divinity of the female spirit, into the canon of modern-day heroines. Lily and her fierce-hearted black stand-in mother escape the racism of their hometown and find refuge with an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, whose world of bees, honey, and the Black Madonna is mesmerizing.” Available in print, on audio CDs, and as an eBook.
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By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Available in print. Available as an eBook.
This is a middle grade/young adult book that is an excellent family read together to talk about race relations and prejudice. Available in print. Available as an eBook.
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Anna Wiener pops open the Silicon Valley bubble as only an insider can. "Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era." Available in print. Check its availability.