BOOK CLUB RECOMMENDED READING

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    Anne & Emmett

    Janet Langhart Cohen

    Anne & Emmett

    Janet Langhart Cohen

    Anne & Emmett is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Frank is the 15-year-old Jewish girl whose diary a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Till is the 14-year old African-American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the American Civil Rights Movement.

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    Preventing Genocide
    A Blueprint for
    US Policy Makers

    Madeleine K. Albright
    and William S. Cohen

    Preventing Genocide
    A Blueprint for
    US Policy Makers

    Madeleine K. Albright and William S. Cohen

    Statement of Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen on the Announcement of the Presidential Study Directive on Mass Atrocities.

    ushmm.org/genocide/taskforce

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    The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank

    The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank

    Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic — a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.  By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

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    Death of Innocence:
    The Story of the Hate
    Crime That Changed
    America

    Mamie Till Mobley

    Death of Innocence:
    The Story of the Hate
    Crime That Changed
    America

    Mamie Till Mobley

    An inspiring story of Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till—an innocent African-American boy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and who paid for it with his life. His outraged mother’s actions galvanized the civil rights movement, leaving an indelible mark on American racial consciousness.

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    Vernon Can Read

    Vernon Jordan, Jr.

    Vernon Can Read

    Vernon Jordan, Jr.

    From the civil rights revolution to the halls of power, the life story of a larger-than-life American leader. Vernon Jordan, long-time civil rights leader, adviser and close friend to presidents and business leaders, and one of the most charismatic figures in America, has written an unforgettable book about his life and times.

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    Coal to Cream:
    A Black Man's Journey
    Beyond Color to an
    Affirmation of Race

    Eugene Robinson

    Coal to Cream:
    A Black Man's Journey
    Beyond Color to an
    Affirmation of Race

    Eugene Robinson

    Eugene Robinson didn’t expect to have his world turned upside down when he accompanied a group of friends and acquaintances to the beach at Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro one sunny afternoon.

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    Anne Frank: The Book,
    The Life, The Afterlife

    Francine Prose

    Anne Frank: The Book,
    The Life, The Afterlife

    Francine Prose

    In June 1942, Anne Frank received a red-and-white- checked diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in an Amsterdam attic to escape the Nazis. For two years, with ever-increasing maturity, Anne crafted a memoir that has become one of the most compelling documents of modern history.

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    Race Manners

    Bruce Jacobs

    Race Manners

    Bruce Jacobs

    On a crowded bus, a solitary black man seethes while boarding passengers take every seat except the one next to his; in a cafeteria, whites wonder why blacks congregate at the same table every day.  Talking about race relations in America is never easy. Bruce A. Jacobs shows us how we can begin not with lofty abstractions or policy arguments, but with practicality and directness.

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    Love in Black and White

    William S. Cohen,
    Janet Langhart Cohen

    Love in Black and White

    William S. Cohen, Janet Langhart Cohen

    Love in Black and White draws fascinating parallels between the histories of two people from different regions, races and religions, as both are witnesses to and targets of the social tensions of the day.

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    From Rage to Reason 
    My Life in Two Americas

    Janet Langhart Cohen

    From Rage to Reason 
    My Life in Two Americas

    Janet Langhart Cohen

    Mrs. Cohen’s life has always seemed to defy the naysayers; an African-American Democrat married to the white, Republican former Secretary of Defense; a poor girl from the projects who grew up under the crushing legacy of segregation to become a respected journalist and the wildly popular “First Lady” of the Pentagon; a woman whose heart hears the whispers of her slave ancestors; an American patriot who is not afraid to tell the truth about our country, warts and all.

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    Night

    Elie Wiesel

    Night

    Elie Wiesel

    Night – A terrifying account  of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young  Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of  his family…the death of his innocence…and the  death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as  personal as The Diary Of Anne  Frank,Night awakens the shocking  memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it  the unforgettable message that this horror must  never be allowed to happen again.

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  • bookClub1

    Anne & Emmett

    Janet Langhart Cohen

  • ae_bkclub_prevgenocide

    Preventing Genocide A Blueprint for US Policy Makers

    Madeleine K. Albright and William S. Cohen

  • ae_bkclub_annefrankdiary

    The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank

  • ae_bkclub_deathofinnocence

    Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America

    Mamie Till Mobley

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    Vernon Can Read

    Vernon Jordan, Jr.

  • ae_bkclub_coaltocream

    Coal to Cream: A Black Man's Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race

    Eugene Robinson

  • ae_bkclub_annefrankbook

    Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

    Francine Prose

  • ae_bkclub_racemanners

    Race Manners

    Bruce Jacobs

  • bookclub3

    Love in Black and White

    William S. Cohen, Janet Langhart Cohen

  • bookclub2

    From Rage to Reason  My Life in Two Americas

    Janet Langhart Cohen

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    Night

    Elie Wiesel