The Life of a Black Feminist Radical
by Sherie M. Randolph
University of North Carolina Press
328 pages, Illustrated
[caption id="attachment_24525" align="alignleft"]Misty Copeland[/caption][caption id="attachment_24526" align="alignleft"]Illustrated by Christopher Myers[/caption]“With spare, poignant text, American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland writes of a young dancer whose confidence is fragile. Through hard work and dedication, Misty shows her how she can reach the same heights as Misty, even becoming the Firebird, Misty Copeland’s signature role.
[caption id="attachment_24516" align="alignleft"]Peter Slevin[/caption]“Here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely First Lady in modern American history… The journey winds from the intricacies of her upbringing as the highly focused daughter of a gregarious water-plant worker afflicted with MS to the tribulations she faces at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s.
“They didn’t talk. Not for 10 years… Instead, a mother and daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf in their lives—the daughter’s choice to leave the church, convert to Islam, and become a practicing Muslim.
by April Ryan
Foreword by the Honorable Elijah Cummings
Rowman & Littlefield
176 pages, Illustrated