PositiveBooklistDiakité brings readers along on his personal inward and geographical journeys in search of his identity. Or rather, he shares his quest to define himself among multiple identities ... Diakité smooths out the conflicting complications of his heritage and upbringing to create a positive form of complexity, and avers that, \'Doubleness is infinitely better than halfness.\'
Tupa Tjipombo and Chris Lockhart
RaveBooklist[Tjipombo] infuses her vivid, soulful account with personal details, yet hers cannot be called a singular story ... The miracle of Tjipombo isn’t so much that she escaped Dubai and eventually made it back to her family in Namibia, but that she reclaimed her human rights and chose to tell her story to author and global health consultant Lockhart in the hope of helping other endangered and trafficked young women.
PositiveBooklist OnlineDevlin takes an unusual perspective on the story of school desegregation in the U.S., which culminated in the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, by spotlighting the fact that the majority of black students who stepped forward to integrate colleges, high schools, and elementary schools from the 1940s to the 1960s were girls ... She also offers analysis of the social and cultural skills marshaled by black Americans in resisting racism, prejudice, and discrimination and covers persistent attempts to roll back a crucial legal decision.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
PositiveBooklistNow, renowned historian Gates picks up the baton, updating the book’s 100 'amazing facts' with recent research, including, in a nod to his PBS documentary series, Finding Your Roots, for which he wrote the companion volume, genealogical and DNA studies and conclusions ...fresh investigation relays centuries of events in the lives of numerous historical figures of African descent not only in the U.S. but also in Europe, Central America, and the Middle East ... By setting this new standard, Gates paves the way for future editions exploring achievements in science and technology and the visual and performing arts.