The Space Between: Interracial Romance
Victoria H. Smith
When Drake started the
night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined
he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side.
Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d
repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake
sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But
his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be
the reason he can’t.
Chicago native Lacey has
dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has
come to know her hardships as part of living in the real
world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense
and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing
those dreams again.
Two paths that should
have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the
other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up,
everything they have is tested. Finding the space between
the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but it’s the
only place that will keep them together.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was an American
sociologist, author, and cofounder of the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
His pioneering work The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study
was originally published in 1890 by, and remains available
from, the University of Pennsylvania Press. Robert Gregg is
Associate Professor of History, Richard Stockton College of
New Jersey. He is the author of Inside Out, Outside In:
Essays in Comparative History.
I Wish You More
books are about a single wish. Some books are about three
wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom
Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to
create this exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes
for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength,
laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life's joyous
milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the
wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is
perfect for wishers of every age.
The New Jim Crow
in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we
see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social
movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by
Harvard Law professor LaniGuinier as "brave and bold," this
book directly challenges the notion that the election of
Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With
dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues
that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have
merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the
War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S.
criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system
of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent
second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the
principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd
Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a
"call to action."
Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David
Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive"
by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald,
this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim
Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for
all people of conscience.