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Cold Sassy Tree
by Olive Ann Burns

Young Will Tweedy becomes chaperone, co-conspirator, and confidant to his renegade grandpa, E. Rucker Blakeslee, and the old man's young new wife, Miss Love Simpson.
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
by Heidi W. Durrow

After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.
The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.
The Queen of Palmyra
by Minrose Gwin

As she spends more and more time at the home of her grandparents' maid, Zenie, in the segregated South of the 1960s, Florence Forrest develops a sense for how race truly divides her town, but nothing prepares her for the tragedy that occurs after Zenie’s niece, a vibrant college student, comes to stay for the summer.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers

Considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine finds solace in her music.
A Stranger in the Kingdom
by Howard Frank Mosher

The inhabitants of a sleepy New England town are forced to confront their racist attitudes when a black minister from Canada is accused of the brutal murder of a local teenage girl.
Prince Edward
by Dennis McFarland

In 1959, amidst the turmoil that erupted in the wake of the Supreme Court's historic desegregation orders, ten-year-old Benjamin Rome becomes caught in the middle between his own family's efforts to establish a private whites-only system and his close friend, the son of a black hired hand, and his growing understanding of prejudice.
The Bottoms
by Joe R. Lansdale

When young Harry Crane stumbles upon a mutilated body in the local river bottoms, the region beomes trapped in a nightmare of fear and racial tension, as a vicious serial killer stalks the town, a man is lynched, and local law enforcement races against time to find the murderer, in a suspenseful tale set in Depression-era East Texas.