Books We Like
Posted on 2/19/2013
A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines is a book that deals with prejudice in the old south, in the seventies. After the son of a prominent white man is murdered and found in the front yard of a black man, the daughter of a former plantation owner gathers men from the surrounding area and tells the sheriff they are guilty. A Gathering of Old Men tells the story of each character from their perspective, and how they took a stand for what they believed in, spinning a fictional tale of a trying era in the south.
Casting the First Stone is the first book of the Curtis Black series written by Kimberla Lawson-Roby. The main character is Curtis Black, a tall dark handsome man who is an up-and-coming church pastor. Curtis Black is the man everyone loves to hate, and women can't seem to get enough of him. The book takes religion, humor and infidelity and stirs it all up, with the final product being an action-filled, highly addictive, story. The ninth book of the series, A House Divided, is scheduled to be released in May.
African Americans in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County: A Pictorial History by Lenwood Davis, William J. Rice and James H. McLaughlin. This is a book rich in heritage and is a wonderful way to learn about area historical landmarks and local history. African Americans in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County: A Pictorial History is a great inter-generational find for the family or other groups that leads to great discussions and education about African American culture.