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Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, Credit: MTE Publishing 

Black mothers across the nation say they share a similar mind-numbing foreboding: the possibility of fear or hatred of Black people by police or racists killing their Black sons.

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(Little Brown & Co. via AP) 

Oprah Winfrey's next book club pick is a debut novel set in Georgia at the end of the Civil War: Nathan Harris' “The Sweetness of Water.”

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The Other Black Girl is a psychological masterpiece, where microaggressions and gaslighting turn a company’s ‘civilized’ atmosphere into a slowly unraveling horror

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"Black Sheep" is the story of Ray Studevent’s struggles as a mixed-race boy raised by the widow of his uncle. 

With an afterword by My Haley, PhD, widow of Alex Haley, famed author of Roots and Malcom X

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Portland activist and photographer, Richard Brown’s new book, This is Not For You, recently hit the book shelves at Powell’s bookstore, and has sold out.

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 The description on Amazon says the president's niece "explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office"

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This cover image released by Kokila shows “Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi, with illustrations by Ashley Lukashevsky. A picture book edition of Ibram X. Kendi’s “Antiracist Baby,” one of the country’s top-selling books since the death last month of George Floyd, is coming out July 14. (Kokila via AP) 

The picture book version of Ibram X. Kendi's work is coming out July 14.

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(L to R) Dr. Webb, Dr. Hilton (Photo Courtesy of The Get Well Company, Good Stock Consulting, AALBC.com) 

Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb, Dr. Ebony Hilton, and illustrator Ashleigh Corrin Webb teamed up to write a children’s book that would explain the pandemic to younger children as well as the dangers for children of color during this time.

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THE GRUFFALO Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler 

The 'Read Together, Be Together' literacy program with Penguin Random House and PBS Kids is streaming on YouTube and Facebook, beginning Monday, April 20

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Becoming by Michelle Obama is the #1 ebook and audio book borrowed in the Multnomah County library system. 

Multnomah County is ranked the #7 public library system worldwide in total digital circulation; Becoming by Michelle Obama was the #1 ebook borrowed last year

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