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The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
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May 20, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobook

Fascinating non-fiction story of the history of African American immigration from the cotton plantations of the south to northern and western cities, such as L.A., Chicago, New York and others. The book follows several generations of families of different social and economic status from their early years in American through the civil rights era, the Harlem Renaissance, up to current times. It read more like a novel than a history book because of the skillful way the author (who includes her own family history in the book) weaves in the facts and statistics that support the stories.

I highly recommend the well-narrated audio book and I'm glad I read it, having learned a lot about a culture and a part of history I knew little about.

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