New Release Books by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones is the author of The 1619 Project: Born on the Water (2021), Living Apart (2012), The Problem We All Live with (2020) and Segregation Now (2014).

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The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

release date: Nov 16, 2021
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water
The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson. A young student receives a family tree assignment in school, but she can only trace back three generations. Grandma gathers the whole family, and the student learns that 400 years ago, in 1619, their ancestors were stolen and brought to America by white slave traders. But before that, they had a home, a land, a language. She learns how the people said to be born on the water survived. And the people planted dreams and hope, willed themselves to keep living, living. And the people learned new words for love for friend for family for joy for grow for home. With powerful verse and striking illustrations by Nikkolas Smith, Born on the Water provides a pathway for readers of all ages to reflect on the origins of American identity.

Living Apart

release date: Oct 29, 2012
Living Apart
ProPublica’s groundbreaking investigation into housing segregation, and the federal government’s large-scale failure to uphold the laws meant to prevent it More than forty years after President Johnson signed the landmark Fair Housing Act into law, residential segregation in America remains unresolved. Designed to help dismantle the nation’s racially divided housing patterns, the act has gone largely ignored by every presidential administration—Democrat and Republican alike—since 1968. In Living Apart, ProPublica investigates this failing, particularly how subsequent leaders, following President Nixon’s lead, have declined to use the billions in grant dollars awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development as leverage to fight segregation. Their reluctance to enforce a law passed by both houses of Congress and repeatedly upheld by the courts reflects a larger political reality. Again and again, attempts to create integrated neighborhoods have foundered This ebook includes an exclusive afterword by the author, as well as an appendix of original documents dating from the Nixon administration, revealing the internal politics swirling around the Fair Housing Act shortly after its enactment.

The Problem We All Live with

release date: Jun 02, 2020

Segregation Now

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Segregation Now
A multimedia investigation presented online and, in collaboration with the Atlantic, in print, focusing on a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, high school to probe America''s racial divide. In particular, the series tells the story of the African American Dent family, all of whom attended Central High School. The three generations of Dents personally experience Central''s shifting segregation, desegregation, and, now, resegregation. ProPublica traces this historical trajectory as Central goes from a white school to a racially desegregated one, following civil rights litigation. In 2000, however, the school was released from its federal desegregation court order. Socio-economic conditions, demographics, housing, and migration patterns have since combined to reverse the achievements of school desegregation at Central and today its students are 99 percent black. Impressively researched and written, the story features reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones''s 9,000-word article, augmented by extensive source notes, photographs, a short documentary, interactive timeline, and a searchable database.--Summary supplied by cataloger, based on Committee Commentary in the Gavel Awards program booklet.
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