8) King's cage
An instant New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today Bestseller
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times
18) Jefferson's Sons
This story of Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, tells a darker piece of America's history from an often unseen perspective-that of three of Jefferson's slaves-including two of his own children. As each child grows up and tells his story, the contradiction between slavery and freedom becomes starker, calliing into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This poignant story sheds...