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W.E.B. Du Bois’ study ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ at 125 still explains roots of the urban Black experience – sociologist Elijah Anderson tells why it should be on more reading lists

W.E.B. Du Bois is widely known for his civil rights activism, but many sociologists argue that he has yet to receive due recognition as the founding father of American sociology. His groundbreaking study, “The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study,” …

Betty Smith enchanted a generation of readers with ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ − even as she groused that she hoped Williamsburg would be flattened

Eighty years ago, in the winter and spring of 1944, Brooklyn-born author Betty Smith was entering a new chapter of life. A year earlier, she was an unknown writer, negotiating with her publisher about manuscript edits and the date of publication for her first book, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Ward off the Cold

(NewsUSA) - Plowman by Charles BruckerhoffAt twelve, Stella Young and Hana Sanada, enrolled in the Stanton Academy for Humanity, discover the wartime journals of their great-grandfathers, who served …

Serial Entrepreneur Teaches Us How to Go the Distance in Business and in Life

Serial Entrepreneur Teaches Us How to Go the Distance in Business and in Life
(NewsUSA) - “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”From closing multimillion-dollar licensing deals with IBM and Microsoft, to the Ironman World Championship, to ultramarathons and …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Fascinating Reads

(NewsUSA) - South of Sepharad by Eric Z. WeintraubFleeing death by the Spanish Inquisition, a Jewish doctor makes an impossible choice between home and faith, then struggles to lead his family on a …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Keep You Cozy in the Cold

(NewsUSA) - The Destination Birth by Alex Bisset Everybody has their own unique birth story. For Alex and Lauren, theirs would begin a grand adventure that would present its own twist of fate …

Books: folklore and fantasy combine in Langabi, a supernatural historical epic from Zimbabwe

In 2023, award-winning Zimbabwean author Christopher Mlalazi published a new book, Langabi: Season of the Beast . He’s the author of novels like Running with Mother (2012), Dancing with Life: Tales …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Perfect Valentines Gifts

(NewsUSA) - What Eyes Can’t See by Paulette Stout “A gripping, moving story… of love, justice, redemption.”  Midwest Book Review Barbara navigates the NYC corporate world as a …

“The Magical Place We Call School” – The Power and Perils of Education

“The Magical Place We Call School” – The Power and Perils of Education
(NewsUSA) - There is no shortage of challenges in schools today—from bullying to gun violence and beyond—yet The Magical Place We Call School by Dr. Kathleen Corley reminds us of the …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Captivating Reads

(NewsUSA) - Obesity: It’s Not What You Think It Is by Richard Fast A refreshingly simple approach to understanding the endlessly confusing world of dieting, fitness, weight loss and nutrition. …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Stories to Ward off the Winter

(NewsUSA) - Survival at Stake by Poorva JoshipuraWith science recognizing animal consciousness, intelligence, emotion and morality, we must be aware of our own moral responsibilities toward other …

BookTrib's Bites: Four Cozy Reads to Keep You Toasty this Season

(NewsUSA) - Chivalry by Patrick GirondiFrom the eccentric and riveting author/singer/CEO Patrick Girondi, an aspiring author stumbles onto a manuscript that became a bestseller. He must find the …

Provocative New Book Details Navigating Late-Life Romance from a Man’s Perspective

Provocative New Book Details Navigating Late-Life Romance from a Man’s Perspective
(NewsUSA) - Think of it as “Sex and the City” with a new twist: from HIS point of view!It’s a new book by the so-called Mr. X entitled Sex and the Sixty-Something Guy: Online Post to Bed Post, …

BookTrib’s Bites: These Four Reads are Perfect Holiday Gifts

(NewsUSA) - A Gigantic Leap: First Contact by David BrownWhat happens when a Galactic Federation of peaceful planets offers humanity a chance to join them and with it a gigantic leap into a bright …

BookTrib’s Bites: Ring in the Holidays with Four Great Reads

(NewsUSA) - Teaching in the Dark by Genet Simone“A poignant memoir of leaping to the unknown on so many fronts…A book that will animate your mind for days after you finish it,” says one Amazon …

BookTrib's Bites: Cap off the Year With These Captivating Stories

(NewsUSA) - Bradford’s Walk by Denis O’NeillIn this comforting narrative, Bradford, an irrepressible brown dog, delights all who join him on his daily walk through the beckoning Connecticut …

BookTrib's Bites: Curl Up With These Cozy Reads

(NewsUSA) - A Winter by the Sea by Julie Klassen Return to the Devonshire coast In this latest book in the On Devonshire Shores series with the Summers sisters, where loyalties are tested, secrets …
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