NC Humanities Book Club
NC Humanities Book Club is a public book club.
To join the discussion and get more information go to https://nchumanities.org/program/north-carolina-reads/
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- February 22 : Carolina Built by Kianna Alexander
- March 27: Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town by Art Chansky
- April : Money Rock: A Family's Story of Cocaine, Race and Ambition in the New South by Pam Kelley
- May 23: Under a Gilded Moon by Joy Jordan Lake
- June 27: Step It Up and Go by David Menconi
This “exuberant celebration of Black women’s joy as well as their achievements” (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) novelizes the life of real estate magnate Josephine N. Leary in a previously untold story of passion, perseverance, and building a legacy after emancipation in North Carolina.
Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town (Paperback)
Among many legendary episodes from the life and career of men's basketball coach Dean Smith, few loom as large as his recruitment of Charlie Scott, the first African American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"An ambitious look at the cost of urban gentrification.""Kelley could have written a fine book about Charlotte's drug trade in the '80s and '90s, filled with shoot-outs and flashy jewelry. What she accomplishes with Money Rock, however, is far more laudable."
"Crawdads meets the Crawleys...Threaded through with a meticulously researched, well-crafted mystery, this is historical fiction at its best." --Fiona Davis, nationally bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue
Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk (Paperback)
This book is a love letter to the artists, scenes, and sounds defining North Carolina's extraordinary contributions to American popular music. David Menconi spent three decades immersed in the state's music, where traditions run deep but the energy expands in countless directions.