Darktown by Thomas Mullen.
Grappling with race issues, Atlanta hires its first black officers. They are then faced with a crime where a black woman goes missing and was last seen in a car with a white man. The description compares the tone of the novel to Dennis Lehane. It is "a vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice" .
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.
An amazing true story about the black female mathematicians who helped out at NASA. This book attempts to give them their due. After reading the book, you can check out the upcoming film based on their stories. Goodreads user Katie says: "I want EVERYBODY to read this. It's a story you need to hear" .
Sirius: The Little Dog Who Almost Changed History by Jonathan Crown.
Enjoy novels that feature man's best friend? Try Sirius. The heroic fox terrier navigates his family through the perilous years of World War II and becomes a Hollywood star. One Goodreads users says: "This story is just so cute I want to rub it's little belly. World War II through a dog's eyes" .
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