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At Wolf Ranch
Ryan, Jennifer

Hand me down husband
Huffman, Rosanna

The boatmaker
Benditt, John

The listener
Basch, Rachel



Hoffman, Alice

Big Nate lives it up
Peirce, Lincoln

Randall's wall
Fenner, Carol

Wish you weren't : a novel
Petersen, Sherrie


Guster (Musical group)

Freak of nature

Rebel heart


The imitation game
Imitation game (Motion picture

The hobbit. The battle of the five armies
Hobbit, the battle of the five armies (Motion picture)

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March 23, 2015


by Johnson, Mat

This book was recommended to me by another librarian who knows about my love of graphic novels. Incognegro is more than just a graphic novel. Set in the 1930s, Harlem newspaper man Zane Pinchback exposes the murders committed against African Americans in the turbulent south by going Incognegro.

Incognegro provides the reader with an inside look into an undercover story of passing both by color and gender. Zane is a pale African American who poses as a Caucasian in order to expose members of the KKK in his news articles, written under the pseudonym Incognegro. Zane longs to be known for his news stories but realizes that he must remain anonymous if he is to keep trying to right the wrongs of the south. His work takes an interesting turn for the worse when he learns that his brother is being held for the murder of a Caucasian woman.

A mystery revolving around race and gender identity unfolds to reveal that some people are not what or who they claim to be.

                   --Recommended by Vanessa Jamerson, East 38th Street Library



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