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Recommended Read March

The Sellout bookcover

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

“Paul Beatty is laugh out loud funny! But many of the things he makes you laugh at made me sad after I laughed. This book–the first by an American to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize–is a look at racial prejudice and race issues in the U.S. over the last 50 years(including the Little Rascals TV show). It was funny, disheartening, well-written and unique. The main characters are a well-read bus driver (who also has great musical taste) and his love interest; a black farmer/surfer/philosophical sage who was home-schooled by his sociologist father and also narrates; and Hominy Jenkins, the last living Little Rascal. You won’t think about Satsuma tangerines, the Little Rascals, segregation or slavery the same way again. Well-done, Paul Beatty!”

–Laura, Collection Development

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