New This Week

Looking for some more titles to add to your never-ending TBR? With books on a rapper recording an album while on death row & the history of baseball integration in the Carolina’s you’re bound to enjoy this week’s new releases. Plus, don’t forget you can see everything new this month including new paperbacks on our Hot Off the Press page or sign up for our monthly e-news to get updates on new titles in your inbox.

Book cover for Rap and Redemption on Death Row

Rap and Redemption on Death Row: Seeking Justice and Finding Purpose behind Bars by Alim Braxton & Mark Katz

“A raw, contemplative account of a death-row inmate’s journey toward redemption through faith, family, and rap . . . . An unvarnished look at a life reclaimed deep within the edifice of mass incarceration.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Unless the world be utterly remade, Michael J. ‘Alim’ Braxton and Dr. Mark Katz were not likely to have ever met. Yet you hold in your hands, despite the machinations of fate and their former slave state, the undeniable proof they did. This means, most of all, Rap and Redemption on Death Rowtestifies to will of mind, the power before which even molybdenum bars must bend.”—Harry Allen, hip-hop activist and media assassin

Book cover for Cracks in the Outfield Wall

Cracks in the Outfield Wall: The History of Baseball Integration in the Carolinas by Chris Holaday

“Holaday’s exhaustive research and extensive reporting bring to life the compelling stories of players who endured racial taunts and societal snubs to break baseball’s barriers in the Carolinas.”—Art Chansky, author of Game Changers

“In the first book on baseball integration to both look beyond the majors and focus on the Carolinas, Holaday provides an in-depth account of the individuals who struggled to integrate the sport.”—Leslie Heaphy, Kent State University at Stark