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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Katherine Day, January 6, 2013

Wilkerson masterfully conveys the human story of monumental scope which was the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the "warmth of other suns" they searched for in the western, mid-western, northern and northeastern U.S. She moves seamlessly from the threads of individual life stories to the greater socio-historical context and back, across long distances and timespans, bringing nuance, intelligence, analysis, compassion and insight to a history that reads like an epic novel. This book deserves to be awarded the 2013 Powell's Puddy Award not only because it was the best book I read in 2012, but because it will change the lives of readers forever.
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