Aug 25, 2011 — Fantine's light skin gets her mistaken for Algerian, Samoan and Hawaiian. It's her ticket to an independent jet-setting life. But when her godson gets in trouble, she's forced to go home. Host Michel Martin discusses Take One Candle Light A Room with author Susan Straight.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Take One Candle Light a Room by Susan Straight. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Feb 26, 2008 — From London's red hot reggae scene to the stunning jab of boxing great Lennox Lewis, blacks have made a decisive mark on British life over the last hundred years. A new book, called Black Britain: A Photographic History, aims to tell that story by capturing the life and culture of West Indian and African immigrants, as well as native black Britons.
Jan 14, 2008 — Each year, at the American Library Association's mid-winter meeting, the winners of the most prestigious prizes for children's books are announced: the Caldecott Medal for picture book, and the Newbery Award.
Jul 4, 2006 — Many Africans, enslaved in the colonies, were offered freedom by the British to fight their American masters. What became of the thousands who accepted? Historian Simon Schama tells the story in Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution.
Apr 25, 2006 — Historian Simon Schama talks about his most recent book, Rough Crossings. In it, Schama tells the story of slaves during the American Revolution. Thousands of slaves fled plantations to join forces with the British.
Feb 4, 2006 — The fictional Uncle Tom's Cabin was inspired by a real memoir. The Maryland cabin where Josiah Henson lived as a slave was sold to the county, to become an intepretative park.