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BOOK REVIEW: 'The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation' by Natalie Y. Moore

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Trombone Shorty' by Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Lately, you’ve played air guitar to a Prince song, and were a drummer on your kitchen table. If your kids caught your love of music, they might likewise dream the dreams found inside the award-winning “Trombone Shorty."

BOOK REVIEW: 'On the Origins of Sports' by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine

Rules are rules and in sports, you have to follow them. But why are games played like that, with different balls and a field of certain size? "On the Origins of Sports" by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine explains those ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Brown is the New White' by Steve Phillips

Your vote matters. At least that's what they tell you, but you have your doubts. But as you'll see in "Brown is the New White" by Steve Phillips, you are more powerful than you think.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Little Shaq Takes a Chance' by Shaquille O’Neal, Illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

You know what you like, you know what you don't — and there are plenty of things that fall into the last category. But, as in the new book "Little Shaq Takes a Chance" by Shaquille O'Neal, unless you try ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Blackbirds' by Eric Jerome Dickey

You and your girls are birds of a feather. While you happily sing each other's praises, you would never open your beak to spill their secrets. Then again, as in the new book "The Blackbirds" by Eric Jerome Dickey, you ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'We Love You, Charlie Freeman' by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Anything is worth a try. Give it a whirl, you have nothing to lose. Then again — as in the new book "We Love You, Charlie Freeman” by Kaitlyn Greenidge — the experiment might go horribly awry.

BOOK REVIEW: 'My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me' by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair

You have heard the stories. Great-Grandpa made hooch in the basement during Prohibition. Grandma was arrested for protesting back in the '60s. Your great-grandma once chased a man off with a gun. You cherish those rebel-rousing ancestors of yours — ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World' by Baz Dreisinger

You do the crime, you do the time. But what if the crime doesn't match the punishment?

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Quickest Kid in Clarksville' by Pat Zietlow Miller, Illustrated by Frank Morrison

You are the best kid … at something. You can run the fastest. You can jump the highest. You're the best skipper, the best hopper, or the best dancer. But what if there was somebody better than you?

BOOK REVIEW: 'Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison' by Shaka Senghor

You can't judge a book by its cover. Even so, we do it all the time: we see someone's outside and think we know what's inside. We base it on his looks, or his youthful indiscretions — things, as in ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Soul Serenade' by Rashod Ollison

Vinyl is coming back — but for people like Rashod Ollison in "Soul Serenade," it never really left.

BOOK REVIEW: 'How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide' by Jane Bryant Quinn

What will you do when you can finally do what you want?

BOOK REVIEW: 'Before I Forget' by B. Smith & Dan Gasby with Michael Shnayerson, foreword by Rudolph Tanzi, PhD

Forgetting your glasses, losing your keys, it really bothers you because you're not sure if it's a normal part of aging or something else. And in the new book "Before I Forget" by B. Smith and Dan Gasby with Michael ...

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