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

“This is narrative nonfiction at its best. It is an emotionally compelling story of an important part of American history.” – Mary, Adult & Teen Services

Wilkerson interviewed thousands of people to tell the story of the millions of blacks who fled the South for Northern, Midwestern, and Western states. Focusing on the journeys of three individuals who migrated in different decades to different places makes the book both deeply personal and historically broad.