Passing for Black: The Life and Careers of Mae Street Kidd by Wade Hall. Born in Millersburg, Kentucky, in 1904 to a black mother and a white father, Kidd grew up to be state legislator. Accused of trying to pass for white in a segregated society, Kidd felt that she was doing the opposite -- choosing to assert her black identity. Passing for Black is her story, in her own words, of how she lived in this racial limbo and the obstacles it presented. AVAILABLE AS A BOOK CLUB KIT FROM KDLA
WICKED LEXINGTON: FIONA YOUNG BROWN. Despite its illustrious beginnings as the “Athens of the West,” Lexington has always had a darker side lurking just beneath its glossy sheen. Filled with tales of infamous duels, cheating congressmen and much more, Wicked Lexington, Kentucky offers the first collection of the city’s rowdy and raucous history. AVAILABLE ON KLU.
Pearl Cleage (born December 7, 1948) is an African-American author whose work, both fiction and non-fiction, has been widely recognized. Her novel, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day was a 1998 Oprah’s Book Club selection. Cleage is known for her feminist views, particularly regarding her identity as an African-American woman. Cleage currently teaches drama at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.