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Roots [electronic resource] : The Saga of an American Family. Alex Haley.

Haley, Alex. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781593154660 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: 30th Anniversary.
  • Date Published: 2007.

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Summary, etc.: One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Roots opened up the minds of Americans of all colors and faiths to one of the darkest and most painful parts of America’s past.  Over the years, both Roots and Alex Haley have attracted controversy, which comes with the territory for trailblazing, iconic books, particularly on the topic of race. Some of the criticism results from whether Roots is fact or fiction and whether Alex Haley confused these two issues, a subject he addresses directly in the book...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 10 - Text Difficulty 12
1330 Lexile.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vanguard Press, 2007. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2621 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 923 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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