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Roots: The Saga of an American Family Paperback – May 3, 2016

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"The book is an act of love, and it is this which makes it haunting."—New York Times

"A gripping mixture of urban confessional and political manifesto, it not only inspired a generation of black activists, but drove home the bitter realities of racism to a mainstream white liberal audience."—Observer

"Groundbreaking"—The Associated Press

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the family ancestry of author Alex Haley…[and] a symbolic chronicle of the odyssey of African Americans from the continent of Africa to a land not of their choosing."—Washington Post

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“[A] landmark book.”—Marian Wright Edelman
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About the Author

Alex Haley (1921-1992) was a bestselling and award-winning writer whose works, including Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X, centered on the struggles of African Americans.

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  • Lexile measure : 1330L
  • Item Weight : 2.01 pounds
  • Paperback : 912 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 030682485X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0306824852
  • Dimensions : 8.2 x 5.5 x 2.1 inches
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press; Media tie-in edition (May 3, 2016)
  • Language: : English
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