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Long Division
Kiese Laymon
Ender's Game (Movie Tie-In)
Orson Scott Card
The Creature Department
Robert Paul Weston
Perfect Peace: A Novel
Daniel Black
Twelve Years a Slave
Solomon Northup, Richard Allen
A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines Very powerful book. With the Troy Davis execution still fresh on my mind, I kept thinking of the saying "The more things change, the more they stay the same" It has been long past due for this barbaric ritual to cease, but here we are in 2011 still doing the same things.

This quote was particularly poignant..

“Don’t tell me to believe. Don’t tell me to believe in the same God or laws that men believe in who commit these murders. Don’t tell me to believe that God can bless this country and that men are judged by their peers. Who among his peers judged him? Was I there? Was the minister there? Was Harry Williams there? Was Farrell Jarreau? Was my aunt? Was Vivian? No, his peers did not judge him, and I will not believe.”