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JAN 19, 2014 - The Week

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Rep. Keith Ellison's 6 favorite books

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley (Ballantine, $8). This book set me on a path that I'm still walking today. I love how it describes Malcolm X's continuous growth as a person: from poor black kid, to foster care, to street thug, to Black Nationalist, to Muslim, to humanitarian. Everyone can learn from it.The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (Vintage, $17). Wilkerson chronicles the journey of countless African-Americans, including my own family, who left the Jim Crow South in search of a better life up north. They were searching for their version of the ... Read More

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