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The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based booklist available as an online-only Bulletin feature. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.

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African American History Month: Fighting the Good Fight to Make a Difference
--selected by Cindy Welch

February is African American History month and, as Diane McWhorter says in A Dream of Freedom, one of the books listed below, “The experience of African Americans keeps all Americans mindful of the worst we are capable of as a nation, the inhumanity we are willing to legislate and defend. But it also reveals the best of the human spirit, the potential for the advancement of civilization when an oppressed people raise us all up in the course of lifting up themselves.” Here are some books to aid in the effort.

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