UK Libraries’ exploreUK is home to more than 530,000 digitized collections, prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts and streaming video. Here are a few titles by local and faculty authors on subjects ranging from Black History Month, Women’s History Month and current events as well as local people and places. The books are from the University Press of Kentucky:
- “A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote” by Melanie Beals Goan, UK College of Arts & Science faculty.
- “Being Here: Stories” by Manini Nayar.
- “Coach Hall: My Life on and off the Court” by former UK Men’s Basketball head coach Joe B. Hall and Marianne Walker.
- “Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition” by James W. Miller and part of the “Race and Sports” series co-edited by UK College of Arts & Sciences faculty members Derrick E. White and Gerald L. Smith.
- “Lieutenant Sonia Vagliano: A Memoir of the World War II Refugee Crisis” by Sonia Vagliano Eloy.
- “Perfect Black” by Crystal Wilkinson, UK College of Arts & Sciences faculty.
- “The Fall of Kentucky’s Rock: Western Kentucky Democratic Politics since the New Deal” by George G. Humphreys.
- “The Girl Singer: Poems” by Marianne Worthington .
- “Washington’s Iron Butterfly: Bess Clements Abell, an Oral History” by Donald A. Ritchie and Terry L. Birdwhistell, Louie B. Nunn Center senior oral historian .
- “We Will Win The Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete and the Quest for Equality” by Louis Moore, illustrated by Brett Colley and part of the “Race and Sports” series co-edited by UK College of Arts & Sciences faculty members Derrick E. White and Gerald L. Smith.
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