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Scott Ellsworth

Scott Ellsworth is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Game, winner of the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He has written about American history for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Formerly a historian at the Smithsonian Institution, he is also the author of The World Beneath Their Feet and Death in a Promised Land, his groundbreaking account of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. Scott lives in Ann Arbor, where he teaches in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan.


Books for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Every May we celebrate the rich history and culture of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Browse a curated selection of fiction and nonfiction books by AANHPI creators that we think your students will love. Find our full collection of titles for Higher Education here.

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The Ground Breaking tells the long-suppressed story of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

By Scott Ellsworth   What if one’s history wasn’t what it was supposed to be? On the block where I grew up, families rarely locked their doors, children played outside until well past dark on warm summer evenings, and history, in the form of the kinds of things that appeared on the nightly news, was

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