Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
Well-drawn, expressive black and white illustrations emphasize the racial conflicts in Houston during 1968. Long’s semi-autobiographical graphic novel recounts that his father, a white television reporter, realized that he and an African-American professor at Texas Southern University must try to become friends if they would overcome racism.