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Did You Know? At Azizi Books, we have the largest selection of African American children's books in the Chicagoland Area.

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What is Azizi Books?
Azizi Books is a bookstore in Lincoln Mall, in Matteson, Illinois. Azizi Books brings the best selection of African American literature and DVDs available in south suburban Chicagoland.

What does Azizi mean?
Azizi - pronounced (ah - zee - zee) - is a Kiswahili word that means rare, precious, or treasured.

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Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Written by Isabel Wilkerson

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

With stunning historical detail, Wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, George Starling, Robert Foster.

“Profound, necessary and an absolute delight to read.” —Toni Morrison

“Mesmerizing...”—Chicago Tribune

“An astonishing work….Isabel Wilkerson delivers!...With the precision of a surgeon, Wilkerson illuminates the stories of bold, faceless African-Americans who transformed cities and industries with their hard work and determination to provide their children with better lives.” —Essence

Save 25% on this important work at Azizi Books


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