Summer is finally here and its the perfect time to catch up on all the books you’ve been meaning to read. If your bookshelf is looking a little bare (or even if it isn’t) its time to stock up again with July’s Free Book of the Month from UPK. This month we’re bringing you the gorgeous photographs of John Francis Ficara with an essay by Juan Williams in Black Farmers in America.
Black Farmers in America reproduces in duotone over a hundred of Ficara’s exquisite photographs that capture the labor and joy of daily life on the family farm. In these poignant images of financial hardship, survival, and the people’s bond to the soil, Ficara documents for posterity the struggle of black farmers in America at the end of the twentieth century to preserve their heritage.
“Just as John Ficara captures poignant images of Black farmers, Juan Williams . . . complements these stunning images with enlightened, descriptive, and thoughtful narrative.”–(Lexington, KY) Key Newsjournal
“Elegaic. . . . Makes it clear that something is being lost, that some tether to our agrarian roots will soon be severed.”– Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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