Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History, by Joel Christian Gill. "With an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this graphic novel (a.k.a. comic book) tells the sometimes heroic, sometimes amazing stories of African Americans whom you may not have heard of before." ~Kate, Administration
Nathan Hale, the author's historical namesake, was America's first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said 'I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" before being hanged by the British.
Roadside Picnic; Tale of the Troika, by Arkady and Boris Strugatski. “A short novel of Soviet science fiction about an alternate history where alien visitors landed on earth and promptly left, and now men risk their lives exploring the sites of their arrival to scavenge rare devices.” ~Robert B.