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The true story centers on a racial incident in 1925 Detroit that put African American doctor Ossian Sweet (Oyelowo) on the stand for murder. His defense was funded by the nascent National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and led by Darrow (Crowe).
Gerald Arbuthnot, who introduces his prospective employer, Lord Illingworth, to his mother. But she realizes that Illingworth is the man who jilted her long ago and is Gerald's father.
Aru Shah, a twelve-year old girl of Indian descent, lives in an annex of the Museum of Ancient Indian Arts and Culture and is known to lie to her classmates at a rich Atlanta private day school to get them to view her traditional wardrobe as something exotic and not freaky.
Explores the personal and professional struggles that made Shel Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice. Silverstein’s resume includes best-selling books such as “The Giving Tree,” poetry collections “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic,” chart-topping songs such as Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” and Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of Rolling Stone”; and memorable illustrations.
Set at a dangerous school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death, there are no teachers, no holidays, friendships are purely strategic, and the odds of survival are never equal. Once you're inside, there are only two ways out: you graduate or you die. El Higgins is uniquely prepared for the school's many dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out untold millions – never mind easily destroy the countless monsters that prowl the school. Except, she might accidentally kill all the other students, too.
Lobster fisherman John Aldridge falls into the ocean in the middle of the night, forty miles off Montauk with no life vest and no way to signal where he is. Anthony Sosinski, his childhood best friend and partner on the boat, wakes up to realize John is gone. An unprecedented multi-state rescue operation takes place involving both the Coast Guard and the fishing community from across the Northeast.
Responding to a meat shortage in the U.S. in 1910, two bitter enemies, Frederick Russell Burnham and Fritz Duquesne, join forces to try and import hippopotamuses to the swamps of Louisiana and convince Americans to eat them.
The daughter of one of Haiti's richest sons is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father's Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom.
Set in the mid 19th Century, a bitter, old miser Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present & Christmas Yet to Come and is transformed into a gentler, kindlier man.
Between 1959 and 1963, Dr. Gilbert Mason, a Biloxi physician, leads nonviolent "wade-ins" against segregation on Gulf Coast beaches. The protests spark violence from whites and results in the first successful anti-discrimination suit against the state of Mississippi.