Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South
If you like basketball, sports, civil rights history, cultural analysis, or just good storytelling, this is the book for you. Maraniss really captures context and the daily struggles of a true, relatively unknown pioneer. It's inspiring and informative -- I learned so much about the city I grew up in and a person I (it turns out) knew so little about. Get this one now and you'll finish it quickly, it's very difficult to put down.