Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Set in South Carolina in The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.
Middle Grade- The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy. Meet the madcap, atypical Fletcher family-- four adopted boys and their two dads. There is no lack of comedic exploits in this classicly told story of a modern family.