Celebrate Black History Month at Borders(R)

Feb 01, 2007, 00:00 ET from Borders, Inc.

    DETROIT, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether customers want to educate themselves about African-American achievement in politics, the arts, sports, or science; learn about the civil rights movement; listen to a great CD; or attend a commemorative event; Borders offers something for everyone during Black History Month.     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060208/BORDERSLOGO )     To make getting the right book, music or movie easy, each Borders store will highlight and display a selection of titles during Black History Month. In addition, Borders customers will have the opportunity to purchase two books and get the third book free (on select titles only). Those interested in adding great works of literature by African-Americans to their library will enjoy such books as "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston, "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker and "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines. Non-fiction enthusiasts will find titles such as "The Covenant with Black America" by Tavis Smiley, "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" by Senator Barack Obama, "On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and "Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own" by Henry Louis Gates Jr., informative. In addition, Borders carries titles appealing to young adult readers: "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred Taylor, "The Skin I'm In" by Sharon Flake, "Satch & Me" by Dan Gutman and "Abby Takes a Stand: Scraps of Time" by Patricia McKissack.     The Borders Book Club, the company's broadband entertainment program available at www.bordersmedia.com, features bestselling author Lalita Tademy and her new book, "Red River" for its February episode. Part family scrapbook and history book, the story of "Red River" centers on one brutal Easter Sunday in 1873 when the Smith and Tademy families joined other African-American residents of Colfax, Louisiana, to protect their newly gained freedom. The author, using voices both knowing and disbelieving, ultimately shows the imprint of the events leading up to and following the massacre that left 100 men dead. Tademy's previous book, "Cane River," was a New York Times bestseller and an Oprah Book Club selection in 2001.     For music lovers, Borders will offer the exclusive "Borders Presents the History of Black Music in America Volume 2" for $4.99, featuring classics by Billie Holliday, Stevie Wonder and Parliament. "Borders Presents the History of Black Music in America Volume 1," which debuted in 2006, is on sale for $3.99 and features music by Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Marvin Gaye and Common. Each of these CDs, containing 9- to -12 tracks, showcases some of the best music by African-American artists available.     Committed to enriching lives through entertainment and knowledge, Borders offers customers the opportunity to meet their favorite authors and musicians in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. To find the nearest Borders store and get a list of local events celebrating Black History Month, please visit www.bordersstores.com.     About Borders, Inc.     Borders is a subsidiary of Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE:   BGP) a $4 billion retailer of books, music, movies and stationery items that trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BGP. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Borders Group, through its subsidiaries, operates more than 1,300 Borders and Waldenbooks stores and employs more than 34,000 people worldwide who serve more than 30 million customers each year. More information on the company is available at www.bordersgroupinc.com.  

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