"Roots | The Book That Changed America." Roots | The Book That Changed America. Perseus Books Group., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013. ~ Roots was a bestselling book written by Alex Haley. It follows the life of a slave, Kunta Kinte, and 6 generations after him and how they transition out of slavery.
Flora Thompson's wonderful trilogy Lark Rise to Candleford. She set down what she had witnessed as a girl – the England of peasant, yeoman and craftsman, its roots firmly embedded in the soil – was true and heartfelt. She based Lark Rise on her own village of Juniper Hill, and its characters and customs were those of her own late-Victorian childhood.