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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Feb. 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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'True South' is a fresh look at 'Eyes on the Prize' � and a reminder of the ongoing civil rights struggle

I first encountered "Eyes on the Prize" in high school, as many children of the '80s did. The stories and images of the civil rights movement made their mark on me: The savage murder of Emmett Till, the courage of marchers who faced down beatings and police dogs, and the dogged persistence (and occasional failing) of Martin Luther King Jr. came to vivid life before my eyes. At the time I assumed this six-hour documentary series was merely the latest look at this recent history. I had no conception of the mountains that were moved to bring all of it to the screen.

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Fans got meet George R.R. Martin, sit on the iron throne

MidAmeriCon II, a world science fiction and fantasy convention, brought authors, astronauts, costume creators, artists, role-playing gamers and more to the Kansas City Convention Center for five days. Fans got to meet George R.R. Martin, Hugo Award-winning author and creator of "Game of Thrones" Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
Fans got meet George R.R. Martin, sit on the iron throne 1:21

Fans got meet George R.R. Martin, sit on the iron throne

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Unique wins Ulit poetry slam-off

KC author Whitney Terrell on his new novel, 'The Good Lieutenant' 3:08

KC author Whitney Terrell on his new novel, 'The Good Lieutenant'

Children's book features Kansas City 1:04

Children's book features Kansas City