Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil:The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown by Lezley McSpadden and Lyah Beth LeFlore, 272 pages.
Michael Brown's mother tells her own story and the story of her son. She tells us about her background, how she met Mike's father and what Mike Brown was like as a child and a teen. She tells the dizzying, wrenching story of a mother who loses a child and then finds herself, and those she loves, at a cultural flashpoint. She recounts the events of August 2014 as she tries to find out what happened to her son, why it happened, and who, if anyone, will try to bring sense, order, and justice back into her shattered life.