You’ll See Red in the Divide Between Black and White

Learn How Real Estate Redlining Walled off the Races

Audiobook Coming Mid-June!

Redlined is an Amazon Best Seller! Available at:


All photos and maps in Redlined are free for all audiobook listeners to download for view here.

These extra materials add a lot the story, including photos dating from 1911 through the 1980s, as well as maps of the changing demographics of Chicago’s West Side. Many print book readers have said how much they enjoyed seeing the Gartz family over time.

You can find Redlined in
the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
as well as the National Museum of American History Library.

Let Redlined deepen your understanding of why racism is still with us—through the words and thoughts of a family with boots-on-the-ground before, during, and after their neighborhood’s racial change.

A stunning debut memoir….”
— Kirkus Reviews [starred]

A captivating personal story told through the lives of her Chicago family, Gartz probes the invisible web of oppression that affected both whites and blacks.”
— Bill Kurtis, CBS News anchor, TV producer/host, and Peabody and Emmy-award winner

“Fearless and precise… impossible to put down.”
—Sharon Solwitz, author of Once, in Lourdes. First Place Fiction: Society of Midland Authors

Redlined is absolutely riveting  from cover to cover.”
—Midwest Book Review: Reviewer’s Choice

“A fascinating first-person memoir of how a racist government policy affected West Garfield Park.”
—Bob Chiarito, The Chicago Ambassador, April 2017

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Linda Gartz


Six-time Emmy-honored Linda Gartz is a documentary producer, author, blogger, educator, and archivist. Her memoir, Redlined, was inspired by the trove of long-hidden family diaries, letters, photos, and much more, which she discovered in her parents’ attic after their deaths. Learn more about Linda here.

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