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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590566
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Published: One World - October 3rd, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates exploded into our world after Between the World and Me hit the shelves. He has a keen eye for the issues facing America and uses his blistering words to highlight what needs to be done. His newest work is no exception. He has collected some of his best articles and combined them with his own personal stories. What emerges is a powerful look at the Obama years. By looking back, Coates has given us hope for the future.


This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062666154
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 30th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A writer to be reckoned with."-Roxane Gay


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March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

#1 New York Times Bestseller


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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

The book is an intimate look into the vast failure of America in dealing with the construct of "race," our failure to acknowledge (let alone attempt to redress) the legacy of slavery and segregation, and our failure to protect and support our citizens. But Between the World and Me is also a tender and touching look at how to be a parent--an imperfect being in an imperfect world--trying to prepare your child for both the best and the worst possibilities. 


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The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062379290
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Published: Amistad Press - August 1st, 2017

A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry--both black and white--through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.


Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062437594
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Published: Amistad Press - January 30th, 2018

The ugly tendencies toward racism and violence are not gone from our society; facing the truth of the past is only a small step, but it is a first step and an important step.


Martin Rising: Requiem for a King Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780545702539
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 2nd, 2018

In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning.


Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems.

Jaqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Cover Image
By Frederick Douglass, Peter J. Gomes (Introduction by), Gregory Stephens (Afterword by)
$4.95
ISBN: 9780451529947
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Published: Signet Book - June 7th, 2005

Frederick Douglass's dramatic autobiographical account of his early life as a slave in America. Frederick Douglass was born around 1817, and died in Washington, D.C. in 1895.


The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476731919
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Published: Scribner Book Company - July 28th, 2015

An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man who escaped Newark, NJ, to attend Yale, but still faced the dangers of the streets when he returned is, "nuanced and shattering" (People) and "mesmeric" (The New York Times Book Review).


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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow & Company - December 6th, 2016

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.


Michelle Obama: A Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307949318
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2016

This is the inspiring story of a modern American icon, the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller's eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago's largely segregated South Side.


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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

Now an HBO(R) Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.


From Colored Town to Pebble Beach: The Story of the Singing Sheriff Cover Image
By Pat Duval, Tony Seton (Prepared by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781499757507
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 28th, 2014

Pat DuVal was born and raised in the Colored Town section of Fort Pierce, Florida at a time when segregation was harsh, and it looked like blacks and whites would never live in harmony. Pat escaped the ugliness of the Deep South when went into the Army. When he finished his service at Ft. Ord in California, he became the first black deputy in Monterey County.


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812980028
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Published: Random House Trade - April 21st, 2009

Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters.


Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes Cover Image
By Benny Andrews (Illustrator), David Roessel (Editor), Arnold Rampersad (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454903284
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - January 1st, 2013

WINNER OF THE 2007 CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR HONOR AWARD A fresh design and appealing new cover enliven this award-winning collection in the acclaimed "Poetry for Young People" series. Showcasing the extraordinary Langston Hughes, it's edited by two leading poetry experts and features gallery-quality art by Benny Andrews that adds rich dimension to the words.


Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781423142577
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 23rd, 2012

HAND IN HAND presents the stories of ten men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.


Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061730795
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - December 23rd, 2013

Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul--the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews--now features eight pages of discussion and curriculum material.


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March: Book Three Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094023
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 2nd, 2016

Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.


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The Taste of Country Cooking Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780307265609
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 1st, 2006

In recipes and reminiscences equally delicious, Edna Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up with some fifty years ago in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by freed slaves. With menus for the four seasons, she shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of each special time of year:


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All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom Cover Image
By Angela Johnson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689873768
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Nation Books - August 15th, 2017

In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of antiBlack racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the lives of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists.


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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Cover Image
By Michael Mahin, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481443494
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

An Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winner
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner

A picture book celebration of the indomitable Muddy Waters, a blues musician whose fierce and electric sound laid the groundwork for what would become rock and roll.


A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807075876
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Published: Beacon Press - January 30th, 2018

Praised by The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Bitch Magazine; Publishers Weekly; and more, this is "a bracing corrective to a national mythology" (New York Times) around the civil rights movement.


Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780316552967
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - October 17th, 2017

Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in The New York Times archives. None of them were published by The Times--until now. UNSEEN uncovers these never-before published photographs and tells the stories behind them.


When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250171085
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 16th, 2018

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.


 

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