#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America
Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Education' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora
* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *
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The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
"Do not underestimate the power of the book you are holding in your hands."
The New York Times and USA Today bestseller This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.
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Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison powerfully examines our obsession with beauty and conformity—and asks questions about race, class, and gender with her characteristic subtly and grace.
WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, i
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"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR
The New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful.
Essays that challenge, discomfort, disorient, galvanize, and inspire all of us to evolve now, for our shared future.
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
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“An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice.” —Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review
“An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny.” —George Saunders
“Dark and captivating and e$27.99ISBN: 9780062684301Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Ecco - March 26th, 2019
A Finalist for the NAACP Image Award
A Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction
Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
An NPR Best Book of the Year$16.95ISBN: 9781101971062Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017
Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.
Email or call for price.ISBN: 9781501132735Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019
From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.
One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post$17.00ISBN: 9780812984965Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: One World - August 18th, 2015
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.$13.95ISBN: 9780679744726Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992
An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection
A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.$16.99ISBN: 9780684814049Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Touchstone - September 1st, 1995$34.95ISBN: 9781439914861Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Temple University Press - July 1st, 2017
The Before Columbus Foundation 2018 Winner of the AMERICAN BOOK AWARD
Tommy J. Curry’s provocative book The Man-Not is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex.$28.95ISBN: 9780195384734Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2009
What happens when public prosecutors, the most powerful officials in the criminal justice system, seek convictions instead of justice? Why are cases involving well-to-do victims often prosecuted more vigorously than those involving poor victims? Why do wealthy defendants frequently enjoy more lenient plea bargains than the disadvantaged? In this eye-opening work, Angela J.$16.99ISBN: 9780062748218Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Amistad - January 7th, 2020
New York Times Bestseller • TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 • New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018 • NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 • Economist Book of the Year • SELF.com’s Best Books of 2018 • Audible’s Best of the Year • BookRiot’s Best Audio Boo$19.99ISBN: 9781684154791Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Archaia - February 18th, 2020
A graphic novel memoir from Frank “Big Black” Smith, a prisoner at Attica State Prison in 1971, whose rebellion against the injustices of the prison system remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history.
FOUR DAYS IN 1971 CHANGED THE COURSE OF AMERICAN HISTORY.$16.99ISBN: 9781250306906Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020
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Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards Winner
The Root Best of 2018$16.99ISBN: 9780060837563Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005
“If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.$18.00ISBN: 9780807076552Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Beacon Press - September 17th, 2019
2020 Chautauqua Prize Finalist
2020 NAACP Image Award Nominee - Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction)
Best-of Lists: Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) · 25 Can't-Miss Books of 2019 (The Undefeated)
$17.00ISBN: 9781608197651Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014
Named one of the Best Books of the Century by New York Magazine
Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones, Sing, Unburied, Sing) contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the risk of being a black man in the rural South.$17.95ISBN: 9781631494536Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Liveright - May 1st, 2018
New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection
One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction
Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfi$18.00ISBN: 9781250112880Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Picador - March 5th, 2019
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library • Mashable • The Atlantic • Bustle • The Root • Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading$17.95ISBN: 9781784782924Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Verso - August 28th, 2018
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Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.
“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.”—The New York Times$30.00ISBN: 9781469653662Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of North Carolina Press - October 21st, 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FINALIST, 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY$17.99ISBN: 9781620974834Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: New Press - September 18th, 2018
Finalist for the 2018 National Council on Crime & Delinquency's Media for a Just Society AwardsNominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction) A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book A Kirkus Best Book of 2017$15.95ISBN: 9780674238145Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harvard University Press - July 22nd, 2019
Winner of the John Hope Franklin Prize"A brilliant work that tells us how directly the past has formed us."
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--Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of Books$16.95ISBN: 9781556526497Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Lawrence Hill Books - February 1st, 2007In the speeches and articles collected in this book, the black activist, organizer, and freedom fighter Stokely Carmichael traces the dramatic changes in his own consciousness and that of black Americans that took place during the evolving movements of Civil Rights, Black Power, and Pan-Africanism.$15.95ISBN: 9781608465644Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016
In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.$17.95ISBN: 9781642590234Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 DaysPublished: Haymarket Books - September 3rd, 2019
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Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable.