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How to be an anti-racist

How to Be an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#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.


Racism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) By Ali Rattansi Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780198834793
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 1st, 2020

There is often a demand for a short, sharp definition of racism, for example as captured in the popular formula Power + Prejudice= Racism. But in reality, racism is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon that cannot be captured by such definitions.


So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a revelatory examination of race in America

Protests against racial injustice and white supremacy have galvanized millions around the world. The stakes for transformative conversations about race could not be higher.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.


A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) By Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807033555
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Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

The award-winning Revisioning American History series continues with this “groundbreaking new history of Black women in the United States” (Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist)—the perfect companion to An Indigenous People’s History of the United States and An African American and Latinx History of the United States.


An African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) By Paul Ortiz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807005934
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Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this beautifully written masterwork, the Pulitzer Prize–winnner and bestselling author of Caste 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


Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, Fifth Edition By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Cover Image
$46.00
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ISBN: 9781442276239
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - June 9th, 2017

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for--and ultimately justify--racial inequalities. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever.


Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People By Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345528438
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Published: Bantam - August 16th, 2016

“Accessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if we’re not the magnanimous people we think we are?”—The Washington Post

I know my own mind.


Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do By Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735224933
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Published: Viking - March 26th, 2019

"Poignant....important and illuminating."—The New York Times Book Review

"Groundbreaking."—Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy

From one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious racial bias come stories, science, and strategies to address one of the central controversies of our time


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism By Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword by) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

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.


Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor By Layla Saad, Robin DiAngelo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin DiAngelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 28th, 2020

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.


How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance By Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568588490
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Published: Bold Type Books - March 26th, 2019

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race By Reni Eddo-Lodge Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635572957
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we’ll no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James

“The most important book for me this year.” --Emma Watson

Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018


White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide By Carol Anderson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632864130
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016


Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America By Michael Eric Dyson Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250135995
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 17th, 2017

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington PostBustleMen's JournalThe Chicago Re


Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America By Jennifer Harvey, Tim Wise (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jennifer Harvey, Tim Wise (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501878077
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Published: Abingdon Press - February 5th, 2019

This New York Times best-selling book is a guide for families, educators, and communities to raise their children to be able and active anti-racist allies.


How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide By Crystal Marie Fleming Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807039847
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Published: Beacon Press - August 20th, 2019

A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it


Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist By Eli Saslow Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525434955
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Published: Anchor - September 3rd, 2019

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind. This is a book to help us understand the American moment and to help us better understand one another.


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White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity By Robert P. Jones Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982122867
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 28th, 2020

Drawing on history, public opinion surveys, and personal experience, Robert P.


Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation By Latasha Morrison, Daniel Hill (Foreword by), Jennie Allen (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Latasha Morrison, Daniel Hill (Foreword by), Jennie Allen (Afterword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525652885
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Published: WaterBrook - October 15th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER • “When it comes to the intersection of race, privilege, justice, and the church, Tasha is without question my best teacher. Be the Bridge is THE tool I wish to put in every set of hands.”—Jen Hatmaker
 


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race By Beverly Daniel Tatum Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780465060689
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Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

The classic, New York Times-bestselling book on the psychology of racism that shows us how to talk about race in America.

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy?


Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT


We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590573
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2018

In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.


The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126352
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Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2017

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.


Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out By Ruth King Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781683640813
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Published: Sounds True - June 1st, 2018

"Racism is a heart disease," writes Ruth King, "and it's curable." Exploring a crucial topic seldom addressed in meditation instruction, this revered teacher takes to her pen to shine a compassionate, provocative, and practical light into a deeply neglected and world-changing domain profoundly relevant to all of us.

With Mindful of Race, Ruth King offers:


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir By Saeed Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501132735
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


Men We Reaped: A Memoir By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608197651
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Published: 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.


When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir By Patrisse Cullors, asha bandele, Angela Davis (Foreword by) Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250171085
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 16th, 2018

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
New York Times Editor’s Pick.

Library Journal Best Books of 2019.
TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."
O, Oprah’s Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.”
Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards Winner
The Root Best of 2018


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness By Austin Channing Brown Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524760854
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Published: Convergent Books - May 15th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.


Citizen: An American Lyric By Claudia Rankine Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

* 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 *

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:


My Brother Moochie: Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South By Issac J. Bailey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635420036
Published: Other Press - February 4th, 2020

A journalist's raw, first-person account of what his family endured after his eldest brother killed a man and was sentenced to life in prison.


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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption By Bryan Stevenson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
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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.


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays By Damon Young Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062684318
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Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

A Finalist for the NAACP Image Award

A Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction

A Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

An NPR Best Book of the Year


Negroland: A Memoir By Margo Jefferson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307473431
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Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An extraordinary look at privilege, discrimination, and the fallacy of post-racial America by the renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning cultural critic


The Autobiography of Malcolm X By MALCOLM X Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780345350688
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 12th, 1987

ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY


The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power By Desmond Cole Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780385686341
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Published: Doubleday Canada - January 28th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2020 TORONTO BOOK AWARD

A bracing, provocative, and perspective-shifting book from one of Canada's most celebrated and uncompromising writers, Desmond Cole. The Skin We're In will spark a national conversation, influence policy, and inspire activists.


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Wilmington's Lie (Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize): The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy By David Zucchino Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802128386
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 7th, 2020

WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION

From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans.


On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights By Lawrence Goldstone Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640093928
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Published: Counterpoint - May 5th, 2020

Winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award

An award–winning constitutional law historian examines case–based evidence of the court's longstanding racial bias (often under the guise of "states rights") to reveal how that prejudice has allowed the court to solidify its position as arguably the most powerful branch of the federal government.


Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools By Monique Morris, Mankaprr Conteh (Foreword by), Melissa Harris-Perry (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Monique Morris, Mankaprr Conteh (Foreword by), Melissa Harris-Perry (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620973424
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Published: New Press - January 1st, 2018

NOW IN PAPERBACK The "powerful" (Michelle Alexander) exploration--featured by the Atlantic, Essence, the Washington Post, New York magazine, NPR, the New Republic and the Tom Joyner Morning Show--of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting black girls in schools


Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Justice) By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781469653662
Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 21st, 2019

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FINALIST, 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY


When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America By Ira Katznelson Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393328516
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2006

A groundbreaking work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action.


Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership By Ed Gordon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316532860
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Published: Legacy Lit - January 14th, 2020

An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill).

Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelli


The Tarboro Three: Rape, Race, and Secrecy By Brian Lampkin, Saulters Andrew (Cover Design by), Noble Demetrious (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Brian Lampkin, Saulters Andrew (Cover Design by), Noble Demetrious (Contribution by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781732932807
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Published: Scuppernong Editions - May 4th, 2019

On an August evening in the summer of 1973 in Tarboro, North Carolina a young woman walking alone was offered a ride by three young men. All of their lives were changed dramatically as the ensuing events became national news and for a very brief period Tarboro became a center of a conversation on the Civil Rights movement and criminal justice in America.


The Free Men By John Ehle Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780979304910
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(NOTE: This book cannot be returned and may not be eligible for discounts.)
Published: Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions - February 1st, 2007

This moving narrative by John Ehle describes the experiences of a handful of dedicated young students, both black and white, during the 1963-64 civil rights protests in Chapel Hill, NC.


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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America By Richard Rothstein Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: 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


The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, with a New Preface By Khalil Gibran Muhammad Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780674238145
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Published: Harvard University Press - July 22nd, 2019

How did we come to think of race as synonymous with crime? A brilliant and deeply disturbing biography of the idea of black criminality in the making of modern urban America, The Condemnation of Blackness reveals the influence this pernicious myth, rooted in crime statistics, has had on our society and our sense of self.


The End of Policing By Alex S. Vitale Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781784782924
Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER


Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color By Andrea Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Andrea Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780807088982
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Beacon Press - August 1st, 2017

“A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence.” —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

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


Chokehold: Policing Black Men By Paul Butler Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620974834
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Published: New Press - September 18th, 2018

Finalist for the 2018 National Council on Crime & Delinquency's Media for a Just Society Awards

Nominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction)

A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book

A Kirkus Best Book of 2017


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America By James Forman, Jr. Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374537449
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NON-FICTON
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWS' 10 BEST BOOKS
LONG-LISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FINALIST, CURRENT INTEREST CATEGORY, LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZES


We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities By Zach Norris, Van Jones (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Zach Norris, Van Jones (Foreword by)
$24.95
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ISBN: 9780807029701
Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

A groundbreaking new vision for public safety that overturns more than 200 years of fear-based discrimination, othering, and punishment


A modern-day civil rights champion tells the stirring story of how he helped start a movement to bridge America’s racial divide.


Don't Call Us Dead: Poems By Danez Smith Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977856
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2017

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection

“[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”—
The New Yorker


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The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
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Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In this Pulitzer Prize-winning 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.
 


The Underground Railroad: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.


The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The book that galvanized the nation, gave voice to the emerging civil rights movementin the 1960s—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. • "The finest essay I’ve ever read.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates


They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives By Wesley Lowery Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316312493
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 12th, 2017

An indispensable work of journalism that “is electric, because it is so well reported” (Dwight Garner, New York Times) by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Wesley Lowery that describes the earliest days of #blacklivesmatter and brings to life the quest for justice in the murders by police of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray as well as an intimate, moving portrait of


Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland By Jonathan M. Metzl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541644977
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Published: Basic Books - May 12th, 2020

A physician's "provocative" (Boston Globe) and "timely" (Ibram X.


Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives By Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh, Damien Cave, Rachel L. Swarns Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780316552967
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 17th, 2017

Hundreds of stunning images from Black history have been buried in the New York Times photo archives for decades. Four Times staff members unearth these overlooked photographs and investigate the stories behind them in this remarkable collection.


No One Is Coming to Save Us: A Novel By Stephanie Powell Watts Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062472991
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Published: Ecco - February 6th, 2018

*WINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL*

*THE INAUGURAL SARAH JESSICA PARKER PICK FOR BOOK CLUB CENTRAL*

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING*

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 WILLIE MORRIS AWARD FOR SOUTHERN FICTION*


Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062915795
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Published: Amistad - January 14th, 2020

From “one of the greatest writers of our time” (Toni Morrison)—the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God—a collection of remarkable stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.


The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525562795
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Here is the Nobel Prize winner in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades that "speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines” (NPR).


Black Card: A Novel By Chris L. Terry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948226264
Published: Catapult - August 13th, 2019

In this NPR Best Book of the Year, a mixed–race punk rock musician must face the real dangers of being Black in America in this “wise meditation on race, authenticity, and belonging” (Nylon).


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Penguin Vitae) By Audre Lorde Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780143134442
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2020

Sister Outsider, a collection of essays and speeches by the pioneering feminist Audre Lorde, is one of my all-time-favorite books. It’s always great to have an intersectional tome on hand.” —Amanda Gorman
 


From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century By William A. Darity, A. Kirsten Mullen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781469654973
Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 20th, 2020

Racism and discrimination have choked economic opportunity for African Americans at nearly every turn. At several historic moments, the trajectory of racial inequality could have been altered dramatically. Perhaps no moment was more opportune than the early days of Reconstruction, when the U.S.


The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings (Vintage International) By James Baldwin, Randall Kenan (Editor) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307275967
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Published: Vintage - September 6th, 2011

From one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the past century—a collection of essays, articles, reviews, and interviews that have never before been gathered in a single volume.

“An absorbing portrait of Baldwin’s time—and of him.” —New York Review of Books


Riot Baby By Tochi Onyebuchi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250214751
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Published: Tordotcom - January 21st, 2020

Winner of the 2021 World Fantasy Award
Winner of an 2021 ALA Alex Award
Winner of the 2020 New England Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the 2021 Ignyte Award
Winner of the 2021 AABMC Literary Award

A 2021 Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Best Outstanding Work of Literary Fiction
A 2021 Hugo Award Finalist


Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets By Feminista Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807055373
Published: Beacon Press - January 29th, 2019

A treatise of Black women’s transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagement


An American Marriage: A Novel By Tayari Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616201340
Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

“One of my favorite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it’s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon . . .


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