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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America 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.


Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781506455686
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Published: Fortress Press - February 4th, 2020

The stories of girls of color are often overlooked, unseen, and ignored rather than valued and heard. In Parable of the Brown Girl, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams introduces readers to the resilience, struggle, and hope held within these stories.


Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$25.99
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 New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 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


Conjure Women: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525511489
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Published: Random House - April 7th, 2020

A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel
 
LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • NPR • ParadeBook Riot PopMatters


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
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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
Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfi


Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631497896
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Published: Liveright - May 26th, 2020

Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah MagazineTime • NPR • People • Buzzfeed
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection
Winner • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction]
A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection
Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings L


Assata: An Autobiography Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J.


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies


So We Can Glow: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538715338
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 10th, 2020

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE


A lush, glittering short story collection exploring female obsession and desire by an award-winning author Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller."

From Kentucky to the California desert, these forty-two short stories -- ranging from the 80's an


Barracoon: The Story of the Last
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Foreword by), Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062748218
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Published: 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


Lakewood: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913197
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Published: Amistad - March 24th, 2020

NPR Book of the Year 2020


Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525619772
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 30th, 2018

NOMINATED FOR AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD • An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Cover Image
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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 well 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


Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books with Words Like
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316490719
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 10th, 2020

With her signature warmth, hilarity, and tendency to overshare, Leslie Gray Streeter gives us real talk about love, loss, grief, and healing in your own way that "will make you laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page" (James Patterson).

Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She's not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks.


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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK 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.
 


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

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time

 
“A rousing call to action... It should be required reading for everyone.”—Gabrielle Union, author of We’re Going to Need More Wine