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  • Thousand Pieces of Goldby Ruthanne Lum McCunn

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game.... more...

  • Kindredby Octavia Butler

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 2.99

    Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters,... more...

  • The Miracle of Mindfulnessby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Beacon Press 1996; US$ 15.00

    In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding... more...

  • Waist-High In The Worldby Nancy Mairs

    Beacon Press 2001; US$ 20.00

    In a blend of intimate memoir and passionate advocacy, Nancy Mairs takes on the subject woven through all her writing: disability and its effect on life, work, and spirit. more...

  • A Cup of Water Under My Bedby Daisy Hernandez

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life   In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. Her mother warns her about envidia and men who seduce you with pastries, while one tía... more...

  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United Statesby Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples   Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.... more...

  • Silencing the Past (20th anniversary edition)by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 19.00

    Foreword by Hazel V. Carby   A modern classic about power and the making of history, with a new foreword by a prominent scholar   Placing the West?s failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debates over the Alamo and Christopher Columbus, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning... more...

  • What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Otherby Wen Stephenson

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    An urgent, on-the-ground look at some of the ?new American radicals? who have laid everything on the line to build a stronger climate justice movement The science is clear: catastrophic climate change, by any humane definition, is upon us. At the same time, the fossil-fuel industry has doubled down, economically and politically, on business as usual.... more...

  • Fist Stick Knife Gunby Geoffrey Canada

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 14.00

    A new edition, including the story of the founding of the Harlem Children?s Zone   Long before the avalanche of praise for his work?from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack Obama?long before he became known for his talk show appearances, Members Project spots, and documentaries like Waiting for ?Superman?, Geoffrey... more...

  • Banned in Bostonby Neil Miller

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    ?I want to be intelligent, even if I do live in Boston.? ?an anonymous Bostonian, 1929   In this spectacular romp through the Puritan City, Neil Miller relates the scintillating story of how a powerful band of Brahmin moral crusaders helped make Boston the most straitlaced city in America, forever linked with the infamous catchphrase ?Banned in Boston.? ... more...