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  • The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Editionby James McBride

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    The Color of Water "[A] triumph."? The New York Times Book Review "As lively as a novel, a well-written, thoughtful contribution to the literature on race."? The Washington Post Book World "Inspiring."? Glamour "Vibrant."? The Boston Globe "James McBride evokes his childhood trek across the great racial divide with the kind of power and... more...

  • Imperium in Imperioby Sutton Griggs; A.J. Verdelle; Cornel West

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Self-published in 1899 and sold door-to-door by the author, this classic African-American novel?a gripping exploration of oppression, miscegenation, exploitation, and black empowerment?was a major bestseller in its day. The dramatic story of a conciliatory black man and a mulatto nationalist who grow up in a racist America and are driven to join a... more...

  • Big Black Penisby Shawn Taylor

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    Being black and male is serious business, but its absurd contradictions are often too funny for words. In this award-winning book, Shawn Taylor deftly leads us on a no-holds-barred tour of his masculine development, acknowledging some deep but often hilarious truths about black men. This raw and spellbinding narrative, full of unexpected turns of... more...

  • Kindred Spiritsby Joe David Bellamy

    PublishingWorks 2011; US$ 9.99

    Kindred Spirits is an engaging memoir about family and an urgent quest for identity?uncovering the deep ancestral history of one ordinary-seeming American family whose past is revealed with unprecedented sweep, detail, and clarity. Bellamy's genealogical odyssey will be a revelation to anyone interested in his or her own family story or to anyone... more...

  • What Becomes of the Brokenheartedby E. Lynn Harris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    For almost a decade, beloved storyteller E. Lynn Harris has welcomed you into his family with his passionate, warm and trail-blazing novels. Now, he invites you into the most intimate world ever--his own. Since his first book Invisible Life was published in the early 1990s, New York Times bestselling author E. Lynn Harris has wowed, charmed and... more...

  • The Streetby Ann Petry

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 14.95

    "A major literary invention . . . A truly great book." The Los Angeles Times "Overflows with the classic pity and terror of good imaginative writing." The New York Times "A powerful, uncompromising work of social criticism. To this day, few works of fiction have so clearly illuminated the devastating impact of racial injustice." -- Coretta Scott... more...

  • Being Blackby Angel Kyodo Williams

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    Being Black has gained an enthusiastic following in African American and Zen communities. Angel Kyodo Williams shows black Americans how to develop a "warrior-spirit" of truth and responsibility that can lead to happiness and personal transformation. The principles and tools she offers provide a framework for addressing the African American community's... more...

  • The House on Childress Streetby Kenji Jasper

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.95

    In this vivid and piercing memoir of his grandfather, noted novelist Kenji Jasper captures the story of his family and sheds a keen light on the urban and rural experiences of Black America. Author Kenji Jasper only knew his maternal grandfather, Jesse Langley Sr., as a quiet man who smoked too many cigarettes, drank too much liquor and quoted the... more...

  • Don't Play in the Sunby Marita Golden

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    ?Don?t play in the sun. You?re going to have to get a light-skinned husband for the sake of your children as it is.? In these words from her mother, novelist and memoirist Marita Golden learned as a girl that she was the wrong color. Her mother had absorbed ?colorism? without thinking about it. But, as Golden shows in this provocative book, biases... more...

  • The Other Wes Mooreby Wes Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Praise for The Other Wes Moore ?Moving and inspiring, The Other Wes Moore is a story for our times.? ?Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here   ?A tense, compelling story and an inspirational guide for all who care about helping young people.? ?Juan Williams, author of Enough   ?This should be required reading for anyone who... more...