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  • The Other Wes Mooreby Wes Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • Coming of Age in Mississippiby Anne Moody

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story?the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties?and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography,... more...

  • The Pactby Sampson Davis; George Jenkins; Rameck Hunt; Lisa Frazier Page

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 15.00

    Chosen by Essence to be among the forty most influential African Americans, the three doctors grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life?s temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to... more...

  • Color-Blindby Ellis Cose

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Is a truly race-netrual society possible? Can the United States wipe the slate clean and surmount the racism of its past? Or is color blindness just another name for denial? In this penetrating and provocative book, Ellis Cose probes the depths of the American mind and exposes the contradictions, fears, hopes and illusions embedded in our complicated... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • The Fire Next Timeby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative... more...

  • All God's Children Need Traveling Shoesby Maya Angelou

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    "Thoroughly enjoyable . . . an important document drawing more much-needed attention to the hidden history of a people both African and American."--Los Angeles Times Book Review. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • There Are No Children Hereby Alex Kotlowitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    This is the moving and powerful account of two  remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's  Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex  disfigured by crime and neglect. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hourby Peniel E. Joseph

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 19.99

    A gripping narrative that brings to life a legendary moment in American history: the birth, life, and death of the Black Power movement With the rallying cry of ?Black Power!? in 1966, a group of black activists, including Stokely Carmichael and Huey P. Newton, turned their backs on Martin Luther King?s pacifism and, building on Malcolm X?s legacy,... more...