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  • Hidden Figuresby Margot Lee Shetterly

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.79

    The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the... more...

  • A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.95

    "Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on... more...

  • The Fire Next Timeby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    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...

  • Early African-American Classicsby Anthony Appiah

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 2.32

    This essential one-volume collection brings together some of the most influential and significant works by African-American writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Included herein are such classics as Frederick Douglass?s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , An American Slave (1845) and excerpts from W.E.B. DuBois?s The Souls... more...

  • The Other Wes Mooreby Wes Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.98

    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...

  • Sister Outsiderby Audre Lorde; Cheryl Clarke

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 16.99

    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and... more...

  • A Taste of Powerby Elaine Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.95

    Elaine Brown assumed her role as the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party with these words: ?I have all the guns and all the money. I can withstand challenge from without and from within. Am I right, Comrade?? It was August 1974. From a small Oakland-based cell, the Panthers had grown to become a revolutionary national organization,... more...

  • On Racial Iconsby Nicole R. Fleetwood

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    In On Racial Icons , Nicole R. Fleetwood focuses a sustained look on photography in documenting black public life, exploring the ways in which iconic images function as celebrations of national and racial progress at times or as a gauge of collective racial wounds in moments of crisis.  more...

  • Bird of Paradiseby Raquel Cepeda

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she?d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery?a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig... more...

  • Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamationby Allen C. Guelzo

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.99

    One of the nation's foremost Lincoln scholars offers an authoritative consideration of the document that represents the most far-reaching accomplishment of our greatest president. No single official paper in American history changed the lives of as many Americans as Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. But no American document has been held up... more...