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- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
On June 7, 1998, James Byrd, Jr., a forty-nine-year-old black man, was dragged to his death while chained to the back of a pickup truck driven by three young white men. It happened just outside of Jasper, a sleepy East Texas logging town that, within twenty-four hours of the discovery of the murder, would be inextricably linked in the nation?s imagination... more...
- Algonquin Books 2012; US$ 14.95
In the 1960s he exhorted students at Columbia University to burn their college to the ground. Today he?s chair of their School of the Arts film division. Jamal Joseph?s personal odyssey?from the streets of Harlem to Riker?s Island and Leavenworth to the halls of Columbia?is as gripping as it is inspiring.Eddie Joseph was a high school honor student,... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 14.95
THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00
?Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn?t anything I would change about my life.??George Dawson In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave?s grandson who learned to read at age 98 and lived to the age of 103, reflects on his life and shares valuable lessons in living, as well... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00
Offering inspirational advice in a down-to-earth style, this unique compilation of letters provides wisdom, guidance, and heartfelt insight to help the reader chart their own path to success. Based on the author?s motivational speaking at inner-city schools across the country, the letters deal with the tough issues that face young people today. Bombarded... more...