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  • An Introduction to Buddhismby Peter Harvey

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Extensively revised and updated, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Buddhism in Asia and the West. more...

  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER ?  NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST ? NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? The Washington Post ? People ? Entertainment Weekly ?  Vogue ? Los Angeles Times ? Chicago Tribune ? Newsday ? Vulture ? Library Journal ? Publishers Weekly... more...

  • A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.50

    "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...

  • Between Sundaysby Marla Frederick

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    To be a black woman of faith in the American South is to understand and experience spirituality in a particular way. How this understanding expresses itself in everyday practices of faith is the subject of Between Sundays, an innovative work that takes readers beyond common misconceptions and narrow assumptions about black religion and into the actual... more...

  • I Love Yous Are for White Peopleby Lac Su

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    As a young child, Lac Su made a harrowing escape from the Communists in Vietnam. With a price on his father's head, Lac, with his family, was forced to immigrate in 1979 to seedy West Los Angeles where squalid living conditions and a cultural fabric that refused to thread them in effectively squashed their American Dream. Lac's search for love and... more...

  • Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garveyby Marcus Garvey; Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, including "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Harriet Jacobs

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet Jacobs (1813?1897) whose dauntless spirit and faith carried her from a... 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...

  • My Face Is Black Is Trueby Mary Frances Berry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    The Washington Post Book World ?A treat for history lovers. . . .[Berry] paints a vivid picture of the reparations struggle in an era when 2 millions ex-slaves were still alive. . . . Eye-opening, well-crafted.? ? The Plain Dealer ?Remarkable. . . . Berry has done a brilliant job of documenting the life of Callie House. . . . This is an incredible... more...

  • The Other Wes Mooreby Wes Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    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...