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  • The System of Dante's Hellby Amiri Baraka

    Akashic Books 2016; US$ 6.99

    A reissue of a 1965 novel, a remarkable narrative of childhood and youth, spiraling out of Dante's Inferno . more...

  • It's Bigger Than Hip Hopby M. K. Jr. Asante

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 12.59

    In It's Bigger Than Hip Hop , M. K. Asante, Jr. looks at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world. Asante, a young firebrand poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this movement, uses... more...

  • A Joosr Guide to? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sklootby Joosr

    Joosr Ltd 2015; US$ 2.12

    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com.... more...

  • Devil in the Groveby Gilbert King

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before. As Isabel Wilkerson?s The Warmth... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slaveby Frederick Douglass

    Random House 2015; US$ 5.99

    ?A masterpiece ? [Douglass] was not only self-educated, with a love of language which should still be an inspiration; he was also self-created? New York Times Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland in 1818. After his escape in 1838 he became an ardent abolitionist, and his autobiography was an instant bestseller upon publication... more...

  • Talkin that Talkby Geneva Smitherman

    Routledge 1999; US$ 47.95

    A highly readable collection of key articles and essays by a leading scholar on African-American language and politics. Smitherman discusses the inter-relationship between African-American language, culture and education. more...

  • At the Dark End of the Streetby Danielle L. McGuire

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery?s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far... more...

  • The Struggle for Black Equalityby Harvard Sitkoff; John Hope Franklin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 11.20

    The Struggle for Black Equality is a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations and a compelling analysis of the continuing problems plaguing many African Americans. With a new foreword and afterword, and an up-to-date... more...

  • Ghettosideby Jill Leovy

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.98

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?  NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, USA TODAY,  AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE ?  A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST ?  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    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 election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...