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  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...

  • The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Editionby James McBride

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    The New York Times bestselling story from the author of The Good Lord Bird , winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's... more...

  • The Prisoner's Wifeby asha bandele

    Scribner 2010; US$ 13.95

    As a favor for a friend, a bright and talented young woman volunteered to read her poetry to a group of prisoners during a Black History Month program. It was an encounter that would alter her life forever, because it was there, in the prison, that she would meet Rashid, the man who was to become her friend, her confidant, her husband, her lover, her... more...

  • What's Race Got to Do with It?by Larry Elder

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Larry Elder ands his straight talk are "controversial"*, "provocative"**, "iconoclastic"***, "refreshing". **** IS LIFE UNFAIR FOR BLACK AMERICANS? In What's Race Got to Do with It?, bestselling author Larry Elder takes on the touchiest topic in American life: Race. Some Americans think race is the biggest issue this country faces today. Elder... more...

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?by Beverly Tatum

    Basic Books 2003; US$ 16.99

    The fifth-anniversary edition of the best-selling work on the development of racial identity. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to W. E. B. Du Boisby Shamoon Zamir

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    An overview of the life, work and continuing importance of the pre-eminent African American intellectual of the twentieth century. more...

  • Racist Americaby Joe R. Feagin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This third edition of Joe R. Feagin?s Racist America is significantly revised and updated, with an eye toward racism issues arising regularly in our contemporary era. This edition incorporates more than two hundred recent research studies and reports on U.S. racial issues that update and enhance all the last edition?s chapters. It expands the discussion... more...

  • An Ordinary Manby Paul Rusesabagina; Tom Zoellner

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    April 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide--Read more about the conflict and the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda  in this remarkable account Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina?s unforgettable autobiography. As Rwanda was... more...

  • Steel Drivin' Manby Scott Reynolds Nelson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 13.99

    The ballad "John Henry" is the most recorded folk song in American history and John Henry--the mighty railroad man who could blast through rock faster than a steam drill--is a towering figure in our culture. But for over a century, no one knew who the original John Henry was--or even if there was a real John Henry. In Steel Drivin' Man,... more...

  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khanaby Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    "We're far more accustomed to?and comfortable with?seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect?"   Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the riveting true story of Kamila Sidiqi and other women of Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban?s fearful rise to... more...