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  • Getting Saved in Americaby Carolyn Chen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    What does becoming American have to do with becoming religious? Many immigrants become more religious after coming to the United States. Taiwanese are no different. Like many Asian immigrants to the United States, Taiwanese frequently convert to Christianity after immigrating. But Americanization is more than simply a process of Christianization.... more...

  • Dreams from My Fatherby Barack Obama

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father?a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man?has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires... more...

  • Rising Tideby John M. Barry

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 18.00

    An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert... more...

  • Letter to My Daughterby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    For a world of devoted readers, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou?s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends... more...

  • The Latehomecomerby Kao Kalia Yang

    Coffee House Press 2010; US$ 12.99

    Destined to touch every reader's heart, this riveting memoir parallels thousands of untold Hmong stories. more...

  • Hip Hop Americaby Nelson George

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 15.00

    Now with a new introduction by the author, Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media. more...

  • The Grace of Silenceby Michele Norris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    In the wake of talk of a ?postracial? America upon Barack Obama?s ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio?s flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about ?the hidden conversation? on race that is unfolding nationwide. She would, she thought,... more...

  • "Can We All Get Along?"by Paula D. McClain; Joseph Stewart Jr.

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    An updated edition of this groundbreaking book, combining traditional elements of political science analysis with a thoroughgoing survey of the political status of Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians. more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

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

  • The Dreamkeepersby Gloria Ladson-Billings

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    In the second edition of her critically acclaimed book The Dreamkeepers , Gloria Ladson-Billings revisits the eight teachers who were profiled in the first edition and introduces us to new teachers who are current exemplars of good teaching. She shows that culturally relevant teaching is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style. What matters... more...