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  • Stories of Scottsboroby James Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95

    "A rich and compelling narrative, as taut and suspenseful as good fiction. In places, Stories of Scottsboro is almost heartbreaking, not least because Goodman shows what people felt as well as what they thought." -- Washington Post Book World To white Southerners, it was "a heinous and unspeakable crime" that flouted a taboo as old as slavery. To... more...

  • Fifty Shades of Feminismby Lisa Appignanesi; Rachel Holmes; Susie Orbach

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 12.59

    Daughters and Dames, poets and politicians, composer and psychoanalyst, academics and activists, broadcasters and barristers, mothers and sisters, novelists and impresarios, journalists and comedians, doctor and playwright, cultural commentators and artists, wives and writers. Here are fifty shades and more, of women who think, who act, who inspire... more...

  • Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissanceby Amy Helene Kirschke

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken seriously as working artists. They also encountered prevailing sexism, often an even more serious barrier. Including seventy-two black and... more...

  • Is Bill Cosby Right?by Michael Eric Dyson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.99

    The best-selling book that sparked a national debate about the class divide in black America more...

  • The Known Worldby Edward P. Jones

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.81

    In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia. Making certain he never circumvents the law, Townsend runs his affairs... more...

  • The Shirt off His Backby Parry Ebonysatin Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 6.99

    After a brief relationship in college, Catherine and Terry found themselves the parents of twin baby girls; Catherine, a reluctant mother from the start, abandoned the children for a successful career overseas. With the help of family and friends, Terry has raised the twins by himself, and now, eleven years later, is about to expand his family again... more...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 9.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Black educator documents his struggle for freedom and self-respect and his fight to establish industrial training programs. more...

  • A Song Flung Up to Heavenby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings . A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to... more...

  • Made in Detroitby Paul Clemens

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Notable BookA powerfully candid memoir about growing up white in Detroit and the conflicted point of view it produced. Raised in Detroit during the ?70s, ?80s, and ?90s, Paul Clemens saw his family growing steadily isolated from its surroundings: white in a predominately black city, Catholic in an area where churches were closing... more...

  • Enoughby Juan Williams

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    Half a century after brave Americans took to the streets to raise the bar of opportunity for all races, Juan Williams writes that too many black Americans are in crisis?caught in a twisted hip-hop culture, dropping out of school, ending up in jail, having babies when they are not ready to be parents, and falling to the bottom in twenty-first-century... more...