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  • Kindredby Octavia Butler

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 2.99

    Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters,... more...

  • Nobodyby Marc Lamont Hill; Todd Brewster

    Atria Books 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 18.99

    Named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews A New York Times Editor?s Choice ?A worthy and necessary addition to the contemporary canon of civil rights literature.? ? New York Times In this ?thought-provoking and important? ( Library Journal ) analysis of state-sanctioned violence, Marc Lamont Hill carefully considers a string of high-profile... more...

  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST |  NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? The Washington Post ? People ? Entertainment Weekly ?  Vogue ? Los Angeles Times... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities;... more...

  • Pushoutby Monique W. Morris

    The New Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was being trafficked for sex. After months on the run, she was arrested and sent to a detention center for violating a court order to attend school. Just 16 percent... 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...

  • Slavery in Colonial America, 1619?1776by Betty Wood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 24.99

    Distinguished scholar Betty Wood clearly explains the evolution of the transatlantic slave trade and compares the regional social and economic forces that affected the growth of slavery in early America. In addition, Wood provides a window into the reality of slavery, presenting a true picture of daily life throughout the colonies. more...

  • The Meritocracy Mythby Stephen J. McNamee; Jr. Robert K. Miller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 36.99

    This book challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy?that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit. Examining talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit, the book also evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, heritage, and wealth on meritocracy.... more...

  • Slavery and Reform in West Africaby Trevor R. Getz

    Ohio University Press 2004; US$ 23.99

    A series of transformations, reforms, and attempted abolitions of slavery form a core narrative of nineteenth-century coastal West Africa. As the region's role in Atlantic commercial networks underwent a gradual transition from principally that of slave exporter to producer of ?legitimate goods? and dependent markets, institutions of slavery became... more...

  • The History of Mary Princeby Mary Prince; Sara Salih

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 12.68

    The History of Mary Prince (1831) was the first narrative of a black woman to be published in Britain. It describes Prince's sufferings as a slave in Bermuda, Turks Island and Antigua, and her eventual arrival in London with her brutal owner Mr Wood in 1828. Prince escaped from him and sought assistance from the Anti-Slavery Society, where she dictated... more...