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  • The Other Wes Mooreby Wes Moore

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.98

    BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had... 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...

  • The Color of Waterby James McBride

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird , winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Five-Carat Soul , and Kill 'Em and Leave , a James Brown biography. The incredible modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and launched James McBride’s literary career. Over two years... more...

  • Hidden Figuresby Margot Lee Shetterly

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.01

    The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping,... more...

  • A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.95

    "Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on... more...

  • Hair Storyby Ayana Byrd; Lori Tharps

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 12.59

    Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a "free" person to the 1998 uproar over a White third-grade teacher's reading of the book Nappy Hair , the issues surrounding... more...

  • 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proofby J. A. Rogers

    Helga M. Rogers 2014; US$ 4.99

    Classic collection of black history and trivia more...

  • Gather Together in My Nameby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.25

    In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Between the World and Meby Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.99

    Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” ( The New York Observer ) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST |  NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS... more...