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  • Black AF History

    The Un-Whitewashed Story of America

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE * AMAZON'S TOP 20 HISTORY BOOKS OF 2023 * B&N BEST OF EDUCATIONAL HISTORY * THE ROOT'S BEST BOOKS OF 2023 * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023From acclaimed columnist and political commentator Michael Harriot, a searingly smart and bitingly hilarious retelling of American history that corrects the record and showcases the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • American Whitelash

    A Changing Nation and the Cost of Progress

    by Wesley Lowery ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn NPR Best Book of the Year • Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearLonglisted for the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence“American Whitelash is indispensable. Really. It is.” – Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an AntiracistPulitzer Prize–winning journalist Wesley Lowery confronts the sickness at th... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Race & Economics

    How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination?

    Walter E. Williams applies an economic analysis to the problems black Americans have faced in the past and still face in the present to show that that free-market resource allocation, as opposed to political allocation, is in the best interests of minorities. He debunks many common labor market myths and reveals how excessive government regulation and the minimum-wage law have imposed incalculable ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Other Slavery

    The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST | WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE. A landmark history—the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early twentieth century.Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • How to Be an Antiracist

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves—now updated, with a new preface.“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York TimesONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—Th... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Tell Me Who You Are

    Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity

    An eye-opening exploration of race in AmericaIn this deeply inspiring book, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi recount their experiences talking to people from all walks of life about race and identity on a cross-country tour of America. Spurred by the realization that they had nearly completed high school without hearing any substantive discussion about racism in school, the two young women deferred ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Sexual Minorities and Politics

    An Introduction

    The political representation and involvement of sexual minorities in the United States has been highly contested and fiercely debated. As recent legislative and judicial victories create inroads towards equality for this growing population, members and advocates of these minorities navigate evolving political and legal systems while continuing to fight against societal and institutional resistance ... Read more

    $44.99 USD

  • Demodiversity

    Toward Post-Abyssal Democracies

    Series series Epistemologies of the South
    We are living in a time when social and political authoritarianism appear to be gaining ground around the world. This book presents the democratic practices, spaces and processes that engage directly with the theoretical assumptions advanced by the epistemologies of the South, summoning other contexts and empirical realities that attest to the possibility of a renewal and deepening of democracy ... Read more

    $49.99 USD

  • Up Against the Wall

    Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party

    Curtis J. Austin’s Up Against the Wall chronicles how violence brought about the founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, dominated its policies, and finally destroyed the party as one member after another—Eldridge Cleaver, Fred Hampton, Alex Rackley—left the party, was killed, or was imprisoned. Austin shows how the party’s early emphasis in the 1960s on self ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Shaking the Gates of Hell

    A Search for Family and Truth in the Wake of the Civil Rights Revolution

    On growing up in the American South of the 1960s—an all-American white boy—son of a long line of Methodist preachers, in the midst of the civil rights revolution, and discovering the culpability of silence within the church. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist for The Birmingham News."My dad was a Methodist preacher and his dad was a Methodist preacher," writes John Archibald. ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Battle of Ole Miss

    Civil Rights v. States' Rights

    by Frank Lambert ...
    Series series Critical Historical Encounters Series
    James Meredith broke the color barrier in 1962 as the first African American student at Ole Miss. The violent riot that followed would be one of the most deadly clashes of the civil rights era, seriously wounding scores of U.S. Marshals and killing two civilians, and forcing the federal government to send thousands of soldiers to restore the peace. In The Battle of Ole Miss: Civil Rights v. States ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • A Reason to Believe

    Lessons from an Improbable Life

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick, “an inspirational figure guided by optimism and hope who presaged the rise of President Obama” (The Boston Globe), recounts his extraordinary journey from the South Side of Chicago to the governorship of Massachusetts.“I’ve simply seen too much goodness in this country—and have come so far in my own journey—not to ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Freedom Summer

    The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy

    by Bruce Watson ...
    A riveting account of one of the most remarkable episodes in American history.In his critically acclaimed history Freedom Summer, award- winning author Bruce Watson presents powerful testimony about a crucial episode in the American civil rights movement. During the sweltering summer of 1964, more than seven hundred American college students descended upon segregated, reactionary Mississippi to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The People’s Plaza

    Sixty-Two Days of Nonviolent Resistance

    by Justin Jones ...
    From June 12, 2020, until the passage of the state law making the occupation a felony two months later, peaceful protesters set up camp at Nashville's Legislative Plaza and renamed it for Ida B. Wells.Central to the occupation was Justin Jones, a student of Fisk University and Vanderbilt Divinity School whose place at the forefront of the protests brought him and the occupation to the attention of ... Read more

    $18.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • My Vanishing Country

    A Memoir

    New York Times BestsellerWhat J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for the rural South, in this important book that illuminates the lives of America’s forgotten black working-class men and women.Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Tell

    Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial at the Tipping Point for Gay Rights

    In 1993 Margie Witt, a young Air Force nurse, was chosen as the face of the Air Force’s “Cross into the Blue” recruitment campaign. This was also the year that President Clinton’s plan for gays to serve openly in the military was quashed by an obdurate Congress, resulting in the blandly cynical political compromise known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Contrary to its intent, DADT had the perverse ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Terror of the Unforeseen

    by Henry Giroux ...
    Series series LARB Provocations
    In a searing takedown of the populist authoritarian vision of America, The Terror of the Unforeseen tackles the resurgence of fascism in the age of Donald Trump’s presidency. Through the mendacious exchange of facts for “fake news,” Henry A. Giroux examines the language of hatred that activates neoliberal fascism, complete with state-sanctioned racism, casino capitalism, and fear-mongering at ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Other Talk

    Reckoning with Our White Privilege

    by Brendan Kiely ...
    A School Library Journal Best Book of the YearAward-winning and New York Times bestselling author Brendan Kiely starts a conversation with white kids about race in this “well-executed and long overdue” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) introduction to white privilege and why allyship is so vital.Talking about racism can be hard, but...Most kids of color grow up doing it. They have “The Talk” with ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Art of Protest

    Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Streets of Seattle

    by T.V. Reed ...
    Imagine the civil rights movement without freedom songs and the politics of women's movements without poetry. Or, more difficult yet, imagine an America unaffected by the cultural expressions and forms of the twentieth-century social movements that have shaped our nation. The first broad overview of social movements and the distinctive cultural forms that express and helped shape them, The Art of ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Invisible Women

    Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

    Caroline Criado Perez**’s Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men is a landmark, prize-winning, international bestselling examination of how a gender gap in data perpetuates bias and disadvantages women.**#1 International BestsellerWinner of the 2019 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the 2019 Royal Society Science Book PrizeData is ... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • When We Rise

    My Life in the Movement

    by Cleve Jones ...
    This sweeping memoir tells the life story of longtime LGBTQ and AIDS activist Cleve Jones in a profoundly moving account from sexually liberated 1970s San Francisco, through the AIDS crisis, and up to his involvement with the marriage equality battle.Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World

    From the New York Times best-selling author of The Black Friend and a seasoned activist comes an indispensable guide to social and political progressivism for young people and anyone wanting to get more involved.What is disinformation, and how does it influence our lives? How did the wealth gap become so staggeringly wide? Why do so many Americans lack access to quality health care? And—most ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • We Have Been Harmonized

    Life in China's Surveillance State

    Named a Notable Work of Nonfiction of 2020 by the Washington PostAs heard on NPR's Fresh Air**, We Have Been Harmonized, by award-winning correspondent Kai Strittmatter, offers a groundbreaking look, based on decades of research, at how China created the most terrifying surveillance state in history.**China’s new drive for repression is being underpinned by unprecedented advances in technology: ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • American Prison

    A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment

    by Shane Bauer ...
    **An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform.” —NPR.orgNew York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 * One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2018 * Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize * Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism * Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award * A ... Read more

    $14.99 USD