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  • The 1619 Project

    A New Origin Story

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • Marie ClaireIn late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

    An epic, award-winning biography of Malcolm X that draws on hundreds of hours of personal interviews and rewrites much of the known narrative.Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to create an unprecedented portrait of Malcolm X, one that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this historic, National ... Read more

    $21.49 USD $15.89 USD

  • Minor Feelings

    An Asian American Reckoning

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE • A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen**In development as a television series starring and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Renegades

    Born in the USA

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.Renegades: Born in the ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Invention of Culture

    by Roy Wagner ...
    “This new edition of one of the masterworks of twentieth-century anthropology is more than welcome…enduringly significant insights.”—Marilyn Strathern, emerita, University of CambridgeIn the field of anthropology, few books manage to maintain both historical value and contemporary relevance. Roy Wagner's The Invention of Culture, originally published in 1975, is one that does. Wagner breaks new ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Lady Sings the Blues

    The 50th-Anniversay Edition with a Revised Discography

    series Harlem Moon Classics
    Perfect for fans of The United States vs. Billie Holiday, this is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred memoir of the legendary jazz, swing, and standards singing sensation—a fiftieth-anniversary edition updated with stunning new photos, a revised discography, and an insightful foreword by music writer David RitzTaking the reader on a fast-moving journey from Billie Holiday’s rough-and-tumble ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

    Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

    From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday as powerful ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Islands of Decolonial Love

    In her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love, renowned writer and activist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson vividly explores the lives of contemporary Indigenous Peoples and communities, especially those of her own Nishnaabeg nation. Found on reserves, in cities and small towns, in bars and curling rinks, canoes and community centres, doctors offices and pickup trucks, Simpson’s ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies

    Migrant Farmworkers in the United States

    series California Series in Public Anthropology #27
    An intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants and indigenous people in our contemporary food system.An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Seth Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and healthcare. Holmes’s material is visceral and powerful. He trekked with his companions illegally ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • The Lost Art of Dying

    Reviving Forgotten Wisdom

    by L.S. Dugdale ...
    A Columbia University physician comes across a popular medieval text on dying well written after the horror of the Black Plague and discovers ancient wisdom for rethinking death and gaining insight today on how we can learn the lost art of dying well in this wise, clear-eyed book that is as compelling and soulful as Being Mortal, When Breath Becomes Air**, and** Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.As a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Women Who Run With the Wolves

    Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

    "Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to 'civilize' us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Remembering Emmett Till

    by Dave Tell ...
    Take a drive through the Mississippi Delta today and you’ll find a landscape dotted with memorials to major figures and events from the civil rights movement. Perhaps the most chilling are those devoted to the murder of Emmett Till, a tragedy of hate and injustice that became a beacon in the fight for racial equality. The ways this event is remembered have been fraught from the beginning, ... Read more

    $17.99 USD $13.69 USD

  • My Body

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"My Body offers a lucid examination of the mirrors in which its author has seen herself, and her indoctrination into the cult of beauty as defined by powerful men. In its more transcendent passages . . . the author steps beyond the reach of any 'Pygmalion' and becomes a more dangerous kind of beautiful. She becomes a kind of god in her own right: an artist." ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Whose Middle Ages?

    Teachable Moments for an Ill-Used Past

    series Fordham Series in Medieval Studies
    “An ethical and accessible introduction to a historical period often implicated in racist narratives of nationalism and imperialism.” —Sierra Lomuto, Assistant Professor of Global Medieval Literature, Rowan UniversityA collection of twenty-two essays, Whose Middle Ages? gives nonspecialists access to the richness of our historical knowledge while debunking damaging misconceptions about the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • You Can't Teach Us if You Don't Know Us and Care About Us

    Becoming an Ubuntu, Responsive and Responsible Urban Teacher

    series Black Studies and Critical Thinking
    This book addresses the needs of diverse urban students for a new kind of teacher, classroom learning context, curriculum, and pedagogy in order to effectively learn, perform, and achieve. Drawing on the African concept of Ubuntu as a fundamental framework for enacting a humanizing pedagogy, the text invites teachers, students, and families to enter into an interdependent and interconnected ... Read more

    $51.99 USD

  • Belly of the Beast

    The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness

    Exploring the intersections of Blackness, gender, fatness, health, and the violence of policing.To live in a body both fat and Black is to exist at the margins of a society that creates the conditions for anti-fatness as anti-Blackness. Hyper-policed by state and society, passed over for housing and jobs, and derided and misdiagnosed by medical professionals, fat Black people in the United States ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Being Mortal

    Medicine and What Matters in the End

    by Atul Gawande ...
    **#1 New York Times BestsellerIn Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending**Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • A Tohono O'odham Grammar

    by Ofelia Zepeda ...
    This first pedagogical grammar of the Papago language features twenty chapters on grammatical constructions and five sample dialogs—plus abbreviations, symbols, summary of grammatical elements, and two glossaries. Classroom-tested for teaching both native and non-native speakers, the text also offers linguists an overview of the Papago language not available elsewhere. ... Read more

    $16.59 USD

  • Living for the Revolution

    Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980

    The first in-depth analysis of the black feminist movement, Living for the Revolution fills in a crucial but overlooked chapter in African American, women’s, and social movement history. Through original oral history interviews with key activists and analysis of previously unexamined organizational records, Kimberly Springer traces the emergence, life, and decline of several black feminist ... Read more

    $18.69 USD

  • Gringolandia

    Lifestyle Migration under Late Capitalism

    by Matthew Hayes ...
    series Globalization and Community
    A telling look at today’s “reverse” migration of white, middle-class expats from north to south, through the lens of one South American cityEven as the “migration crisis” from the Global South to the Global North rages on, another, lower-key and yet important migration has been gathering pace in recent years—that of mostly white, middle-class people moving in the opposite direction. Gringolandia ... Read more

    $18.79 USD

  • Urne-Burial

    by Thomas Browne ...
    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The School I Deserve

    Six Young Refugees and Their Fight for Equality in America

    by Jo Napolitano ...
    Uncovers the key civil rights battle that immigrant children fought alongside the ACLU to ensure equal access to education within a xenophobic nationJournalist Jo Napolitano delves into the landmark case in which the School District of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was sued for refusing to admit older, non-English speaking refugees and sending them to a high-discipline alternative school. In a legal ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Just Like Us

    The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America

    by Helen Thorpe ...
    In this eye-opening and poignant true story about the experiences of four young Mexican women coming of age in Denver—two who have legal documentation, two who don’t—Helen Thorpe “puts a human face on a frequently obtuse conversation” (O, The Oprah Magazine), exploring themes of identity and friendship and exposing the reality of life for many undocumented immigrants seeking the American dream ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • White Borders

    The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall

    by Reece Jones ...
    The first book to show that immigration laws in the US have always been motivated by racial exclusion and the desire to save the idea of a white America.Racist anti-immigration policies, from the border wall to the Muslim ban, have left many Americans wondering: How did we get here? In a sweeping account, Reece Jones reveals that although the US is often mythologized as a nation of immigrants, it ... Read more

    $14.99 USD