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  • The Light of Truth

    Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

    The broadest and most comprehensive collection of writings available by an early civil and women’s rights pioneerSeventy-one years before Rosa Parks’s courageous act of resistance, police dragged a young black journalist named Ida B. Wells off a train for refusing to give up her seat. The experience shaped Wells’s career, and—when hate crimes touched her life personally—she mounted what was to ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • How the Word Is Passed

    A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

    by Clint Smith ...
    **Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction****Winner of the Stowe PrizeWinner of 2022 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism****PEN America 2022 John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction FinalistA New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021A Time 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021Named a Best Book of 2021 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Hood Feminism

    Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

    by Mikki Kendall ...
    **A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“The fights against hunger, homelessness, poverty, health disparities, poor schools, homophobia, transphobia, and domestic violence are feminist fights. Kendall offers a feminism rooted in the livelihood of everyday women.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 *New York Times-*bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, in The Atlantic“One of the most important books of the current ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The State Must Provide

    The Definitive History of Racial Inequality in American Higher Education

    by Adam Harris ...
    “A book that both taught me so much and also kept me on the edge of my seat. It is an invaluable text from a supremely talented writer.” —Clint Smith, author of How the Word is PassedThe definitive history of the pervasiveness of racial inequality in American higher educationAmerica’s colleges and universities have a shameful secret: they have never given Black people a fair chance to succeed. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

    New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice SelectionOne of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the YearOne of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the YearLonglisted for the National Book Award for NonfictionAn NPR Best Book of the YearWinner of the Hillman Prize for NonfictionGold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfiction)Finalist • Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

    Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian

    by W. Kamau Bell ...
    You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new, Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America. Or maybe you’ve read about him in the New York Times, which called him “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” Or maybe from The New Yorker, fawning over his brand of humor writing: "Bell’s gimmick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and women’s issues ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Nobody

    Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

    Named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus ReviewsA New York Times Editor’s ChoiceNautilus Award Winner“A worthy and necessary addition to the contemporary canon of civil rights literature.” —*The New York Times***From one of the leading voices on civil rights in America, a thoughtful and urgent analysis of recent headline-making police brutality cases and the systems ... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Salvage Work

    U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

    by Angela Naimou ...
    Salvage Work examines contemporary literary responses to the law’s construction of personhood in the Americas. Tracking the extraordinary afterlives of the legal slave personality from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first, Angela Naimou shows the legal slave to be a fractured but generative figure for contemporary legal personhood across categories of race, citizenship, gender, and labor. ... Read more

    $23.79 USD

  • Torn Apart

    How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families--and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World

    An award-winning scholar exposes the foundational racism of the child welfare system and calls for radical changeMany believe the child welfare system protects children from abuse. But as Torn Apart uncovers, this system is designed to punish Black families. Drawing on decades of research, legal scholar and sociologist Dorothy Roberts reveals that the child welfare system is better understood as a ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

    by Emmanuel Acho ...
    **INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series****“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”“You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. “There ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington, D. C.

    by Jenny Masur ...
    Many of the unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad lived and worked in Washington, D.C.Men and women, black and white, operatives and freedom seekers - all demonstrated courage, resourcefulness and initiative. Leonard Grimes, a free African American, was arrested for transporting enslaved people to freedom. John Dean, a white lawyer, used the District courts to test the legality of the Fugitive ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales)

    Notes From a Soviet Girl on Becoming an American Woman

    Buy a pair of Levi’s, lose the Russian accent, become an American… how hard could it be? Moscow, 1988. After years of antisemitic harassment, countless hours waiting in line for toilet paper, and having zero access to cool jeans, Margarita decides it’s time to get the hell out of the Soviet Union. While dreaming of buying the boat-sized Buick she’d seen in a pirated VHS of Miami Vice and getting ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Life After Manzanar

    “A compelling account of the lives of Japanese and Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II . . . instructive and moving.”—Nippon.comFrom the editor of the award-winning Children of Manzanar, Heather C. Lindquist, and Edgar Award winner Naomi Hirahara comes a nuanced account of the “Resettlement”: the relatively unexamined period when ordinary people of Japanese ancestry, having been ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Behind the Scenes

    Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House

    The revealing memoir of a woman who bought her freedom from slavery and became a White House dressmaker and confidant to Mary Todd Lincoln.Born into slavery in Virginia, Elizabeth Keckley was whipped, sexually abused, and separated from her mother for long stretches of time. When her master eventually settled in St. Louis, Missouri, Keckley resolved to buy her freedom. She put to use her talents ... Read more

    $6.29 USD

  • Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate

    How the Alt-Right Is Warping the American Imagination

    What is the alt-right? What do they believe, and how did they take center stage in the American social and political consciousness?Historian Alexandra Minna Stern excavates the alt-right memes that have erupted online and digs to the root of the far right’s motivations: their deep-seated fear of an oncoming “white genocide” that can only be remedied through aggressive action to reclaim white power ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • This Muslim American Life

    Dispatches from the War on Terror

    Winner of the 2016 Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Arab American Book AwardA collection of insightful and heartbreaking essays on Muslim-American life after 9/11Over the last few years, Moustafa Bayoumi has been an extra in Sex and the City 2 playing a generic Arab, a terrorist suspect (or at least his namesake “Mustafa Bayoumi” was) in a detective novel, the subject of a trumped-up controversy because ... Read more

    $15.89 USD

  • Queer Brown Voices

    Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism

    In the last three decades of the twentieth century, LGBT Latinas/os faced several forms of discrimination. The greater Latino community did not often accept sexual minorities, and the mainstream LGBT movement expected everyone, regardless of their ethnic and racial background, to adhere to a specific set of priorities so as to accommodate a “unified” agenda. To disrupt the cycle of sexism, racism, ... Read more

    $23.79 USD

  • Religion of a Different Color

    Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

    by W. Paul Reeve ...
    Mormonism is one of the few homegrown religions in the United States, one that emerged out of the religious fervor of the early nineteenth century. Yet, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have struggled for status and recognition. In this book, W. Paul Reeve explores the ways in which nineteenth century Protestant white America made outsiders out of an inside religious ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Are We Born Racist?

    New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology

    Where do our prejudices come from? Why are some people more biased than others? Is it possible for individuals, and society as a whole, to truly defeat prejudice? In these pages, leading scientists, psychologists, educators, activists, and many others offer answers, drawing from new scientific discoveries that shed light on why and how our brains form prejudices, how racism hurts our health, steps ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Redemptive Poverty Work

    Rare is the Christian who does poverty work with an intention to exploit people. Many are motivated to see justice for the oppressed. Some are driven by pursuing righteousness. Others passionately desire to see suffering alleviated. We all have good intentions, and having good intentions is a great starting point. But good intentions do not automatically lead to healthy poverty work, because we ... Read more

    $5.00 USD

  • The War on Neighborhoods

    Policing, Prison, and Punishment in a Divided City

    A narrative-driven exploration of policing and the punishment of disadvantage in Chicago, and a new vision for repairing urban neighborhoodsFor people of color who live in segregated urban neighborhoods, surviving crime and violence is a generational reality. As violence in cities like New York and Los Angeles has fallen in recent years, in many Chicago communities, it has continued at alarming ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • We Do This 'Til We Free Us

    Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

    by Mariame Kaba ...
    Book 1 - Abolitionist Papers
    New York Times Bestseller“Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets are, always being concerned about power, always being concerned about how you’re going to actually build power in order to be able to push your issues, in order to be able to get the target to actually move in the way that you want to.”What if social ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Frederick Douglass

    Prophet of Freedom

    **Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History**“Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Reversing Sail

    A History of the African Diaspora

    series Cambridge Studies on the African Diaspora
    Beginning with antiquity, Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora captures the essential political, cultural, social, and economic developments that shaped the black experience. In this second edition, Michael A. Gomez updates the text to include the most recent research on the African Diaspora. Continuing to pay particular attention to the lives of the working classes, the second ... Read more

    $19.69 USD