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  • The Inheritors

    An Intimate Portrait of South Africa's Racial Reckoning

    by Eve Fairbanks ...
    Winner of the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for NonfictionA dozen years in the making, The Inheritors weaves together the stories of three ordinary South Africans over five tumultuous decades in a sweeping and exquisite look at what really happens when a country resolves to end white supremacy.Dipuo grew up on the south side of a mine dump that segregated Johannesburg’s black townships from the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Ethnic Project

    Transforming Racial Fiction into Ethnic Factions

    series Stanford Studies in Comparative Race and Ethnicity
    Race is a known fiction—there is no genetic marker that indicates someone's race—yet the social stigma of race endures. In the United States, ethnicity is often positioned as a counterweight to race, and we celebrate our various hyphenated-American identities. But Vilna Bashi Treitler argues that we do so at a high cost: ethnic thinking simply perpetuates an underlying racism.In The Ethnic Project ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • X Does Not Mark My Spot

    Voices from the South Asian Diaspora

    Edited by Roksana Badruddoja ...
    A lively collection of stories, essays, and poems by writers of South Asian descent living in North America.‘Call Me Confused, Please’ requests one of the stories in this insightful and engaging collection from women of South Asian origin living in the United States and Canada. ‘Made in the USA?’ wonders another.Through poems, short stories and scholarly pieces, writers who are in their twenties, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Rest Is Resistance

    A Manifesto

    by Tricia Hersey ...
    ***INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***Disrupt and push back against capitalism and white supremacy. In this book, Tricia Hersey, aka The Nap Bishop, encourages us to connect to the liberating power of rest, daydreaming, and naps as a foundation for healing and justice.What would it be like to live in a well-rested world? Far too many of us have claimed productivity as the cornerstone of success. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Injustice Never Leaves You

    Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas

    Winner of the Caughey Western History PrizeWinner of the Robert G. Athearn AwardWinner of the Lawrence W. Levine AwardWinner of the TCU Texas Book AwardWinner of the NACCS Tejas Foco Nonfiction Book AwardWinner of the María Elena Martínez PrizeFrederick Jackson Turner Award Finalist“A page-turner…Haunting…Bravely and convincingly urges us to think differently about Texas’s past.”—Texas ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Racial Muslim

    When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom

    by Sahar F. Aziz ...
    Why does a country with religious liberty enmeshed in its legal and social structures produce such overt prejudice and discrimination against Muslims? Sahar Aziz’s groundbreaking book demonstrates how race and religion intersect to create what she calls the Racial Muslim. Comparing discrimination against immigrant Muslims with the prejudicial treatment of Jews, Catholics, Mormons, and African ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • The Loneliest Americans

    **A “provocative and sweeping” (Time) blend of family history and original reportage that explores—and reimagines—Asian American identity in a Black and white world“[Kang’s] exploration of class and identity among Asian Americans will be talked about for years to come.”—Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, NPR, Mother Jones**In ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Quiet Odyssey

    A Pioneer Korean Woman in America

    by Mary Paik Lee ...
    series Classics of Asian American Literature
    Mary Paik Lee left her native country in 1905, traveling with her parents as a political refugee after Japan imposed control over Korea. Her father worked in the sugar plantations of Hawaii briefly before taking his family to California. They shared the poverty-stricken existence endured by thousands of Asian immigrants in the early twentieth century, working as farm laborers, cooks, janitors, and ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Hunger of Memory

    The Education of Richard Rodriguez

    Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum.Here is the poignant journey of a “minority student” who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Stay True

    A Memoir

    by Hua Hsu ...
    **PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • A gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art, by the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu“This book is exquisite and excruciating and I will be thinking about it for years and years to come.” —Rachel Kushner, New York Times bestselling author of The Flamethrowers and The Mars RoomIn the eyes of eighteen-year-old Hua ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Wilmington's Lie

    The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

    A Pulitzer Prize–winning, searing account of the 1898 white supremacist riot and coup in Wilmington, North Carolina.By the 1890s, Wilmington was North Carolina’s largest city and a shining example of a mixed-race community. It was a bustling port city with a burgeoning African American middle class and a Fusionist government of Republicans and Populists that included black aldermen, police ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chicano Popular Culture, Second Edition

    Que Hable el Pueblo

    series The Mexican American Experience
    Chicano Popular Culture, Second Edition provides a fascinating, timely, and accessible introduction to Chicano cultural expression and representation. New sections discuss music, with an emphasis on hip-hop and rap; cinema and filmmakers; media, including the contributions of Jorge Ramos and María Hinojosa; and celebrations and other popular traditions, including quinceañeras, cincuentañeras, and ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • "With His Pistol in His Hand"

    A Border Ballad and Its Hero

    Gregorio Cortez Lira, a ranchhand of Mexican parentage, was virtually unknown until one summer day in 1901 when he and a Texas sheriff, pistols in hand, blazed away at each other after a misunderstanding. The sheriff was killed and Gregorio fled immediately, realizing that in practice there was one law for Anglo-Texans, another for Texas-Mexicans. The chase, capture, and imprisonment of Cortez are ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • His Name Is George Floyd (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

    One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    **FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE; SHORT-LISTED FOR THE J. ANTHONY LUKAS PRIZE; A BCALA 2023 HONOR NONFICTION AWARD WINNER.A landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic racism shaped George Floyd's life and legacy—from his family’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Finding Latinx

    In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

    by Paola Ramos ...
    Latinos across the United States are redefining identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many—Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns—are voices who have been chronically overlooked in how the diverse population of almost sixty million Latinos in the U.S. has been represented. No longer.In this ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Beyond Colorblind

    Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey

    by Sarah Shin ...
    Outreach Magazine Resource of the YearForeword INDIES Award FinalistFor a generation or so, society has tried to be colorblind. People say they don’t see race. But this approach has limitations. In our broken world, ethnicity and racial identity are often points of pain and injustice. We can’t ignore that God created us with our ethnic identities. We bring all of who we are, including our ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chinese Dance

    In the Vast Land and Beyond

    As China becomes increasingly important in world relations, many components of the country's cultural arts remain unknown outside its borders. Shih-Ming Li Chang and Lynn E. Frederiksen's Chinese Dance: In the Vast Land and Beyond undertakes the challenge of discovering the relationship between Chinese dance in its many forms and the cultural contexts of dance within the region and abroad.As a ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • African Spirituality

    On Becoming Ancestors

    Using the Akan in Ghana as a paradigmatic African representative group, African Spirituality: On Becoming Ancestors, Third Edition offers a unique African developmental praxis to eternal life immortality. Indeed, this way of life is predicated on the awareness and application of certain intrinsic values, which, if followed, lead to eternal life. As a way of living, African spirituality begins when ... Read more

    $37.99 USD

  • Tacit Subjects

    Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among Dominican Immigrant Men

    Tacit Subjects is a pioneering analysis of how gay immigrant men of color negotiate race, sexuality, and power in their daily lives. Drawing on ethnographic research with Dominicans in New York City, Carlos Ulises Decena explains that while the men who shared their life stories with him may self-identify as gay, they are not the liberated figures of traditional gay migration narratives. Decena ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Communion

    The Female Search for Love

    by bell hooks ...
    Book 2 - Love Song to the Nation
    “When truth teller and careful writer bell hooks offers a book, I like to be standing at the bookshop when it opens.” –Maya AngelouRenowned visionary bell hooks explored the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed bestseller All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love. Now hooks culminates her ... Read more

    $13.49 USD

  • What's Up with White Women?

    Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice

    As a white woman, ask yourself: are you upholding or fighting racism?What's Up with White Women? is a practical guide for white women who are interested in becoming more effective in their cross-cultural, anti-racist practices.Blending real-life stories, theory, and anti-racism practices from decades of on-the-ground work, the authors invite white women to understand their gendered role in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning

    Building Expressways to Success

    Andratesha Fritzgerald presents Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in a new light: As an effective framework to teach Black and Brown students. Drawing vivid portraits of her classroom instruction in urban over the past two decades, Fritzgerald shows teachers how to open new roads of communication, engagement, and skill-building for their students. The result? Helping students become expert, ... Read more

    $28.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Black Period

    On Personhood, Race, and Origin

    Acclaimed poet Hafizah Augustus Geter reclaims her origin story in this “lyrical memoir” (The New Yorker)—combining biting criticism and haunting visuals.“Hafizah Augustus Geter is a genuine artist, not bound by genre or form. Her only loyalty is the harrowing beauty of the truth.”—Tayari Jones, author of An American MarriageWinner of the PEN Open Book Award • Finalist for the Lambda Literary ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Crux

    A Daughter's Quest for Her Border-Crossing Father

    by Jean Guerrero ...
    **A daughter’s quest to understand her charismatic and troubled father, an immigrant who crosses borders both real and illusory—between sanity and madness, science and spirituality, life and death—now with a new afterwordPEN America Literary Award Winner • “The kind of memoir that seems to redefine the genre.”—Los Angeles Review of Books**From renowned journalist Jean Guerrero, here is the ... Read more

    $7.99 USD