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  • Communion

    The Female Search for Love

    by bell hooks ...
    Series 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

    $14.49 USD

  • Black Boy [Seventy-fifth Anniversary Edition]

    A special 75th anniversary edition of Richard Wright's powerful and unforgettable memoir, with a new foreword by John Edgar Wideman and an afterword by Malcolm Wright, the author’s grandson.When it exploded onto the literary scene in 1945, Black Boy was both praised and condemned. Orville Prescott of the New York Times wrote that “if enough such books are written, if enough millions of people read ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Black Rednecks & White Liberals

    by Thomas Sowell ...
    This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Humanizing Immigration: How to Transform Our Racist and Unjust System

    How to Transform Our Racist and Unjust System

    by Bill Ong Hing ...
    **“Incisive and compelling, reflecting the painful wisdom and knowledge that Bill Ong Hing has accrued over the course of fifty years . . . ”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim CrowFirst book to argue that immigrant and refugee rights are part of the fight for racial justice; offers a humanitarian approach to reform and abolition**Representing non-citizens caught up in what he calls the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • White Women

    Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How to Do Better

    A no-holds-barred guidebook aimed at white women who want to stop being nice and start dismantling white supremacy.It's no secret that white women are conditioned to be "nice," but did you know that the desire to be perfect and to avoid conflict at all costs are characteristics of white supremacy culture?As the founders of Race2Dinner, an organization which facilitates conversations between white ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Necropolitics

    Series series Theory in Forms
    In Necropolitics Achille Mbembe, a leader in the new wave of francophone critical theory, theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world, a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, militarization, enmity, and terror as well as by a resurgence of racist, fascist, and nationalist forces determined to exclude and kill. He outlines how democracy has begun to embrace its dark side---what he ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Salvation

    Black People and Love

    by bell hooks ...
    Series Book 3 - Love Song to the Nation
    “A manual for fixing our culture…In writing that is elegant and penetratingly simple, [hooks] gives voice to some things we may know in our hearts but need an interpreter like her to process.”—Black Issues Book ReviewNew York Times bestselling author, acclaimed visionary and cultural critic bell hooks continues her exploration of the meaning of love in contemporary American society, offering ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Trace

    Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape

    by Lauret Savoy ...
    **Winner of the American Book AwardBlending memoir, history, and landscape, this PEN Literary Award finalist “will create seismic shifts in readers’ perspectives on race, gender, and nature” as it explores how America’s still unfolding history and ideas of ‘race’ have marked its people and the land (BuzzFeed).**Sand and stone are Earth’s fragmented memory. Each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Permission to Come Home

    Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans

    by Jenny Wang ...
    Strengthen your sense of well-being and embrace empowering new approaches with this invaluable investigation into mental health in the Asian American community.Asian Americans are experiencing a racial reckoning regarding their identity, inspiring them to radically reconsider the cultural frameworks that enabled their assimilation into American culture. As Asian Americans investigate the personal ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Beeline

    What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z's New Path to Success

    An anthropologist uses spelling bees as a lens to examine the unique and diverse traits of Generation Z--and why they are destined for successAt first glance, Generation Z (youth born after 1997) seems to be made up of anxious overachievers, hounded by Tiger Moms and constantly tracked on social media. One would think that competitors in the National Spelling Bee -- the most popular brain sport in ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Apostles of Disunion

    Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War

    Series series A Nation Divided
    Charles Dew’s Apostles of Disunion has established itself as a modern classic and an indispensable account of the Southern states’ secession from the Union. Addressing topics still hotly debated among historians and the public at large more than a century and a half after the Civil War, the book offers a compelling and clearly substantiated argument that slavery and race were at the heart of our ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • A New and Concise History of Rock and R&B through the Early 1990s

    by Eric Charry ...
    This concise yet lively textbook explores the history and significance of American popular music from Tin Pan Alley to Public Enemy.Ethnomusicologist Eric Charry provides a strong foundation for understanding how music, the music industry, and American culture intersect. His innovative teaching style presents the material in a dynamic format suitable for general education courses in music. The ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Modern Mind

    An Intellectual History of the 20th Century

    by Peter Watson ...
    “Splendidly readable and hugely informative. . . . Episode after episode from the cultural life of the twentieth century springs to vivid life.” —Boston GlobeFrom Freud to Babbitt, from Animal Farm to Sartre to the Great Society, from the Theory of Relativity to counterculture to Kosovo, The Modern Mind is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists, and philosophers who produced ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Yemaya

    Orisha, Goddess, and Queen of the Sea

    A celebration and practical guide to the renowned and beloved goddess and orisha.Yemaya, queen of the sea, first emerged in Yorubaland (now in modern Nigeria). A primordial deity, considered the mother of all, some perceive her to be at the root of numerous ancient goddesses, including Isis. During the Middle Passage, Yemaya accompanied her enslaved devotees to the Western Hemisphere, where her ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • A Day in the Life of Abed Salama

    Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy

    by Nathan Thrall ...
    WINNER OF THE 2024 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NON-FICTIONNamed a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, The Economist, Time, The New Republic, and the Financial Times.Immersive and gripping, an intimate story of a deadly accident outside Jerusalem that unravels a tangle of lives, loves, enmities, and histories over the course of one revealing, heartbrea... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Love Across Borders

    Asian Americans, Race, and the Politics of Intermarriage and Family-Making

    by Kelly Chong ...
    High rates of intermarriage, especially with Whites, have been viewed as an indicator that Asian Americans are successfully "assimilating," signaling acceptance by the White majority and their own desire to become part of the White mainstream. Comparing two types of Asian American intermarriage, interracial and interethnic, Kelly H. Chong disrupts these assumptions by showing that both types of ... Read more

    $38.99 USD

  • Living Buddhism

    Mind, Self, and Emotion in a Thai Community

    With a beautiful blend of stories, research, and her own field experience, Julia Cassaniti unlocks the secrets of creating calmness and the power of letting go. Living Buddhism is a must-read for everyone―expert and nonexpert alike―interested in how our cultures shape our emotional lives. — Hazel Markus, Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, coauthor of Social ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Bring the War Home

    The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

    A Guardian Best Book of the Year“A gripping study of white power…Explosive.”—New York Times“Helps explain how we got to today’s alt-right.”—Terry Gross, Fresh AirThe white power movement in America wants a revolution.Returning to a country ripped apart by a war they felt they were not allowed to win, a small group of Vietnam veterans and disgruntled civilians who shar... ... Read more

    $23.99 USD $15.99 USD

  • 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

  • The Seven Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism

    A Call to Action

    Series series Religion in the Modern World
    Hear the call to overcome today’s culture of hate and bring healing and hope into our life together. While right-wing conservatives dare to call themselves Christians as they tear down equality and justice, commit horrific acts of violence, and fan the flames of fascism in America, Carter Heyward issues a call to action for Christians to truly hear God’s message of peace and love.Heyward shows how ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • A Lynching at Port Jervis

    Race and Reckoning in the Gilded Age

    by Philip Dray ...
    An account of a lynching that took place in New York in 1892, forcing the North to reckon with its own racism.On June 2, 1892, in the small, idyllic village of Port Jervis, New York, a young Black man named Robert Lewis was lynched by a violent mob. The twenty-eight-year-old victim had been accused of sexually assaulting Lena McMahon, the daughter of one of the town's well-liked Irish American ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $11.99 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

  • 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

  • Ghosts Of Gold Mountain

    The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

    “Gripping . . . Chang has accomplished the seemingly impossible . . . He has written a remarkably rich, human, and compelling story of the railroad Chinese.” —Peter Cozzens, The Wall Street JournalWINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR LITERATUREWINNER OF THE CHINESE AMERICAN LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION BEST BOOK AWARDA groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus