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  • All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    Book 1 - Love Song to the Nation
    A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The 1619 Project

    A New Origin Story

    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • 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.ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR, Esquire, Marie Claire, Electric Lit, Ms. magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist**In late August 1619, a ship ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Admissions

    A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School

    by Kendra James ...
    **“[C]harming and surprising. . . The work of Admissions is laying down, with wit and care, the burden James assumed at 15, that she — or any Black student, or all Black students — would manage the failures of a racially illiterate community. . . The best depiction of elite whiteness I’ve read.”—New York TimesA Most Anticipated Book by Vogue.com** · Parade**· Town & Country · Nylon ·New York Post< ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Speak

    Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Tunde Oyeneyin, the massively popular Peloton instructor, fitness star, and founder of SPEAK, comes an empowering, inspiring book that shows how she transformed grief, setbacks, and flaws into growth, self-confidence, and triumph—for fans of Brene Brown and Glennon Doyle.**On any given day, thousands of devoted people clip into their bikes and have their lives ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Sum of Us

    What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color.WINNER OF THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, The Washington ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Anti-Racist Ally

    An Introduction to Activism and Action

    Join the fight for racially marginalized people with this pocket-sized guide filled with practical insights from one of the leading voices of the movement for equality and founder of the @officialmillennialblack Instagram.As the tragic murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement has demonstrated, not being racist is not enough. To fulfill the American ideal, to ensure that all ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 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.“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—The New York Times Book Review,</e... ... Read more

    $4.99 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

  • The Matter of Black Lives

    Writing from The New Yorker

    A collection of The New Yorker‘s groundbreaking writing on race in America—including work by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hilton Als, Zadie Smith, and more—with a foreword by Jelani CobbThis anthology from the pages of theNew Yorker provides a bold and complex portrait of Black life in America, told through stories of private triumphs and national tragedies, political vision and ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Three Girls from Bronzeville

    A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood

    by Dawn Turner ...
    A New York Times and Washington Post Notable BookA Best Book of 2021 by BuzzFeed and Real SimpleA “beautiful, tragic, and inspiring” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) memoir about three Black girls from the storied Bronzeville section of Chicago that offers a penetrating exploration of race, opportunity, friendship, sisterhood, and the powerful forces at work that allow some to flourish…... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Set Boundaries, Find Peace

    A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself

    **The instant New York Times bestsellerEnd the struggle, speak up for what you need, and experience the freedom of being truly yourself.**Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do "healthy boundaries" really mean--and how can we successfully ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Warmth of Other Suns

    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this beautifully written masterwork, the Pulitzer Prize–winnner and bestselling author of Caste chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Fire This Time

    A New Generation Speaks about Race

    by Jesmyn Ward ...
    The New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful. The Fire This Time is vivid proof that words are important, because of their power to both cleanse and to clarify” (USA TODAY).In this bestselling, widely ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Unapologetic

    A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

    A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Fire Next Time

    by James Baldwin ...
    series Vintage International
    A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today."Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • How to Be Less Stupid About Race

    On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide

    A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about itHow to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • All Boys Aren't Blue

    A Memoir-Manifesto

    A New York Times Bestseller!Optioned for television by Gabrielle UnionGood Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature storiesVelshi Banned Book ClubAmazon Best Book of the YearIndie BestsellerTeen Vogue Recommended ReadBuzzfeed Recommended ReadPeople Magazi... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Becoming Abolitionists

    Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom

    **A NONAME BOOK CLUB PICKNamed a Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of 2021""Becoming Abolitionists is ultimately about the importance of asking questions and our ability to create answers. And in the end, Purnell makes it clear that abolition is a labor of love—one that we can accomplish together if only we decide to."—Nia Evans, Boston Review**For more than a century, activists in the United States have ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • So You Want to Talk About Race

    by Ijeoma Oluo ...
    In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a revelatory examination of race in AmericaProtests against racial injustice and white supremacy have galvanized millions around the world. The stakes for transformative conversations about race could not be higher. Still, the task ahead seems daunting, and it’s hard to know where to start. How do you tell your boss ... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Evicted

    Poverty and Profit in the American City

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • One of the most acclaimed books of our time, this modern classic “has set a new standard for reporting on poverty” (Barbara Ehrenreich, The New York Times Book Review).In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Punishing Race

    A Continuing American Dilemma

    by Michael Tonry ...
    series Studies in Crime and Public Policy
    How can it be, in a nation that elected Barack Obama, that one third of African American males born in 2001 will spend time in a state or federal prison, and that black men are seven times likelier than white men to be in prison? Blacks are much more likely than whites to be stopped by the police, arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned, and are much less likely to have confidence in ... Read more

    $28.49 USD

  • Me and White Supremacy

    Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

    by Layla Saad ...
    The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too."Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • Somebody's Daughter

    A Memoir

    **INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNBCC John Leonard Prize FinalistIndie Bestseller“This is a book people will be talking about forever.”** **—**Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed“Ford’s wrenchingly brilliant memoir is truly a classic in the making. The writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • Chasing Utopia

    A Hybrid

    From one of America’s most celebrated poets, Nikki Giovanni, comes this poignant collection of poetry that celebrates the simple pleasures of everyday life and the bonds we share with those closest to us.“This slim volume delights on every page. There are stories, imaginings, whimsy, and startling images which prove the poet’s power and her command of language . . . Anyone with a love of language ... Read more

    $14.99 USD