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Walk a mile in their shoes

Expand your understanding by reading about Black lives.
  • The Book of Delights


    by Ross Gay ...
    **The New York Times bestselling book of essays celebrating ordinary delights in the world around us by one America's most original and observant writers, award-winning poet Ross Gay.As Heard on NPR's This American Life**“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet ... Read more

    $13.39 USD

  • Unbound

    My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

    by Tarana Burke ...
    **INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Searing. Powerful. Needed." —Oprah“Sometimes a single story can change the world. Unbound is one of those stories.** Tarana’s words are a testimony to liberation and love.” —Brené BrownFrom the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the "me too" movement, Tarana Burke debuts a powerful memoir about ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Born a Crime

    Stories from a South African Childhood

    by Trevor Noah ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid“Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Yellow House

    A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner)

    series National Book Award Winner
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTIONA brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Unprotected

    A Memoir

    by Billy Porter ...
    From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healingIt’s easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Before Billy Porter was slaying red carpets and giving an iconic Emmy-winning performance in the celebrated TV show Pose; before he was ... Read more

    $16.79 USD

  • Act Like You Got Some Sense

    And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me

    by Jamie Foxx ...
    In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, award-winning, multi-talented entertainer Jamie Foxx shares the story of being raised by his no-nonsense grandmother, the glamour and pitfalls of life in Hollywood, and the lessons he took from both worlds to raise his two daughters.Jamie Foxx has won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award, laughed with sitting presidents, and partied with the biggest names in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Becoming

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARSIn a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy**#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Never Caught

    The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

    A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of “extraordinary grit” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital. In setting up his household he brought along nine slaves, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Barracoon

    The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

    New York Times Bestseller • TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 • New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018 • NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 • Economist Book of the Year •’s Best Books of 2018 • Audible’s Best of the Year • BookRiot’s Best Audio Books of 2018 • The Atlantic’s Books Briefing: History, Reconsidered • Atlanta Journal Constitution, Best Southern Books 2018 ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Heavy

    An American Memoir

    by Kiese Laymon ...
    *Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*In this powerful, provocative, and universally lauded memoir—winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal and finalist for t... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X

    by MALCOLM X ...
    ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURYIn the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • Good Trouble

    Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook

    Good Trouble is the helpful antidote to all the pessimism and name-calling that is permeating today’s political and social dialogues. Revisiting episodes from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, it highlights the essential lessons that modern-day activists and the civically minded can extract and embrace in order to move forward and create change. In words and vivid pen-and-watercolor ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Just as I Am

    A Memoir

    by Cicely Tyson ...
    “In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony“Just as I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Dragons, the Giant, the Women

    A Memoir

    by Wayétu Moore ...
    **FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHYAn engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United States**When Wayétu Moore turns five years old, her father and grandmother throw her a big birthday party at their home in Monrovia, Liberia, but all she can think about is how much she misses her mother, who is working and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • The Light of the World

    A Memoir

    A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander.In The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid price, Alexander tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. As she reflects on ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised

    A Memoir of Survival and Hope

    From iconic NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony comes a New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in the housing projects of Red Hook and Baltimore—a brutal world Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised.For a long time, Carmelo Anthony’s world wasn’t any larger than the view of the hoopers and hustlers he watched from the side window of his family’s first-floor project apartment in Red Hook, Brooklyn. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Aftershocks

    A Memoir

    by Nadia Owusu ...
    In the tradition of The Glass Castle, this “gorgeous” (The New York Times, Editors’ Choice) and deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu tells the “incredible story” (Malala Yousafzai) about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through.**“In Aftershocks, Nadia Owusu tells the incredible story of her young life. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Redefining Realness

    My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

    by Janet Mock ...
    **New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize • Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist • Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • Lambda Literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor BookIn her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    by Maya Angelou ...
    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • When They Call You a Terrorist

    A Black Lives Matter Memoir

    THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.New York Times Editor’s Pick.Library Journal Best Books of 2019.TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."O, Oprah’s Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.”Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards WinnerThe Root Best of 2018"This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's vi... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Last Black Unicorn

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“An inspiring story that manages to be painful, honest, shocking, bawdy and hilarious.” —The New York Times Book ReviewFrom stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Measure of a Man

    A Spiritual Autobiography

    "I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite the contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in selfquestioning. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I've done at measuring up to the values I myself have set. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Sun Does Shine

    How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection)

    Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 SelectionThe Instant New York Times Bestseller**A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.“An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu**In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD