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James Baldwin
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The book that galvanized the nation, gave voice to the emerging civil rights movementin the 1960s—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. • "The finest essay I’ve ever read.” —Ta-Nehisi CoatesAt once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in ... Read More about
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From one of the most important writers of the twentieth century comes a stunning love story about a young Black woman whose life is torn apart when her lover is wrongly accused of a crime—"a moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless" (Th ... Read More about
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Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings capt ... Read More about
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Maya Angelou
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In The Heart of a Woman Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to go to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers. Not since her childhood has she lived in an almost black environment, and she is surprised at the obsession her new friends have with the ... Read More about
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bell hooks
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“A canvas of vividly impressionistic splashes of growing up young, gifted, Black, and female.” —The Philadelphia InquirerIn this memoir of perceptions and ideas, renowned feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a stirringly intimate account of growing up in the South. Stitching together the gossam ... Read More about
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THE COMPELLING STORY OF THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF THE MOTHER OF AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ICON MALCOLM X. SHORTLISTED FOR RANDOM HOUSE BEST FIRST CHAPTER AT THE FESTIVAL OF WRITING AND THE BIOGRAPHERS' CLUB TONY LOTHIAN PRIZE. JUDGES SAID: 'This story is told with immediacy and passion.''A major contr ... Read More about
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Renowned social justice advocate john a. powell persuasively argues that we have not achieved a post-racial society and that there is much work to do to redeem the American promise of inclusive democracy. Culled from a decade of writing about social justice and spirituality, these meditations on rac ... Read More about
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Edward W. Blyden
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Full facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. In 1869, Blyden published The Negro in Ancient History, a short 25-page work with the goal "that the eyes of the blacks may be opened to discern their true mission and destiny; that, making their escape from ... Read More about
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"A must-purchase picture book biography of a figure sure to inspire awe and admiration among readers."--School Library Journal (starred review) Extraordinary illustrations and lyrical text present pioneering African American scientist Ernest Everett Just. Ernest Everett Just was not like other sc ... Read More about
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In World-Systems Analysis, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a concise and accessible introduction to the comprehensive approach that he pioneered thirty years ago to understanding the history and development of the modern world. Since Wallerstein first developed world-systems analysis, it has become a ... Read More about
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