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All Souls' Rising
A Novel of Haiti (1)
Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.95

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

In this first installment of his epic Haitian trilogy, Madison Smartt Bell brings to life a decisive moment in the history of race, class, and colonialism. The slave uprising in Haiti was a momentous contribution to the tide of revolution that swept over the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Emperor of Ocean Park

Written by Stephen L. Carter


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2003
Price: $14.95

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
In his triumphant fictional debut, Stephen Carter combines a large-scale, riveting novel of suspense with the saga of a unique family. The Emperor of Ocean Park is set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the Eastern seabord—families who summer... Read more >

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Woman Hollering Creek
And Other Stories
Written by Sandra Cisneros


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $14.00

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

From the acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street comes a story collection of breathtaking range and authority, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. From a young girl revealing secrets only an... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Dew Breaker

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $14.95

Winner of the 2005 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction


We meet him late in life: a quiet man, a good father and husband, a fixture in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a landlord and barber with a terrifying scar across his face. As the book unfolds, moving seamlessly between Haiti in the 1960s and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Roll, Jordan, Roll
The World the Slaves Made
Written by Eugene D. Genovese


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
On Sale: January 12, 1976
Price: $21.00

Winner of the Bancroft Prize
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction


“The most profound, learned and detailed analysis of. . . slavery to appear since World War II. It covers an incredible range of topics and offers fresh insights on nearly every page. . . . Genovese’s great gift is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Wall

Written by John Hersey


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: March 12, 1988
Price: $24.00

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the Daroff Memorial Fiction Award of the Jewish Book Council of America
Winner of the Sidney Hillman Foundation Book Award



Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto... Read more >

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The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: April 23, 1989
Price: $14.95

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction


“A book of fierce clarity and originality” (Newsweek), Maxine Hong Kingston’s autobiography tells of her early life in California and the cultural confusion she experienced as the daughter of Chinese immigrants.

“A remarkable book. . . . As... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Simple Justice
The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $27.95

“The definitive account...of the struggle for black equality in America.” —The Nation


The 1954 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Brown v. Board of Education (of Topeka, Kansas) brought centuries of legal segregation in this country to an end. It was and is without question... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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New York Burning
Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $16.95

Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner


Over a frigid few weeks in the winter of 1741, ten fires blazed across Manhattan. With each new fire, panicked whites saw more evidence of a slave uprising. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Novel
Written by Anthony Marra


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $15.00

Winner of the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
National Book Award Longlist Selection
A Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Book of the Year
A Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Books of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Novel
Written by Anthony Marra


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $26.00

Winner of the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Prize

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year
National Book Award Longlist Selection
A Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Book of the Year
A Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Books of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Beloved

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $16.00

Toni Morrison's magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel—first published in 1987—brought the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of our time and into our comprehension. Set in post-Civil War Ohio, it is the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who has risked her life in order to wrench herself from a living... Read more >

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Hunger of Memory
The Education of Richard Rodriguez
Written by Richard Rodriguez


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 3, 2004
Price: $15.00

Best Book for a Transformative New Year, NPR

The poignant journey of a "minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation-from his past, his parents, his culture. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is simultaneously a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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Out of Place
A Memoir
Written by Edward W. Said


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $16.00

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction

This is the story of Said’s early years and the experiences that influenced his ideas and actions. Central to his perspective is his “unsettled sense of many identities.” A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should leave a record of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ake
The Years of Childhood
Written by Wole Soyinka


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $16.00

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction

Soyinka tells the story of his boyhood, before and during World War II, in a western Nigerian town called Ake.

“Unquestionably Africa’s most versatile writer and arguably her finest.” —New York Times Book Review

“A brilliant imagist who uses poetry and drama to convey his... Read more >

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Unforgivable Blackness
The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 546 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $18.00

Winner of the 2005 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction

He was the first black heavyweight champion in history, the most celebrated–and most reviled–African American of his age. In Unforgivable Blackness, the prizewinning biographer Geoffrey C. Ward brings to vivid life the real Jack Johnson, a figure far more complex and compelling than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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John Henry Days

Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $15.95

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction

Colson Whitehead’s eagerly awaited and triumphantly acclaimed new novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it’s the story of a disaffected, middle-aged... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Written by Isabel Wilkerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the Mark Lynton History Prize
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Sidney Hillman Prize for Book Journalism
Winner of the Stephen E. Ambrose Oral...
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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Written by Isabel Wilkerson


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $30.00

Winner, National Book Critics Circle Award (General Nonfiction)
Finalist, 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Non-fiction

A Booklist Top 10 Black History Nonfiction Book

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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