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Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley

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Tavis Smiley is the host of PBS's The Tavis Smiley Show. He also appears as a regular commentator on Tom Joyner's top-rated ABC radio show. He is the author of such bestsellers as Hard Left, Doing What's Right, How to Make Black America Better, and Keeping the Faith.

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Reclaim Your Power!
A 30-Day Guide to Hope, Healing, and Inspiration for Men of Color
Written by Terrance Dean
Introduction by Tavis Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00

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Reclaim Your Power!
A 30-Day Guide to Hope, Healing, and Inspiration for Men of Color
Written by Terrance Dean
Introduction by Tavis Smiley


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Doing What's Right
How to Fight for What You Believe--And Make a Difference
Written by Tavis Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 26, 2000
Price: $12.95

In Doing What's Right, Tavis Smiley shows how each one of us can battle complacency and fight for the causes we support. Smiley is the host of "Black Entertainment Television Tonight with Tavis Smiley," a one-hour nightly talk show that reaches fifty-five million households, and his political and social commentary is... Read more >
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Doing What's Right
How to Fight for What You Believe--And Make a Difference
Written by Tavis Smiley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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How to Make Black America Better
Leading African Americans Speak Out
Compiled by Tavis Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $11.95

In this constructive and convincing call to action, Tavis Smiley assembles a cast of prominent African Americans to offer their visions for shaping a new Black America.

Beginning with his own “top ten” challenges to his readers, Smiley gathers the opinions of prominent Black politicians, artists, and intellectuals. Leading figures from... Read more >
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Keeping the Faith
Stories of Love, Courage, Healing, and Hope from Black America
Written by Tavis Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $12.95

In Keeping the Faith, Tavis Smiley, commentator, advocate, and the author of several acclaimed books, brings together a collection of almost one hundred original accounts drawn from the lives of ordinary African Americans.

Written by African Americans from all walks of life, with a sprinkling of more famous individuals (Cornel West, Iyanla... Read more >
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Keeping the Faith
Stories of Love, Courgae, Healing, and Hope from Black America
Written by Tavis Smiley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

How to Make Black America Better
Leading African Americans Speak Out
Compiled by Tavis Smiley


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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What I Know for Sure
My Story of Growing Up in America
Written by Tavis Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $13.95

Tavis Smiley grew up in a family of thirteen in rural Indiana, where money was scarce and the sight of other black faces even scarcer. Always an outsider because of his race, economic background, and Pentecostal religious beliefs, he was sustained by his family’s love. But one day his world was... Read more >

What I Know For Sure

Written by Tavis Smiley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $9.99

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