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6 Featured Titles

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Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems

Written by James Baldwin
Introduction by Nikky Finney

Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8486-1 (0-8070-8486-7)

During his lifetime, James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well as several plays and essay collections, many of which were published to widespread praise. Baldwin’s novels and essays brought him respect as a public intellectual and admiration as a writer.  However, Baldwin’s earliest writing was in poetic form, and some argue... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Harlem Hellfighters

Written by Max Brooks
Illustrated by Caanan White

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-46497-2 (0-307-46497-0)

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THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment—the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina... Read more >

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Team Seven
A Novel
Written by Marcus Burke

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53779-7 (0-385-53779-4)

Wildly popular films from the crime dramas Menace II Society and New Jack City to the comedies Friday and Barbershop have portrayed the realities of black inner-city life with honesty, empathy, and strong plotting. So why are there so few parallel examples to be found in contemporary American fiction? Into that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

Written by David Brion Davis

Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26909-6 (0-307-26909-4)

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly fifty years in the making.

David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Written by Bruce Levine

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7872-8 (0-8129-7872-2)

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In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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On the Come Up
A Novel, Based on a True Story
Written by Hannah Weyer

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80486-0 (0-345-80486-4)

An NAACP Image Award Finalist
An ALA/YALSA Alex Award Nominee

AnnMarie is growing up fast. After years of living in foster homes and homeless shelters, the twelve-year-old girl can take care of herself and her ailing mother. At thirteen, she's competing with other girls for the attention of older boys in the hip... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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