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Team Seven

Written by Marcus Burke


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80644-4 (0-345-80644-1)

Just south of Boston in Milton, Massachusetts, Andre Battel is growing away from his Jamaican family, discovering genuine prowess on the basketball court, and eventually falling into dealing drugs for the local street gang, Team Seven. But when Andre and his crew fall behind on payments, dire and violent consequences await... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Everytime a Knot is Undone, a God is Released
Collected and New Poems 1974-2011
Written by Barbara Chase-Riboud


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-594-4 (1-60980-594-1)

The long breath of Barbara Chase-Riboud's poems recalls poets of the antique world we know only from fragments, like Sappho. And yet here is a disquieting and sumptuous contemporary voice that seems to gather up antiquity and modernity with equal fervor and scorn. These poems are sexually charged, possessed of a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Claire of the Sea Light

Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47227-4 (0-307-47227-2)

A New York Times Book Review and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
A Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book
An NPR "Great Read" 
A Library Journal Top Book


Just as her father makes the wrenching decision to send her away for a chance at a better life, Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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 and a trade paperback.

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Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Written by Bryan Stevenson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9452-0 (0-8129-9452-3)

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
 
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to... Read more >

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Black Prophetic Fire

Written by Cornel West and Christa Buschendorf


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0352-7 (0-8070-0352-2)

In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells. In dialogue with Buschendorf, West examines the impact of these... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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