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Sugar in the Raw
Sugar in the Raw
Written by Rebecca Carroll, Foreword by Ntozake Shange
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ISBN: 9780307560414
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Sugar in the Raw
Voices of Young Black Girls in America
Written by Rebecca Carroll
Foreword by Ntozake Shange


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $9.99

With raw candor, elicited by Rebecca Carroll's perceptive questioning, 15 black women between the ages of 11 and 18, from places as diverse as Brooklyn and Seattle, Alabama and Vermont, speak out about their inner and outer lives. What they say about identity, self-esteem, the role of race in their perceptions... Read more >
Santeria
African Spirits in America
Written by Joseph M. Murphy


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 1, 2011
Price: $20.00

Santería represents the first in-depth, scholarly account of a profound way of wisdom that is growing in importance in America today. A professional academic and himself a participant in the Santería community of the Bronx for several years, Joseph Murphy offers a powerful description and insightful analysis of this African/Cuban religion. He... Read more >
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African American Folktales
African American Folktales
Written by Roger Abrahams
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ISBN: 9780307803184
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African American Folktales
Stories from Black Traditions in the New World
Written by Roger Abrahams


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $18.99

From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" (Choice).

Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to... Read more >
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The Future of the Race
The Future of the Race
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West
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ISBN: 9780307764942
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The Future of the Race

Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $11.99

Almost one-hundred years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed the notion of the "talented tenth," an African American elite that would serve as leaders and models for the larger black community. In this unprecedented collaboration, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West--two of Du Bois's most prominent intellectual descendants--reassess that relationship and... Read more >
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Her Dream of Dreams
Her Dream of Dreams
Written by Beverly Lowry
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ISBN: 9780307765956
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Her Dream of Dreams
The Rise and Triumph of Madam C. J. Walker
Written by Beverly Lowry


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $11.99

“I am a woman that came from the cotton fields of the South; I was promoted from there to the wash-tub; then I was promoted to the cook kitchen, and from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations.”
--Madam C. J. Walker, National Negro Business...
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Nobody Turn Me Around
Nobody Turn Me Around
Written by Charles Euchner
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ISBN: 9780807001554
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Nobody Turn Me Around
A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington
Written by Charles Euchner


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $17.00

On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people—two-thirds black and one-third white—held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. In this major reinterpretation of the Great Day—the peak of the movement—Charles Euchner brings back the tension and promise of the march. Building on countless interviews, archives, FBI files, and private recordings, this... Read more >
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Colored People
Colored People
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307764430
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Colored People

Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $13.99

From an American Book Award-winning author comes a pungent and poignant masterpiece of recollection that ushers readers into a now-vanished "colored" world and extends and deepens our sense of African-American history, even as it entrances us with its bravura storytelling.


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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
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ISBN: 9780307796875
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Written by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $5.99

Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller
 
This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives—crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.
 
Frederick Douglass’s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into... Read more >
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Women, Culture & Politics
Women, Culture & Politics
Written by Angela Y. Davis
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ISBN: 9780307798503
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Women, Culture & Politics

Written by Angela Y. Davis


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $13.99

A collection of her speeches and writings which address the political and social changes of the past decade as they are concerned with the struggle for racial, sexual, and economic equality. Read more >
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780307765659
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man

Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $9.99

"This is a book of stories," writes Henry Louis Gates, "and all might be described as 'narratives of ascent.'" As some remarkable men talk about their lives, many perspectives on race and gender emerge. For the notion of the unitary black man, Gates argues, is as imaginary as the creature that... Read more >
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Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department?
The Disappearance of Black Americans from Our Universities
Written by Cecil Brown


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $15.95

***WINNER, 2008 PEN Oakland - Josephine Miles National Literary Award

Blacks have been vanishing from college campuses in the United States and reappearing in prisons, videos, and movies. Cecil Brown tackles this unwitting "disappearing act" head on, paying special attention to the situation at UC Berkeley and the University of... Read more >
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Black Power
Black Power
Written by Charles Hamilton and Kwame Ture
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ISBN: 9780307795274
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Black Power
Politics of Liberation in America
Written by Charles Hamilton and Kwame Ture


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

In 1967, this revolutionary work exposed the depths of systemic racism in this country and provided a radical political framework for reform: true and lasting social change would only be accomplished through unity among African-Americans and their independence from the preexisting order. An eloquent document of the civil rights movement that... Read more >
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The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison
The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison
Written by Ralph Ellison, Preface by Saul Bellow, Edited by John Callahan
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ISBN: 9780307797025
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The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

Written by Ralph Ellison
Preface by Saul Bellow
Edited by John Callahan


Format: eBook, 904 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $14.99

Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as “a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions... Read more >
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Going to the Territory
Going to the Territory
Written by Ralph Ellison
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ISBN: 9780307797384
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Going to the Territory

Written by Ralph Ellison


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

The work of one of the most formidable figures in American intellectual life."

-- Washington Post Book World

The seventeen essays collected in this volume prove that Ralph Ellison was not only one of America's most dazzlingly innovative novelists but perhaps also our most perceptive and iconoclastic commentator on matters of literature, culture... Read more >
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Hidden in Plain View
Hidden in Plain View
Written by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard
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ISBN: 9780307790569
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Hidden in Plain View
A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad
Written by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2011
Price: $13.99

"There are five square knots on the quilt every two inches apart. They escaped on the fifth knot on the tenth pattern and went to Ontario, Canada. The monkey wrench turns the wagon wheel toward Canada on a bear's paw trail to the crossroads--"

And so begins the fascinating story that was... Read more >
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Def Jam, Inc.
Def Jam, Inc.
Written by Stacy Gueraseva, Introduction by Brett Ratner
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ISBN: 9780307520395
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Def Jam, Inc.
Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, and the Extraordinary Story of the World's Most Inf
Written by Stacy Gueraseva
Introduction by Brett Ratner


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $12.99

In the early ‘80s, the music industry wrote off hip-hop as a passing fad. Few could or would have predicted that the improvised raps and raw beats busting out of New York City’s urban underclass would one day become a multimillion-dollar business and one of music’s most lucrative genres.

Among those few... Read more >
Hung
Hung
Written by Scott Poulson-Bryant
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ISBN: 9780307781413
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Hung
A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America
Written by Scott Poulson-Bryant


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2011
Price: $9.99

Following in the footsteps of such bestselling, taboo-breaking books as Randall Kennedy’s Nigger and J. L. King’s On the Down Low, Hung brings a topic previously discussed only in intimate settings out into the open. In a brilliant, multilayered look at the pervasive belief that African American men are prodigiously endowed... Read more >
What Makes the Great Great
What Makes the Great Great
Written by Dennis Kimbro
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ISBN: 9780307786081
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What Makes the Great Great

Written by Dennis Kimbro


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2011
Price: $11.99

Part vocational pep rally, part how-to book, What Makes the Great Great elaborates on the inspiring message bestselling author Dennis Kimbro put forth in his first book Think and Grow Rich--A Black Choice. In What Makes the Great Great, the author explores the strategies and thought processes of successful African-Americans. Through... Read more >
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Makes Me Wanna Holler
Makes Me Wanna Holler
Written by Nathan Mc Call
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ISBN: 9780307787682
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Makes Me Wanna Holler
A Young Black Man in America
Written by Nathan Mc Call


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

Examining the complexities of the problems of black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his own troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful Washington Post career. Read more >
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"All Labor Has Dignity"
"All Labor Has Dignity"
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Michael K. Honey
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ISBN: 9780807086001
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"All Labor Has Dignity"

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Michael K. Honey


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $26.95

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice
 
People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as... Read more >
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"All Labor Has Dignity"

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Michael K. Honey


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $26.95

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice
 
Covering all the civil rights movement highlights--Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis--award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces Dr. King's dream of economic equality. Gathered in one volume for the first time, the majority of...

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Letters from Black America
Letters from Black America
Edited by Pamela Newkirk
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ISBN: 9780807001158
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Letters from Black America
Intimate Portraits of the African American Experience
Edited by Pamela Newkirk


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $18.00

The first-ever narrative history of African Americans told through their own letters
 
Letters from Black America fills a literary and historical void by presenting the spectrum of African American experience in the most intimate way possible—through the heartfelt correspondence of those who lived through monumental changes and pivotal events, from the... Read more >
The Other Wes Moore
The Other Wes Moore
Written by Wes Moore
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ISBN: 9780385528207
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The Other Wes Moore
One Name, Two Fates
Written by Wes Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.00

The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on... Read more >
Why We Can't Wait
Why We Can't Wait
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780807001141
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Why We Can't Wait

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $24.95

Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963
 
On April 16, 1963, as the violent events of the Birmingham campaign unfolded in the city’s streets, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in response to...

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Why We Can't Wait
Why We Can't Wait
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Why We Can't Wait

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $14.00

Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963
 
Often applauded as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most incisive and eloquent book, Why We Can’t Wait recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial...

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