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King Peggy
King Peggy
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307742810
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King Peggy
An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
Written by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa.
 
King Peggy chronicles the astonishing journey of American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 people on Ghana's central...

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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Written by Jeanne Theoharis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807050477
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Written by Jeanne Theoharis


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $27.95

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013


The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in...

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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Written by Jeanne Theoharis


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $27.95

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013


The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in...

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Sugar in the Blood
Sugar in the Blood
Written by Andrea Stuart
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307272836
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Sugar in the Blood
A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
Written by Andrea Stuart


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $27.95

In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a... Read more >
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Sugar in the Blood
Sugar in the Blood
Written by Andrea Stuart
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ISBN: 9780307961150
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Sugar in the Blood
A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
Written by Andrea Stuart


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $12.99

In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a... Read more >
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Back in the Day
Back in the Day
Written by Darrin Keith Bastfield
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ISBN: 9780307831156
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Back in the Day
My Life and Times with Tupac Shakur
Written by Darrin Keith Bastfield


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Price: $11.99

A star during his lifetime, a legend after a bullet killed him at the age of twenty-five, Tupac Shakur was the most influential rap musician of his day–and the most misunderstood. Far from being the insolent “gangsta” that the press put forth, Tupac was a committed and fearless visionary determined to... Read more >
Bloods
Bloods
Written by Wallace Terry
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ISBN: 9780307833587
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Bloods
Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History
Written by Wallace Terry


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Price: $7.99

"Simply the most powerful and moving book that has emerged on this topic." UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
The national bestseller that tells the truth of about Vietnam from the black soldiers' perspective. An oral history unlike any other, BLOODS features twenty black men who tell the story of how members of their race... Read more >
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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Written by E. Lynn Harris
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ISBN: 9780307831149
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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
A Memoir
Written by E. Lynn Harris


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 28, 2012
Price: $9.99

For almost a decade, beloved storyteller E. Lynn Harris has welcomed you into his family with his passionate, warm and trail-blazing novels. Now, he invites you into the most intimate world ever--his own.

Since his first book Invisible Life was published in the early 1990s, New York Times bestselling author E. Lynn... Read more >
My Song
My Song
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson
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ISBN: 9780307473424
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My Song
A Memoir of Art, Race, and Defiance
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $17.00

An eloquently told personal account of an era of enormous cultural and political change, which reveals Harry Belafonte as not only one of America’s greatest entertainers, but also one of our most profoundly influential activists.
 
Harry Belafonte spent his childhood in both Harlem and Jamaica, where the toughness of the city and...

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My Grandmother
My Grandmother
Written by Fethiye Cetin, Translated by Maureen Freely
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844678679
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My Grandmother
An Armenian-Turkish Memoir
Written by Fethiye Cetin
Translated by Maureen Freely


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: July 4, 2012
Price: $15.95

Growing up in the small town of Maden in Turkey, Fethiye Çetin knew her grandmother as a happy and respected Muslim housewife called Seher.

Only decades later did she discover the truth. Her grandmother’s name was not Seher but Heranus. She was born a Christian Armenian. Most of the men in her... Read more >
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My Grandmother
An Armenian-Turkish Memoir
Written by Fethiye Cetin
Translated by Maureen Freely


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 4, 2012
Price: $15.95

Growing up in the small town of Maden in Turkey, Fethiye Çetin knew her grandmother as a happy and respected Muslim housewife called Seher.

Only decades later did she discover the truth. Her grandmother’s name was not Seher but Heranus. She was born a Christian Armenian. Most of the men in her... Read more >
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What a Wonderful World
What a Wonderful World
Written by Ricky Riccardi
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ISBN: 9780307473295
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What a Wonderful World
The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years
Written by Ricky Riccardi


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $16.95

Much has been written about Louis Armstrong, but the majority of it focuses on the early and middle stages of his career. In this prodigiously researched and richly detailed book, jazz scholar and musician Ricky Riccardi reveals for the first time the genius and remarkable achievements of the last 25 years...

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Anything We Love Can Be Saved
Anything We Love Can Be Saved
Written by Alice Walker
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ISBN: 9780307816948
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Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

In Anything We Love Can Be Saved, Alice Walker writes about her life as an activist, in a book rich in the belief that the world is saveable, if only we will act. Speaking from her heart on a wide range of topics--religion and the spirit, feminism and race, families and... Read more >
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Ice
Ice
Written by Ice-T and Douglas Century
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ISBN: 9780345523297
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Ice
A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood
Written by Ice-T and Douglas Century


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $16.00

He’s a hip-hop icon credited with single-handedly creating gangsta rap. Television viewers know him as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the top-rated drama Law & Order: SVU. But where the hype and the headlines end, the real story of Ice-T—the one few of his millions of fans have ever heard—truly begins...

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Death of Innocence
Death of Innocence
Written by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson, Foreword by Rev. Jesse Jackson
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ISBN: 9781588363244
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Death of Innocence
The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America
Written by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson
Foreword by Rev. Jesse Jackson


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 7, 2011
Price: $11.99

There are many heroes of the civil rights movement—men and women we can look to for inspiration. Each has a unique story, a path that led to a role as leader or activist. Death of Innocence is the heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring story of one such hero: Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother... Read more >
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Three Lives
A Biography of Stefan Zweig
Written by Oliver Matuschek
Translated by Allan Blunden


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $9.99

Drawing on a great wealth of newly available sources, this definitive biography recounts the eventful life of a great writer spoilt by success-a life lived in the shadow of two world wars, and which ended tragically in a suicide pact.
Matuschek examines three major phases in the life of the... Read more >
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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780307807595
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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: November 23, 2011
Price: $6.99

Wisdom from a remarkable woman of many talents--a writer who captured America's heart on Inauguration Day.


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Life Upon These Shores
Life Upon These Shores
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307593429
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Life Upon These Shores
Looking at African American History, 1513-2008
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $50.00

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama.

Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship and including more than seven hundred images—ancient maps, fine art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters—Life Upon These... Read more >
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My Song
My Song
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson
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ISBN: 9780739378380
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My Song
A Memoir
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $31.00

Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century. Now, this extraordinary icon tells us the story of that life, giving us its full breadth, letting us share in the struggles, the tragedies, and... Read more >
Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Written by Condoleezza Rice
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ISBN: 9780307888471
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Extraordinary, Ordinary People
A Memoir of Family
Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $15.00

Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist.  Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman...

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My Song
My Song
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson
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ISBN: 9780307700483
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My Song
A Memoir
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $11.99

Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century. Now, this extraordinary icon tells us the story of that life, giving us its full breadth, letting us share in the struggles, the tragedies, and... Read more >
My Song
My Song
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson, Read by Harry Belafonte and Mirron Willis
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780739384602
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My Song
A Memoir
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson
Read by Harry Belafonte and Mirron Willis


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $45.00

Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century. Now, this extraordinary icon tells us the story of that life, giving us its full breadth, letting us share in the struggles, the tragedies, and... Read more >
My Song
My Song
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson, Read by Harry Belafonte and Mirron Willis
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739384619
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My Song
A Memoir
Written by Harry Belafonte and Michael Shnayerson
Read by Harry Belafonte and Mirron Willis


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $24.00

Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century. Now, this extraordinary icon tells us the story of that life, giving us its full breadth, letting us share in the struggles, the tragedies, and... Read more >
Coming of Age in Mississippi
Coming of Age in Mississippi
Written by Anne Moody
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ISBN: 9780307803580
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Coming of Age in Mississippi

Written by Anne Moody


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $7.99

Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story—the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties—and to have survived with... Read more >
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The Messenger
The Messenger
Written by Karl Evanzz
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ISBN: 9780307805201
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The Messenger
The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad
Written by Karl Evanzz


Format: eBook, 704 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $16.99

Here, eagerly anticipated, is the definitive biography of Elijah Muhammad (né Elija Poole), a sharecropper's son with a fourth- grade education who became one of the most controversial Americans of the twentieth century, the founder and "Prophet" of the Nation of Islam, a movement dedicated to black separatism and self-empowerment.


Though Muhammad's... Read more >
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