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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Written by Maya Angelou
Format: eBook
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: eBook
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
Format: eBook
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: $15.99

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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The Grace of Silence
The Grace of Silence
Written by Michele Norris
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307475275
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The Grace of Silence
A Family Memoir
Written by Michele Norris


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $15.95

A profoundly moving and deeply personal memoir by the co-host of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered.
 
While exploring the hidden conversation on race unfolding throughout America in the wake of President Obama’s election, Michele Norris discovered that there were painful secrets within her own family that had been...

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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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Saving Our Sons
Saving Our Sons
Written by Marita Golden
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307794758
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Saving Our Sons

Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $11.99

When Marita Golden decided to write her personal account of the challenges of raising a black son in today's world, she didn't intend to write more than her own faily's story. But through the story of raising her son against the backdrop of a racially divided society, Golden discovered she was... Read more >
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Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall
Written by Juan Williams
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307786128
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Thurgood Marshall
American Revolutionary
Written by Juan Williams


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $12.99

This New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 1998, is now in trade paper.

From the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize, here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice.


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What a Wonderful World
What a Wonderful World
Written by Ricky Riccardi
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ISBN: 9780307379238
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What a Wonderful World
The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years
Written by Ricky Riccardi


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $13.99

Prodigiously researched and richly detailed, this is a comprehensive account of the remarkable final twenty-five years of the life and art of one of America’s greatest and most beloved musical icons.
 
Much has been written about Louis Armstrong, but the majority of it focuses on the early and middle stages of his...

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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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Ice
Ice
Written by Ice-T and Douglas Century
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ISBN: 9780345523303
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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: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $11.99

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... Read more >
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Days of Grace
Days of Grace
Written by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad
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ISBN: 9780307788207
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Days of Grace

Written by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2011
Price: $7.99

"Touching and courageous...All of it--the man, the life, the book--is rare and beautiful."
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DAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance, and the spirit to fight: Arthur Ashe--tennis champion, social activist, and person with AIDS. Frank, revealing, touching--DAYS OF GRACE is... Read more >
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Lady Sings the Blues the 50th Anniversary Edition
Lady Sings the Blues the 50th Anniversary Edition
Written by Billie Holiday and William Dufty, Foreword by David Ritz
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ISBN: 9780307786166
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Lady Sings the Blues the 50th Anniversary Edition

Written by Billie Holiday and William Dufty
Foreword by David Ritz


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

With photos
Originally released by Doubleday in 1956, Harlem Moon Classics celebrates the publication with the fiftieth-anniversary edition of Billie Holiday’s unforgettable and timeless memoir. Updated with an insightful introduction and a revised discography, both written by celebrated music writer David Ritz.
Lady Sings the Blues is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred autobiography of... Read more >
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The Obamas
The Obamas
Written by Peter Firstbrook
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ISBN: 9780307591418
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The Obamas
The Untold Story of an African Family
Written by Peter Firstbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $16.00

"Fascinating...adds many interesting details to what we know of the President’s heritage."
--David Remnick, TheNewYorker.com

On January 20, 2009, a few hundred men, women, and children gathered under trees in the twilight at K’obama, a village on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. Barack Obama’s rise to the American presidency had... Read more >
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The Obamas
The Obamas
Written by Peter Firstbrook
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ISBN: 9780307591425
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The Obamas
The Untold Story of an African Family
Written by Peter Firstbrook


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $11.99

"Fascinating...adds many interesting details to what we know of the President’s heritage."
--David Remnick, TheNewYorker.com

On January 20, 2009, a few hundred men, women, and children gathered under trees in the twilight at K’obama, a village on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. Barack Obama’s rise to the American presidency had... Read more >
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The Obamas
The Obamas
Written by Peter Firstbrook, Read by Peter Firstbrook
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ISBN: 9780307750457
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The Obamas
The Untold Story of an African Family
Written by Peter Firstbrook
Read by Peter Firstbrook


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 8, 2011
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In the first in-depth history of the Obama family, Peter Firstbrook recounts a journey that starts in a mud hut by the White Nile and ends seven centuries later in the White House. Interweaving oral history and tribal lore, interviews with Obama family members and other Kenyans, the writings of Kenyan... Read more >
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Makes Me Wanna Holler
Makes Me Wanna Holler
Written by Nathan Mc Call
Format: eBook
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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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Written by Maya Angelou, Read by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780307879387
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Written by Maya Angelou
Read by Maya Angelou


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $20.00

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern... Read more >
Racing While Black
How an African-American Stock Car Team Made Its Mark on NASCAR
Written by Leonard T. Miller
Contribution by Andrew Simon
Foreword by Kenneth L. Shropshire


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

Starting a NASCAR team is hard work. Starting a NASCAR team as an African American is even harder. These are just a few of the lessons learned by Leonard T. Miller during his decade and a half of running an auto racing program. Fueled by more than the desire to win... Read more >
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Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life; A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

Like his brother before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother—a common practice for unmarried women in mid-century America. Less common was that she returned six years later to reclaim her children. Rather than leading to a happy ending, though, this is... Read more >
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