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Native Sons
Native Sons
Written by James Baldwin and Sol Stein
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ISBN: 9780307538826
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Native Sons

Written by James Baldwin and Sol Stein


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $9.99

James Baldwin was beginning to be recognized as the most brilliant black writer of his generation when his first book of essays, Notes of a Native Son, established his reputation in 1955. No one was more pleased by the book’s reception than Baldwin’s high school friend Sol Stein. A rising New... Read more >
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Standing Tall
Standing Tall
Written by C. Vivian Stringer and Laura Tucker
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ISBN: 9780307406279
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Standing Tall
A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph
Written by C. Vivian Stringer and Laura Tucker


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2009
Price: $15.99

“Lots of people have dreams, but C. Vivian Stringer is the dream—a coalminer’s daughter who believed when her Poppa told her there was no obstacle she could not surmount. And she lives that dream, teaching others to rise up to meet challenges, turning underdogs into champions again and again—on and off... Read more >
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La Travesia de Enrique
La Travesia de Enrique
Written by Sonia Nazario, Translated by Ana V. Ras
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ISBN: 9780307548245
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La Travesia de Enrique

Written by Sonia Nazario
Translated by Ana V. Ras


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

Basada en la serie de Los Angeles Times ganadora de dos premios Pulitzer—al mejor reportaje de divulgación y a la mejor fotografía—esta asombrosa historia le pone rostro humano al actual debate sobre la reforma inmigratoria en los Estados Unidos. Devenido en clásico, este relato cautivante sobre la fuerza de la familia... Read more >
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Bound for the Promised Land
Bound for the Promised Land
Written by Kate Clifford Larson
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ISBN: 9780307514769
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Bound for the Promised Land
Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero
Written by Kate Clifford Larson


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $11.99

Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. And yet in the nine decades since her death, next to nothing has been written about this extraordinary woman aside... Read more >
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The Echo from Dealey Plaza
The Echo from Dealey Plaza
Written by Abraham Bolden
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ISBN: 9780307382023
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The Echo from Dealey Plaza
The true story of the first African American on the White House Secret Service detail and his quest for justice after the assassination of JFK
Written by Abraham Bolden


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Price: $15.00

A gripping and unforgettable true story of bravery and patriotism in the face of bitter hatred.

Abraham Bolden was a young African American Secret Service agent in Chicago when he was asked by John F. Kennedy himself to join the White House Secret Service detail. For Bolden, it was a dream come... Read more >
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Growing Up X
Growing Up X
Written by Ilyasah Shabazz
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ISBN: 9780307529138
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Growing Up X

Written by Ilyasah Shabazz


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $11.99

“Ilyasah Shabazz has written a compelling and lyrical coming-of-age story as well as a candid and heart-warming tribute to her parents. Growing Up X is destined to become a classic.”
–SPIKE LEE

February 21, 1965: Malcolm X is assassinated in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom. June 23, 1997: After surviving for a remarkable twenty-two days... Read more >
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Migrations of the Heart
Migrations of the Heart
Written by Marita Golden
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ISBN: 9780307488244
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Migrations of the Heart
An Autobiography
Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

Distinguished author and television executive Marita Golden writes movingly about her life -- first as a black activist in the sixties in her hometown Washington, D.C., then as a journalism student in New York. In those turbulent years, she gained a profound understanding of what it means to be black in... Read more >
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Untold Glory
Untold Glory
Written by Alan Govenar
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ISBN: 9780307492418
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Untold Glory
African Americans in Pursuit of Freedom, Opportunity, and Achievement
Written by Alan Govenar


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99



Untold Glory offers a fresh perspective on one of the most fundamental elements of American history—the conquest of new frontiers. In twenty-seven fascinating first-person accounts, African Americans from different eras, backgrounds, and occupations explore and reflect on the meaning of frontier, both literally and metaphorically.
This collection chronicles the search for freedom... Read more >
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The Express
The Express
Written by Robert C. Gallagher
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ISBN: 9780345510860
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The Express
The Ernie Davis Story
Written by Robert C. Gallagher


Format: Trade Paperback, 210 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $14.00

“He could do it all, beat every opponent . . . except one.”
–plaque honoring Ernie Davis, in the lobby of Elmira Free Academy

Ernie Davis was an All-American on the gridiron, and a man of integrity off the field. A multi-sport high school star in Elmira, New York, Davis went on to... Read more >
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The Express
The Express
Written by Robert C. Gallagher
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ISBN: 9780345510877
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The Express
The Ernie Davis Story
Written by Robert C. Gallagher


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $9.99

“He could do it all, beat every opponent . . . except one.”
–plaque honoring Ernie Davis, in the lobby of Elmira Free Academy

Ernie Davis was an All-American on the gridiron, and a man of integrity off the field. A multi-sport high school star in Elmira, New York, Davis went on to... Read more >
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Hard Driving
The Wendell Scott Story
Written by Brian Donovan


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $16.99

Hard Driving is the dramatic story of one man’s dogged determination to live the life he loved, and to compete, despite daunting obstacles, at the highest level of his sport.Wendell Scott figured he was signing up for trouble when he became nascar’s version of Jackie Robinson in the segregated 1950s. Some... Read more >
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The Audacity of Hope
The Audacity of Hope
Written by Barack Obama
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ISBN: 9780307455871
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The Audacity of Hope
Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Written by Barack Obama


Format: Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: July 15, 2008
Price: $7.99

The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics—a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans. Lucid in his vision of America's place in the world, refreshingly candid about his family life and his time in the Senate, Obama here... Read more >
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
Written by Marcia Ann Gillespie, Rosa Johnson Butler and Richard A. Long, Foreword by Oprah Winfrey
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ISBN: 9780385526609
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Maya Angelou
A Glorious Celebration
Written by Marcia Ann Gillespie, Rosa Johnson Butler and Richard A. Long
Foreword by Oprah Winfrey


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $14.99

Beautifully designed and featuring over 150 sepia portraits, family photographs, and letters from the life of one of the world’s most beloved and admired artists, this moving biography will appeal to all fans of the poet laureate, phenomenal bestselling author, and scribe for the people, Dr. Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou’s memoirs, essay... Read more >
The Echo from Dealey Plaza
The Echo from Dealey Plaza
Written by Abraham Bolden
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ISBN: 9780307407375
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The Echo from Dealey Plaza
The true story of the first African American on the White House Secret Service detail and his quest for justice after the assassination of JFK
Written by Abraham Bolden


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2008
Price: $10.99

From the first African American assigned to the presidential Secret Service detail comes a gripping and unforgettable true story of bravery and patriotism in the face of bitter hatred and unthinkable corruption.

Abraham Bolden was a young African American Secret Service agent in Chicago when he was asked by John F... Read more >
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Shout, Sister, Shout!
Shout, Sister, Shout!
Written by Gayle Wald
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ISBN: 9780807009857
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Shout, Sister, Shout!
The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Written by Gayle Wald


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $18.00

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Pick

Long before "women in rock" became a media catchphrase, African American guitar virtuoso Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women could rock. Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, in 1915, Tharpe was gospel's first superstar and the preeminent crossover figure of its golden age... Read more >
Toussaint Louverture
Toussaint Louverture
Written by Madison Smartt Bell
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ISBN: 9781400079353
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Toussaint Louverture

Written by Madison Smartt Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $14.95

At the end of the 1700s, French Saint Domingue was the richest and most brutal colony in the Western Hemisphere. A mere twelve years later, however, Haitian rebels had defeated the Spanish, British, and French and declared independence after the first—and only—successful slave revolt in history. Much of the success of... Read more >
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Black Gold of the Sun
Black Gold of the Sun
Written by Ekow Eshun
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ISBN: 9780307425010
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Black Gold of the Sun
Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond
Written by Ekow Eshun


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

At the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun—born in London to African-born parents—travels to Ghana in search of his roots. He goes from Accra, Ghana’s cosmopolitan capital city, to the storied slave forts of Elmina, and on to the historic warrior kingdom of Asante. During his journey, Eshun uncovers a long-held secret... Read more >
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Blood Done Sign My Name
Blood Done Sign My Name
Written by Timothy B. Tyson
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ISBN: 9780307419934
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Blood Done Sign My Name
A True Story
Written by Timothy B. Tyson


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

"Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger."

Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina.

On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old black... Read more >
Fighting for America
Fighting for America
Written by Christopher Moore
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ISBN: 9780307415226
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Fighting for America
Black Soldiers-the Unsung Heroes of World War II
Written by Christopher Moore


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

The African-American contribution to winning World War II has never been celebrated as profoundly as in Fighting for America. In this inspirational and uniquely personal tribute, the essential part played by black servicemen and -women in that cataclysmic conflict is brought home.

Here are letters, photographs, oral histories, and rare documents... Read more >
Homelands and Waterways
Homelands and Waterways
Written by Adele Logan Alexander
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ISBN: 9780307426253
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Homelands and Waterways
The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926
Written by Adele Logan Alexander


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

This monumental history traces the rise of a resolute African American family (the author's own) from privation to the middle class. In doing so, it explodes the stereotypes that have shaped and distorted our thinking about African Americans--both in slavery and in freedom.

Beginning with John Robert Bond, who emigrated from England... Read more >
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The House on Childress Street
The House on Childress Street
Written by Kenji Jasper
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ISBN: 9780307419422
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The House on Childress Street
A Memoir
Written by Kenji Jasper


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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In this vivid and piercing memoir of his grandfather, noted novelist Kenji Jasper captures the story of his family and sheds a keen light on the urban and rural experiences of Black America.

Author Kenji Jasper only knew his maternal grandfather, Jesse Langley Sr., as a quiet man who smoked too many... Read more >
Mandela, Mobutu, and Me
Mandela, Mobutu, and Me
Written by Lynne Duke
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ISBN: 9780307423702
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Mandela, Mobutu, and Me
A Newswoman's African Journey
Written by Lynne Duke


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $14.99

In this stunning memoir, veteran Washington Post correspondent Lynne Duke takes readers on a wrenching but riveting journey through Africa during the pivotal 1990s and brilliantly illuminates a continent where hope and humanity thrive amid unimaginable depredation and horrors.

For four years as her newspaper's Johannesburg bureau chief, Lynne Duke cut a... Read more >
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Mixed
Mixed
Written by Angela Nissel
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ISBN: 9780307416094
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Mixed
My Life in Black and White
Written by Angela Nissel


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

“Tell anyone who asks that you’re half-black and half-white, just like David Hasselhoff from Knight Rider.”–Angela’s mother

“Love has no color,” insist Angela Nissel’s parents, but does it have a clue? In this candid, funny, and poignant memoir, Angela recounts growing up biracial in Philadelphia–moving back and forth between black inner-city schools... Read more >
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Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly
Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly
Written by Jennifer Fleischner
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ISBN: 9780307419156
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Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly
The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave
Written by Jennifer Fleischner


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

A vibrant social history set against the backdrop of the Antebellum south and the Civil War that recreates the lives and friendship of two exceptional women: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her mulatto dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly.

“I consider you my best living friend,” Mary Lincoln wrote to Elizabeth Keckly in... Read more >
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Queen
Queen
Written by Nadine Cohodas
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ISBN: 9780307427380
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Queen
The Life and Music of Dinah Washington
Written by Nadine Cohodas


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

Queen is the landmark biography of the brief, intensely lived life and soulful music of the great Dinah Washington.

A gospel star at fifteen, she was discovered by jazz great Lionel Hampton at eighteen, and for the rest of her life was on the road, playing clubs, or singing in the... Read more >
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