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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9781588369253
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $6.99

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 >
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780345514400
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $6.99

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 >
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780812980028
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $17.00

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 >
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9780812980318
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Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.00

In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world. Maya struggles to support herself and her son through a series of odd jobs and weathers a failed marriage to a white man before landing a... Read more >
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Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
Written by Maya Angelou
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ISBN: 9781588369260
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Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

In this third self-contained volume of her autobiography, which began with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou moves into the adult world, and the white world as well, as she marries, enters show business, and tours Europe and Africa in Porgy and Bess.

As the book opens, Maya, in... Read more >
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Black Titan
Black Titan
Written by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines
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ISBN: 9780307514547
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Black Titan
A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
Written by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $11.99

The grandson of slaves, born into poverty in 1892 in the Deep South, A. G. Gaston died more than a century later with a fortune worth well over $130 million and a business empire spanning communications, real estate, and insurance. Gaston was, by any measure, a heroic figure whose wealth and... Read more >
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Freedom in the Family
Freedom in the Family
Written by Tananarive Due and Patricia Stephens Due
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ISBN: 9780307525345
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Freedom in the Family
A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights
Written by Tananarive Due and Patricia Stephens Due


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

Patricia Stephens Due fought for justice during the height of the Civil Rights era. Her daughter, Tananarive, grew up deeply enmeshed in the values of a family committed to making right whatever they saw as wrong. Together, in alternating chapters, they have written a paean to the movement—its hardships, its nameless... Read more >
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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
La arriesgada odisea de un niņo en busca de su madre
Written by Sonia Nazario
Translated by Ana V. Ras


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

Actualizada con un nuevo epílogo, reflexiones finales, fotos de Enrique y su familia, una entrevista con la autora y mucho más, esta es la versión definitiva de un clásico contemporáneo de los Estados Unidos.
 
Basada en la serie de Los Angeles Times ganadora de dos premios Pulitzer—al mejor reportaje de... Read more >
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Bound for the Promised Land
Bound for the Promised Land
Written by Kate Clifford Larson
Format: eBook
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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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: $13.99

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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The Ditchdigger's Daughter
The Ditchdigger's Daughter
Written by Yvonne S. Thornton
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ISBN: 9780758225887
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The Ditchdigger's Daughter

Written by Yvonne S. Thornton


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2008
Price: $15.00

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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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