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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
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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: $16.99

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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Soul Patrol
Soul Patrol
Written by Ed Emanuel
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ISBN: 9780307416711
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Soul Patrol

Written by Ed Emanuel


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $7.99

LRRPs had to be the best.
Anything less meant certain death.


When Ed Emanuel was handpicked for the first African American special operations LRRP team in Vietnam, he knew his six-man team couldn’t have asked for a tougher proving ground than Cu Chi in the summer of 196868. Home to the largest Viet... Read more >
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Warrior Woman
Warrior Woman
Written by JAMES ALEXANDER Thom and Dark Rain Thom
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ISBN: 9780307417688
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Warrior Woman
The Exceptional Life Story of Nonhelema, Shawnee Indian Woman Chief
Written by JAMES ALEXANDER Thom and Dark Rain Thom


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $7.99

A bestselling master of historical fiction, James Alexander Thom has brought unforgettable Native American figures to life for millions of readers, powerfully dramatizing their fortitude, fearsomeness, and profound fates. Now he and his wife, Dark Rain, have created a magnificent portrait of an astonishing woman–one who led her people in war... Read more >
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The Audacity of Hope
The Audacity of Hope
Written by Barack Obama
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ISBN: 9780307237705
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The Audacity of Hope
Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Written by Barack Obama


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $14.95

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always... Read more >
One Day When I Was Lost
One Day When I Was Lost
Written by James Baldwin
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ISBN: 9780307275943
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One Day When I Was Lost

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $13.00

Based on Alex Haley’s bestselling classic The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a rare, lucidly composed screenplay from one of America’s great masters of letters.Son of a Baptist minister; New York City hustler; honor student; convicted criminal; powerful minister in the Nation of Islam; father and husband: Malcolm X transformed himself, time... 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: 9780307275783
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Black Gold of the Sun
Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond
Written by Ekow Eshun


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $13.95

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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Summer Snow
Summer Snow
Written by Trudier Harris
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ISBN: 9780807072554
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Summer Snow
Reflections from a Black Daughter of the South
Written by Trudier Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2007
Price: $18.00

Trudier Harris will tell you that African Americans who consider themselves Southern are about as rare as summer snow. But Harris has always embraced the South, and in Summer Snow she explores her experience as a black Southerner and how it has shaped her into the writer and intellectual she has... Read more >
A Piece of Cake
A Piece of Cake
Written by Cupcake Brown
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ISBN: 9781400052295
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A Piece of Cake
A Memoir
Written by Cupcake Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $15.00

There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness.

Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty.

And that’s when things got interesting….


You have in your hands the strange, heart-wrenching... Read more >
Epic Journeys of Freedom
Epic Journeys of Freedom
Written by Cassandra Pybus
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ISBN: 9780807055151
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Epic Journeys of Freedom
Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty
Written by Cassandra Pybus


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2007
Price: $18.00

During the American Revolution, thousands of slaves fled from their masters to find freedom with the British. Having emancipated themselves--and with rhetoric about the inalienable rights of free men ringing in their ears--these men and women struggled tenaciously to make liberty a reality in their lives.

This alternative narrative includes the stories... Read more >
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No Name in the Street
No Name in the Street
Written by James Baldwin
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ISBN: 9780307275929
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No Name in the Street

Written by James Baldwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
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This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works.  In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain—the murders of... Read more >
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Untold Glory
Untold Glory
Written by Alan Govenar
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ISBN: 9780767921176
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Untold Glory
African Americans in Pursuit of Freedom, Opportunity, and Achievement
Written by Alan Govenar


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $15.95

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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Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey
Written by Sonia Nazario
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ISBN: 9780812971781
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Enrique's Journey

Written by Sonia Nazario


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2007
Price: $16.00

An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America
 
Based on the Los... Read more >
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Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey
Written by Sonia Nazario
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ISBN: 9781588366023
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Enrique's Journey

Written by Sonia Nazario


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: January 2, 2007
Price: $11.99

An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America
 
Based on the Los... Read more >
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Stepin Fetchit
Stepin Fetchit
Written by Mel Watkins
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ISBN: 9781400096763
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Stepin Fetchit
The Life & Times of Lincoln Perry
Written by Mel Watkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $15.95

In the late 1920s and '30s Lincoln Perry, aka Stepin Fetchit, was both renowned and reviled for his surrealistic portrayals of the era’s most popular comic stereotype–the lazy, shiftless Negro. Perry was hailed by critic Robert Benchley as “the best actor that the talking movies have produced,” and Mel Watkins’s meticulously... Read more >
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The Audacity of Hope
The Audacity of Hope
Written by Barack Obama
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ISBN: 9780307237699
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The Audacity of Hope
Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Written by Barack Obama


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $25.00

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always... Read more >
My Face Is Black Is True
My Face Is Black Is True
Written by Mary Frances Berry
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ISBN: 9780307277053
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My Face Is Black Is True
Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations
Written by Mary Frances Berry


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $15.95

“My face is black is true but its not my fault but I love my name and my honest dealing with my fellow man.” –Callie House (1899)In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian Dr. Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House (1861-1928) who, seventy years before the civil-rights... 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: 9780767923866
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Lady Sings the Blues the 50th Anniversary Edition

Written by Billie Holiday and William Dufty
Foreword by David Ritz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 25, 2006
Price: $15.95

Lady Sings the Blues is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred autobiography of Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz, swing, and standards singing sensation. Taking the reader on a fast-moving journey from Holiday’s rough-and-tumble Baltimore childhood (where she ran errands at a whorehouse in exchange for the chance to listen to Louis Armstrong and... Read more >
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A Piece of Cake
A Piece of Cake
Written by Cupcake Brown
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ISBN: 9780307345479
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A Piece of Cake
A Memoir
Written by Cupcake Brown


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2006
Price: $11.99

Eleven-year-old Cupcake Brown woke up on the bicentennial and found her mother still in bed. She struggled to wake her up, pushing and pulling until she managed to tug her mother's lifeless corpse onto her own small body, crushing her beneath its dead weight. After squeezing out from under her mother... Read more >
La Travesia de Enrique
La Travesia de Enrique
Written by Sonia Nazario, Translated by Ana V. Ras
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812975802
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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: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2006
Price: $17.00

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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