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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
Format: Trade Paperback
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: $16.00

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
Price: $14.00

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

Now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more, this is the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America.

Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography... Read more >
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

Now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more, this is the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America.

Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography... Read more >
Stepin Fetchit
Stepin Fetchit
Written by Mel Watkins
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Hardcover
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

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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Epic Journeys of Freedom
Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty
Written by Cassandra Pybus


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 1, 2006
Price: $18.00

Cassandra Pybus adds greatly to the work of [previous] scholars by insisting that slaves stand at the center of their own history . . . Her 'biographies' of flight expose the dangers that escape entailed and the courage it took to risk all for freedom. Only by measuring those dangers can... Read more >
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Mixed
Mixed
Written by Angela Nissel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345481146
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Mixed
My Life in Black and White
Written by Angela Nissel


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 30, 2006
Price: $12.95

“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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Uncle Tom or New Negro?
Uncle Tom or New Negro?
Written by Rebecca Carroll
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767919555
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Uncle Tom or New Negro?
African Americans Reflect on Booker T. Washington and UP FROM SLAVERY 100 Years Later
Written by Rebecca Carroll


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $27.00

On the ninetieth anniversary of Booker T. Washington’s death comes a passionate, provocative dialogue on his complicated legacy, including the complete text of his classic autobiography, Up from Slavery.

Booker T. Washington was born a slave in 1858, yet roughly forty years later he had established the Tuskegee Institute. Befriended by a... Read more >
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Sleepaway School
Sleepaway School
Written by Lee Stringer, Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut
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ISBN: 9781583227015
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Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life: A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2006
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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Unforgivable Blackness
Unforgivable Blackness
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
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ISBN: 9780375710049
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Unforgivable Blackness
The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 552 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $18.00

In this vivid biography Geoffrey C. Ward brings back to life the most celebrated — and the most reviled — African American of his age.

Jack Johnson battled his way out of obscurity and poverty in the Jim Crow South to win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. At... 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
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739334706
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Written by Maya Angelou
Read by Maya Angelou


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 29, 2005
Price: $11.48

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, first published in... Read more >
Voices in the Mirror
Voices in the Mirror
Written by Gordon Parks
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ISBN: 9780767922128
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Voices in the Mirror
An Autobiography
Written by Gordon Parks


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2005
Price: $15.95

Alone after his mother’s death, homeless in a Minnesota winter, young Gordon struggled to stay in school, working at menial jobs and riding streetcars all night to escape the cold. Refusing to succumb to despair, he instead transformed his anger at poverty and racism into a creative force and went on...

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