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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
Format: Trade Paperback
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
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375710049
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Unforgivable Blackness
The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 546 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
Format: Trade Paperback
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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Native Sons
Native Sons
Written by James Baldwin and Sol Stein
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345469366
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Native Sons

Written by James Baldwin and Sol Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2005
Price: $13.95

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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Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms
Written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767909136
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Brothers in Arms
The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes
Written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $14.95

A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II. Read more >
Blood Done Sign My Name
Blood Done Sign My Name
Written by Timothy B. Tyson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400083114
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Blood Done Sign My Name
A True Story
Written by Timothy B. Tyson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $14.99

“Daddy and Roger and ’em shot ’em a nigger.” Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by a playmate, heralded a ?restorm that would forever transform the tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina.

On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a twenty-three-year-old black veteran, walked into a crossroads store owned by... Read more >
Black Titan
Black Titan
Written by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345453488
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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: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $16.00

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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Migrations of the Heart
Migrations of the Heart
Written by Marita Golden
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400078318
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Migrations of the Heart
An Autobiography
Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $15.00

In her classic memoir, distinguished author, television executive, and activist Marita Golden beautifully recounts an astounding journey to Africa and back.

Marita Golden was raised in Washington, D.C., by a mother who was a cleaning woman and a father who was taxi-driver. For all their struggles, with life and each other... Read more >
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Bound for the Promised Land
Bound for the Promised Land
Written by Kate Clifford Larson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345456281
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Bound for the Promised Land
Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero
Written by Kate Clifford Larson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $16.00

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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Death of Innocence
Death of Innocence
Written by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812970470
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Death of Innocence
The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America
Written by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $16.00

There are many heroes of the civil rights movement—men and women we can look to for inspiration. Each has a unique story, a path that led to a role as leader or activist. Death of Innocence is the heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring story of one such hero: Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother... Read more >
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Warrior Woman
Warrior Woman
Written by JAMES ALEXANDER Thom and Dark Rain Thom
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780345445551
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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: Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: November 23, 2004
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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