The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America
Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Education' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.
The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.
The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post • Bustle • Men's Journal • The Chicago Re
"Racism is a heart disease," writes Ruth King, "and it's curable." Exploring a crucial topic seldom addressed in meditation instruction, this revered teacher takes to her pen to shine a compassionate, provocative, and practical light into a deeply neglected and world-changing domain profoundly relevant to all of us.
With Mindful of Race, Ruth King offers:
2015 Recipient of the American Book Award
The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples
* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
New York Times Editor’s Pick.
Library Journal Best Books of 2019.
TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."
O, Oprah’s Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.”
Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards Winner
The Root Best of 2018
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.
An eye-opening look at how young Arab- and Muslim- Americans are forging lives for themselves in a country that often mistakes them for the enemy
The New York Times and USA Today bestseller This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT
“Accessible and authoritative . . . While we may not have much power to eradicate our own prejudices, we can counteract them. The first step is to turn a hidden bias into a visible one. . . . What if we’re not the magnanimous people we think we are?”—The Washington Post
I know my own mind.
A “beautiful and eye-opening” (Jacqueline Woodson), “hilarious and heart-rending” (Celeste Ng) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.
America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin.
A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human
“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen
An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection
A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.
New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection
One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction
Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfi
In the period between the Civil War and the Great Depression, Louisville, Kentucky was host to what George C. Wright calls a polite form of racism. There were no lynchings or race riots, and to a great extent, Louisville blacks escaped the harsh violence that was a fact of life for blacks in the Deep South.
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER
The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated
"A must-read for anyone interested in social justice and inequalities, social movements, the criminal justice system, and African American history. An excellent companion to Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow and Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th."--Library Journal, Starred review
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we’ll no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James
“The most important book for me this year.” --Emma Watson
Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016
A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.
A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.
From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America.
This collection of twenty-one essays from major YA authors—including award-winning and bestselling writers—touches on a powerful range of topics related to gro
A thrilling and incisive examination of the post-Reconstruction era struggle for and suppression of African American voting rights in the United States.
Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote?
$18.99ISBN: 9781501878077Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Abingdon Press - February 5th, 2019
This New York Times best-selling book is a guide for families, educators, and communities to raise their children to be able and active anti-racist allies.$27.95ISBN: 9780807033555Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020
A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country$17.95ISBN: 9781784782924Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Verso - August 28th, 2018
LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER$16.95ISBN: 9780345804327Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Anchor - January 30th, 2018
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.$26.00ISBN: 9780525560548Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Viking - February 25th, 2020
A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020
"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR$17.95ISBN: 9780674237476Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Belknap Press - March 11th, 2019
"Read this book. It explains so much about the moment...Beautiful, heartbreaking work.""A deep accounting of how America got to a point where a median white family has 13 times more wealth than the median black family."
--The Atlantic$15.95ISBN: 9780393339727Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2011
The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.$16.00ISBN: 9780830843930Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: IVP Books - September 19th, 2017
Daniel Hill will never forget the day he heard these words: "Daniel, you may be white, but don't let that lull you into thinking you have no culture. White culture is very real. In fact, when white culture comes in contact with other cultures, it almost always wins.$27.00ISBN: 9781626980051Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Orbis Books - January 1st, 2013
The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk$17.00ISBN: 9780664262624Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Westminster John Knox Press - October 11th, 2017
The struggle for justice is ongoing. In answering the biblical call to act justly and love mercifully, can Christians cross lines of privilege to walk humbly not only with God but with their marginalized neighbors as well? No Innocent Bystanders looks at the role of allies in social justice movements and asks what works, what doesn't, and why.$17.00ISBN: 9780664265748Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Westminster John Knox Press - March 17th, 2020
When it comes to race, most White Americans are obsessed with two things: defending our own inherent goodness and maintaining our own comfort levels. Too often, this means white people assume that to be racist, one has to be openly hateful and willfully discriminatory--you know, a bad person. And we know we're good, Christian people, right?$20.00ISBN: 9780997299229Availability: The book is not currently in stock at our stores. Please call us for price and availability.Published: Drake Publishing - October 14th, 2019$17.99ISBN: 9781620974834Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: New Press - September 18th, 2018
Finalist for the 2018 National Council on Crime & Delinquency's Media for a Just Society AwardsNominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction) A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book A Kirkus Best Book of 2017$27.95ISBN: 9781642501605Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Books & Books - December 3rd, 2019
#1 New Release in 1960s History of the U.S. -- A Story of Student Activists and Civil Rights
Meet the inspirational students: This narrative tells the story of seven women and one man at the heart of a sit-in protesting decreased enrollment and hiring of African Americans at Swarthmore College and demanding a Black Studies curriculum.$14.95ISBN: 9781786992772Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.Published: Zed Books - October 25th, 2019The Black Lives Matter movement reinvigorated Black political movements around the globe. People who never thought of themselves as activists are on the march, while groups that struggled to be heard are finding themselves with a megaphone and an audience. But with this renewed energy also comes renewed questions: How far have we really come?$17.99ISBN: 9781568588490Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Bold Type Books - March 26th, 2019
This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute$14.95ISBN: 9780807039847Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Beacon Press - August 20th, 2019
A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it$28.00ISBN: 9780316532860Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Hachette Books - January 14th, 2020An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill).
Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of bla$24.95ISBN: 9780807019559Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Beacon Press - January 21st, 2020
A bold and impassioned meditation on injustice in our country that punctures the illusion of a postracial America and reveals it as a place where authoritarianism looms large.$16.00ISBN: 9781101972410Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Vintage - December 3rd, 2019
“Blackness is an art, not a science. It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably. . . . Race is the story of my life, and therefore black is the body of this book.”$20.00ISBN: 9780525559559Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Penguin Books - April 7th, 2020
“Stony the Road presents a bracing alternative to Trump-era white nationalism. . . . In our current politics we recognize African-American history—the spot under our country’s rug where the terrorism and injustices of white supremacy are habitually swept.$16.00ISBN: 9780807000694Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Beacon Press - January 1st, 2010
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate.$16.00ISBN: 9780807028346Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020
Winner of the 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award
Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.$45.00ISBN: 9781935497363Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Butler Books - May 1st, 2011
Since the settlement of Louisville in 1778, African Americans have created a history behind the wall of slavery and the veil of segregation, and have forged a remarkably vibrant community that, at times, influenced the political and cultural history of the nation.$18.00ISBN: 9780399588198Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: One World - February 12th, 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed$8.99ISBN: 9780525582199Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Yearling - April 7th, 2020
The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir.
$23.95ISBN: 9781595580047Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.Published: New Press - June 5th, 2006
For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? The Color of Wealth lays bare a dirty secret: for centuries, people of color have been barred by laws and by discrimination from participating in government wealth-building programs that benefit white Americans.