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White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

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.


So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

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


How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#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.


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.


Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America Cover Image
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 17th, 2017

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 PostBustleMen's JournalThe Chicago Re


Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683640813
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Published: Sounds True - June 1st, 2018

"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:


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807057834
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Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

2015 Recipient of the American Book Award

The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples

 


Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

* 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 African American and Latinx History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807005934
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Published: Beacon Press - December 11th, 2018

An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights


When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250306906
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020

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


I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Cover Image
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Published: Convergent Books - May 15th, 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.
 


How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2009

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


Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781728209807
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 28th, 2020

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 t


Between the World and Me Cover Image
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

#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
 


Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People Cover Image
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Published: Bantam - August 16th, 2016

“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.


Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

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 Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America Cover Image
By Jim Wallis, Bryan Stevenson (Foreword by)
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Published: Brazos Press - February 14th, 2017

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.


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

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


The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

"Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” --Ta-Nehisi Coates
 


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

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


Life Behind a Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807130568
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Published: LSU Press - September 1st, 2004

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.


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

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

MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNER


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465060689
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Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated


Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872867383
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Published: City Lights Books - July 4th, 2017

"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


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

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


White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017

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


Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807039823
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Published: Beacon Press - August 27th, 2019

A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.


Women, Race, & Class Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394713519
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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 1983

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


Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights (Scholastic Focus): The Struggle for African American Voting Rights Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Focus - January 7th, 2020

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?


Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America Cover Image
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Published: 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.


A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807033555
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Published: 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


The End of Policing Cover Image
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Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER


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The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

#1 New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize • Winner of the National Book Award • Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction • Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

"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.org

"A rousing call to action for today's feminists. It should be required reading for everyone."--Gabrielle Union, author of We're Going to Need More Wine


The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674237476
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Published: Belknap Press - March 11th, 2019

"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

"Extraordinary... Baradaran focuses on a part of the American story that's often ignored: the way African Americans were locked out of the financial engines that create wealth in America."
--Ezra Klein


Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do Cover Image
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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.


White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White Cover Image
By Daniel Hill, Brenda Salter McNeil (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780830843930
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Published: 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.


The Cross and the Lynching Tree Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626980051
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Published: 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


No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice Cover Image
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Published: 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.


Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice Cover Image
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - March 17th, 2020

"A no-nonsense call to action for all those willing to confront their complicity, Good White Racist? promises 'This is going to be hard, and you are going to be uncomfortable. But it will be worth it.'" - Foreword Reviews

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Dear White Women, It's Not You. It's Me. I'm Breaking Up With You!: Commentaries on Race, White Feminism, Allyship and Intersectionality Cover Image
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Published: Drake Publishing - October 14th, 2019

Chokehold: Policing Black Men Cover Image
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Published: New Press - September 18th, 2018

Finalist for the 2018 National Council on Crime & Delinquency's Media for a Just Society Awards

Nominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction)

A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book

A Kirkus Best Book of 2017


Seven Sisters and a Brother: Friendship, Resistance, and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s (African American Author, for Fan Cover Image
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Published: 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.


Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century Cover Image
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Published: Zed Books - October 25th, 2019

The 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?


How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance Cover Image
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Published: 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


How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide Cover Image
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Published: 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


Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership Cover Image
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Published: Hachette Books - January 14th, 2020

An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill).


Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field Cover Image
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Published: 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.


Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Cover Image
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Published: 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.” 


Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow Cover Image
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Published: 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.


Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy #1) Cover Image
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Published: 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.


We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom Cover Image
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Published: 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.


Two Centuries of Black Louisville Cover Image
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Published: 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.


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
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Published: 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


It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) Cover Image
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Published: 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.
 


The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595580047
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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.