A Black Lives Matter Reading List

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We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781642595253
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2021

New York Times Bestseller


Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781662600517
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Published: Astra House - October 5th, 2021

*Named a Best Book of 2021 by Kirkus*

"Part memoir, part political and social commentary, the St. Louis native’s genre-bending book demonstrates her road to adopting abolitionist politics and makes the argument for why the new abolitionism — the push to end prisons and policing in the United States — ought to be the future of the country."


The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524748906
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Published: Pantheon - September 28th, 2021

A brilliant analysis of the foundations of racist policing in America: the day-to-day brutalities, largely hidden from public view, endured by Black youth growing up under constant police surveillance and the persistent threat of physical and psychological abuse
 


White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality Cover Image
$26.06
ISBN: 9780807000298
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Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

Shows how government created “ghettos” and affluent white space and entrenched a system of American residential caste that is the linchpin of US inequality—and issues a call for abolition.


His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$17.09
ISBN: 9781984855046
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 7th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America 


The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9780525509707
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Published: One World - September 7th, 2021

An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter
 
“Excellent and provocative . . . a gateway [to] urgent debates.”—Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker


The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias Cover Image
$26.09
ISBN: 9781250186188
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Published: Metropolitan Books - September 21st, 2021

The End of Bias is a transformative, groundbreaking exploration into how we can eradicate unintentional bias and discrimination, the great challenge of our age.


A World Without Police: How Strong Communities Make Cops Obsolete Cover Image
$24.26
ISBN: 9781839760051
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Published: Verso - August 24th, 2021

If police are the problem, what’s the solution?


Not
$25.16
ISBN: 9780807036297
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Published: Beacon Press - August 24th, 2021

Debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States


Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights Cover Image
$25.16
ISBN: 9781631496516
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Published: Liveright - August 24th, 2021

New York Times Book Review • Editors’ Choice


The Failed Promise: Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass, and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson Cover Image
$24.26
ISBN: 9781324004752
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 24th, 2021

Robert S. Levine foregrounds the viewpoints of Black Americans on Reconstruction in his absorbing account of the struggle between the great orator Frederick Douglass and President Andrew Johnson.


Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power - Updated and Revised: Interracial Solidarity in 1960s-70s New Left Organizing Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781612199412
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Published: Melville House - August 17th, 2021

UPDATED AND REVISED EDITION
 
THE LITTLE-KNOWN STORY OF POOR AND WORKING-CLASS WHITES, URBAN ETHNIC GROUPS AND BLACK PANTHERS ORGANIZING SIDE BY SIDE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE 1960S AND '70S


Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9781623175979
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Published: North Atlantic Books - August 10th, 2021

Exploring the intersections of Blackness, gender, fatness, health, and the violence of policing.


Conversations with Angela Davis (Literary Conversations) Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781496829580
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - July 14th, 2021

When Angela Davis (b. 1944) was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list in 1970 and after she successfully gained acquittal in the 1972 trial that garnered national and international attention, she became one of the most recognizable and iconic figures in the twentieth century.


Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780525575337
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Published: Crown - July 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A powerful study of how to bear witness in a moment when America is being called to do the same.”—Time
 
James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. What can we learn from his struggle in our own moment?


The Essential Kerner Commission Report Cover Image
By Jelani Cobb (Editor), Matthew Guariglia (Editor), Jelani Cobb (Introduction by)
$16.16
ISBN: 9781631498923
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Published: Liveright - July 27th, 2021

Recognizing that an historic study of American racism and police violence should become part of today’s canon, Jelani Cobb contextualizes it for a new generation.


The Abolition of Prison Cover Image
$12.60
ISBN: 9781849354202
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Published: AK Press - July 13th, 2021

The Abolition of Prison provides a reflection from a longtime prison abolitionist, psychoanalyst, and former prisoner on the history, theory, and practice of anti-prison activism in France and globally over the last fifty years. This book powerfully makes the case for the end of prisons, punishment, and guilt and, instead, suggests we work towards social change, care, collectivity.


Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women Cover Image
$22.49
ISBN: 9780062959829
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Published: Amistad - June 29th, 2021

Black women are beautiful, intelligent and capable —but mostly they embrace strong. Esteemed clinical psychologist, Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, praises the strength of women, while exploring how trauma and adversity have led to deep emotional pain and shaped how they walk through the world. 


Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9780807074121
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Published: Beacon Press - June 29th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Building on the groundwork laid in the New York Times bestseller White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo explores how a culture of niceness inadvertently promotes racism.


Above the Law: How
$11.70
ISBN: 9781682192573
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Published: OR Books - June 15th, 2021

- A police officer kills a twelve-year-old boy. It's caught on video. The officer gets off.
- A police officer strangles a man selling cigarettes. It's caught on video. The officer gets off.
- A police officer shoots a man in his car. It's live-streamed. The officer gets off.


Intersectional Class Struggle: Theory and Practice Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781849354127
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Published: AK Press - June 22nd, 2021

This innovative study, explores the relevance of class as a theoretical category in our world today, arguing that leading traditions of class analysis have missed major elements of what class is and how it operates. It combines instersectional theory and materialism to show that culture, economics, ideology, and consciousness are all factors that go into making "class" meaningful.


All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781984854995
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Published: Random House - June 8th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives.


Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts Cover Image
By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982115180
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the “powerful” (The New York Times Book Review) story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out of the historical record.

Women warriors planned and led revolt


“Thought-provoking—a must read for [everyone] seeking a firm grasp of accurate American history."  —Kirkus (starred review)


From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation (Expanded Second Edition) Cover Image
$17.96
ISBN: 9781642594553
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Published: Haymarket Books - June 1st, 2021

The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of activists.


How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
$26.10
ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller

Longlisted for the National Book Award

Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in sha


Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9780674975644
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Published: Belknap Press - May 31st, 2021

In the first comprehensive accounting of the US Supreme Court's race-related jurisprudence, a distinguished historian and renowned civil rights lawyer scrutinize a legacy too often blighted by racial injustice.


America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s Cover Image
$26.96
ISBN: 9781631498909
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Published: Liveright - May 18th, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book
New York Times Book Review • Cover Review and Editors' Choice
Profiled in The New Yorker


On Juneteenth Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781631498831
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Published: Liveright - May 4th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
Oprah Daily • Best Books of the Year

The essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history, as told by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Texas native.

 


Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women's Digital Resistance (Intersections #18) Cover Image
$29.40
ISBN: 9781479865109
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Published: New York University Press - May 25th, 2021

Where racism and sexism meet--an understanding of anti-Black misogyny


The Nation Must Awake: My Witness to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Cover Image
By Mary E. Jones Parrish, Anneliese M. Bruner (Afterword by), John Hope Franklin (Introduction by)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781595349439
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Published: Trinity University Press - May 25th, 2021

Mary Parrish was reading in her home when the Tulsa race massacre began on the evening of May 31, 1921. Parrish's daughter, Florence Mary, called the young journalist and teacher to the window. "Mother," she said, "I see men with guns."


The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9781541616615
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Published: Basic Books - April 20th, 2021

An award-winning historian reveals the harrowing forgotten story of America's internal slave trade—and its role in the making of America.

Slave traders are peripheral figures in most histories of American slavery.


Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781645036517
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Published: Bold Type Books - April 13th, 2021

From a leading prison abolitionist, a moving memoir about coming of age in Brooklyn and surviving incarceration—and a call to break free from all the cages that confine us.
 
Marlon Peterson grew up in 1980s Crown Heights, raised by Trinidadian immigrants.


We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy Cover Image
$35.99
ISBN: 9780062932563
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Published: Amistad - April 6th, 2021

From the author of Queen Sugar—now a critically acclaimed series on OWN directed by Ava Duvernay—comes a beautiful exploration and celebration of black farming in America. 

In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people’s co


“Prisons Make Us Safer”: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration (Myths Made in America) Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780807029527
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Published: Beacon Press - April 6th, 2021

An accessible guide for activists, educators, and all who are interested in understanding how the prison system oppresses communities and harms individuals.


Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation Cover Image
$13.50
ISBN: 9781849354189
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Published: AK Press - May 25th, 2021

In our complex world, facilitation and mediation skills are as important for individuals as they are for organizations. How do we practice them in ways that align with nature, with pleasure, with our best imagining of our future? How do we attend to generating the ease necessary to help us move through the inevitable struggles of life?


Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Justice) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781469663883
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 1st, 2021

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FINALIST, 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY


Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction Cover Image
$28.80
ISBN: 9781324005933
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 23rd, 2021

A groundbreaking history of the movement for equal rights that courageously battled racist laws and institutions, Northern and Southern, in the decades before the Civil War.


The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans--and How We Can Fix It Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525577324
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Published: Crown - March 23rd, 2021

A groundbreaking exposé of racism in the American taxation system from a law professor and expert on tax policy


A Black Women's History of the United States Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780807001998
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Published: Beacon Press - March 16th, 2021

2021 NAACP Image Award Nominee: Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

Honorable Mention for the 2021 Organization of American Historians Darlene Clark Hine Award


Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance Cover Image
By Mia Bay
$31.50
ISBN: 9780674979963
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Published: Belknap Press - March 23rd, 2021

"This extraordinary book is a powerful addition to the history of travel segregation. Traveling Black reveals how travel discrimination transformed over time from segregated trains to buses and Uber rides. Mia Bay shows that Black mobility has always been a struggle."--Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist


One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780807073360
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Published: Beacon Press - February 16th, 2021

Challenges narrow perceptions of Blackness as both an identity and lived reality to understand the diversity of what it means to be Black in the US and around the world

What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black?
Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness?
Who determines who is Black and who is not?


Anti-Racist Ally: An Introduction to Activism and Action Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780063081352
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Published: Amistad - February 16th, 2021

Join the fight for racially marginalized people with this pocket-sized guide filled with practical insights from one of the leading voices of the movement for equality and founder of the @officialmillennialblack Instagram.


Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition Cover Image
By Schomburg Center (Editor), Michelle D. Commander (Editor), Michelle D. Commander (Introduction by), Kevin Young (Foreword by), Kevin Young (Series edited by)
$19.80
ISBN: 9780143136088
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 16th, 2021

A new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young


The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9780525509561
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Published: One World - February 16th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color.


How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525509288
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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.


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780807047415
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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.


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$28.80
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times


So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781580058827
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Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a revelatory examination of race in America

Protests against racial injustice and white supremacy have galvanized millions around the world. The stakes for transformative conversations about race could not be higher.


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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780812993547
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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 • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT


Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Cover Image
$13.46
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.


When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$15.29
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


The End of Policing Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781784782924
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Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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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.


Are Prisons Obsolete? (Open Media Series) Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781583225813
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Published: Seven Stories Press - August 5th, 2003

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.


Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$23.39
ISBN: 9781728209807
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 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 turn, help other white people do better, too.


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$17.09
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


They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780316312493
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 12th, 2017

An indispensable work of journalism that “is electric, because it is so well reported” (Dwight Garner, New York Times) by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Wesley Lowery that describes the earliest days of #blacklivesmatter and brings to life the quest for justice in the murders by police of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray as well as an intimate, moving portrait of


Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America Cover Image
By Jennifer Harvey, Tim Wise (Foreword by)
$17.09
ISBN: 9781501878077
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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.


The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
$12.56
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

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.  


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Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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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:


Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9780807055373
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Published: Beacon Press - January 29th, 2019

A treatise of Black women’s transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagement


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Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
$14.36
ISBN: 9781608465644
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.


Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States Cover Image
By Alicia Garza (Foreword by), Maya Schenwar (Editor), Joe Macaré (Editor)
$16.20
ISBN: 9781608466122
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Published: Haymarket Books - June 21st, 2016

What is the reality of policing in the United States? Do the police keep anyone safe and secure other than the very wealthy? How do recent police killings of young black people in the United States fit into the historical and global context of anti-blackness?


Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter Cover Image
By Jordan T. Camp (Editor), Christina Heatherton (Editor)
$17.96
ISBN: 9781784783167
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Published: Verso - May 24th, 2016

How policing became the major political issue of our time


On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780525560579
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Published: Penguin Books - September 3rd, 2019

"Hope and insight and empathy spring from every page. . . . [McKesson] stares down the faces of bigotry and unfreedom and cynicism and doesn't flinch in writing out our marching orders toward freedom." --Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist


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How Nonviolence Protects the State Cover Image
$10.80
ISBN: 9781948501019
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Published: Detritus Books - August 21st, 2018

Since the civil rights era, the doctrine of nonviolence has enjoyed near-universal acceptance by the US Left. Today protest is often shaped by cooperation with state authorities--even organizers of rallies against police brutality apply for police permits, and anti-imperialists usually stop short of supporting self-defense and armed resistance.


From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781608465620
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize for an Especially Notable Book

"Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's searching examination of the social, political and economic dimensions of the prevailing racial order offers important context for understanding the necessity of the emerging movement for black liberation."
--Michelle Alexander


Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780525436614
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2018

A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.


Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (American Crossroads #21) Cover Image
$34.74
ISBN: 9780520242012
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Published: University of California Press - January 8th, 2007

Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%.


The Autobiography of Malcolm X Cover Image
By MALCOLM X, Alex Haley (With)
$17.10
ISBN: 9780345376718
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 15th, 1992

ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.


Assata: An Autobiography Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J.


I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781524760854
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Published: Convergent Books - May 15th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB 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.


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$16.16
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


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781635572957
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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 well 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
$15.30
ISBN: 9781632864130
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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


Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side Cover Image
$20.25
ISBN: 9780226526027
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 5th, 2018

“Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools.”
 
That’s how Eve L. Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard: describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside.


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1919 Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781608465989
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Published: Haymarket Books - June 11th, 2019

"The Zora Neale Hurston of her generation." --Studio 360

"A truly rare cultural phenomenon: an artist who not only holds up a mirror to society, but makes herself a catalyst to change it." --Chicago Tribune


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780316453691
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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.
A book about race.


The Hate U Give Collector's Edition Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
$18.89
ISBN: 9780062872340
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 4th, 2018

This collector’s edition of the acclaimed, award-winning novel contains a letter from the author, the meanings behind the names in the book, a map of Garden Heights, fan art, the full, original story that inspired the book, and an excerpt from On the Come Up.


All American Boys Cover Image
$11.69
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature.


The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.09
ISBN: 9780399246531
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!


Hair Love Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780525553366
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller and tie-in to Academy-Award Winning Short Film "Hair Love"
 
"I love that Hair Love is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this."


Let's Talk About Race Cover Image
By Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780064462266
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Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2008

"This wonderful book should be a first choice for all collections and is strongly recommended as a springboard for discussions about differences.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$13.49
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419710544
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 6th, 2014

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781433828546
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Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

The companion book, Something Happened in Our Park: Standing Together After Gun Violence, is available now.

A NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 INDIEBOUND BEST SELLER

#6 on American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom's Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020

A Little Free Library Action Book Club Selection


The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in t


Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
Winner of the Newbery Medal
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
 


Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593110416
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Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.


A is for Activist Cover Image
$10.76
ISBN: 9781609805395
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Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers 

“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street



Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights Cover Image
By Mikki Kendall, A. D'Amico (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399581793
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Published: Ten Speed Press - November 5th, 2019

A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women’s rights by the New York Times bestselling author of Hood Feminism


Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780679758693
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Published: Vintage - December 29th, 1998

Killing the Black Body remains a rallying cry for education, awareness, and action on extending reproductive justice to all women. It is as crucial as ever, even two decades after its original publication.
 


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781250112880
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Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library Mashable • The Atlantic Bustle The Root • Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780465060689
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Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

The classic, New York Times-bestselling book on the psychology of racism that shows us how to talk about race in America.

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy?


Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
$14.36
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


Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9781479836482
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Published: New York University Press - September 24th, 2019

The essential guide to understanding how racism works and how racial inequality shapes black lives, ultimately offering a road-map for resistance for racial justice advocates and antiracists


Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781610394574
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 26th, 2014

Now updated with new material, the groundbreaking history of how police forces have become militarized, both in equipment and mindset, and what that means for American democracy.


Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America Cover Image
$25.16
ISBN: 9780190846992
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 4th, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History

The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman's fight for justice--and reparations


As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781849353168
Availability: Backordered. Will not ship for 2 weeks or longer.
Published: AK Press - June 5th, 2018

Both theoretical and pragmatic, this refreshingly savvy book charts a course for the Black Lives Matter generation.


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America Cover Image
$13.50
ISBN: 9781932841770
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Agate Bolden - August 13th, 2013

Author and essayist Kiese Laymon is one of the most unique, stirring, and powerful new voices in American writing. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a collection of his essays, touching on subjects ranging from family, race, violence, and celebrity to music, writing, and coming of age in Mississippi.


Police: A Field Guide Cover Image
$17.96
ISBN: 9781786630148
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Published: Verso - March 13th, 2018

Radical glossary of the vocabulary of policing that redefines the very way we understand law enforcement

It doesn’t take firsthand experience to learn the meaning of pain compliance or rough ride.


Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9780691183060
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 4th, 2018

How American race law provided a blueprint for Nazi Germany


The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9780465049660
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Published: Basic Books - October 25th, 2016

Winner of the 2015 Avery O.


Capitalism and Slavery Cover Image
$38.50
ISBN: 9780807844885
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 14th, 1994

Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide. Eric Williams advanced these powerful ideas in Capitalism and Slavery, published in 1944.


Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Justice) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781469653662
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 21st, 2019

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FINALIST, 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY


Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism Cover Image
$32.20
ISBN: 9781479837243
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Published: New York University Press - February 20th, 2018

A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms


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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$15.29
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.”—The New York Times 


Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9780805083354
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - July 10th, 2007

"Once in a while a book comes along that projects the spirit of an era; this is one of them . . . Vibrant and expressive . . . A well-researched and well-written work." —The Philadelphia Inquirer


killing rage: Ending Racism Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9780805050271
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - October 15th, 1996

One of our country's premier cultural and social critics, bell hooks has always maintained that eradicating racism and eradicating sexism must go hand in hand. But whereas many women have been recognized for their writing on gender politics, the female voice has been all but locked out of the public discourse on race.


They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9780300251838
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Published: Yale University Press - January 7th, 2020

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History: a bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy
 
“Stunning.”—Rebecca Onion, Slate
 
“Makes a vital contribution to our understanding of our past and present.”—Parul Sehgal, New York Time


Black Power: Politics of Liberation in America Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780679743132
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Published: Vintage - November 10th, 1992

A revolutionary work since its publication, Black Power exposed the depths of systemic racism in this country and provided a radical political framework for reform: true and lasting social change would only be accomplished through unity among African-Americans and their independence from the preexisting order.


A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9780385471077
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Published: Anchor - December 1st, 1993

“A stunning picture of a black woman’s coming of age in America. Put it on the shelf beside The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” —Kirkus Reviews


Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color Cover Image
By Andrea Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword by)
$18.90
ISBN: 9780807088982
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-7 business days
Published: Beacon Press - August 1st, 2017

“A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence.” —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow


Afropessimism Cover Image
$26.96
ISBN: 9781631496141
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Published: Liveright - April 7th, 2020

Longlisted • National Book Award (Nonfiction)


The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, with a New Preface Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9780674238145
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Published: Harvard University Press - July 22nd, 2019

Winner of the John Hope Franklin Prize
A Moyers & Company Best Book of the Year

"A brilliant work that tells us how directly the past has formed us."
--Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of Books


We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement Cover Image
$31.05
ISBN: 9781479886036
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Published: New York University Press - August 22nd, 2014

Winner of the 2014 Anna Julia Cooper-CLR James Book Award presented by the National Council of Black Studies Winner of the 2014 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature In We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement, Akinyele Omowale Umoja argues that armed resistance was critical to the Southern freedom


The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780310113607
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Published: Zondervan - January 7th, 2020

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller

An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically--up to the present day--worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response.


Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781642591330
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Published: Haymarket Books - April 28th, 2020

In most accounts of the origins of money we are offered pleasant tales in which it arises to the mutual benefit of all parties as a result of barter. In this groundbreaking study David McNally reveals the true story of money's origins and development as one of violence and human bondage.


Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District Cover Image
$20.66
ISBN: 9781934645383
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Published: Eakin Press - August 1st, 2007

Early in the twentieth century, the black community in Tulsa- the "Greenwood District"- became a nationally renowned entrepreneurial center. Frequently referred to as "The Black Wall Street of America," the Greenwood District attracted pioneers from all over America who sought new opportunities and fresh challenges. Legal segregation forced blacks to do business among themselves.


Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores Cover Image
$17.10
ISBN: 9780830845293
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Published: IVP Books - February 6th, 2018

  • 2018 IVP Readers' Choice Award
  • 16th Annual Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year - Social Issues/Justice

The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Mass incarceration has become a lucrative industry, and the criminal justice system is plagued with bias and unjust practices.


This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible Cover Image
$29.84
ISBN: 9780822361237
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Duke University Press - December 4th, 2015

Visiting Martin Luther King Jr. during the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him.


The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781608468959
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: Haymarket Books - March 19th, 2019

With his colleagues at the People's Law Office (PLO), Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases that have exposed corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and throughout the city's corrupt political machine.


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The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781641603218
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 5th, 2019

Read the story behind the award-winning film Judas and the Black Messiah

On December 4, 1969, attorney Jeff Haas was in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton’s fiancée.


The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9780679724674
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Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

A classic and impassioned account of the first revolution in the Third World.


Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780991331307
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Published: Elephant Room Press - January 9th, 2014

For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction.


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780062684318
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Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

A Finalist for the NAACP Image Award

A Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction

A Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

An NPR Best Book of the Year


Good Trouble: Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419732355
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Published: Abrams - January 8th, 2019

Good Trouble is the helpful antidote to all the pessimism and name-calling that is permeating today’s political and social dialogues. Revisiting episodes from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, it highlights the essential lessons that modern-day activists and the civically minded can extract and embrace in order to move forward and create change.


The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781501126352
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-7 business days
Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2017

The New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful.


No Fascist Usa!: The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780872867963
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: City Lights Books - January 28th, 2020

The story of how a national grassroots network fought a resurgence of the KKK and other fascist groups during the Reagan years, laying the groundwork for today's anti-fascist/anti-racist movements.

Smash fascism Read this book --Tom Morello, songwriter and guitarist with Rage Against the Machine


Full Spectrum Resistance, Volume One: Building Movements and Fighting to Win Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781609809119
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Published: Seven Stories Press - May 28th, 2019

A guide to direct action for those disillusioned with the posturing of liberal “activism.”

The radical left is losing, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here is the radical’s guide to activist work—the manual we need at this crucial moment to organize for universal human rights, a habitable earth, and a more egalitarian society. 


Full Spectrum Resistance, Volume Two: Actions and Strategies for Change Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781609809287
Availability: In Stock (but it is always wise to call ahead to confirm!)
Published: Seven Stories Press - May 28th, 2019

A guide to direct action for those disillusioned with the posturing of liberal “activism.”

The radical left is losing, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here is the radical’s guide to activist work—the manual we need at this crucial moment to organize for universal human rights, a habitable earth, and a more egalitarian society. 


Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition Cover Image
$52.25
ISBN: 9780807848296
Availability: Backordered at least 2 weeks or possibly unavailable.
Published: University of North Carolina Press - January 24th, 2000

In this ambitious work, first published in 1983, Cedric Robinson demonstrates that efforts to understand black people's history of resistance solely through the prism of Marxist theory are incomplete and inaccurate. Marxist analyses tend to presuppose European models of history and experience that downplay the significance of black people and black communities as agents of change and resistance.


We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780807028346
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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.


Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (Justice) Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781469659176
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 1st, 2020

In July 1919, an explosive race riot forever changed Chicago. For years, black southerners had been leaving the South as part of the Great Migration. Their arrival in Chicago drew the ire and scorn of many local whites, including members of the city's political leadership and police department, who generally sympathized with white Chicagoans and viewed black migrants as a problem population.


Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781786992772
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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?


Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780307353146
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Published: Crown - July 24th, 2007

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An explosive and absorbing discussion of race, politics, and the history of American sports.”—Ebony
 


Necropolitics Cover Image
$29.84
ISBN: 9781478006510
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Published: Duke University Press - October 25th, 2019

In Necropolitics Achille Mbembe, a leader in the new wave of francophone critical theory, theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world, a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, militarization, enmity, and terror as well as by a resurgence of racist, fascist, and nationalist forces determined to exclude and kill.


Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms Cover Image
$24.29
ISBN: 9781620973103
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Published: New Press - July 21st, 2020

A crucial indictment of widely embraced alternatives to incarceration that exposes how many of these new approaches actually widen the net of punishment and surveillance

But what does it mean--really--to celebrate reforms that convert your home into your prison?
--Michelle Alexander, from the foreword


The Underground Railroad Records: Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom Cover Image
By William Still, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Introduction by), Quincy T. Mills (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984855053
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Published: Modern Library - September 24th, 2019

A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad.

Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9780674737570
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Published: Belknap Press - January 14th, 2020

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
Winner of the James A. Rawley Prize in the History of Race Relations
Winner of the Phillis Wheatley Book Award
Finalist for the Cundill Prize