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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • ISBN: 9781400052189
    • Brand: Skloot, Rebecca
    • Manufacturer: Broadway Books

    Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, ... [read more]

  • Homegoing

    • ISBN: 1101971061
    • Brand: VINTAGE
    • Manufacturer: Vintage

    Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway AwardWinner of the NBCC's John Leonard AwardShortlisted for the British Book Award - Debut of the YearA New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time,, Harper’s Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, t... [read more]

  • Things Fall Apart

    • ISBN: 0385474547
    • Color: Other
    • Brand: Anchor
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

  • The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

    • ISBN: 9781594481925
    • Brand: James McBride
    • Manufacturer: Riverhead Books

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography.The incredible modern classic that calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and launched James McBride’s literary career.Over two years on The New Y... [read more]

  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    • ISBN: 9780679763888
    • Brand: Wilkerson, Isabel
    • Manufacturer: Vintage

    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 WINNERLYNTON HISTORY PRIZE WINNE... [read more]

  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

    • ISBN: 9781631494536
    • Manufacturer: Liveright

    One of Publishers Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2017 Longlisted for the National Book AwardThis “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review). Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) h... [read more]

  • Brown Girl Dreaming

    • ISBN: 9780147515827
    • Brand: Puffin Books
    • Manufacturer: Puffin Books

    Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems.Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s LiteratureA President Obama "O" Book Club pickRaised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she share... [read more]

  • Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy)

    • ISBN: 1416905863
    • Brand: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
    • Manufacturer: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

    If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy fo... [read more]

  • One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids)

    • ISBN: 1452138559
    • Brand: Chronicle Books
    • Manufacturer: Chronicle Books

    Based on the timeless song by Bob MarleyNow available as a board book that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to learn about diversity, teamwork, and love.One love, one heart, let's get together and feel all right: Adapted from one of Bob Marley's most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics to life for a new... [read more]

  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha)

    • ISBN: 1250170974
    • Manufacturer: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

    • ISBN: 0399588175
    • Brand: Spiegel Grau
    • Manufacturer: Spiegel & Grau

    #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 followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Ne... [read more]

  • I Love My Hair!

    • ISBN: 0316523755
    • Color: Multicolor
    • Brand: Megan Tingley Books
    • Manufacturer: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    A modern classic, this whimsical story has been celebrating the beauty of African-American hair for 20 years!In this imaginative, evocative story, a girl named Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair, encouraging black children to be proud of their heritage and enhancing self-confidence.I Love My Hair! has been a staple in African... [read more]

  • Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1967 to the Present

    • ISBN: 0316599239
    • Manufacturer: Little, Brown and Company

    In 1969, Little, Brown and Company published The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, edited by Langston Hughes - the classic compendium of African-American short fiction from 1897 to 1967. Now, a quarter of a century later, Gloria Naylor has compiled an encore volume, Children of the Night, bringing this extraordinary series up to date. Gathering ... [read more]

  • Every Little Thing: Based on the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley

    • ISBN: 1452142904
    • Brand: Marley, Cedella (ADP)/ Brantley-Newton, Vanessa (ILT)
    • Manufacturer: Chronicle Books

    Now in board book, Every Little Thing brings Bob Marley's beloved song to life for a new generation. Every family will relate to this universal story of a boy who won't let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three special little birds. Including all the lyrics of the original song plus new verses, this cheerful book will bring a s... [read more]

  • Plug Love

  • The Fifth Season: The Broken Earth, Book 1

    • Manufacturer: Hachette Audio

    This is the way the world ends. For the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great, red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal,and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This... [read more]

  • Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga (Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World)

    • ISBN: 0252080793
    • Manufacturer: University of Illinois Press

    A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her--"a well-polished artifact, an heirloom that had been carefully preserved"--began among the Yoruba in West Africa and continued with her own century and more of life.   In 1983, folklorist Jane Beck began a series ... [read more]

  • Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking

    • ISBN: 1588346404
    • Manufacturer: Smithsonian Books

    A celebration of African American cooking with 109 recipes from the National Museum of African American History and Culture's Sweet Home Café. Named a 2019 James Beard Foundation Book Award nominee for best American cookbook; a Food & Wine best cookbook of fall 2018; a Booklist top 10 food book of 2018; an Essence Oct 2018 pick, and more.Since the... [read more]

  • Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

    • ISBN: 1588345939
    • Manufacturer: Smithsonian Books

    This fully illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's newest museum takes visitors on a journey through the richness and diversity of African American culture and the history of a people whose struggles, aspirations, and achievements have shaped the nation. Opened in September 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture welcomes a... [read more]

  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison)

    • ISBN: 0316475114
    • Manufacturer: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    "Meet 40 trailblazing women who broke barriers of race and gender to pave the way for future generations. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History is important, timely, and written in style that kids will enjoy. " - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor A NEW YORK TIMES INSTANT BESTSELLER!A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!This beautifully illustrated New York Times... [read more]

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