Antiracist Resources and Other Recommended Books by Black Authors
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.
The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.
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.
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America
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 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.
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
Exposes the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people—and explores how this intensifies racial inequality.
From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.
One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post
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
A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020
"If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better."--NPR
* 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:
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
An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, INDIEBOUND, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, CHRONICLE HERALD, SALISBURY POST, GUELPH MERCURY TRIBUNE, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER | NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2017 BY: The Washington Post • Bustle • Men's Journal • The Chicago Re
Named a 2018 Notable Work of Nonfiction by The Washington Post
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Winner, The 2018 Southern Book Prize
NAMED A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY: Chicago Tribune • Time • Publisher's Weekly
A physician's "remarkable" account of how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences (Minneapolis Star Tribune) -- even for the white voters they promise to help.
$19.95ISBN: 9781595588340Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Press - September 4th, 2012
This groundbreaking book by the acclaimed Dorothy Roberts examines how the myth of biological concept of race--revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databases--continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly "post-racial" era.$18.99ISBN: 9781620971932Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$17.95ISBN: 9781631494536Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$26.00ISBN: 9780812993547Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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
$25.00ISBN: 9781524760854Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.
$27.95ISBN: 9780807033555Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$12.00ISBN: 9780525563006Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - March 6th, 2018
A new Vintage Classics edition of the abolitionist leader’s classic autobiography.
$18.00ISBN: 9780300251838Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yale University Press - January 7th, 2020Winner 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
“Compelling.”—Renee Graham, Boston Globe
“Stunning.”—Rebecca Onion, Slate
“Makes a vital c$28.00ISBN: 9781451645132Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster - February 4th, 2020
“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story.$17.00ISBN: 9781501131738Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scribner - February 4th, 2020
“A vibrant memoir of race, violence, family, and manhood…a virtuosic wail of a book” (The Boston Globe), Survival Math calculates how award-winning author Mitchell S.$17.95ISBN: 9780679763888Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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
$28.95ISBN: 9781631495694Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Liveright - February 11th, 2020
The basis of a major PBS documentary by Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns (first airing: October 13, 2020 at 9PM ET), this revelatory history shows how the automobile fundamentally changed African American life.$30.00ISBN: 9781469653662Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: University of North Carolina Press - October 21st, 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FINALIST, 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY$17.99ISBN: 9781568588490Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$26.99ISBN: 9781595588180Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: New Press - January 15th, 2019
Featured in the New Yorker's "Page-Turner"$16.00ISBN: 9781501187834Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atria Books - February 4th, 2020
From the row houses of Baltimore to the stoops of Brooklyn, the New York Times bestselling author of The Cook Up lays bare the voices of the most vulnerable and allows their stories to uncover the systematic injustice threaded within our society.$27.00ISBN: 9781568588544Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bold Type Books - April 2nd, 2019
A warm, wise, and urgent guide to parenting in uncertain times, from a longtime reporter on race, reproductive health, and politics$14.95ISBN: 9780807055373Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$24.95ISBN: 9780872867949Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: City Lights Books - February 11th, 2020
Newsweek, Lit Hub, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution pick Race Man by Julian Bond as one of their Most-Anticipated Books of 2020$18.99ISBN: 9781620974346Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: New Press - July 17th, 2018
"Powerful and important . . . an instant classic."
--The Washington Post Book World$18.95ISBN: 9781620973424Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Press - January 16th, 2018
The "powerful" (Michelle Alexander) exploration--featured by The Atlantic, Essence, the Washington Post, New York magazine, NPR, and others--of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools
In a work that Lisa Delpit calls "imperative reading," Monique W.$23.99ISBN: 9781620973998Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Press - August 27th, 2019
A groundbreaking and visionary call to action on educating and supporting girls of color, from the highly acclaimed author of Pushout
"Monique Morris is a personal shero of mine and a respected expert in this space."
--Ayanna Pressley, U.S. congresswoman and the first woman of color elected to Boston's city council$16.00ISBN: 9780253035837Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Indiana University Press - July 11th, 2018
In The Tears of the Black Man, award-winning author Alain Mabanckou explores what it means to be black in the world today. Mabanckou confronts the long and entangled history of Africa, France, and the United States as it has been shaped by slavery, colonialism, and their legacy today.$22.95ISBN: 9780674976450Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harvard University Press - September 18th, 2017
America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid?$16.00ISBN: 9780307473431Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Winner of the Heartland Prize
A New York Times Notable Book
$16.99ISBN: 9780062748218Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Amistad - January 7th, 2020
New York Times Bestseller • TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 • New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018 • NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 • Economist Book of the Year • SELF.com’s Best Books of 2018 • Audible’s Best of the Year • BookRiot’s Best Audio Boo$18.00ISBN: 9780807023044Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Beacon Press - August 14th, 2018
This exploration of the effects of lynching in the U.S. speaks powerfully to us in these times that have witnessed the creation of the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.$17.00ISBN: 9781635574616Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 14th, 2020
Nominated for an NAACP Image Award
A Publishers Weekly Top 10 History Title for the season
Booklist's Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction titles for the year
BookRiot's "50 Must-Read Poetry Collections"
Most Anticipated Books of the Year--The Rumpus, Nylon$17.95ISBN: 9780393356731Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019
“This is a dangerous book.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams$28.00ISBN: 9780316532860Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Hachette Books - January 14th, 2020An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill).
Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of bla$35.00ISBN: 9781631495342Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Liveright - November 19th, 2019
Winner • Mark Lynton History Prize
Winner • Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize (Massachusetts Historical Society)
Shortlisted • Cundill History Prize
New York Times • Times Critics Top Books of the Year
Finalist • Massachusetts Book Awards$16.95ISBN: 9781948226745Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Catapult - October 6th, 2020
Called "powerful and provocative by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.$7.99ISBN: 9780345350688Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ballantine Books - October 12th, 1987
ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY$13.95ISBN: 9780679744726Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - December 1st, 1992
An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection
A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.$14.95ISBN: 9780307275936Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - October 10th, 2006
In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.
"A major work of Black American fiction." –The New Republic$17.99ISBN: 9780060838676Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Amistad - March 19th, 2013
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith$25.99ISBN: 9780062915795Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Amistad - January 14th, 2020
From “one of the greatest writers of our time” (Toni Morrison)—the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God—a collection of remarkable stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.$24.95ISBN: 9780385537070Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
$16.95ISBN: 9780345804327Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Anchor - January 30th, 2018
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him.$27.00ISBN: 9780525536291Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR$16.00ISBN: 9780807083697Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004
The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.$16.99ISBN: 9780316229296Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Orbit - August 4th, 2015
At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)
This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time.$17.99ISBN: 9780316491372Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Orbit - August 13th, 2019
Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.$16.00ISBN: 9781594632785Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Riverhead Books - August 5th, 2014
Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs
Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction$28.00ISBN: 9780735216723Availability: BackorderedPublished: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020
One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year"
Oprah's Book Club Pick
Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine
A Washington Post Notable Novel$16.95ISBN: 9780525563242Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - April 9th, 2019
One of the TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR New York Times Book Review$16.95ISBN: 9781101971062Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017
Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.
$17.00ISBN: 9781608196265Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury USA - April 24th, 2012
Winner of the National Book Award
Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina.$17.00ISBN: 9781501126079Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - May 8th, 2018
WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, i$16.00ISBN: 9781501126352Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$14.95ISBN: 9780307278449Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - May 8th, 2007
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison powerfully examines our obsession with beauty and conformity—and asks questions about race, class, and gender with her characteristic subtly and grace.
$16.00ISBN: 9781400033416Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - June 8th, 2004
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.$16.99ISBN: 9780062359995Availability: BackorderedPublished: Amistad - May 30th, 2017
A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award
New York Times Bestseller
A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017
A Bustle Fall Roundup pick for 2017$26.00ISBN: 9780525535270Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
"A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic$20.00ISBN: 9780525559559Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$15.99ISBN: 9781568589770Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bold Type Books - October 3rd, 2017
An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history.$28.00ISBN: 9780399590597Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: One World - September 24th, 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.$18.00ISBN: 9780399590573Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: One World - October 30th, 2018
In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.$16.00ISBN: 9781101985885Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dutton - August 7th, 2018
A memoir and manifesto from the comedian, hit podcast host, and star of United Shades of America$16.00ISBN: 9780143129202Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Plume - October 4th, 2016
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • “A must-read...Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, real, and specific way, it penetrates your brain and stays with you.”—Ilana Glazer, co-creator and co-star of Broad City$16.00ISBN: 9780525534167Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Plume - October 15th, 2019
New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world.$17.00ISBN: 9780143111641Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017
A New York Times bestseller * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction * Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.$17.00ISBN: 9780802156983Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLER$15.99ISBN: 9781620975879Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Press - October 1st, 2019
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Named a notable book of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Time, and The Guardian$16.00ISBN: 9781501125669Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - March 5th, 2019
*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*
In this powerful, provocative, and universally lau$23.95ISBN: 9781616207922Availability: BackorderedPublished: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
As Heard on NPR's This American Life
“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S.$15.95ISBN: 9780525563488Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - March 31st, 2020
*AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
“Stay-up-all-night, miss-your-subway-stop, spit-out-your-beverage funny.... irresistible as a snack tray, as intimately pleasurable as an Irish goodbye.”
—Jia Tolentino$16.99ISBN: 9780062282712Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014
From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller, Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more, and instant classic
A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.$16.99ISBN: 9780062420718Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.$20.00ISBN: 9781849353267Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: AK Press - March 19th, 2019
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life?$26.00ISBN: 9780802125088Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grove Press - August 13th, 2019
Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction
A New York Times Bestseller
Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review
Named one of the "10 Best Books of 2019" by the New York Times Book Review, Seattle Times, Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Tribune, and Slate$17.00ISBN: 9780679758693Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.
$15.95ISBN: 9781947793439Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tin House Books - September 3rd, 2019
“When an author’s unmitigated brilliance shows up on every page, it’s tempting to skip a description and just say, Read this! Such is the case with this breathlessly powerful, deceptively breezy book of poetry.” —Booklist, Starred Review$16.99ISBN: 9781937512651Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017
*2018 "12 best books to give this holiday season" --TODAY Show
*Best Books of 2018 --Rolling Stone$17.00ISBN: 9781556594861Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019
WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR POETRY
Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award
"100 Notable Books of the Year," The New York Times Book Review
One Book, One Philadelphia Citywide Reading Program Selection, 2021$16.00ISBN: 9781644450109Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020
Danez Smith is our president$7.99ISBN: 9780345514400Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009
Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.
$15.95ISBN: 9781947793187Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tin House Books - February 5th, 2019
A National Book Critics Circle Poetry Award Winner!$15.00ISBN: 9780525434696Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - February 7th, 2017
In his final years, Baldwin envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project had never been published before acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined Baldwin’s oeuvre to compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro.$9.99ISBN: 9780451527530Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Signet - January 1st, 2000
Martin Luther King’s classic exploration of the events and forces behind the Civil Rights Movement—including his Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.
“There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.”$27.99ISBN: 9781250257703Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. - June 9th, 2020
From New York Times bestselling author of Lead From The Outside and political leader Stacey Abrams, a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country.$16.95ISBN: 9780394713519Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.00ISBN: 9780143135692Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alice Walker's iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book.$19.99ISBN: 9780310113607Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.