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History Books - African American

Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250276759
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 1st, 2020


From the New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop, a passionate call to America to finally reckon with race and start the journey to redemption.

“Powerfully illuminating, heart-wrenching, and enlightening.” -Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist

Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358539414
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 17th, 2020

From NPR correspondent and New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, comes a powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events.   A book in the tradition of James Baldwin’s “A Report from Occupied Territory,”  Light for the World to See

I Came As a Shadow: An Autobiography Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250619358
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - December 15th, 2020

The long-awaited autobiography from Georgetown University’s legendary coach, whose life on and off the basketball court threw America’s unresolved struggle with racial justice into sharp relief.

John Thompson was never just a basketball coach and I Came As A Shadow is categorically not just a basketball autobiography.

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

A chorus of extraordinary voices comes together to tell one of history’s great epics: the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.

The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062914668
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Published: Harper - January 26th, 2021

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK: San Francisco Chronicle, O, the Oprah Magazine, Time Out, Town and Country, Lithub

From journalist and New York Times bestselling author Charles Blow comes a powerful manifesto and call to action for Black Americans to amass political power and fight white supremacy.

Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982129811
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - January 26th, 2021

Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize.

Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a “dangerous negro agitator.” In the annals of history, it makes her an icon.

Ida B.

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

WINNER — 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION • TIME Magazine — 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 • A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and Editors' Choice Selection • Best Books of 2020: NPR, Washington Post, Library Journal, Chicago Public Library •  Excerpted in The New Yorker • Longlisted — Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction •

South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541617780
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Published: Basic Books - November 10th, 2020

A brilliant and surprising account of the coming of the American Civil War, showing the crucial role of slaves who escaped to Mexico.

The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568587523
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Published: Bold Type Books - October 20th, 2020

In a rapidly changing New York, two forces battled for the city's soul: the pro-slavery New Yorkers who kept the illegal slave trade alive and well, and the abolitionists fighting for freedom.

Black: A Celebration of a Culture Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510760158
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Published: Skyhorse - November 24th, 2020

Over 500 glorious black-and-white photographs celebrating black culture throughout American history, from Jesse Owens to Barry Bonds, Ella Fitzgerald to Halle Berry.

Tucked away in the dusty halls of the Smithsonian archives and nearly forgotten by most historians, black culture is a vast, complex, interconnected web of different people, trends, and lifestyles.

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984880338
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Published: Penguin Press - February 16th, 2021

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Stony the Road and one of our most important voices on the African-American experience, a powerful new history of the Black church in America as the Black community's abiding rock and its fortress.

The companion book to the upcoming PBS series.

White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America's Racist History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541646551
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Published: Basic Books - November 17th, 2020

A major new history of the fight for racial equality in America, arguing that fear of black sexuality has undergirded white supremacy from the start.

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