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  • The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis
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    The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

    9780316558730
    $28.00
    A singular memoir highlighting "the outstanding humanity of black America" that tells the story of one unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and the life they lead in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s (James McBride)   In 1958, the...
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  • Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over
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    Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

    9781640090613
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    One of O: The Oprah Magazine's Top Books of Summer "Old in Art School is a glorious achievement--bighearted and critical, insightful and entertaining. This book is a cup of courage for everyone who wants to change their lives." --Tayari Jones, author of...
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  • The Butler: A Witness to History The Butler: A Witness to History
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    The Butler: A Witness to History

    9781476752990
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    A Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and a writer for the "Washington Post", Wil Haygood has been described as a cultural historian. He is the author of a trio of iconic biographies. His "King of the Cats: The Life and Times of...
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  • Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir
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    Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir

    9781586486709
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    As a young college student in Atlanta, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. had a summer job driving a white banker around town. During the man's post-luncheon siestas, Jordan passed the time reading books, a fact that astounded his boss. "Vernon can read!" the man...
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  • The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World (HC) (2023)
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    The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World (HC) (2023)

    9781953368546
    $38.00
    The true story of Marshall "Major" Taylor, who overcame racial prejudice to become one of the most dominant cyclists in history. Part of Belt's Revival series and with an introduction by Zito Madu.The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World, which Taylor...
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  • Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging
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    Hungry Hearts: Essays on Courage, Desire, and Belonging

    9780593229620
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    Sixteen innovators, creatives, and thought leaders--Austin Channing Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, among others--share intimate stories of uncovering beauty and potential through moments of fear, loss, heartbreak, and uncertainty. Over the...
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  • Think Black: A Memoir by Clyde W. Ford
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    Think Black: A Memoir

    9780062890566
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    A masterful storyteller, Ford interweaves his personal story with the backdrop of the social movements unfolding at that time, providing a revealing insider's view of the tech industry. . . simultaneously informative and entertaining. . . A powerful,...
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  • Ordinary Light: A Memoir Ordinary Light: A Memoir
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    Ordinary Light: A Memoir

    9780345804075
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    The dazzling memoir from the U.S. Poet Laureate and author of Wade in the Water and Life on Mars. Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Denver Post In Ordinary Light, Pulitzer...
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  • Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga
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    Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga

    9780062201027
    $13.99
    2016 NAACP Image Award Winner An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo exhibit a shocking story of racial prejudice, science, and tragedy in the early years...
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  • Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original 9781439190463 Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original 9781439190463
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    Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original 9781439190463

    9781439190463
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    From the mind of brilliant historian Robin Kelley comes the first full biography of legendary jazz musician Thelonious Monk, including full access to the family's archives, dozens of interviews, and an afterword for Monk's 2017 centennial. Thelonious...
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  • The Lost Daughter
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    The Lost Daughter

    9780399160868
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    Williams was born to Black Panther parents and grew up in Oakland, California, in the 70s--a vivid childhood during a time of immense political and cultural upheaval, though hardly idyllic. A daughter of the Black Panther movement tells her remarkable...
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  • Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (Toni Morrison Lecture)
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    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (Toni Morrison Lecture)

    9780691140186
    $19.95
    Publisher Comments: Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her...
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  • Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs
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    Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs

    9780393077476
    $26.95
    This stunning, visual biography of Michelle Obama chronicles her life since becoming First Lady. Photos of her on Inauguration Day, at play with her daughters, and greeting dignitaries at the White House place the popular First Lady into a cultural and...
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  • Black Pain:  It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting Black Pain:  It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting
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    Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting

    9780743298834
    $18.00
    Black people are dying everywhere we turn, in the faces we see and the headlines we read, and we feel emotional pain, but we don't know how to tackle it--it's time to recognize it and work through our trauma. Terrie had made it: she had launched her own...
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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    9780375507892
    $24.00
    Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters. Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as...
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