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  • This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
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    This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America

    9780062666154
    $15.99
    "A writer to be reckoned with."-Roxane Gay Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Esquire, Elle, Vogue, Nylon, The Millions, Refinery29, the Huffington Post, Book Riot, Bitch Media, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and...
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  • James Baldwin: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations
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    James Baldwin: The Last Interview And Other Conversations

    9781612194004
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    Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin "I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only." When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe...
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  • I Came As a Shadow
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    I Came as a Shadow: An Autobiography

    9781250619358
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    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...
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  • The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne & Tamara Payne
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    The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

    9781631491665
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    Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X--all living siblings of the Malcolm Little family, classmates,...
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    Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching

    9780060797362
    Essence Authors 2023
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    Heralded as a landmark achievement upon publication, Ida: A Sword Among Lions is a sweeping narrative about a country and a crusader embroiled in the struggle against lynching a practice that imperiled not only the lives of black men and women,...
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  • Uphill
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    Uphill: A Memoir

    9781250624376
    Essence Authors 2023
    $27.99
    An empowering, unabashedly bold memoir by The Atlantic journalist and former ESPN SportsCenter co-anchor about overcoming a legacy of pain and forging a new path, no matter how uphill life’s battles might beJemele Hill’s...
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  • Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
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    Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" (PB)

    9780062748218
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    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 -...
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  • On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope (PB) (2019)
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    On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope (PB) (2019)

    9780525560579
    $17.00
    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...
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  • Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle by Danté Stewart
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    Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle

    9780593239629
    Essence Authors 2023
    $25.00
    A stirring meditation of being Black and learning to love in a loveless, anti-Black world "Only once in a lifetime do we come across a writer like Danté Stewart, so young and yet so masterful with the pen. This work is a thing to make dungeons shake and...
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  • Poems: Maya Angelou
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    Poems: Maya Angelou

    9780553379853
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    Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In this moving volume of poetry, we hear the multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant...
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  • I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck
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    I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck

    9780525434696
    $16.00
    National Bestseller 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...
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  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
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    Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    9780062362599
    $25.99
    From the New York Times best-selling 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. "I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made...
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  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
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    Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

    9781400082773
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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - ONE OF ESSENCE'S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama "guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race"...
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  • Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
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    Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

    9780525575320
    $27.00
    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...
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  • The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
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    The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club)

    9781250205797
    $26.99
    Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection The Instant New York Times Bestseller A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. "An amazing and...
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  • Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
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    Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

    9780807064498
    $26.95
    Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction Winner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian Nonfiction Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award A New York...
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