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Hurricanes, Love Affairs, & Other Disasters

Hurricanes, Love Affairs, & Other Disasters

Susana Praver-Perez

$21.00

This a collection of heartfelt poetry by a kindhearted and forward thinking Boricua/Puertorriqueña.

Blackout

Blackout

Nicola Yoon, Tiffany D Jackson, et al.

$19.99 $18.59

Subtitled "Black Love Stories" by a group of young African American writers, this book offers six interlinked stories about Black teen love during a power outage in New York City.

American-born Foreigner: A Black Woman's Story

American-born Foreigner: A Black Woman's Story

Sherryl Nadine Weston Ma Msw

$16.00

An autoethnography, part memoir and part social commentary, "American-born Foreigner" addresses the varied outcomes of U.S. views on integration and multiculturalism. Sample of subjects: identity issues for multiracial people, raising transracially adopted children, colorism within the communities of color, the binds of professional settings and many more...

A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America

A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America

Ronald Takaki

$21.95 $20.41

For kids, an addition to what is usually the standard social studies course, this book fills in important details for the history of this nation, as it relates to the contributions of the communities of color.

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

Ronald Takaki

$18.99 $17.66

A very important book for filling in what we don't typically learn in standard high school social studies class. It gives insight to how we misunderstand cultural context for current issues

The End of God-Talk: An African American Humanist Theology

The End of God-Talk: An African American Humanist Theology

Anthony B. Pinn

$33.29

A deep dive into non-theistic thinking from an African American perspective

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X. Kendi

$19.99 $18.59

One of the most important books about the roots of racism, Dr. Kendi connects the dots and fills in the blanks about who in our recent and past history are responsible for racial justice conditions for today

How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

$27.00 $25.11

Dr. Kendi followed his earlier work with this descriptions, including more personal examples of what built his attitudes about racial justice and black cultural identity.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

Joy a. Degruy

$19.95

A researched explanation of where the psychological wounds of today's African American population are rooted

White by Law 10th Anniversary Edition: The Legal Construction of Race

White by Law 10th Anniversary Edition: The Legal Construction of Race

Ian Haney Lopez

$31.05

What appears to be the common use of the term "white" to describe U.S. citizens of European ancestry is challenged by the cultural and political context in which the term arose. The role of the U.S. Supreme Court was key.

Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life

Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life

Betty Reid Soskin

$24.99

At this writing, the oldest living U.S. Park Ranger, a black "Rosie the Rivete,r" tells her compelling story

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W Loewen

$17.99 $16.73

A sociologist compared verifiable research with what typically appears in U.S. textbooks and discovers serious discrepancies, seemingly based in protection of the financial stability of the textbook industry

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

$20.00 $18.60

The autobiography of Coates, a very successful and respected writer whose roots are in a very challenged black neighborhood. His insights are compelling.

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

Debby Irving

$19.99 $18.59

This is a personal exploration of how white Americans are programmed to hold racial biases. It offers ways to undo stereotypes and false beliefs.

Negroland: A Memoir

Negroland: A Memoir

Margo Jefferson

$16.95 $15.76

Ms. Jefferson offers her view of what it is like to come from well-to-do black family, describing the values that they operate under.

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White

Frank H. Wu

$19.99 $18.59

This groundbreaking book describes the binds that "the model minority" is subject to. The perspective of Asian-Americans, a population that is rarely mentioned in discussions about racism, is sorely needed in this time of cultural reckoning in the U.S.

Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States

Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States

Rickie Solinger

$23.00 $21.39

This very challenging book examines the complicated nature of women's decisionmaking impacts whether to parent or not, after an unplanned pregnancy.

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Resmaa Menakem

$17.95 $16.69

As is American-born Foreigner: A Black Woman's Story, this book is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

$27.95 $25.99

The 6th novel by Colson Whitehead, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel engages the terrors experienced by a woman slave named Cora as she negotiates her escape from slavery. She kills a white man, and soon she is being pursued by a notorious slave catcher during her journey, introducing her to new versions of the horrid mechanics of slavery.

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

$15.95 $14.83

This collection of essays and interviews is about the group of radical black feminists, one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Audre Lorde

$16.99 $15.80

The original version of one of the most treasured books in Sherryl's personal collection, this writing exposes the reader to a range of Ms. Lorde's challenging feminist philosophy

Living for Change: An Autobiography

Living for Change: An Autobiography

Grace Lee Boggs

$19.95 $18.55

Coming from a Chinese American and middle class New York family, Boggs was well known in the activist black community to those like Malcolm X, Ms. Boggs focused her passion for social justice on the black community

Nonprofit Transformed

Nonprofit Transformed

Cathy Phelps

$18.00

The advice by this cutting-edge non-profit executive director is intended to provide the manner in which to run a program that includes the implementation of self-care protocol, to guard against burnout and the avoidance of compassion fatigue in workers who serve the victims of trauma

Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma

Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma

Gail Parker and Justine Ross

$40.25

Recommended by an African American yoga instructor, this book appears to be a good source of healing practices for one of the holistic approaches to work-life balance and the health impacts that living in racist society may have on one's health.

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley

$18.99 $17.66

We are sad to lose Justice Ginsburg. We appreciate her arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.