By Charnice Milton Community Bookstore

Engagement for Equitable Outcomes: A Practitioner's Playbook

Allyson Criner Brown, Kathryn Newcomer, et al.


Allyson Criner Brown has been a guest of We Act Radio programs. Proud to share this important new resource.

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, et al.

$18.98 $17.46

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Sam Greenlee



Sarah Lazare and Peter Lazare


Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City

Brandi Thompson Summers


Compelling and readable academic look neighborhood transformation, centered around DC's H Street (NE) Corridor. Visit DC Public Library for an interview with the author.

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

Martin Luther King

$16.00 $14.72

Some of King's later essays, still all too relevant.

When No One Is Watching: A Thriller

Alyssa Cole

$16.99 $15.63

Insightful exploration of gentrification; set in Brooklyn but equally applicable to DC and other locations. Yes, it's a thriller, blended with romance, but read this even if it's not your usual style. Seriously: Read it now.

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

Dick Gregory

$15.99 $14.71

The final print installment from long-time DC mentor, teacher, and leader.

Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City

Natalie Hopkinson

$25.95 $23.87

Dr. Natalie Hopkinson is associate professor at Howard and active in the creation of the Go-Go Museum and Cafe, next door to CMCB. Check out her interview on We Act Radio's "Community thru Covid."

A is for Anacostia

Courtney Davis and Jerry Craft


Travels in a historic neighborhood from DC author/educator, Dr. Courtney Davis

Frederick Douglass and the North Star

Lorenzo Pace


Imaginatively illustrated story of the abolitionist North Star newspaper, founded by Frederick Douglass, "the Lion of Anacostia."

History of the Black Dollar

Angel Rich


Key moments in the intersection of U.S. economic and Black history. Listen to We Act Radio's "Behind the Mind" for interview with editor Angel Rich.

Just Us: An American Conversation

Claudia Rankine

$30.00 $27.60

"I stand in your considered thoughts also broken,/ also unknown, extending/ one sentence, here, I am here...." from "what if," one of a mosaic of poems, images, and essays in this conversation on white supremacy at its most mundane.

Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy

Gholdy Muhammad

$35.99 $33.11

Framework integrating identity development and criticality with skill and intellectual development to better meet the needs of all, particularly students of color.

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

Amanda Gorman and Loren Long

$18.99 $17.47

coming this year from Inauguration's poet laureate

Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice

Denisha Jones and Jesse Hagopian

$24.95 $22.95

Dr. Denisha Jones, an early regular on We Act Radio's "Education Town Hall," helped create this crucial resource.

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom

Bettina Love

$24.95 $22.95

Crucial text from one of the founders of the Abolitionist Teaching Network.

Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s

Marc Dollinger


Top recommendation from DC's Cross River Dialogue, a group of white Jews living west of the Anacostia and Black non-Jews living and/or working east of the river...including at CMCB and We Act Radio.

Ariel Samson: Freelance Rabbi



Entertaining read, shaking up some beliefs about Jewish and Black communities. NECESSARY for anyone active in Jewish life. Complex plot includes a relatively ordinary job search, the not-so-ordinary dating struggles of an African-American Orthodox Jew, and a positively Machiavellian scheme at the intersection of religion, law, politics, and money.

We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility

Marc Lamont Hill

$12.95 $11.91

What does freedom really mean? A discussion from the midst of suffering, death, loss and protest.

All about Love: New Visions

Bell Hooks

$15.99 $14.71