By Charnice Milton Community Bookstore

Engagement for Equitable Outcomes: A Practitioner's Playbook

Allyson Criner Brown, Kathryn Newcomer, et al.

$36.00

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

$21.99

Testimony

Sarah Lazare and Peter Lazare

$19.98

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

Brandi Thompson Summers

$29.95

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

$12.00

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

Frederick Douglass and the North Star

Lorenzo Pace

$11.75

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

History of the Black Dollar

Angel Rich

$24.95

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

$42.00

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

Manishtana

$24.95

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