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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent & Harlem Shuffle: A Novel

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Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

Harlem Shuffle: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, this gloriously entertaining novel is  “fast-paced, keen-eyed and very funny ... about race, power and the history of Harlem all disguised as a thrill-ride crime novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me Cover Image
By Jamie Foxx, Nick Chiles (With)
ISBN: 9781538703281
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 19th, 2021

In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, award-winning, multi-talented entertainer Jamie Foxx shares the story of being raised by his no-nonsense grandmother, the glamour and pitfalls of life in Hollywood, and the lessons he took from both worlds to raise his two daughters.

Jamie Foxx has won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award, laughed with sitting presidents, and partied with th

Dance Theatre of Harlem: A History, A Movement, A Celebration Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496733603
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Published: Dafina - October 26th, 2021

2021 NAACP Image Award Nominee

Sacred Nile Cover Image
By Chester Higgins (Photographer), Betsy Kissam (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9780578851181
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Published: March Forth Imprint - October 1st, 2021

Entertaining Race: Performing Blackness in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250135971
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 2nd, 2021

One of Kirkus Review's Best Books About Being Black in America | On Detroit Free Press' Holiday Book Gift List

"Dyson’s work clearly comes from a deep well of love—for his country, for his people and for the intellectual and cultural figures he admires." —New York Times

Howard L. Bingham's Black Panthers 1968 Ltd Ed Cover Image
By Howard Bingham (Photographer), Steve Crist (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781934429150
Published: Ammo Books - October 1st, 2009

Forty years after Life magazine sent writer Gilbert Moore and photographer Howard Bingham to document and tell the story of the Black Panthers. The very secretive Panthers and their Minister of Information, Eldridge Cleaver would only allow Life to do the story if Bingham was the photographer.

Bruce W. Talamon. Soul. R&b. Funk. Photographs 1972-1982 Cover Image
By Pearl Cleage, Reuel Golden (Editor), Bruce W. Talamon (Photographer)
ISBN: 9783836583251
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Published: Taschen - September 30th, 2021

Talamon saw it all during the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, this young African American photographer from Los Angeles found himself backstage with an all-access pass to the heart of the music scene.


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Trouble Is What I Do (Leonid McGill) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316491136
Published: Mulholland Books - February 25th, 2020

Morally ambiguous P.I. Leonid McGill is back -- and investigating crimes against society's most downtrodden -- in this installment of the beloved detective series from an Edgar Award-winning and bestselling crime novelist.

The Missing American (An Emma Djan Investigation #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641290708
Published: Soho Crime - January 14th, 2020

A 2021 Edgar Nominee for Best Novel

Accra private investigator Emma Djan's first missing persons case will lead her to the darkest depths of the email scams and fetish priests in Ghana, the world's Internet capital.

Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
Winner of the Gotham Book Prize

One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year"

Oprah's Book Club Pick

Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine

Washington Post Notable Novel

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