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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541758001
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Published: PublicAffairs - March 3rd, 2020

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.

Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code Cover Image
ISBN: 9781509526406
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Published: Polity Press - June 17th, 2019

From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity.

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674237476
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Published: Belknap Press - March 11th, 2019

"Read this book. It explains so much about the moment...Beautiful, heartbreaking work."
--Ta-Nehisi Coates

"A deep accounting of how America got to a point where a median white family has 13 times more wealth than the median black family."
--The Atlantic

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection
One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction
An NPR Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479886753
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Published: New York University Press - May 7th, 2019

How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years

There is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as "diseased" and a burden on the public health care system. This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat black women, which Sabrina Strings shows took root more than two hundred years ago.

Race Man: Selected Works, 1960-2015 Cover Image
By Michael G. Long (Editor), Julian Bond, Pamela Horowitz (Preface by)
ISBN: 9780872867949
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Published: City Lights Books - February 11th, 2020

Newsweek, Lit Hub, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution pick Race Man by Julian Bond as one of their Most-Anticipated Books of 2020

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780252084980
Published: University of Illinois Press - January 31st, 2020

From its launch in 1945, Ebony magazine was politically and socially influential. However, the magazine also played an important role in educating millions of African Americans about their past.

Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814737415
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Published: New York University Press - September 1st, 2009

An investigation of America's failure to atone for the wrongs of slavery

Black British History: New Perspectives from Roman Times to the Present Day Cover Image
By Hakim Adi (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781786994264
Published: Zed Books - October 15th, 2019

For more than a thousand years, people of African descent have played a significant and far-ranging role in Britain’s history, from the African soldiers on Hadrian’s Wall to the black British intellectuals who made London a hub of pan-African and radical ideas.

Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators Cover Image
ISBN: 9781438474700
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Published: State University of New York Press - January 2nd, 2020

After repeated coups and periods of military rule, Ghana is now one of Africa's longest enduring democratic republics. Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators compares the political proclivities of two generations of African Americans who moved to Ghana. Steven J. L.

Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393357691
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 4th, 2020

A New York Times Editors' Choice
Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award
Longlisted for the Cundill History Prize

“Absorbing.… Segregation is not one story but many. Luxenberg has written his with energy, elegance and a heart aching for a world without it.” —James Goodman, The New York Times Book Review

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Cover Image
By Monique Morris, Mankaprr Conteh (Foreword by), Melissa Harris-Perry (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781620973424
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Published: New Press - January 16th, 2018

The "powerful" (Michelle Alexander) exploration of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools, and how we can instead orient schools toward their flourishing

On the day fifteen-year-old Diamond from the Bay Area stopped going to school, she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed

Is It Alzheimer's?: 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Memory Loss and Dementia (Johns Hopkins Press Health Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781421436401
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Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - March 10th, 2020

A medical expert answers your common questions about memory loss, causes of dementia, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more.

The Memory Eaters (Juniper Prize for Creative Nonfiction) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625345028
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - March 27th, 2020

On autopsy, the brain of an Alzheimer's patient can weigh as little as 30 percent of a healthy brain. The tissue grows porous. It is a sieve through which the past slips.