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Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804171458
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor Books - January 12th, 2016

The Art of Invisibility by Kevin Mitnick and Future Crimes by Marc Goodman are some of the best books on all-things digital. The Internet of Things (50 billion new addtions to the www) is upon us.

Boy's Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416577782
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Published: Gallery Books - July 1st, 2008

Robert McCammon delivers "a tour de force of storytelling" (BookPage) in this award-winning masterpiece, a novel of Southern boyhood, growing up in the 1960s, that reaches far beyond that evocative landscape to touch readers universally.

Boy's Life is a richly imagined, spellbinding portrait of the magical worldview of the young--and of innocence lost.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

The #1 New York Times bestseller

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Lovecraft Country: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062292070
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 14th, 2017

The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

Remember Little Rock (Public History in Historical Perspective) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625342690
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - April 17th, 2017

In Remember Little Rock Erin Krutko Devlin explores public memories surrounding the iconic Arkansas school desegregation crisis of 1957 and shows how these memories were vigorously contested and sometimes deployed against the cause.

South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822361640
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Published: Duke University Press - April 7th, 2017

Named a Best Art Book of 2017 by the New York Times and Artforum

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143129677
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Published: Penguin Books - April 4th, 2017

The New York Times Bestseller, with a new preface from the author

"This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter."--Dwight Garner, The New York Times

The Nature of Whiteness: Race, Animals, and Nation in Zimbabwe (Culture) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780295999548
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Published: University of Washington Press - March 26th, 2017

The Nature of Whiteness explores the intertwining of race and nature in postindependence Zimbabwe. Nature and environment have played prominent roles in white Zimbabwean identity, and when the political tide turned against white farmers after independence, nature was the most powerful resource they had at their disposal.

The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849352628
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Published: AK Press - August 30th, 2016

The Revolution Starts at Home is as urgently needed today as when it was first published. This watershed collection breaks the dangerous silence surrounding the "secret" of intimate violence within social justice circles. Just as importantly, it provides practical strategies for dealing with abuse and creating safety without relying on the coercive power of the state.

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941040539
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Published: Tin House Books - February 14th, 2017

The only thing more beautiful than Beyonc is God, and God is a black woman sipping ros and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the therapist's office, feeling unloved, being on display, daring to survive. Morgan Parker stands at the intersections of vulnerability and performance, of desire and disgust, of tragedy and excellence.

The Hidden Keys Cover Image
ISBN: 9781552453254
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Published: Coach House Books - October 11th, 2016

Although the Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance.

Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674976030
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Published: Harvard University Press - May 8th, 2017

Few whites who violently resisted the civil rights struggle were charged with crimes in the 1950s and 1960s. But the tide of a long-deferred justice began to change in 1994, when a Mississippi jury convicted Byron De La Beckwith for the 1963 murder of Medgar Evers. Since then, more than one hundred murder cases have been reopened, resulting in more than a dozen trials.

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

#1 New York Times Bestseller - Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times - The Washington Post - The Boston Globe - The Seattle Times - Esquire - Time

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553447453
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Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017


Robert Sobukwe - How Can Man Die Better Cover Image
ISBN: 9781868422654
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Published: Jonathan Ball Publishers - December 15th, 2006

"On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe led a mass defiance of South Africa's pass laws. He urged blacks to go to the nearest police station and demand arrest. Police opened fire on a peaceful crowd in the township of Sharpeville and killed 69 people. The protest changed the course of South Africa's history. Afrikaner rule stiffened and black resistance went underground.

Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510720695
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - May 2nd, 2017

Prominent African American scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., traced Oprah's roots and shares the lessons of her ancestors--the legacy one generation bequeaths another, how who we are is influenced by the paths our ancestor have trod, and the extraordinary impact that even the most humble among us can have on future generations through the simple process of building a life for our loved ones.

The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393353570
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2017

Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his ten years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society.

The Woman Next Door Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250124579
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Published: Picador USA - February 7th, 2017

A Finalist for the International DUBLIN Literary Award - Longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction - A Nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Fiction - A Finalist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize - A Finalist for the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize - One of the Best Black Heritage Reads (Essence Magazi

We Love You, Charlie Freeman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616206444
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2017


"A terrifically auspicious debut." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Smart, timely and powerful . . . A rich examination of America's treatment of race, and the ways we attempt to discuss and confront it today." --The Huffington Post

The Illegal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393353686
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 31st, 2017

Keita Ali is an elite runner living in Zantoroland, a poor, fictional island that is erupting in political violence. When his father, a journalist, is murdered, Keita escapes to the wealthy nation of Freedom State an imagined country much like our own.