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The Talented Ribkins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612197289
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Published: Melville House - August 7th, 2018

“For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself.” —Toni Morrison

The Talented Ribkins is a charming and delightful debut novel with a profound heart, and Ladee Hubbard’s voice is a welcome original.” —Mary Gaitskill

Halsey Street Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503941168
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Published: Little a - January 1st, 2018

"A masterful tale of family failures and forgiveness." --People

A modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal, Halsey Street captures the deeply human need to belong--not only to a place but to one another.

Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226270845
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 16th, 2015

 Ask a scientist about Hollywood, and you’ll probably get eye rolls.

How to Go Viral and Reach Millions: Top Persuasion Secrets from Social Media Superstars, Jesus, Shakespeare, Oprah, and Even Donald Trump Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944733773
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Published: Luminare Press - May 23rd, 2018

Learn the simple trick to telling viral stories used by Hollywood's best screenwriters and viral superstars like Oprah. And that's just in Chapter Two, which Emmy-nominated screenwriter Adam Gilad says is "worth the whole book."

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062413512
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 1st, 2018

New York Times Bestseller

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608468553
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Published: Haymarket Books - December 5th, 2017

The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women's liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s.

The Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain (Feminist Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781786635860
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Published: Verso - August 14th, 2018

A powerful document of the day-to-day realities of Black women in Britain

Praise Song for the Butterflies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617756269
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Published: Akashic Books - July 3rd, 2018

"McFadden, writer of great, imaginative novels for years now (including Sugar and Gathering of Waters), is back with one of her best yet. Exploring ritual sacrifice in contemporary West Africa, Praise Song offers a fascinating, painful glimpse into a world beyond America's shores, filled with tragedy and love and hope."
--Entertainment Weekly

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250299055
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 31st, 2018

The #1 New York Times Bestseller!

The extraordinary true story and basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.

Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America's Civil Rights Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190905842
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2018

Lying just south of Neshoba County, where three civil rights workers were murdered during Freedom Summer, Clarke County lay squarely in Mississippi's and America's meanest corner. Even at the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, when the clarion call for equality and justice echoed around the country, few volunteers ventured there. Fewer still remained.

On the Courthouse Lawn, Revised Edition: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807023044
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Published: Beacon Press - August 14th, 2018

This exploration of the effects of lynching in the U.S. speaks powerfully to us in these times that have witnessed the creation of the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
By Henry A. Giroux, George Yancy (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780872867536
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Published: City Lights Books - May 15th, 2018

Are we in the beginning of a new fascist era?