You are here

A Closer Look: Race in America

Family Reading:  Stamped from the Beginning : The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi;   Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You : A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi;  Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, and You Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul

Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?: Essays By Jesse McCarthy Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781324091479
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Liveright - February 15th, 2022

2022 Whiting Award Winner for Nonfiction
Finalist • National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism)
Best Books of the Year: TIME, Kirkus Reviews
"This is a very smart and soulful book. Jesse McCarthy is a terrific essayist." —Zadie Smith


Black and White: An Intimate, Multicultural Perspective on White Advantage and the Paths to Change By Stephen Dorsey Cover Image
$17.96
ISBN: 9781774710364
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Nimbus Publishing Limited - January 25th, 2022

The anticipated debut by a biracial community leader and citizen activist, exploring his lived experience of systemic racism in North America and the paths forward.


The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy By Philip S. Gorski, Samuel L. Perry, Jemar Tisby (Foreword by) Cover Image
$19.76
ISBN: 9780197618684
Availability: Backordered-Email or text (412) 585-2651 for Availability Updates
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2022

A bracing examination of a force that imperils American democracy


The Republic of Violence: The Tormented Rise of Abolition in Andrew Jackson's America By J.D. Dickey Cover Image
$26.96
ISBN: 9781643139289
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Pegasus Books - March 1st, 2022

New York Times bestselling author reveals the story of a nearly forgotten moment in American history, when mass violence was not an aberration, but a regular activity—and nearly extinguished the Abolition movement.

The 1830s were the most violent time in American history outside of war.


American Founders: How People of African Descent Established Freedom in the New World By Christina Proenza-Coles Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9781588384676
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: NewSouth Books - March 1st, 2022

American Founders reveals men and women of African descent as key protagonists in the story of American democracy. It chronicles how black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery, and championed freedom throughout the hemisphere from the sixteenth thorough the twentieth centuries.


Race, Place, Trace: Essays in Honour of Patrick Wolfe By Lorenzo Veracini, Susan Slyomovics Cover Image
$26.96
ISBN: 9781839766169
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Verso - February 1st, 2022

Continuing Patrick Wolfe’s work on settler colonialism


The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance By Cynthia Tucker, Frye Gaillard Cover Image
$23.36
ISBN: 9781588384560
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: NewSouth Books - March 15th, 2022

Pulitzer Prize-winner Cynthia Tucker and award-winning author Frye Gaillard reflect in a powerful series of essays on the role of the South in America's long descent into Trumpism.


Marse: A Psychological Portrait of the Southern Slave Master and His Legacy of White Supremacy By H. D. Kirkpatrick Cover Image
$25.16
ISBN: 9781633887572
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Prometheus Books - March 1st, 2022

"Written by a clinical and forensic psychologist, Marse: A Psychological Portrait of the American Southern White Elite Slave Master and His Endurig Impact focuses on the white men who composed the southern planter class.


Journalism and Jim Crow: White Supremacy and the Black Struggle for a New America (History of Communication) By Kathy Roberts Forde (Editor), Sid Bedingfield (Editor), Alex Lichtenstein (Foreword by), Sid Bedingfield (Contributions by), Bryan Bowman (Contributions by), W. Fitzhugh Brundage (Contributions by), Kathy Roberts Forde (Contributions by), Robert Greene, II (Contributions by), Kristin L. Gustafson (Contributions by), D'Weston Haywood (Contributions by), Blair LM Kelley (Contributions by), Razvan Sibii (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Kathy Roberts Forde (Editor), Sid Bedingfield (Editor), Alex Lichtenstein (Foreword by), Sid Bedingfield (Contributions by), Bryan Bowman (Contributions by), W. Fitzhugh Brundage (Contributions by), Kathy Roberts Forde (Contributions by), Robert Greene, II (Contributions by), Kristin L. Gustafson (Contributions by), D'Weston Haywood (Contributions by), Blair LM Kelley (Contributions by), Razvan Sibii (Contributions by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780252086151
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: University of Illinois Press - December 14th, 2021

White publishers and editors used their newspapers to build, nurture, and protect white supremacy across the South in the decades after the Civil War. At the same time, a vibrant Black press fought to disrupt these efforts and force the United States to live up to its democratic ideals.


The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$34.20
ISBN: 9780593230572
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.


The 1619 Project: Born on the Water By Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780593307359
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Kokila - November 16th, 2021

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.


Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling exploration of racism—and antiracism—in America.
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul (Adapted by), Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780316167581
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America

 
RACE. Uh-oh.


Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World By Uju Asika Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781728238562
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Sourcebooks - May 4th, 2021

"Uju Asika has written a necessary book for our times."—Chika Unigwe, author of On Black Sisters' Street


We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) By Bobbi Kates, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bobbi Kates, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
$4.49
ISBN: 9780679832270
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 1992

Who better than Elmo and his Sesame Street friends to teach us that though we may all look different on the outside—deep down, we are all very much alike?
 


Let's Talk Race: A Guide for White People By Fern L. Johnson, Marlene G. Fine Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780865719538
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: New Society Publishers - April 13th, 2021

Real conversations about racism need to start now

Let's Talk Race confronts why white people struggle to talk about race, why we need to own this problem, and how we can learn to do the work ourselves and stop expecting Black people to do it for us.


Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump By Ben Philippe Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780063026445
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Harper Perennial - April 27th, 2021

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good white person of liberal leanings must be in want of a Black friend.


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race By Reni Eddo-Lodge Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781635572957
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where well no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James

The most important book for me this year. --Emma Watson

Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy By Emmanuel Acho Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781250801067
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 4th, 2021

Adapted from Emmanuel Acho's New York Times bestseller Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young readers edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation.


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man By Emmanuel Acho Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781250800473
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 9th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”


Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America By Ijeoma Oluo Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781580059510
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, an  “illuminating” (New York Times Book Review) history of white male identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power?


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781620971932
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Education' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora


White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color By Ruby Hamad Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781948226745
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

Called “powerful and provocative" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.


White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind By Koa Beck Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781982134419
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

Written “with passion and insight about the knotted history of racism within women’s movements and feminist culture” (Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author), this whip-smart, timely, and impassioned call for change is perfect for fans of Good and Mad and Hood Feminism.

Addressing today’s conversation about race,


A More Perfect Reunion: Race, Integration, and the Future of America By Calvin Baker Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781568589237
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Bold Type Books - June 30th, 2020

A provocative case for integration as the single most radical, discomfiting idea in America, yet the only enduring solution to the racism that threatens our democracy.


Things That Make White People Uncomfortable (Adapted for Young Adults) By Michael Bennett, Dave Zirin Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781642590227
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Haymarket Books - September 3rd, 2019

Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable.


Things That Make White People Uncomfortable By Michael Bennett, Dave Zirin Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781642590234
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Haymarket Books - September 3rd, 2019

A version for Young Adults is also available.

Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable.


I'm Not a Racist, But . . . (Moral Quandary of Race) By Lawrence Blum Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9780801488153
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Cornell University Press - November 15th, 2002

Not all racial incidents are racist incidents, Lawrence Blum says. We need a more varied and nuanced moral vocabulary for talking about the arena of race. We should not be faced with a choice of 'racism' or nothing.


Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America, Fifth Edition By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Cover Image
Not Available
ISBN: 9781442276239
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - June 9th, 2017

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, there lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for-and ultimately justify-racial inequalities. The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever.


Chokehold: Policing Black Men By Paul Butler Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781620974834
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: New Press - September 18th, 2018

Finalist for the 2018 National Council on Crime & Delinquency's Media for a Just Society Awards

Nominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction)

A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book

A Kirkus Best Book of 2017


Antagonizing White Feminism: Intersectionality's Critique of Women's Studies and the Academy By Noelle Chaddock (Editor), Beth Hinderliter (Editor), Piya Chatterjee (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Noelle Chaddock (Editor), Beth Hinderliter (Editor), Piya Chatterjee (Contribution by)
Not Available
ISBN: 9781498588348
Published: Lexington Books - November 29th, 2019

Antagonizing White Feminism: Intersectionality's Critique of Women's Studies and the Academy pushes back against the exclusive scholarship and discourse coming out of women-centered spaces and projects, which throw up barriers by narrowly defining who can participate.


Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT


Good White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice By Kerry Connelly Cover Image
$17.10
ISBN: 9780664265748
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Westminster John Knox Press - March 17th, 2020

A no-nonsense call to action for all those willing to confront their complicity, Good White Racist? promises 'This is going to be hard, and you are going to be uncomfortable. But it will be worth it.' - Foreword Reviews

\ good - white - racist \ noun


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower By Brittney Cooper Cover Image
$24.29
ISBN: 9781250112576
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 20th, 2018

An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library Mashable • The Atlantic Bustle The Root • Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer") NPR


Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement By Kimberle Crenshaw, Neil Gotanda, Garry Peller Cover Image
$29.25
ISBN: 9781565842717
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: New Press - May 1st, 1996

What is Critical Race Theory and why is it under fire from the political right? This foundational essay collection, which defines key terms and includes case studies, is the essential work to understand the intellectual movement


Say It Louder!: Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy By Tiffany Cross Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780062976765
Availability: Backordered-Email or text (412) 585-2651 for Availability Updates
Published: Amistad - July 6th, 2020

A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the country’s rising majority and exposing political forces aligned to subvert and suppress Black voters.


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism By Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword by) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.


Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race By Reni Eddo-Lodge Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781635572957
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where well no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James

The most important book for me this year. --Emma Watson

Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018


How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide By Crystal Marie Fleming Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9780807039847
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Beacon Press - August 20th, 2019

A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it


White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America (Critical Perspectives on Youth #1) By Margaret A. Hagerman Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9781479802456
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: New York University Press - February 1st, 2020

Winner, 2019 William J. Goode Book Award, given by the Family Section of the American Sociological Association

Finalist, 2019 C. Wright Mills Award, given by the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Riveting stories of how affluent, white children learn about race


White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color By Ruby Hamad Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781948226745
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

Called “powerful and provocative" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.


This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America By Morgan Jerkins Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780062666154
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Harper Perennial - January 30th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of The Roots' 28 Brilliant Books by Black Authors in 2018

"A writer to be reckoned with." —Roxane Gay


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$13.49
ISBN: 9780711245211
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity By Robert P. Jones Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781982122867
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 28th, 2020

Drawing on history, public opinion surveys, and personal experience, Robert P.


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir By Saeed Jones Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781501132742
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post


Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama By Peniel E. Joseph Cover Image
Not Available
ISBN: 9780465033133
Published: Civitas Books - February 5th, 2013

The Civil Rights Movement is now remembered as a long-lost era, which came to an end along with the idealism of the 1960s. In Dark Days, Bright Nights, acclaimed scholar Peniel E.


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780525560548
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


How to Be an Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America By Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.


Antiracist Baby Board Book By Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.09
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.


The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Second Edition (Newmarket Words Of Series) By Martin Luther King, III, Coretta Scott King Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781557044839
Availability: Backordered-Email or text (412) 585-2651 for Availability Updates
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 19th, 2001

Created as a living memorial to the philosophies and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this essential volume includes more than 120 quotations from the greatest civil rights leader's speeches, sermons, and writings.


The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide By Zerlina Maxwell Cover Image
$24.30
...So, here's the thing: This might be back in stock soon. Or it might take a few months. Call (412) 585-2651 for an estimate
ISBN: 9780306873614
Published: Legacy Lit - July 7th, 2020

An MSNBC political analyst and former Hillary Clinton staffer examines the past and present problems of the Left—and makes a compelling case for how to take back our government and secure a better future for America.

In the entire history of the United States of America, we've never elected a woman as our president.


His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America 


Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools By Monique W. Morris Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9781620970942
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: New Press - March 29th, 2016

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


Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$23.39
ISBN: 9781728209807
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Sourcebooks - January 1st, 2020

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.


Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist By Eli Saslow Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780525434955
Availability: Backordered-Email or text (412) 585-2651 for Availability Updates
Published: Anchor - September 3rd, 2019

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind. This is a book to help us understand the American moment and to help us better understand one another.


You Can Keep That to Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor By Adam Smyer Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781617758966
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Akashic Books - September 1st, 2020

At long last, a much-needed guidebook for well-intentioned people of pallor on what not to say to their African American friends.

This book is the perfect jumping-off point for much-needed conversations about how to be an anti-racist. It's extremely short and very accessible. I wish I could give this book to everyone.
--Avid Bookshop, Staff Pick


How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance By Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568588490
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Bold Type Books - March 26th, 2019

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$28.80
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

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


Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Open Media) By Tim Wise Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9780872865211
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: City Lights Books - January 10th, 2012

White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are the cultural norm.


Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male By Tim Wise Cover Image
$16.95
...So, here's the thing: This might be back in stock soon. Or it might take a few months. Call (412) 585-2651 for an estimate
ISBN: 9781593762070
Published: Soft Skull - September 1st, 2008

In this highly anticipated follow-up to White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, activist Tim Wise examines the way in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States, and the ways in which white Americans reap enormous privileges from it.


What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays By Damon Young Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780062684318
Availability: Available (Ships in 3-15 Business Days)
Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020

A Finalist for the NAACP Image Award

A Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction

A Finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

An NPR Best Book of the Year