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The Body Is Not an Apology, 2nd edition

The Body Is Not an Apology, 2nd edition

By Sonya Renee Taylor

The Power of Radical Self-Love The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.

Four Hundred Souls

Four Hundred Souls

Editors Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

A Community History of African America 1619-2019 Four Hundred Souls is a unique one-volume “community” history of African Americans. The editors, Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, have assembled ninety brilliant writers, eighty of whom takes on a five-year period of that four-hundred-year span with ten lyrical interludes from poets.

Mediocre

Mediocre

By Ijeoma Uluo

The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of actual accomplishments? In this book Ijeoma upends everything you thought you know about American identity and offers a bold new vision of American greatness.

The Purpose of Power

The Purpose of Power

By Alicia Garza

How We Come Together When We Fall Apart This is the story of one woman's lessons through years of bringing people together to create change. Most of all, it is a new paradigm for change for a new generation of changemakers, from the mind and heart behind one of the most important movements of our time.

Just Us

Just Us

 By Claudia Rankine

An American Conversation Just Us is an invitation to discover what it takes to stay in the room together, even and especially in breaching the silence, guilt, and violence that follow direct addresses of whiteness. Rankine’s questions disrupt the false comfort of our culture’s liminal and private spaces—the airport, the theater, the dinner party, the voting booth—where neutrality and politeness live on the surface of differing commitments, beliefs, and prejudices as our public and private lives intersect.

Caste

Caste

By Isabel Wilkerson

The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. Caste: The book describes racism in the United States as an aspect of a caste system – a society-wide system of social stratification characterized by notions such as hierarchy, inclusion and exclusion, and purity. Wilkerson does so by comparing aspects of the experience of American people of color to the caste systems of India and Nazi Germany, and she explores the impact of caste on societies shaped by them, and their people.

Be Anti-Racist

Be Anti-Racist

By Ibram X. Kendi
A Journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action. The official workbook for the international bestseller "How To Be An Antiracist." Use this journal on your path to becoming antiracist. Bring about positive change in yourself and your community. Awareness, reflection, and action are the first steps toward building a just and equitable society. Change begins here.

Hood Feminism

Hood Feminism

By Mikki Kendall

Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.

We Want To Do More Than Survive

We Want To Do More Than Survive

By Bettina L. Love

Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom Drawing on her life's work of teaching and researching in urban schools, Bettina Love persuasively argues that educators must teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through radical civic initiatives and movements.

Me And White Supremacy

Me And White Supremacy

By Layla F. Saad

Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Based on the original workbook, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers to understand their white privilege and their participation in white supremacy so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on PEople of Color and, in turn, help other white people do better too.

Pleasure Activism

Pleasure Activism

By adrienne maree brown

The Politics of Feeling Good Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds answers in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. 

Becoming Ms. Burton

Becoming Ms. Burton

By Susan Burton and Cari Lynn

From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. Susan's life story is one our nation desperately needs to hear and understand. This is a story about personal transformation and collective power. It is about one woman's journey to freedom, but it will help free us all.

How To Be an Antiracist

How To Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi
Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America – but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

White Fragility

White Fragility

By Robin Diangelo

Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
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The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine

By Anthony Ray Hinton

How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice. A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit.

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

By Ijeoma Oluo

Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today’s racial landscape–from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement–offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.

My Grandmother's Hands

My Grandmother's Hands

By Resmaa Menakem
Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze. My Grandnother's Hands is a call to action for Americans to recognize that racism is not only about the head, but also about the body. Menakem introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide and takes readers through a step-by-step healing process based on the latest neuroscience and somatic healing methods.

Emergent Strategy

Emergent Strategy

Adrienne Maree Brown

Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns.

Radical Dharma

Radical Dharma

By Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens with Jasmine Syedullah, PhD

Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. This urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our colletive awakening. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, the authors urge a compassionate response to the systematic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against Black people since the slave era.

Stamped From The Beginning

Stamped From The Beginning

By Ibram X. Kendi

The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America - more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.

Between The World and Me

Between The World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offer a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis.

Just Mercy

Just Mercy

By Bryan Stevenson

A Story of Justice and Redemption. From one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time comes an unforgettable true story about the redeeming power of mercy.

Citizen

Citizen

By Claudia Rankine
An American Lyric. You take in things you don't want all the time. The second you hear or see some ordinary moment, all its intended targets, all the meanings behind the retreating seconds, as far as you are able to see, come into focus. Hold up, did you just hear, did you just say, did you just see, did you just do that;? Then the voice in your head silently tells you to take your foot off your throat because getting along shouldn't be an ambition.

An Indigenous People's History of the United States

An Indigenous People's History of the United States

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples' history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.

How We Get Free

How We Get Free

Edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. A collection of interviews from The Combahee River Collective, a trailblazing group of radical Black feminists and one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women's liberation movements of the 1960s and'70s.

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns

By Isabel Wilkerson

The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. Chroniciling one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander

The “explosive debut” (Kirkus Reviews) from a rising legal star in America arguing that we have not ended racial caste in America—we have simply redesigned it.

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

By Audre Lorde

Collected here are more than 300 poems, representing the complete works, of one of this country's most influential poets. These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page.

Sister Outsider

Sister Outsider

By Audre Lorde

In this collection of essays and speeches, Black lesbian poet and feminist writer, Audre Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change.