Celebrate Black History Month
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement.
The book is an intimate look into the vast failure of America in dealing with the construct of "race," our failure to acknowledge (let alone attempt to redress) the legacy of slavery and segregation, and our failure to protect and support our citizens. But Between the World and Me is also a tender and touching look at how to be a parent--an imperfect being in an imperfect world--trying to prepare your child for both the best and the worst possibilities.
Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems.
A President Obama "O" Book Club pick
Frederick Douglass's dramatic autobiographical account of his early life as a slave in America. Frederick Douglass was born around 1817, and died in Washington, D.C. in 1895.
An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man who escaped Newark, NJ, to attend Yale, but still faced the dangers of the streets when he returned is, "nuanced and shattering" (People) and "mesmeric" (The New
"New York Times" Editor's Choice
Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Work in Popular Culture and American Culture
NAACP Image Award Finalist
Books for a Better Life Award Finalist
Northern California Book Award Finalist
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.
This is the inspiring story of a modern American icon, the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller's eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago's largely segregated South Side.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles 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.
Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters.
Cora’s story is magnificent not only for her unique strength, but Whitehead weaves her into the whole of history, unfolding the power of shared experience.
"A remarkably complex portrait of Aretha Franklin's music and her tumultuous life." --"Rolling Stone"
It was February 1, 1960.
They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.
"A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side."
WINNER OF THE 2007 CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR HONOR AWARD A fresh design and appealing new cover enliven this award-winning collection in the acclaimed "Poetry for Young People" series. Showcasing the extraordinary Langston Hughes, it's edited by two leading poetry experts and features gallery-quality art by Benny Andrews that adds rich dimension to the words.
HAND IN HAND presents the stories of ten men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.
Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc.
Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews now features eight pages of discussion and curriculum material.
A New York Times bestseller
A New York Times Editors' Choice
"Essential reading."--Junot Diaz
"Electric...so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown a callus on his heart."--Dwight Garner, New York Times, "A Top Ten Book of 2016"
The ugly tendencies toward racism and violence are not gone from our society; facing the truth of the past is only a small step, but it is a first step and an important step.
In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of antiBlack racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the lives of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists.
2016 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature
#1 New York Times Bestseller
In recipes and reminiscences equally delicious, Edna Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up with some fifty years ago in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by freed slaves. With menus for the four seasons, she shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of each special time of year:
Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis.