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Across That Bridge

by John Lewis & Keith David Hyperion (April 02, 2019)

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography.

In Across That Bridge, Congressman John Lewis draws from his experience as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless...


In Defense of Looting

by Vicky Osterweil Bold Type Books (August 24, 2020)

A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy.

Looting -- a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods -- is one of the more extreme actions...


The Shadow System

by Sylvia A. Harvey Bold Type Books (April 06, 2020)

From an award-winning journalist, a searing exposé of the effects of the mass incarceration crisis on families -- including the 2.7 million American children who have a parent locked up.

In The Shadow System...


The Sword and the Shield

by Peniel E. Joseph Basic Books (March 30, 2020)

This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders.

To most Americans, Malcolm...


So You Want to Talk about Race

by Ijeoma Oluo & Bahni Turpin Blackstone Publishing (January 16, 2018)

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

In So You...


Martin Luther King, Jr., the Essential Box Set

by Keith David, Others, Jay Gregory & Clayborne Carson et al. Hachette Book Group (January 01, 2010)

This definitive box set includes all the landmark speeches of the great orator and American leader Martin Luther King Jr., from his inspirational "I Have a Dream" to his fiery "Give Us the Ballot." Comprised...


Dallas 1963

by Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis & Tony Messano Hachette Book Group (December 01, 2013)

In the early 1960s, Dallas was brewing with political passions and full of extreme and unlikely characters, many of them dead set against a Kennedy presidency--rabid politicos like defrocked military general...


America Is Better Than This

by Jeff Merkley Twelve (August 19, 2019)

An exposé and cry of outrage at the cruelty and chaos the Trump administration has wrought at the border with child separations, border blockades, and a massive gulag of child prisons housing thousands.

Jeff...


The Case Against Free Speech

by P. E. Moskowitz Bold Type Books (August 12, 2019)

A hard-hitting expose that shines a light on the powerful conservative forces that have waged a multi-decade battle to hijack the meaning of free speech--and how we can reclaim it.

There's a critical debate taking...


Discrimination and Disparities

by Thomas Sowell Basic Books (March 04, 2019)

An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities

Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been...


Sand and Blood

by John Carlos Frey Bold Type Books (June 24, 2019)

A damning portrait of the U.S.-Mexico border, where militaristic fantasies are unleashed, violent technologies are tested, and immigrants are targeted.

Over the past three decades, U.S. immigration and border...


Children of the Dream

by Rucker C. Johnson Basic Books (April 15, 2019)

An acclaimed economist reveals that school integration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s were overwhelmingly successful -- and argues that we must renew our commitment to integration for the sake of all Americans...


How We Fight White Supremacy

by Akiba Solomon & Kenrya Rankin Bold Type Books (March 25, 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

Many of us are facing unprecedented...


Fandango at the Wall

by Kabir Sehgal, Douglas Brinkley, Andrew Young & Arturo O'Farrill Grand Central Publishing (September 24, 2018)

Multi-Grammy-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author Kabir Sehgal examines the relationship between the US and Mexico, accompanied by music from Grammy-winning musician Arturo O'Farrill and special...


The Good Immigrant

by Nikesh Shukla & Chimene Suleyman Little, Brown and Company (February 18, 2019)

By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, troubling and uplifting, these "electric" essays come together to create a provocative, conversation-sparking, multivocal portrait of modern America (The Washington Post...


It Was All a Dream

by Reniqua Allen Bold Type Books (January 07, 2019)

Young Black Americans have been trying to realize the promise of the American Dream for centuries and coping with the reality of its limitations for just as long. Now, a new generation is pursuing success, happiness,...


Trailblazer

by Dorothy Butler Gilliam Center Street (January 07, 2019)

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S.

Most civil rights...


A Fierce Glory

by Justin Martin Da Capo Press (September 10, 2018)

On September 17, 1862, the "United States" was on the brink, facing a permanent split into two separate nations. America's very future hung on the outcome of a single battle--and the result reverberates to this...


What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?

by Juan Williams PublicAffairs (September 24, 2018)

The bestselling author, political analyst, and civil rights expert delivers a forceful critique of the Trump administration's ignorant and unprecedented rollback of the civil rights movement.

In this powerful...


How Democracy Ends

by David Runciman Basic Books (June 04, 2018)

How will democracy end? And what will replace it? A preeminent political scientist examines the past, present, and future of an endangered political philosophy

Since the end of World War II, democracy's sweep...


The Bill of Rights

by Linda R. Monk & Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hachette Books (April 09, 2018)

With a foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

An Engaging, Accessible Guide to the Bill of Rights for Everyday Citizens.

In The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide, award-winning author...


No Justice

by Lawrence Ross, Robbie Tolan & Ken Griffey Jr. Center Street (January 08, 2018)

The harrowing true story of Robbie Tolan, a young black man who was shot in the chest by a white police officer . . . in his own driveway.

NO JUSTICE is the harrowing story of Robbie Tolan, who early on one New...


The Heavens Might Crack

by Jason Sokol Basic Books (March 19, 2018)

A vivid portrait of how Americans grappled with King's death and legacy in the days, weeks, and months after his assassination

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony...


Separate and Unequal

by Steven M. Gillon Basic Books (March 05, 2018)

From a New York Times bestselling author, the definitive history of the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped American debates about race and inequality

In Separate and Unequal, New York Times...


The Birth of a Movement

by Dick Lehr PublicAffairs (January 09, 2017)

At the dawn of the modern civil rights movement, Monroe Trotter, a journalist agitator, and D.W. Griffith, a technically brilliant filmmaker, incited a public confrontation that roiled America, pitting black...


Crossing the Thinnest Line

by Lauren Leader-Chivee Center Street (September 19, 2016)

FROM THE VERY FOUNDING OF OUR NATION, diversity has been one of our greatest strengths but also the greatest source of conflict. In less than a generation, America will become "minority-majority," and the world...


They Can't Kill Us All

by Wesley Lowery Little, Brown and Company (November 14, 2016)

A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America...


When We Rise

by Cleve Jones Hachette Books (November 28, 2016)

2017 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER

The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series!

"You could read Cleve Jones's book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights...


So You Want to Talk About Race

by Ijeoma Oluo Seal Press (January 15, 2018)

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America

Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy -- from police brutality to the mass incarceration...


The Shadow System

by Sylvia A. Harvey & Janina Edwards Bold Type Books (April 07, 2020)

A searing exposé of the effects of the mass incarceration crisis on families-including the 2.7 million American children who have a parent locked up

In The Shadow System, award-winning journalist Sylvia A. Harvey...


The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America

by Ellis Cose & Korey Jackson HarperAudio (September 15, 2020)

The critically acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rage of a Privileged Class explores one of the most essential rights in America--free speech--and reveals how it is crumbling under the combined...


We Have Been Harmonized

by Kai Strittmatter & Matthew Waterson HarperAudio (September 01, 2020)

"A remarkable book. ... The more one reads, the more pressing one conclusion becomes: almost everything we thought we knew about contemporary China is wrong." --The Observer, "Book of the Week"

Hailed as a...


Wandering in Strange Lands

by Morgan Jerkins HarperAudio (August 04, 2020)

One of Buzzfeed's 24 New Books We Couldn't Put Down

"One of the smartest young writers of her generation."--Book Riot

From the acclaimed cultural critic and New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be...


Love Wins

by Debbie Cenziper, Jim Obergefell & George Newbern HarperAudio (June 14, 2016)

The fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists behind the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that led to one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades--the...


I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did

by Lori Andrews & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2012)

Social networks are the defining cultural movement of our time, empowering us in constantly evolving ways. We can all now be reporters, alerting the world to breaking news of a natural disaster; participate...


The Wilmington Ten

by Kenneth Robert Janken & Ron Butler Blackstone Publishing (January 04, 2016)

In February 1971 racial tension surrounding school desegregation in Wilmington, North Carolina, culminated in four days of violence and skirmishes between white vigilantes and black residents. The turmoil resulted...


Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil

by Lezley McSpadden, Lisa Reneé Pitts & Lyah Beth Leflore Blackstone Publishing (June 21, 2016)

This revelatory memoir by the mother of Michael Brown, the African American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent...


Hack Attack

by Nick Davies & Steven Crossley Blackstone Publishing (February 03, 2015)

At first, it seemed like a small story. The royaleditor of the News of the World wascaught listening to the voice mail messages of staff at Buckingham Palace. Heand a private investigator were jailed, and the...


Notes of a Native Son

by James Baldwin & Ron Butler Blackstone Publishing (February 03, 2015)

At last, a new audio edition of the book many havecalled James Baldwin's most influential work!

Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, whenBaldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of...


Saving the Bill of Rights

by Frank Miniter & John Pruden Blackstone Publishing (June 28, 2011)

Our Founding Fathers created the Bill of Rights to document our inalienable rights and to strictly limit the government’s power. These ten amendments are the foundation of American Exceptionalism—yet that...


Civil Rights

by Thomas Sowell & James Bundy Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2005)

Thomas Sowell takes a tough, factual look at whether the Civil Rights movement has lived up to its hopes or its rhetoric. In the decades since the historic Supreme Court decision on desegregation, who has gained...


We Hold These Truths

by Mortimer J. Adler & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (November 26, 2012)

Mortimer Adler devoted a lifetime to studying the great ideas of Western culture and explaining even the most difficult concepts to the average citizen, earning Time magazine's praise as a "philosopher for everyman."...


Malcolm X

by Manning Marable & G. Valmont Thomas Blackstone Publishing (April 04, 2011)

Of the great figures in twentieth-century American history, few are as complex and controversial as Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all...


How We Fight White Supremacy

by Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin, Janina Edwards & Jonathan Myles et al. Bold Type Books (December 03, 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 Many of us are facing unprecedented...


Rise of the Warrior Cop

by Radley Balko & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (July 09, 2013)

The American approach to law enforcement was forged by the experience of revolution. Emerging as they did from the shadow of British rule, the country's founders would likely have viewed police as they exist...


Human Rights and Civil Rights

by John Arthur, Robert Guillaume, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 22, 2006)

Only a few hundred years ago there emerged the ideal of inalienable rights to life, liberty, property, free speech, freedom of conscience and religion, etc. Yet rights now are routinely claimed to include health...


Civil Disobedience and The Liberator

by Wendy McElroy, Craig Deitschmann, George H. Smith & Henry David Thoreau et al. Knowledge Products (May 02, 2006)

Civil Disobedience discusses Thoreau’s arguments for civil disobedience: the deliberate violation of laws for reasons of conscience. Thoreau’s concept is based on the belief that no law should command blind...


Dallas 1963

by Bill Minutaglio & Steven L. Davis Twelve (October 07, 2013)

In the months and weeks before the fateful November 22nd, 1963, Dallas was brewing with political passions, a city crammed with larger-than-life characters dead-set against the Kennedy presidency. These included...


Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership

by Donald T. Phillips Grand Central Publishing (December 31, 2000)

Guide to how the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can be used to effect positive, long-lasting change in any organization.


A Conversation with the Mann

by John Ridley Grand Central Publishing (July 31, 2009)

What do you want?

"I want the Ed Sullivan Show."

At the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, like a lot of black Americans, comedian Jackie Mann wanted to be somebody. And for him there was only one way to achieve...