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African-American Studies

  • Now an HBOģ Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #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,...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2010
  • The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story?the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties?and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography,...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST |¬† NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST |¬†NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? The Washington Post ? People ? Entertainment Weekly ?¬† Vogue ?¬†Los Angeles Times...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2015
  • Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California in the 1980s and 90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst...

    Publisher : NYU Press
    published : 2011
  • A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2013
  • BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2010
  • A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami?s toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives. ¬† Young Carl didn't see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2013
  • THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with...

    Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    published : 2013