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Just as I Am
Just as I Am

The Academy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer tells her stunning story, looking back at her life and…

The Devil You Know
The Devil You Know

From journalist and New York Times bestselling author Charles Blow comes a powerful manifesto and call to action for…

Surviving the White Gaze
Surviving the White Gaze

A cultural critic recounts her struggle to overcome a white childhood in order to forge her identity as a Black woman in…

Halfway Home
Halfway Home

Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago and now a sociologist studying mass incarceration, spent…

Vibrate Higher
Vibrate Higher

From one of the most lyrically gifted, socially conscious rappers of the past twenty years, Vibrate Higher is a firsthand…

The Sum of Us
The Sum of Us

McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the…

The Black Church
The Black Church

From the New York Times bestselling author of Stony the Road and one of our most important voices on the African American…

Raceless
Raceless

A moving examination of how racial identity is constructed, told via the author's own journey through secrets and…

The Rib King

An intricately woven novel that centers around the black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family.

A Million Aunties
A Million Aunties

After a personal tragedy upends his world, American-born artist Chris travels to his mother's homeland in the Caribbean…

Confessions in B-flat
Confessions in B-flat

Follows the 1964 Civil Rights-era relationship between a passive-resistance protégé of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a…

100 Boyfriends
100 Boyfriends

A revelatory spiral into the imperfect lives of queer men desperately fighting the urge to self-sabotage.

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

An intimate portrayal of interconnected lives, across race and class, in a rapidly changing resort town.
 

This Close to Okay
This Close to Okay

On a rainy October night, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home when she spots a man standing at…

Blood Grove
Blood Grove

After being approached by a Vietnam War veteran who claims to have gotten into a fight protecting a white woman from a…

Honey Girl

Grace is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married...until she does exactly that.
 

Iwígara
Iwígara

Salmón, an ethnobotanist, builds on the concept of connection and highlights plants revered by North America's indigenous…

Ocean Anatomy
Ocean Anatomy

Engaging artwork and information about shorelines, waves, and oceans.

A Lab of One's Own
A Lab of One's Own

A memoir-manifesto from the first female director of the National Science Foundation about the entrenched sexism in…

Extraterrestrial
Extraterrestrial

Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien…

Milk Blood Heat
Milk Blood Heat

Depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in tales that contemplate human connection, race, gender, inheritance, and the…

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