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Books are Awesome Gifts - #Black Lives Matter

We could recommend books for hours, but we've narrowed down our list of favorites to help you find the perfect book for someone you love (including yourself) this season.  Check out these new and classics titles lifting up black voices.

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Between the World and Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

#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 - San Francisco Chronicl


The New Jim Crow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595586438
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Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness.


Assata: An Autobiography Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1999

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J.


All about Love: New Visions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060959470
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 9th, 2001

-The word -love- is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love better if we used it as a verb, - writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance.


Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780415964722
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Published: Routledge - September 11th, 2008

In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without.


Under the Freedom Tree Cover Image
By Susan Vanhecke, London Ladd (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781580895507
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - January 7th, 2014

Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War seen by some historians as the "beginning of the end of slavery in America." One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection.


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