The Free

In the beginning, Isaac West stole to give his younger sister Janelle little things: a new sweater, a scarf, just so she looked less like a charity case whose mother spent money...

Stolen Justice The Struggle for African American Voting Rights

A thrilling and incisive examination of the post-Reconstruction era struggle for and suppression of African American voting rights in the United States.Following the Civil War,...

Garvey's Choice

Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading - anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts...

Black Detroit A People's History of Self-Determination

The author of Baldwin's Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit—a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed...

The History of Gangster Rap From Schoolly D to Kendrick Lamar, the Rise of a Great American Art Form

The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine...

Garvey's Choice

Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading - anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts...

The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead Stories

A stunningly original debut collection about lives across history marked by violence and longing.A brother and sister turn outlaw in a wild and brutal landscape. The daughter of a...

Between the Lines

This thought-provoking companion to Nikki Grimes' Coretta Scott King Award-winning Bronx Masquerade shows the capacity poetry has to express ideas and feelings, and connect us...

Black Man, White House An Oral History of the Obama Years

From legendary comedian D.L. Hughley comes a bitingly funny send-up of the Obama years, as "told" by the key political players on both sides of the aisle.What do the Clintons,...