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The Great Wells of Democracy: Reconstructing Race and Politics in the 21st C.
Manning Marable
$26.00 Hardcover

  • Politics

  • 0-465-04393-3

  • Basic/Civtas Books

Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing

Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, Editors

$17.50 Paper

Harlem Moon/Broadway Books


Harlem Style: Designing for the New Urban Aesthetic

Roderick N. Shade and Jorge S. Aragno

$35.00 Hardcover

Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

The Herbal Home Companion

Theresa Loe




Grammercy Books/Random House Value Publishing, Inc


"Enter the healthy, fragrant, and invigorating world of herbs with this invaluable guide for making use of our planets natural-and extraordinary-bounty. From practical advice on straightening a garden, to finding uses for 35 of the most versatile and available herbs, The Herbal Home Companion is an inspiration to beginner and expert alike!"

How To Survive Your Child's College Education

Donald Black, PH.D.



Citadel Press Book/ Carol Publishing

Guide & Self-help

"How to Survive Your Child's College Education will not only help you weather your child's college years with retirement account and sanity intact -it will also show you how, if you play your cards right, a new, mutually respectful relationship with your soon-to-be-college-graduate may await you at the end of the journey."

Inner City Miracle

Judge Greg Mathis

$23.95 Hardcover

One World/Ballantine Books


The hugely popular and charismatic judge shares his inspirational story - one of a young man who rose from delinquent to Detroit District Court judge to national television personality.  (Memoir)


Like A Mighty Stream

Like A Mighty Stream:  August 1963

Patrick Henry Bass

$18.95  / Hardcover

Running Press


An acclaimed journalist and author weaves eyewitness accounts, photos, reporting, and observation into a stirring and memorable mosaic of one of the most defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement in which people of all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions came together.  (History)


The Lynching of Emmett Till

A Documentary Narrative

$59.50 Hardcover

University of Virginia Press

Christopher Metress, ed.


My Soul Has Grown Deep:

Classics of Early African-American Literature

John Edgar Wideman, editor

$18.95 paper



One Shot Harris: 
The Photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris

Stanley Crouch Essay by Deborah Willis

$35.00 Hardcover

Harry N. Abrams, Inc.


This archive of the black urban experience of the mid-20th century by a rediscovered artist captures the essence of Pittsburgh from the 1930s to the 1970s. 



Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

$15.95 Paper

Harlem Moon/Broadway Books


Now in paperback, Jones's new New York Times bestselling autobiography is a searing, star-studded, no-holds-barred self-portrait of the man who has helped shape American music, from bebop to hip-hop.  (Memoir)


Separate But Equal:  Life Under Segregation in Greenville, Mississippi

Henry Clay Anderson, photographer Essay by Clifton L. Taulbert

$35.00 Hardcover

Public Affairs


This treasury of photos chronicles life in a relatively prosperous black community of middle-class Southern blacks at the dawn of the civil rights movement.  (History)



Cris Burks

$12.95 Paper

Harlem Moon/Broadway Books



An exuberant new novel telling a triumphant tale of a lovelorn girl who transforms herself into a cyber-goddess.  (Fiction)


The Family PC Software Buyers Guide

Kurt Carlson & Valle Dwight




Hyperion/Family PC Books

General Computing/Parenting

"With thousands of software products no the market, and thousands more released every year, it's difficult to know which products to buy for your family. That's where

The Family PC Software Buyers Guide database come in-with more than 250 reviews, it takes the guesswork out of shopping by recommending the best educational, entertainment, productivity, creativity, and reference programs for both Windows and the Macintosh. The Family PC Software Buyers Guide ratings are based on the unique methodology of Family PC, the #1 family computer magazine.

Some of Us Did Not Die:  New and Selected Essays of June Jordan

June Jordan

$26.00 Hardcover

Basic/Civtas Books


These personal essays from the noted novelist and social critic display her signature wit and insight that is familiar to her loyal readers.  (Essays)


Reconsidering the Souls of Black Folk: Thoughts of the Groundbreaking Classic Work of W.E.B. DuBois

Stanley Crouch and Playthell Benjamin

$18.95 Hardcover

Running Press

Stanley Crouch, an internationally recognized jazz critic and author, teams up with noted journalist Playthell Benjamin for this thought-provoking look back at The Souls of Black Folk, the epochal prophetic work by the great African-American intellectual, first published 100 years ago. 

Strength for Their Journey:  Five Essential Disciplines African American Parents Must Teach Their Children and Teens

Robert L. Johnson, M.D., and Paulette Stanford, M.D.

$17.50 Paper

Harlem Moon/Broadway Books


Two authorities on African-American child rearing share their practical wisdom for helping children and teens fulfill their true potential in the first parenting book to focus specifically on discipline.



These Hands I Know

African American Writers on Family

Afaa M. Weaver, ed.

16.95 Paper

Sarabande Books


Offering an intimate view of black family life from the point of view of prose and poetry writers, these 17 essays explore the full spectrum of absolute humanity in contemporary black families. (African-American Studies)


The Ultimate Soul Music Trivia Book
Bobby Bennett & Sarah Smith
Liat price: $12.00


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