Our Buyer's Book Picks for May 2020!

Below our buyer has compiled a list of book recommendations that address black identity, systemic racism, American policing practices, disenfranchisement, and more.

Some offer a single point-of-view, others a broader historical context, but all are excellent resources that can provide entry-points into difficult conversations about race and justice. Please consider reading them, or recommending them to a friend or loved one.

NOTE: These titles are (thankfully) in high demand at the moment, so there may be delays on these orders. 

 

A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807033555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020
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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007
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Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608197651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014
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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316312493
Availability: Backordered
Published: Back Bay Books - September 12th, 2017

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126352
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2017

Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780190229252
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2015

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250306906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020
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Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872865211
Availability: Backordered
Published: City Lights Books - January 10th, 2012

Speak Up!: Speeches by young people to empower and inspire Cover Image
By Adora Svitak, Camila Pinheiro (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781781319505
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Published: White Lion Publishing - February 25th, 2020
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Woke Baby Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250308986
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - December 31st, 2018
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Chokehold: Policing Black Men Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620974834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - September 18th, 2018
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Black All Around Cover Image
By Patricia Hubbell, Don Tate (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781600606434
Availability: Backordered
Published: Lee & Low Books - April 1st, 2003

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Cover Image
By Monique Morris, Mankaprr Conteh (Foreword by), Melissa Harris-Perry (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781620973424
Availability: Backordered
Published: New Press - January 16th, 2018

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620975589
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020
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Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781600605727
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Published: Lee & Low Books - September 1st, 2005
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Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Cover Image
By Gwendolyn Hooks, Colin Bootman (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620141564
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Published: Lee & Low Books - May 15th, 2016
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Notes of a Native Son Cover Image
By James Baldwin, Edward P. Jones (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780807006238
Availability: Backordered
Published: Beacon Press - November 20th, 2012

Between the World and Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: Backordered
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good Cover Image
By Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781849353267
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: AK Press - March 19th, 2019
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020
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The New Negro Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780684838311
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Published: Touchstone - March 1st, 1999
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Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014
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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062684318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - January 14th, 2020
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W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781616897062
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 23rd, 2018
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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015
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Solitary Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802148308
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Published: Grove Press - December 3rd, 2019
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Cane Cover Image
By Jean Toomer, George B. Hutchinson (Introduction by), Zinzi Clemmons (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143133674
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 8th, 2019
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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632864130
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 5th, 2017

How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568588490
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bold Type Books - March 26th, 2019

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525436614
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2018

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635572957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019
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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525562795
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2020
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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635571394
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 17th, 2019
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One Person, No Vote (YA edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547601073
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 17th, 2019
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AntiRacist Baby Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020
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Ghost Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316262262
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017
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All American Boys Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020
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Dear Martin Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018
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Beautiful Cover Image
Please call for price (310) 659-3110.
ISBN: 9780762457816
Availability: Special Order - Please Call the Store to Verify
Published: Running Press Kids - September 13th, 2016

Let's Talk About Race Cover Image
By Julius Lester, Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064462266
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2008

All Are Welcome Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Same, Same But Different Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805089462
Availability: Backordered
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 13th, 2011

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872867383
Availability: Backordered
Published: City Lights Books - July 4th, 2017

We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders (Books for Kid Activists, Activism Book for Children) Cover Image
By Harry Belafonte (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781452170398
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - May 7th, 2019

Skin Again Cover Image
By Bell Hooks, Chris Raschka (Illustrator), Chris Raschka (Cover design or artwork by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781484799239
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017
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A is for Activist Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781609805395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013
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Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Cover Image
By Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo (Foreword by)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781728209807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - January 28th, 2020
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This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780711245211
Availability: Backordered
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679744726
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501878077
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Published: Abingdon Press - February 5th, 2019
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