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Four Hundred Souls

Ibram X. Kendi Editor
Keisha N. Blain Editor
(2021)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ib... Read more

Stamped--Racism, Antiracism,...

Jason Reynolds Author
Ibram X. Kendi Author
(2020)

English

The #1 New York Times bestselling, "must-read" (San Francisco Chronicle), "amazingly timely and stunningly accessible" (Jacqueline Woodson) exploration of race and racism from award-winning, belove... Read more

Wandering in Strange Lands

Morgan Jerkins Author
(2020)

English

One of TIME's 100 Must Read Books of 2020 Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by ELLE, Buzzfeed, Esquire, Bitch Media, Good Housekeeping, Electric Literature, Parade and BookRiot "O... Read more

The Fire Next Time

Vintage International (Series)

James Baldwin Author
(2013)

English

"Basically the finest essay I've ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone's hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.... Read more

The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson Author
(2010)

English

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of blac... Read more

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander Author
(2020)

English

Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly‚ Slate‚ Chronicle of Higher Eduction‚ Literary Hub, Book Riot‚ and Zora A tenth-... Read more

Barracoon

Zora Neale Hurston Author
Alice Walker Author of introduction, etc.
(2018)

English

New York Times Bestseller TIME Magazine's Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 New York Public Library's Best Book of 2018 NPR's Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 Economist Book of the Year SELF.com's ... Read more

Beloved

Vintage International (Series)

Toni Morrison Author
(2007)

English

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its prot... Read more

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead Author
(2016)

English

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain aw... Read more

Invisible Man

Vintage International (Series)

Ralph Ellison Author
(2010)

English

Both a deeply compelling bestselling novel and an epic milestone of American literature. The book's nameless narrator describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro colle... Read more

Assata

Assata Shakur Author
Angela Davis Author of introduction, etc.
(2016)

English

'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.'The New York TimesIn 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ev... Read more

Black Boy

Richard Wright Author
(2009)

English

Richard Wright's powerful and eloquent memoir of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South—at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment, Black Boy is a poign... Read more

When They Call You a Terrorist

Patrisse Khan-Cullors Author
asha bandele Author
(2018)

English

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. New York Times Editor's Pick. Library Journal Best Books of 2019. TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."O, Oprah's Magazine's "10 Titles to Pick Up No... Read more

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates Author
(2015)

English

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERNAMED ONE OF TIME'S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALISTNATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST H... Read more

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X Author
(2015)

English

ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURYIn the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, fireb... Read more

Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi Author
(2016)

English

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, the National Book Award-winning masterwork revealing how racist ideas were created, spread, and became deeply rooted in Ame... Read more

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston Author
(2009)

English

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick"A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortu... Read more

Roots

Alex Haley Author
(2018)

English

Based off of the bestselling author's family history, this novel tells the story of Kunta Kinte, who is sold into slavery in the United States where he and his descendants live through major histor... Read more