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Books to Celebrate Black History Month

These are great current and classic books to celebrate Black History Month! Don't miss our selection from our Children's Books Department here.

 

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series Cover Image
By Jacob Lawrence (Artist), Leah Dickerman (Editor), Elsa Smithgall (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781633450400
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Published: Museum of Modern Art - February 28th, 2017

Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780520305502
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Published: University of California Press - February 16th, 2019

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781416590323
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 7th, 2020

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345350688
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 12th, 1987

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Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking Cover Image
By NMAAHC, Jessica B. Harris (Contributions by), Albert Lukas (Contributions by), Jerome Grant (Contributions by), Lonnie G. Bunch III (Preface by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781588346407
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Published: Smithsonian Books - October 23rd, 2018

Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

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The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062379276
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Published: Amistad - July 31st, 2018

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Americanah Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211032
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 3rd, 2018

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Homegoing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

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Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Black No More Cover Image
By George S. Schuyler, Danzy Senna (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143131885
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 16th, 2018

The Color Purple: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

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Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501126079
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Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018

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The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984802439
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Published: Berkley - February 19th, 2019

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062915795
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Published: Amistad - January 14th, 2020

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Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

The Black Book Cover Image
By Middleton A. Harris (Editor), Ernest Smith (Editor), Morris Levitt (Editor), Roger Furman (Editor), Toni Morrison (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781400068487
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Published: Random House - December 3rd, 2019

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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

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Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

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The Souls of Black Folk: With
By W. E. B. Du Bois, Ibram X. Kendi (Introduction by), Monica E. Elbert (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140189988
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 1st, 1996

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Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062448712
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Published: Amistad - September 18th, 2018

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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062677280
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2017

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

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Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316300636
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Published: Lee Boudreaux / Back Bay Books - September 5th, 2017

Miles Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781451643183
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 20th, 2011

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Black Water Rising: A Novel (Jay Porter Series #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061735851
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Published: Amistad - April 20th, 2010

Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers (Turner Classic Movies) Cover Image
By Donald Bogle, John Singleton (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780762491414
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Published: Running Press Adult - May 7th, 2019

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Sweat (Tcg Edition) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781559365321
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - June 13th, 2017

The Piano Lesson (Drama, Plume) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780452265349
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Published: Plume - December 1st, 1990

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A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062399465
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 2nd, 2018

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780679764083
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Published: Vintage - October 31st, 1995

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
By Michelle Alexander, Cornel West (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781595586438
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Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807039823
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Published: Beacon Press - August 27th, 2019

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608465644
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

Why We Can't Wait Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451527530
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Published: Signet - January 1st, 2000

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316491372
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Published: Orbit - August 13th, 2019

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Cover Image
By Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345514400
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 21st, 2009

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Narrative of Sojourner Truth Cover Image
By Sojourner Truth, Nell Irvin Painter (Introduction by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140436785
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 1st, 1998