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African American Studies
Black History Month


Since 1976, the month of February has been a time to study, to remember, and to celebrate the rich history of citizens of African descent in the United States. As the many books in this aisle demonstrate, African Americans are not just important to the American story — they are the American story. And these are also just excellent books. What better time to pick one up?

There are 53 books in this aisle.

Featured Titles in African American Studies - Black History Month
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Invisible Man
Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison
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Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.  A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book... (read more)

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson
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The Warmth of Other Suns is a fascinating epic narrative of the Great Migration by the brilliant and beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.... (read more)

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A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Ernest J Gaines
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Native Son (Modern Classics)
Native Son (Modern Classics)
by Richard Wright
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Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young... (read more)

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . .... (read more)

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
by Barack Obama
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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore
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The Other Wes Moore is the fascinating tale of two men who shared a name and a birthplace; their lives started out in similar circumstances and ended up very differently (one a Rhodes Scholar, the other serving a life sentence in jail). A moving... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
by Frederick Douglass
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An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglasss Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth... (read more)

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
by Isabel Wilkerson
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The Warmth of Other Suns is a fascinating epic narrative of the Great Migration by the brilliant and beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.... (read more)

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All the Rage: The Boondocks Past and Present
All the Rage: The Boondocks Past and Present
by Aaron McGruder
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Here are the latest, greatest, and last of the daily and Sunday strips; banned comics that have never been seen before, with Aaron McGruder's commentary on them; and interviews and profiles of the man behind the rage. All the Rage is a must for any true... (read more)

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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by James Washington
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"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen... (read more)

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Bluest Eye ((Rev)07 Edition)
Bluest Eye ((Rev)07 Edition)
by Toni Morrison
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First published in 1970 by Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, the novel tells the story of 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove, the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.... (read more)

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I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
by Jackie Robinson
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The Autobiography of a Boy of Summer Who Became a Man for All Seasons Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier,... (read more)

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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
by Angela Y. Davis
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Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of many famous women blues singers as the articulation of a black, working-class feminist consciousness at odds with mainstream American... (read more)

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A Different Drummer
A Different Drummer
by William M Kelley
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The Cornel West Reader
The Cornel West Reader
by Cornel West
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Cornel West is one of the nations premier public intellectuals and one of the great prophetic voices of our era. Whether he is writing a scholarly book or an article for Newsweek, whether he is speaking of Emerson, Gramsci, or Marvin Gaye, his work... (read more)

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The Black Book
The Black Book
by Middleton A. Harris
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Seventeenth-century sketches of Africa as it appeared to marauding European traders. Nineteenth-century slave auction notices. Twentieth-century sheet music for work songs and freedom chants. Photographs of war heroes, regal in uniform. Antebellum reward... (read more)

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
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One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the... (read more)

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Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality
Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality
by Richard Kluger
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Simple Justice is the definitive history of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education and the epic struggle for racial equality in this country. Combining intensive research with original interviews with surviving participants, Richard Kluger... (read more)

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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by Rita Dove
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Here in one volume is a selection of the extraordinary poems of Rita Dove, who, as the nation's Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995, brought poetry into the lives of millions of people.  Along with a new introduction and poem, Selected Poems... (read more)

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