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My Country Tis of Thee

My Country Tis of Thee

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Genre: Inspirational
Keith Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress. In fact, the first nonwhite that Minnesota has ever elected to Congress. That wasn’t why he ran, however. Quite simply, he entered politics because he wanted to make a difference—to contribute to the future of his children, his community, and his country. More info →
The Self-Confidence Factor: A Parent’s Guide to Bully Prevention

The Self-Confidence Factor: A Parent’s Guide to Bully Prevention

"The Self-Confidence Factor" provides parents and educators with the information necessary to arm their child with the greatest defense against bullying, CONFIDENCE! More info →
Breaking the Line

Breaking the Line

1967. TWO RIVAL FOOTBALL TEAMS. TWO LEGENDARY COACHES. TWO STAR QUARTERBACKS. TOGETHER THEY BROKE THE COLOR L INE, REVOLUTIONIZED COLLEGE SPORTS, AND TRANSFORMED THE NFL. More info →
The Crash of 2016

The Crash of 2016

The United States is more vulnerable today than ever before-including during the Great Depression and the Civil War-because the pillars of democracy that once supported a booming middle class have been corrupted, and without them, America teeters on the verge of the next Great Crash. More info →
Dare to Be Extraordinary

Dare to Be Extraordinary

Extraordinary men and women-we see them in our communities every day. They impact countless lives, they uplift and they inspire. But where did their inspiration come from? How did they become extraordinary? More info →
Ebony and Ivy

Ebony and Ivy

A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution’s complex and contested involvement in slavery—setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In Ebony and Ivy, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy. More info →
Green Is Good

Green Is Good

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Genres: Education, History
Renewable energy is good for your wallet. Those who see that opportunity are already seizing it … all the way to the bank. Green Is Good is a no-nonsense guide to how you, the average American, can easily incorporate clean energy and energy efficiency into your daily life and in the process save money, make money, and help wean your community off fossil fuels. More info →
Laff It Off!

Laff It Off!

Some people say that the stress of the "real world" is what stops the laughter from coming. When you grow up there are bills to pay. You've got to work a nine-to-five. You've got relationship troubles. But come on, people, you don't think a kid deals with stuff too? More info →
We Shall Not Be Moved

We Shall Not Be Moved

Once in a great while, a certain photograph captures the essence of an era: Three people--one black and two white--demonstrate for equality at a lunch counter while a horde of cigarette-smoking hotshots pour catsup, sugar, and other condiments on the protesters' heads and down their backs. This iconic image strikes a chord for all who lived through those turbulent times of a changing America. More info →
March: Book One

March: Book One

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. More info →
The PERCEVD Principles

The PERCEVD Principles

“The PERCEVD Principles” is a dynamic new book that is designed to provide diversity awareness and enhance understanding towards the common issues and challenges facing transitioning veterans and people with hidden, physical and combat-related disabilities. It also serves as a diversity road-map for organizations towards eliminating disruptive stigma and creating accommodating, fair, flexible, and conducive workplace and social environments. More info →
Snow-Storm in August

Snow-Storm in August

With Snow-Storm in August, Jefferson Morley delivers readers into an unknown chapter in history with an absorbing account of this uniquely American battle for justice. More info →
While the World Watched

While the World Watched

A uniquely moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past 5 decades, While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. More info →
Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice

Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice

The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall’s immediate family, Young Thurgood is an exhaustively researched and engagingly written work that everyone interested in law, civil rights, American history, and biography will want to read. More info →
The Butler: A Witness to History

The Butler: A Witness to History

From Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow Wil Haygood comes a mesmerizing inquiry into the life of Eugene Allen, the butler who ignited a nation's imagination and inspired a major motion picture. More info →
Going Deep

Going Deep

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Genre: Self-Help
From the time Cris Carter started his career as a supplemental draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987 to his retirement in 2002, the position of wide receiver exploded in the NFL More info →
Culture Seek

Culture Seek

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Genre: History
CultureSeek is a combination book that explores the contributions, successes, and challenges of African American people. More info →
Lying Down with the Lions

Lying Down with the Lions

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Genre: Civil Rights
When Ronald Dellums arrived in Washington in 1971 to represent Oakland, California, in the House of Representatives, his radical activism had already earned him a place on Nixon's enemy list. More info →
Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential

Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential

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Genre: Inspirational
Overcoming life’s difficulties is daunting. At times, it seems the burdens that we bear are too painful to overcome. They keep us from even trying to accomplish the things we want most. More info →
Stolen Into Slavery

Stolen Into Slavery

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Genre: History
The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana. More info →