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The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Second Edition

Sam Greenlee with an Introduction by Natiki Hope Pressley

An explosive, award-winning novel in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a satire of the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black miltancy.

Paperback
Available June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349571
$19.99

The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Second Edition

An explosive, award-winning novel in the black literary tradition, The Spook Who Sat by the Door is both a satire of the civil rights problems in the United States in the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black miltancy.

Paperback
Available June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349571
$19.99
eBOOK
Available June 2022
ISBN: 9780814349977

"No Equal Justice"

The Legacy of Civil Rights Icon George W. Crockett Jr.

Edward J. Littlejohn and Peter J. Hammer

The story of Civil Rights icon and Black lawyer who fought racism and political oppression with uncommon devotion.

Hardback
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814348765
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2022
ISBN: 9780814348772
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The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough

An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship

Edited with an Introduction by Michele Valerie Ronnick
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

An important autobiography that reveals the story of William Sanders Scarborough who rose out of slavery to become a renowned classical philologist and African American icon.

Paperback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332252
$24.99
Hardback
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814332245
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348895
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How It Happens

Jean Alicia Elster

Intergenerational story of three Black women and their struggle to stake their claim to the American dream.

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Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348697
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348703

Homicide: Life on the Street

Lisa Doris Alexander

Analysis of race, racism, and the criminal justice system on Homicide: Life on the Street.

Paperback
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348673
$19.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2021
ISBN: 9780814348680

Body Not My Own

Tanque R. Jones

A collection of tightly crafted poems of intense imagery, sharp cadence, and poignant emotional resonance, representing the African American experience of enslavement in the United States.

Paperback
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780940713291
$20.00
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That They Lived

African Americans Who Changed the World

Rochelle Riley and Cristi Smith-Jones

Biographies on African Americans who will inspire today’s youth.

Paperback
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347546
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2021
ISBN: 9780814347553

Harold Neal and Detroit African American Artists

1945 through the Black Arts Movement

Julia R. Myers

Focusing on the paintings of the talented and thoughtful Harold Neal, this book explores the efflorescence of Detroit African American art in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and the impact the Civil Rights, Black Power and Black Arts Movements had on this art movement.

Paperback
Published: December 2020
ISBN: 9780912042015
$29.95

You Are My Joy and Pain

Love Poems

Naomi Long Madgett

A collection of lyrical love poems showing Detroit’s poet laureate at the peak of her career.

Paperback
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348017
$16.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348024

"Black People Are My Business"

Toni Cade Bambara's Practices of Liberation

Thabiti Lewis

Exploration of Bambara’s practices of liberation that encourage resistance to oppression and solidarity.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814346075
$82.99
Paperback
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814344293
$35.99
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Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814344316
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The Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Edited by Rochelle Riley
Foreword by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

Paperback
Published: July 2020
ISBN: 9780814348314
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: July 2020
ISBN: 9780814345153

Greening the Black Urban Regime

The Culture and Commerce of Sustainability in Detroit

Alesia Montgomery

Describes the struggle to shape green redevelopment in Detroit.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346501
$81.99
Paperback
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346518
$34.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780814346525

am-phib-ian

Jessica Lanay

Exploring the will to survive the existential disorientation and emotional loss resulting from fractured relationships with lovers and kin.

Paperback
Published: February 2020
ISBN: 9780940713284
$20.00

The Shape of Regret

Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

An authentic voice that is reflective of the author’s sincere appreciation for poetry.

Paperback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347249
$16.99
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Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347256
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come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

An imagined personal exchange with Marvin Gaye, in verse, on life in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
$16.99
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Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232
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Shades

Detroit Love Stories

Esperanza Cintrón

Interconnected stories exploring life, love, and passion in an ever-changing community.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346884
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346891

African American Cinema through Black Lives Consciousness

Edited by Mark A. Reid

Employs an interdisciplinary critical approach to discuss a selected group of black-oriented films.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345498
$84.99
Paperback
Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345481
$29.99
eBOOK
Published: January 2019
ISBN: 9780814345504
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I Got to Keep Moving

Stories by Bill Harris

African American characters navigate a physical and spiritual journey beginning in the antebellum South.

Paperback
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345931
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345948
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Meet Behind Mars

Stories by Renee Simms

Explores the bonds of family, neighbors, lovers, and friends as they are tested in new environments.

Paperback
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345122
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2018
ISBN: 9780814345139

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