Black American Sociology
A Hope in the Unseen
An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
Paperback ISBN: 0767901266
Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning articles in The Wall Street Journal, the author follows a determined black youngster from a violent school in Washington, D.C., to the bewildering world of the Ivy League. Reprint. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching
A Young Black Man's Education
Paperback ISBN: 1568589778
New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that denied his humanity. Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren't considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight. The questions Smith asks in this book are urgent--for him, for the martyrs and the tokens, and for the Trayvons that could have been and are still waiting.
It Was All a Dream
A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America
Hardcover ISBN: 1568585861
A deeply reported, compassionate assessment of the racial challenges compromising the futures of today's black millennials discusses how influences ranging from the recession to the Trump administration are specifically limiting the prospects of today's young African-Americans. (social science). 15,000 first printing.
The Other Wes Moore
One Name, Two Fates
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0385528191
Traces the parallel lives of two youths with the same name born a year apart in the same community, describing how the author grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and promising business leader while his counterpart suffered a life of violence and imprisonment.
The Other Wes Moore
One Name, Two Fates
Paperback ISBN: 0385528205
Traces the parallel lives of two youths with the same name born a year apart in the same community, describing how the author grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and promising business leader while his counterpart suffered a life of violence and imprisonment. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Reclaiming the Black Past
The Use and Misuse of African American History in the Twenty-first Century
Hardcover ISBN: 1786632039
The past and future of Black history In this information-overloaded twenty-first century, it seems impossible to fully discern or explain how we know about the past. But two things are certain. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all think historically on a routine basis. And our perceptions of history, including African American history, have not necessarily been shaped by professional historians. In this wide-reaching and timely book, Pero Gaglo Dagbovie argues that public knowledge and understanding of black history, including its historical icons, has been shaped by institutions and individuals outside academic ivory towers. Drawing on a range of compelling examples, Dagbovie explores how, in the twenty-first century, African American history is regarded, depicted, and juggled by diverse and contesting interpreters—from museum curators to filmmakers, entertainers, politicians, journalists, and bloggers. Underscoring the ubiquitous nature of African-American history in contemporary American thought and culture, each chapter unpacks how black history has been represented and remembered primarily during the “Age of Obama,” the so-called era of “post-racial” American society. Reclaiming the Black Past is Dagbovie's contribution to expanding how we understand African American history during the new millennium.
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
Hardcover ISBN: 147673190x
Presents the life of Robert Peace, an African American who became a brillant biochemistry student at Yale University, but after graduation lived as drug dealer and was brutally murdered at the age of thirty.
Soo Fariista / Come Sit Down
A Somali American Cookbook
Paperback ISBN: 1681340852
This accessible guide celebrates a vibrant food culture that crisscrosses national and regional borders, inviting all comers to relish comforting and flavorful meals, Somali American style.