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Summary: Traces the history of black America back to ancient African civilization, examining attempts by the white establishment in the U.S. to conceal this knowledge as a means of undermining African American identity. Presents theories of scholars and social commentators which comprise a history in which African Americans have been systematically oppressed as a people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HID

Tosh, Peter

Summary: A beautiful children's picture book featuring the lyrics of Peter Tosh's global classic celebrating children of African descent. So don't care where you come from As long as you're a black man, you're an African No mind your nationality You have got the identity of an African African is a children's book featuring lyrics by Peter Tosh and illustrations by Jamaican artist Rachel Moss. The song...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG TOS

Summary: "National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The Progressive magazine republished one of its most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 FIR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 FIR

Kiely, Brendan

Summary: "Most kids of color grow up talking about racism. They have "The Talk" with their families-the honest talk about survival in a racist world. But white kids don't. They're barely spoken to about race at all-and that needs to change. Because not talking about racism doesn't make it go away. Not talking about white privilege doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The Other Talk begins this much-needed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 305.809 KIE

Summary: This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity and the rules, laws and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HID

Summary: Explores the motivation behind European global subjugation, the history of rarely discussed vast West African empires, how germ warfare is used on melanted people, and the history of slave breeding farms in America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HID

Summary: Continues the history of people of African descent, including topics such as the global African presence, the science of melanin, the truth about the prison industrial complex, how thriving black economic communities were undermined in America, hidden truths about Native Americans, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HID

Blay, Yaba

Summary: "Explores the extent to which historical definitions of race continue to shape contemporary racial identities and lived experiences of racial difference"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 BLA

Diakité, Jason Timbuktu

Summary: Born to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakité grew up between worlds--part Swedish, American, black, white, Cherokee, Slovak, and German, riding a delicate cultural and racial divide. It was a no-man's-land that left him in constant search of self. Even after his hip-hop career took off, Jason fought to unify a complex system of family roots that branched across continents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amazon Crossing 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 DIA

Lawton, Georgina

Summary: Raised in sleepy English suburbia, Georgina Lawton was no stranger to homogeneity. Her parents were white; her friends were white; there was no reason for her to think she was any different. But over time her brown skin and dark, kinky hair frequently made her a target of prejudice. In Georgina’s insistently color-blind household, with no acknowledgement of her difference or access to black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perenial 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAWTON, GEORGINA LAW

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LAWTON LAW

Gordon, Lewis R. (Lewis Ricardo)

Summary: "In this original and penetrating work, Lewis R. Gordon, one of the leading scholars of Black existentialism and anti-Blackness, takes the reader on a journey through the historical development of racialized Blackness, the problems this kind of consciousness produces, and the many creative responses from Black and non-Black communities in contemporary struggles for dignity and freedom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 GOR

Antrobus, Raymond

Summary: "On the heels of his much-lauded debut collection, Raymond Antrobus continues his essential investigation into language, miscommunication, place, and memory in All The Names Given, while simultaneously breaking new ground in both form and content. The collection opens with poems about the author's surname-one that shouldn't have survived into modernity-and examines the rich and fraught history...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tin House 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 821 ANT

Thompson-Spires, Nafissa

Summary: "Calling to mind the best works of Paul Beatty and Junot Diaz, this collection of moving, timely, and darkly funny stories examines the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era. A stunning new talent in literary fiction, Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with black identity and the contemporary middle class in these compelling, boundary-pushing vignettes. Each captivating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 INK, Atria 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC THO

Entine, Jon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.089 ENT

Flowers, Ebony

Summary: "Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story 'Hot Comb' is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming 'too white' in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In 'Virgin Hair', taunts of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 FLO

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