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Mojica Rodríguez, Prisca Dorcas

Summary: "For generations, women of color have had to push against powerful forces of sexism, racism, and classism in this country, and too often, they have felt that they had to face these challenges alone. Through her writing, her activism, and through founding Latina Rebels, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez fought to create community to help women fight together. Now her new book For Brown Girls with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 MOJ

Thomas, Angie

Summary: Starr a 16 ans, elle est noire et vit dans un quartier difficile, rythmé par les guerres de gangs, la drogue et les descentes de police. Tous les jours, elle rejoint son lycée blanc situé dans une banlieue chic; tous les jours, elle fait le grand écart entre ses deux vies, ses deux mondes. Mais tout vole en éclats le soir où son ami d'enfance Khalil est tué. Sous ses yeux, de trois balles dans...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nathan 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD FRENCH THO

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

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2016

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.896 FIR

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

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

Imani, Blair

Summary: "A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Sen, Sharmila

Summary: At the age of 12, Sharmila Sen emigrated from India to the U.S. The year was 1982, and everywhere she turned, she was asked to self-report her race: on INS forms, at the doctor's office, in middle school. Never identifying with a race in the India of her childhood, she rejects her new "not quite" designation: not quite white, not quite black, not quite Asian, and spends much of her life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SEN, SHARMILA SEN

Summary: "An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives--but not everyone regularly sees...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 810.8 EDI

Preston, Douglas J.

Summary: Since the days of Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. In 1940 journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City-- but then committed suicide without revealing its location. In...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 972.8 PRE

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2021

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Walker, Jerald

Summary: "Personal essays exploring identity, family, and community through the prism of race and black culture. Confronts the medical profession's racial biases, shopping while black at Whole Foods, the legacy of Michael Jackson, raising black boys, haircuts that scare white people, racial profiling, and growing up in Southside Chicago"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mad Creek Books, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 WAL

Pitner, Barrett Holmes

Summary: "In this incisive blend of personal narrative and deep philosophical and linguistic inquiry, journalist, filmmaker, and activist Barrett Holmes Pitner identifies a linguistic void in how we discuss race and culture in the United States. "Ethnocide," first coined in 1944 by Jewish exile Raphael Lemkin (who also coined the term genocide), describes the systemic erasure of a people's ancestral...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2021

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Tatum, Beverly Daniel

Summary: "The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2017

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

Valentine, Sarah

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Summary: "The stunning and provocative coming-of-age memoir about Sarah Valentine's childhood as a white girl in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, and her discovery that her father was a black man. At the age of 27, Sarah Valentine discovered that she was not, in fact, the white girl she had always believed herself to be. She learned the truth of her paternity: that her father was a black man. And she learned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VAL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VALENTINE, SARAH VAL

Mays, Kyle

Summary: "Mays explores the relationship and differences between the Black American quest for freedom and the Native American struggle for sovereignty in the U.S"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Byrd, Ayana D

Summary: A chronicle of black hair in America looks back at the styles, myths, and grooming techniques adopted by African Americans throughout their history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 BYR

Johnson, Mat

Summary: "A page-turning thriller of racial divide, Incognegro: Renaissance explores segregation, secrets and self-image as our race-bending protagonist penetrates a world where he feels stranger than ever before. When a black writer is found dead at a scandalous interracial party in 1920s' New York, Harlem's cub reporter Zane Pinchback is the only one determined to solve the murder. Zane must go...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books 2018

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

Abdurraqib, Hanif

Summary: "A Little Devil in America is an urgent project that unravels all modes and methods of black performance, in this moment when black performers are coming to terms with their value, reception, and immense impact on America. With sharp insight, humor, and heart, Abdurraqib examines how black performance happens in specific moments in time and space--midcentury Paris, the moon, or a cramped living...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.089 ABD

Rankine, Claudia

Summary: "At home and in government, contemporary America finds itself riven by a culture war in which aggression and defensiveness alike are on the rise. It is not alone. In such partisan conditions, how can humans best approach one another across our differences? Taking the study of whiteness and white supremacy as a guiding light, Claudia Rankine explores a series of real encounters with friends and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.896 RAN

Williams, Thomas Chatterton

Summary: "A meditation on race and identity from one of our most provocative cultural critics. A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a 'black' father from the segregated...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILLIAMS, THOMAS CHATTERTON WIL

Higginbotham, Anastasia

Summary: Explains that although many adults do not care to admit it, color does still matter in the United States; discusses racism and the fight against it; and argues that bias is a problem for whites, but that white people do not have to accept it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dottir Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 HIG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J305.8009 HIG

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