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  • Legendary Author Wooden Bookmarks with Tassel
    $7.00

    A stylish way to hold your place while enjoying a good book!  These bookmarks are made from wood and the design is engraved on the bookmark (no vinyl or paint used). So you never have to worry about the design coming off! Each bookmark is designed, cut, and engraved by me. 

    Please note that there may be variations in the wood texture and color. That is the beauty of having a handmade product, each one is unique!

    • Bookmarks are made from high- quality bamboo.
    • Laser Engraved
    • Lacquer Finish
    • Item Dimensions: 5.51 x 1.97 x 0.08 inches
  • all about love: New Visions

    by bell hooks

    $15.99

    As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart.

    In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for the individuals and for a nation. 
    The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.

  • Black Cake

    by Charmaine Wilkerson

    $18.00

    In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past—a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake.

    In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking journey Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child, challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their family, and themselves.

    Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right?” Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever? 

    Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names, can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.

  • Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto

    by Tricia Hersey

    $27.00

    Disrupt and push back against capitalism and white supremacy by connecting to the liberating power of rest, daydreaming, and naps as a foundation for healing and justice. Tricia Hersey, aka The Nap Bishop, encourages us to elevate rest as a form of resistance and a divine human right.

    In Rest Is Resistance, Tricia Hersey, aka the Nap Bishop, casts an illuminating light on our troubled relationship with rest and how to imagine and dream our way to a future where rest is exalted. Our worth does not reside in how much we produce, especially not for a system that exploits and dehumanizes us. Rest, in its simplest form, becomes an act of resistance and a reclaiming of power because it asserts our most basic humanity. We are enough. The systems cannot have us.

  • Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen

    by Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, & Lester Walker

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    Part cookbook. Part manifesto. Created with big Bronx energy, Black Power Kitchen combines 75 mostly plant-based, layered-with-flavor recipes with immersive storytelling, diverse voices, and striking images and photographs that celebrate Black food and Black culture, and inspire larger conversations about race, history, food inequality, and how eating well can be a pathway to personal freedom and self-empowerment.

    Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen is the first book from the Bronx-based culinary collective, and it does for the cookbook what Ghetto Gastro has been doing for the food world in general—disrupt, expand, reinvent, and stamp it with their unique point of view. Ghetto Gastro sits at the intersection of food, music, fashion, visual arts, and social activism. They’ve partnered with Nike and Beats by Dre, designed cookware sold through Williams-Sonoma and Target, and won a Future of Gastronomy award from the World’s 50 Best.

    Now they bring their multidisciplinary approach to a cookbook, with nourishing recipes that are layered with waves of crunch, heat, flavor, and umami. They are born of the authors’ cultural heritage and travels—from riffs on family dishes like Strong Back Stew and memories of Uptown with Red Velvet Cake to neighborhood icons like Triboro Tres Leches and Chopped Stease (their take on the classic bodega chopped cheese) to recipes redolent of the African diaspora like Banana Leaf Fish and King Jaffe Jollof. All made with a sense of swag.


  • Black Heroes A Happy Families Card Game by Laurence King Publishing
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    Team up Usain Bolt with Simone Biles, match Mae Jemison with Katherine Johnson, join Jean-Michel Basquiat with Kara Walker.

    Collect illustrated cards of 44 of the most inspirational Black figures of all time and gather them into groups including space, sport, activism, art, science, and literature.

    Based on Go Fish, this game will inspire children and parents to celebrate Black heroes, both contemporary and historical

    CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY and discover new Black heroes you didn't know about till now
    A FAMILY CARD GAME with simple gameplay that is quick and easy to learn
    BOLD AND COLORFUL ILLUSTRATIONS on every card make it easy to recognize your favourite heroes
    DISCOVER MORE IN THE BOOKLET, from when Simone Biles first discovered gymnastics to how Queen Nzinga fought off Portuguese invaders

  • How We Heal: Uncover Your Power and Set Yourself Free

    by Alexandra Elle

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    In How We Heal, bestselling author Alexandra Elle offers a life-changing invitation to heal yourself and reclaim your peace. In these pages, readers will discover essential techniques for self-healing, including journaling rituals to cultivate innate strength, accessible tools for processing difficult emotions, and restorative meditations to ease the mind.

    Alex Elle elegantly weaves together themes like self-healing, mindfulness, inner child work, and boundary setting and presents the reader with easy-to-follow practices that have changed her life and the lives of the thousands of people she has taught. Her 4-part framework for healing will appeal to anyone who wants a clear process, while the compelling personal stories leave the reader feeling connected and ready to begin again.

    Complementing the practices are powerful insights from Alex Elle's own journey of self-discovery using writing to heal, plus remarkable stories of healing from a range of luminary voices, including Nedra Tawwab, Morgan Harper Nichols, Dr. Thema Bryant, Barb Schmidt, and many more.

    Brimming with encouragement and delivered with Alex Elle's signature warmth and candor, How We Heal is a must-have companion for anyone that wants to unlock their inner wisdom and confidence to heal on their own.

  • The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

    by Michelle Obama

    from $19.99

    In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.
     
    There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux. In The Light We Carry, she opens a frank and honest dialogue with readers, considering the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and community inside our differences? What tools do we use to address feelings of self-doubt or helplessness? What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?

  • My America

    by Kwame Onwuachi

    $35.00

    Featuring more than 125 recipes, My America is a celebration of the food of the African Diaspora, as handed down through Onwuachi’s own family history, spanning Nigeria to the Caribbean, the South to the Bronx, and beyond. From Nigerian Jollof, Puerto Rican Red Bean Sofrito, and Trinidadian Channa (Chickpea) Curry to Jambalaya, Baby Back Ribs, and Red Velvet Cake, these are global home recipes that represent the best of the patchwork that is American cuisine.
     
    Interwoven throughout the book are stories of Onwuachi’s travels, illuminating the connections between food and place, and food and culture. The result is a deeply personal tribute to the food of “a land that belongs to you and yours and to me and mine.”

  • Sukoshi Arch Mug
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    An alternative mug handle to our larger handles.

    Natural stoneware ceramics, like wood or metal, varies in color and patinas with age. This makes each piece unique.

    Dimensions: 3½” wide X 5¼” high

    Capacity: 16oz

    Instructions for care: Hand or machine wash
  • Stories from the Tenants Downstairs

    by Sidik Fofana

    from $17.00

    Set in a Harlem high rise, a stunning debut about a tight-knit cast of characters grappling with their own personal challenges while the forces of gentrification threaten to upend life as they know it.

    Like Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Sidik Fofana’s electrifying collection of eight interconnected stories showcases the strengths, struggles, and hopes of one residential community in a powerful storytelling experience.

    Each short story follows a tenant in the Banneker Homes, a low-income high rise in Harlem where gentrification weighs on everyone’s mind. There is Swan in apartment 6B, whose excitement about his friend’s release from prison jeopardizes the life he’s been trying to lead. Mimi, in apartment 14D, who hustles to raise the child she had with Swan, waitressing at Roscoe’s and doing hair on the side. And Quanneisha B. Miles, a former gymnast with a good education who wishes she could leave Banneker for good, but can’t seem to escape the building’s gravitational pull. We root for these characters and more as they weave in and out of each other’s lives, endeavoring to escape from their pasts and blaze new paths forward for themselves and the people they love.

    Stories from the Tenants Downstairs brilliantly captures the joy and pain of the human experience and heralds the arrival of a uniquely talented writer.

  • Binti: The Complete Trilogy

    by Nnedi Okorafor

    $17.00
    Includes a brand-new Binti story!

    Collected for the first time in a trade paperback omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy, the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University.


    In her Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella, Nnedi Okorafor introduced us to Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University. Despite her family's concerns, Binti's talent for mathematics and her aptitude with astrolabes make her a prime candidate to undertake this interstellar journey.
     
    But everything changes when the jellyfish-like Medusae attack Binti's spaceship, leaving her the only survivor. Now, Binti must fend for herself, alone on a ship full of the beings who murdered her crew, with five days until she reaches her destination.
     
    There is more to the history of the Medusae—and their war with the Khoush—than first meets the eye. If Binti is to survive this voyage and save the inhabitants of the unsuspecting planet that houses Oomza Uni, it will take all of her knowledge and talents to broker the peace.
     
    But even if Binti achieves this remarkable feat, it's not the end of her story. For this lone Himba woman, now bonded with a Medusa and forever changed by this bond, still must find a way to survive and thrive at Oomza University amid swirling interspecies biases. And eventually, she must return home to test the strength of the fragile peace she worked so hard to win.
     
    Collected now for the first time in omnibus form—and introducing a new Binti story—follow Binti's journey in this groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy.
  • Grief Is Love

    by Marisa Renee Lee

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    Grief expert Marisa Renee Lee’s incisive and compassionate guide on how to manage grief after the loss of a loved one, with special insight for women and African American communities, which also provides timely wisdom and care for the millions who have suffered loss during the pandemic


    In Grief is Love, author Marisa Renee Lee reveals that healing does not mean moving onhealing means learning to acknowledge and create space for your grief. She guides you through the pain of early grief and shows you how to to honor your loss. It’s common to plow through our feelings in the name of being “OK,” but grief is so inextricably tied to love that you don’t just “get over it.” Grief is Love is about making space for the transformation that this constant state of learning requires. It is about learning to love yourself and the one you lost with the same depth, passion, joy, and commitment you did when they were alive, perhaps even more.
     
    Lee shows that there isn’t only one way to grieve, and so your expression of it should be unique. She shepherds you through your grief as it arises and falls again and again. The transformation we each undergo after loss is the indelible imprint of the people we love on our lives, which is the true meaning of legacy. Healing after loss is not about burying pain but about acknowledging it and allowing grief to move through you in order to be whole. How do you manage the holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries? How do you get through the next year or even tomorrow?
     
    In beautiful, compassionate prose, Lee elegantly offers wisdom about what it means to authentically and defiantly claim space for these complicated feelings and emotions. And Lee is no stranger to grief herself, after losing her mother, her fertility, a pregnancy, and, most recently, a cousin to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this book, she also explores the unique impact of grief on Black people, Black women in particular, and reveals the key factors that proper healing requires: acknowledgement, rest, community, reflection, support, care and more.
     
    At its core, Grief is Love explores what comes after death, and shows us that if we are able to own and honor what we’ve lost, we can have a beautiful and joyful life in the midst of grief. 

  • Kindred (Gift Edition)

    by Octavia E. Butler

    $27.95

    The New York Times best-selling author’s time-travel classic that makes us feel the horrors of American slavery and indicts our country’s lack of progress on racial reconciliation

    Soon to be an FX Networks TV series adaptation with a pilot directed by Janicza Bravo (Zola), written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen), and executive produced by Jacobs-Jenkins and Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain)


    “I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.”

    Dana’s torment begins when she suddenly vanishes on her 26th birthday from California, 1976, and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufus, heir to a slaveowner’s plantation. She soon realizes the purpose of her summons to the past: protect Rufus to ensure his assault of her Black ancestor so that she may one day be born. As she endures the traumas of slavery and the soul-crushing normalization of savagery, Dana fights to keep her autonomy and return to the present.

    Blazing the trail for neo-slavery narratives like Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer, Butler takes one of speculative fiction’s oldest tropes and infuses it with lasting depth and power. Dana not only experiences the cruelties of slavery on her skin but also grimly learns to accept it as a condition of her own existence in the present. “Where stories about American slavery are often gratuitous, reducing its horror to explicit violence and brutality, Kindred is controlled and precise” (New York Times).

  • Ten Black Dots Board Book

    by Donald Crews

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    The perennial bestseller by the two-time Caldecott Honor artist is available in a board book format for the first time.

    What can you do with ten black dots? First published in 1968, Donald Crews’s bestselling classic is now a board book and just the right size and shape for its ideal audience—the very curious youngest readers. Ten Black Dots is a counting book, a book of simple rhymes, and a book of everyday objects. It’s a preschool masterpiece by the creator of such award winners as Freight Train and Truck.

  • Little Yogi Deck

    by Crystal McCreary

    $19.95
    Sometimes our emotions are too much to handle, and we need help understanding and processing what we are feeling. The Little Yogi Deck teaches kids how to recognize and navigate these big emotions by introducing yoga and mindfulness as tools they can use to feel calmer and more in control. The deck makes important topics like strengthening attention, increasing self-awareness, and soothing the nervous system fun and easy to understand through poses like “The Wet Noodle,” “Toe-ga,” and “Grasshopper Flow.” The 48 cards are organized into eight color-coded categories—anger, worry, excitement, sadness, joy, jealousy, shame, and peace—to give kids specific practices for the variety of emotions they might be experiencing. Along with a practice, each card also features a vibrant illustration to visually depict the pose or activity. To offer additional support to parents, teachers, and caregivers, the deck includes a booklet explaining the approach for developing emotional intelligence in children through the practices offered.
  • Miles Morales: Stranger Tides (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel)

    by Justin A. Reynolds

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    An original middle-grade graphic novel from Graphix starring Miles Morales, by bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds and Eisner nominee Pablo Leon!

    Join MIles Morales in his most epic adventure yet!

    Miles Morales has just about gotten used to this being Spider-Man thing. Keeping Brooklyn safe, taking down bad guys, and finishing his homework—he’s got this! But when Spider-Man is invited to a launch for a brand-new video game, things go sideways fast. Anyone who plays the game is frozen, and it’s all because of a villain named the Stranger. He’s judged humanity and found it lacking, and his idea of justice is extreme.

    Left with the fate of the world in his hands, and the clock is ticking on Miles. Can he turn old foes to friends and find the answers he needs in time?

  • Sister Outsider

    by Audre Lorde

    $16.99
    In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde’s philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.
  • A Healing Journal for Black Men: Prompts to Help You Reflect, Grow, and Live With Pride

    by Danny Angelo Fluker Jr.

    $14.99
    This is a healing journal for Black men-by a Black man-with prompts and practices to help readers reflect on their identity, practice self-care, and process their emotions.

    Create space for reflection and self-care with healing prompts for Black men

    Journaling is a powerful tool for healing that has been used by many great Black men. This guided journal is filled with prompts and practices that encourage you to reflect, heal, and live authentically in your Black manhood. You'll learn to root yourself in self-care and cultivate greater peace in your life so you can truly thrive.

    • Evidence-based methods—This self-care journal offers guidance for your healing journey through research-supported, trauma-informed therapeutic modalities.
    • Tools for healing—Discover a mix of journal prompts, affirmations, quotes, and other calming exercises to help you reflect and heal a little bit every day.
    • Meaningful themes—Awaken your spirit as you explore practices centered on identity, emotions, self-compassion, positive thinking, self-confidence, and pride.

    Celebrate your Blackness and uncover a sense of wholeness with this healing journal for men.

  • Big Cats (A Day in the Life): What Do Lions, Tigers, and Panthers Get up to All Day?

    by Tyus D. Williams

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    A beautifully illustrated nonfiction story, following lions, cheetahs, tigers, panthers, mountain lions, and snow leopards over the course of one day.

    Set over a 24-hour period, meet sparring snow leopards, sprinting cheetahs, and slumbering jaguars in this kids’ nonfiction book about the biggest cats on Earth.

    Follow the lives of individual big cats as they roar, hunt, fight, and play their way through the day. Wildlife expert Tyus D. Williams cleverly weaves the story from leopard to mountain lion in the style of a nature documentary, including gentle science explanations perfect for future zoologists. Witness incredible moments including:

    • A panther hunting a crocodile
    • Cheetah cubs play fighting
    • A battle between lionesses and hyenas

    Packed with animal facts, Big Cats (A Day in the Life) is one of the first titles in an exciting new series of animal books from Neon Squid.

    Also available: Bugs (A Day in the Life)

  • Bugs (A Day in the Life): What Do Bees, Ants, and Dragonflies Get up to All Day?

    by Dr. Jessica L. Ware

    $16.99
    A beautifully illustrated nonfiction story about insects, following bees, ants, dragonflies, and more over the course of one day.

    Set over a 24-hour period, meet busy honey bees, transforming caterpillars, and an army of leafcutter ants in this kids’ nonfiction book about the coolest insects on Earth.

    Follow bugs as they fly, hunt, hide, and scuttle their way through their day. Bug expert Dr. Jessica L. Ware introduces insects in the style of a nature documentary, with simple science explanations perfect for future zoologists. Witness incredible moments including:

    • A dragonfly escaping a hungry frog
    • A shield bug looking after her newly-hatched babies
    • A gigantic comet moth with superpowered wings

    Packed with animal facts, Bugs (A Day in the Life) is part of an exciting new series of animal books from Neon Squid.

    Also available: Big Cats (A Day in the Life)

  • Cooking from the Spirit: Easy, Delicious, and Joyful Plant-Based Inspirations

    by Tabitha Brown

    $30.00

    Tabitha Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feeding the Soul, presents her first cookbook—full of easy, family-friendly vegan recipes and stories from the spirit, inspired by her health journey and love of delicious food.

    After experiencing chronic pain, Tabitha Brown, along with her family, tried a 30-day vegan challenge inspired by the documentary What the Health. With the change in diet healing her of the pain, Tabitha remained on the vegan path and began sharing her favorite plant-based recipes in her signature warm voice to thousands and now millions of online fans. Since then, she has become a Target brand ambassador, created her own spice blend for McCormick, joined the cast of Showtime’s The Chi, written a #1 New York Times bestselling book of inspirational self-help, and much more.

    Tabitha’s recipes are flexible and creative, interspersed with encouragements to cook how you want to cook and to trust yourself to adjust things the way you like them. They’re great for taking the training wheels off your cooking, learning how to get comfortable in the kitchen and, most important, to having fun doing it! Her belief in her audience, that they know how to cook best for themselves, shines through in her nonjudgmental approach to recipes and veganism as a whole. Among the 75 delicious recipes featured in this book:

    • Yam Halves Topped with Maple Cinnamon Pecan Glaze
    • Stuffed Avocado
    • Jackfruit Pot Roast
    • Crab-less Cakes
    • Massaged Kale and Raspberry Salad
    • Lazy Peach Cobbler

    Cooking from the Spirit isn’t just for vegans; it’s for anyone interested in plant-based eating and all lovers of food, plus the legion of Tabitha Brown fans who want to invite her cooking and warm inspiration into their lives. As she tells readers, “Honey, now let's go on and get to cooking from the spirit. Yes? Very good!”

  • Sharks (A Day in the Life): What Do Great Whites, Hammerheads, and Whale Sharks Get Up To All Day?

    by Carlee Jackson

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    A beautifully illustrated nonfiction story following great whites, hammerheads, whale sharks, and more over the course of one day.

    Meet deadly tiger sharks, baby lemon sharks, and gigantic basking sharks in this kids’ science book about the coolest predators in the ocean.

    Follow the lives of individual sharks as they hunt, hide, and play their way through their day, from gargantuan whale sharks to tiny epaulette sharks (who hunt in rock pools!). Witness:

    • A great white shark escaping a pod of orcas
    • A giant hammerhead hunting stingrays
    • A nurse shark asleep in a coral reef

    Packed with animal facts, Sharks (A Day in the Life) encourages kids to look at sharks in a new light—not just fearsome hunters but endangered animals who play a key role in the ocean’s ecosystem.

    Also available: Bugs (A Day in the Life) and Big Cats (A Day in the Life)

  • The Wretched of the Earth

    by Frantz Fanon

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    First published in 1961, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterful and timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle. In 2020, it found a new readership in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and the centering of narratives interrogating race by Black writers. Bearing singular insight into the rage and frustration of colonized peoples, and the role of violence in spurring historical change, the book incisively attacks the twin perils of post-independence colonial politics: the disenfranchisement of the masses by the elites on the one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Translated by Richard Philcox, and featuring now-classic critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha, as well as a new essay, this sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

  • The Hospital: The Inside Story

    by Dr. Christle Nwora

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    A STEM-rich story showing what happens at a hospital all day, following doctors, nurses, and patients—perfect for kids nervous about a trip to the hospital.

    It’s another busy day at the hospital! Meet doctors and nurses, ride in an ambulance, and discover the magic of medicine in this nonfiction story for kids.

    This book is perfect for any child who is nervous about a trip to the hospital. Dr. Christle Nwora takes readers behind the scenes to meet the incredible people who keep you healthy, from surgeons to mental health therapists. Dr. Nwora also explains the science behind how things work, from X-rays to operating theaters. Set over the course of one day, you’ll meet:

    • A couple having a new baby
    • A boy getting a cast for his broken arm
    • A woman on her way to have an operation

    Once you’ve read this book you’ll realize hospitals are full of heroes!

  • Tanya Holland's California Soul: Recipes from a Culinary Journey West

    by Tanya Holland

    $35.00
    80+ comfort-filled recipes that trace the roots of modern California soul food to the Great Migration—from the acclaimed chef and author of Brown Sugar Kitchen.

    Through more than 80 seasonally inspired recipes, Tanya Holland's California Soul showcases modern soul food from the acclaimed chef of Brown Sugar Kitchen and host of Tanya's Kitchen Table. Tanya’s inventive cuisine—rooted in a Black Southern cultural repertoire with a twenty-first-century sensibility using local, sustainable, chef-driven, seasonal ingredients—is showcased in recipes for every season, such as Collard Green Tabbouleh, Zucchini–Scallion Waffles with Toasted Pecan Romesco, Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Avocado White BBQ Sauce, Fried Chicken Paillards with Arugula and Pea Shoot Salad, and Honey Lavender Chess Pie. 

    The recipes—influenced by the historical migration of African American families, including Tanya’s own—reveal the key ingredients, techniques, and traditions that African Americans brought with them as they left the South for California, creating a beloved version of soul food. Beyond recipes, Tanya spotlights fifteen contemporary Black Californian foodmakers—farmers, coffee roasters, and other talented artisans—whose work help defines California soul food, with stunning portraiture and stories. Filtered through the rich history of African American migration that brought her own family from the Deep South to the West Coast, Tanya's recipes are as comforting and delicious as they are steeped in history.
  • Black Life Matter: Blackness, Religion, and the Subject

    by Biko Mandela Gray

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    In Black Life Matter, Biko Mandela Gray offers a philosophical eulogy for Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tamir Rice, Alton Sterling, and Sandra Bland that attests to their irreducible significance in the face of unremitting police brutality. Gray employs a theoretical method he calls “sitting with”—a philosophical practice of care that seeks to defend the dead and the living. He shows that the police that killed Stanley-Jones and Rice reduced them to their bodies in ways that turn black lives into tools that the state uses to justify its violence and existence. He outlines how Bland’s arrest and death reveal the affective resonances of blackness, and he contends that Sterling’s physical movement and speech before he was killed point to black flesh as unruly living matter that exceeds the constraints of the black body. These four black lives, Gray demonstrates, were more than the brutal violence enacted against them; they speak to a mode of life that cannot be fully captured by the brutal logics of antiblackness.

    Review

    "Black Life Matter is a powerful and moving book, a challenge and a rejoinder to white western philosophy, a deep thinking from black and flesh. This book becomes more urgent and more necessary with each passing day." -- Christina Sharpe, author of ― In the Wake: On Blackness and Being

    "Over the last three decades, there has been a kind of unspoken rift between black religion and black studies. In this powerful book, Biko Mandela Gray strongly contributes to bridging that gap, exemplifying recent interest in Black Lives Matter and black religion. 
    Black Life Matter is timely and thought provoking." -- Joseph R. Winters, author of ― Hope Draped in Black: Race, Melancholy, and the Agony of Progress

     

    About the Author

    Biko Mandela Gray is Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University and coeditor of The Religion of White Rage: White Workers, Religious Fervor, and the Myth of Black Racial Progress.
  • Kitchen Table Series

    by Carrie Mae Weems

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    “In book form, Kitchen Table is more intimate…. Unlike the experience of meandering through a museum, stepping back to appreciate the images and nearing the text panels to skim them, the pace of exploration is now in a person’s hands.” –Hilary Moss, New York Times

    This publication is dedicated solely to the early and canonical body of work by American artist Carrie Mae Weems (born 1953). The 20 photographs and 14 text panels that make up Kitchen Table Series tell a story of one woman’s life, as conducted in the intimate setting of her kitchen. The kitchen, one of the primary spaces of domesticity and the traditional domain of women, frames her story, revealing to us her relationships—with lovers, children, friends—and her own sense of self, in her varying projections of strength, vulnerability, aloofness, tenderness and solitude.
    As Weems describes it, this work of art depicts “the battle around the family ... monogamy ... and between the sexes.G6 Weems herself is the protagonist of the series, though the woman she depicts is an archetype. Kitchen Table Series seeks to reposition and reimagine the possibility of women and the possibility of people of color, and has to do with, in the artist’s words, “unrequited love.”

  • The World We Make

    by N. K. Jemisin

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    Four-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts "a glorious fantasy" (Neil Gaiman) -- a story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City, in the final book of the Great Cities Duology.
     
    Every great city has a soul. A human avatar that embodies their city's heart and wields its magic. New York? She's got six.

    But all is not well in the city that never sleeps. Though Brooklyn, Manny, Bronca, Venezia, Padmini, and Neek have temporarily managed to stop the Woman in White from invading--and destroying the entire universe in the process--the mysterious capital "E" Enemy has more subtle powers at her disposal. A new candidate for mayor wielding the populist rhetoric of gentrification, xenophobia, and "law and order" may have what it takes to change the very nature of New York itself and take it down from the inside. In order to defeat him, and the Enemy who holds his purse strings, the avatars will have to join together with the other Great Cities of the world in order to bring her down for good and protect their world from complete destruction.
  • Futureland: Battle for the Park

    by H.D. Hunter

    $16.99

    *Ships in 7-10 Business Days*

    When an extraordinary flying theme park arrives above Atlanta, one boy must stop a sinister force from stealing the park's tech and taking over the world. An electrifying illustrated series with the Afrofuturism of Black Panther that took the world by storm. Perfect for fans of Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

    "Hold on tight, Futureland will be the ride of your life . . . and maybe the last!" —Kwame Mbalia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

    Welcome to the most spectacular theme park in the world.

    Everyone wants a ticket to Futureland, where you can literally live out your wildest dreams. Want to step inside your favorite video game? Go pro in a sports arena? Perform at a real live concert? Grab your ticket and come right in.

    Yet with all its attractions, Futureland has always just been home to Cam Walker, the son of the park’s famous creators. And when Futureland arrives at its latest stop, Atlanta, Cam is thrilled for what promises to be the biggest opening ever. . . .

    But things aren't quite right with the Atlanta opening. Park attractions are glitching. Kids go missing. And when his parents are blamed, Cam must find the missing kids and whoever’s trying to take down his family . . . before it’s too late.

  • Andrea Pippins I Love My Hair Tools: 500 Piece Puzzle by Andrea Pippins
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    Andrea Pippins I Love My Hair Tools 500 Piece Puzzle from Galison colorfully celebrates the hair tools and products for all types of hair and preferences. Galison puzzles are packaged in matte-finish sturdy boxes, perfect for gifting, reuse, and storage.
    • 500 Pieces, Ribbon Cut
    • Box: 8 x 8 x 1.5", 203 x 203 x 41mm, Puzzle: 20 x 20", 508 x 508 mm
    • Includes Color Puzzle Insert with Puzzle Image
    • Virtually No Puzzle Dust
    • Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Packaging contains 70% recycled paper and is made responsibly from FSC-certified material. Printed with nontoxic inks.
  • My Hair, My Crown: Board Book

    by Tonya Abari

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    My Hair, My Crown Board Book from Mudpuppy features sweet rhyming words and bold, colorful illustrations that highlight a beautiful and diverse range of Black hairstyles. A surprise mirror on the last page encourages children to celebrate their own beautiful hair!

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