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Author: Veronica Chambers
Release Date: March 05, 2019
From the editor of the bestselling anthology The Meaning of Michelle, a celebration of one of the greatest stars of our time, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Beyoncé. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, glamour, power, creativity, love, romance and sex appeal.
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Author: Wes Moore, Bret Witter and Chris Wilson
Release Date: February 05, 2019
The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance.

Growing up in a tough Washington, D.C., neighborhood, Chris Wilson was so afraid for his life he wouldn't leave the house without a gun.
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Author: Andrew Delbanco | Narrator: Ari Fliakos
Release Date: November 06, 2018
The devastating story of how fugitive slaves drove the nation to Civil War

For decades after its founding, America was really two nations--one slave, one free. There were many reasons why this composite nation ultimately broke apart, but the fact that enslaved black people repeatedly risked their lives to flee their masters in the South in search of freedom in the North proved that the "united" states was actually a lie.
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Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: October 24, 2017
The first edition of Joel Augustus Rogers’s now legendary 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, published in 1957, was billed as “A Negro ‘Believe It or Not.’” Rogers’s little book was priceless because he was delivering enlightenment and pride, steeped in historical research, to a people too long starved on the lie that they were worth nothing.
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Author: Caleb Smith, David W. Blight, Robert B. Stepto and Austin Reed | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: January 26, 2016
The earliest known prison memoir by an African American writer—recently discovered and authenticated by a team of Yale scholars—sheds light on the longstanding connection between race and incarceration in America.

In 2009, scholars at Yale University came across a startling manuscript.
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Author: Hilary Beard, Michele Stephenson and Dr. Joe Brewster | Narrator: Bahni Turpin and Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: January 14, 2014
As seen on PBS’s POV

An unprecedented guide to helping black boys achieve success at every stage of their lives—at home, at school, and in the world
 
Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the “achievement gap”.
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Author: Condoleezza Rice | Narrator: Condoleezza Rice
Release Date: November 01, 2011
From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government.  In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement.
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Author: Michael Oher | Narrator: Michael Boatman
Release Date: February 08, 2011
The football star made famous in the hit film The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth.

Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades.
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Author: Michele Norris | Narrator: Michele Norris
Release Date: September 21, 2010
In the wake of talk of a “postracial” America upon Barack Obama’s ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about “the hidden conversation” on race that is unfolding nationwide.
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Author: Rawn James, Jr. | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: January 19, 2010
The riveting story of the two crusading lawyers who led the legal battle to end segregation, one case and one courtroom at a time.  

The Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered a seminal point in the battle to end segregation, but it was in fact the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign.
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Author: James P. Comer | Narrator: Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis
Release Date: September 17, 2008
The true story of Maggie Comer, an illiterate Southern Black woman who moves North to escape poverty and sexual and physical abuse. Unable to get the educuation she desperately desires, Maggie vows that her children will be educated. Working as a domestic, she raises five children who end up earning a total of thirteen college degrees between them.
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Author: Gail Buckley | Narrator: Robert Stuart
Release Date: September 02, 2008
American Patriots is one of the great untold stories in American history. There have been books on individual black soldiers, but this is the first to tell the full story of the black American military experience, starting with the Revolution and culminating with Desert Storm.
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