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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: Michelle Kuo | Narrator: Michelle Kuo
Release Date: July 11, 2017
“In all of the literature addressing education, race, poverty, and criminal justice, there has been nothing quite like Reading with Patrick.”—The Atlantic

A memoir of the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta

Recently graduated from Harvard University, Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as a Teach for America volunteer, bursting with optimism and drive.
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Author: James McBride | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: April 05, 2016
National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown after receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth. His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul genius but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown’s legacy.
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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”.
$22.50
ISBN: 9780804148504
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Author: MK Asante | Narrator: Adenrele Ojo and MK Asante
Release Date: August 20, 2013
A rebellious boy’s journey through the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family—this is the riveting story of a generation told through one dazzlingly poetic new voice.
 
MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents.
$17.50
ISBN: 9780804163927
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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.
$17.50
ISBN: 9781101484517
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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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ISBN: 9780307748928
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Author: Tavis Smiley and Wes Moore | Narrator: Wes Moore
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
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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: Larry Tye | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: June 09, 2009
He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

Few reliable records or news reports survive about players in the Negro Leagues.
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