Juneteenth Booklist

Rooted: The American Legacy of Land Theft and the Modern Movement for Black Land Ownership By Brea Baker Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593447376
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Published: One World - June 18th, 2024

Why is less than 1% of rural land in the U.S. owned by Black people? An acclaimed writer and activist explores the impact of land theft and violent displacement on racial wealth gaps, arguing that justice stems from the literal roots of the earth.


I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness By Austin Channing Brown Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524760854
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Published: Convergent Books - May 15th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.


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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399590573
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2018

In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.


Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle By Danté Stewart Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593239629
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Published: Convergent Books - October 12th, 2021

A stirring meditation of being Black and learning to love in a loveless, anti-Black world

“Only once in a lifetime do we come across a writer like Danté Stewart, so young and yet so masterful with the pen. This work is a thing to make dungeons shake and hearts thunder.”—Robert Jones, Jr., New York Times bestselling author of The Prophets


A Black Women's History of the United States (ReVisioning History) By Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780807001998
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Published: Beacon Press - March 16th, 2021

The award-winning Revisioning American History series continues with this “groundbreaking new history of Black women in the United States” (Ibram X. Kendi)—the perfect companion to An Indigenous People’s History of the United States and An African American and Latinx History of the United States.


On Juneteenth By Annette Gordon-Reed Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631498831
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Published: Liveright - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES • 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2021
New York Times • Times Critics Top Books of 2021
New York Times Bestseller


Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525559559
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Published: Penguin Books - April 7th, 2020

“Stony the Road presents a bracing alternative to Trump-era white nationalism. . . . In our current politics we recognize African-American history—the spot under our country’s rug where the terrorism and injustices of white supremacy are habitually swept. Stony the Road lifts the rug." —Nell Irvin Painter, New York Times Book Review


Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations By Nicole A. Taylor Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982176211
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 31st, 2022

The very first cookbook to celebrate Juneteenth, from food writer and cookbook author Nicole A.


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Beloved: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A spellbinding novel that transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. With a new afterword by the author. 


Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593449349
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Published: One World - February 1st, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


Jubilee (50th Anniversary Edition) By Margaret Walker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544812123
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - September 6th, 2016

The best-selling classic about a mixed-race child in the Civil War–era South that “chronicles the triumph of a free spirit over many kinds of bondage” (New York Times Book Review).

Jubilee tells the true story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress.


The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave By Frederick Douglass, Ira Dworkin (Editor), Ira Dworkin (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Frederick Douglass, Ira Dworkin (Editor), Ira Dworkin (Introduction by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780143107309
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 28th, 2014

An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials


Juneteenth for Mazie By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623701703
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - January 1st, 2015

Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history. The day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.


How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316492928
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 27th, 2022

This “important and timely” (Drew Faust, Harvard Magazine) #1 New York Times bestseller examines the legacy of slavery in America—and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives.

Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are ho