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BILLIE HOLIDAY: THE MUSICIAN AND THE MYTH

Written by Szwed, John
Revelatory . . . one of the most briskly revealing pieces of jazz biography that I ve read. Richard Brody, "The New Yorker"
March 1, 2016 | Paperback | Penguin Books |
$16.00

FOUR GENERATIONS: THE JOYNER GIUFFRIDA COLLECTION OF ABSTRACT ART

Written by Martin, Courtney
The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary work by African and African Diasporan artists, and Four Generations draws upon the collection's unparalleled holdings to explore the critical contributions made by black artists to the evolution of visual art in the 20th and 21st centuries.Extensive
September 27, 2016 | Hardcover | Gregory R. Miller & Company |
$55.00

GATHER OUT OF STAR-DUST: A HARLEM RENAISSANCE ALBUM

Written by Barton, Melissa
Gather Out of Star-Dust takes as its central premise that the Harlem Renaissance, known by its participants as the Negro Renaissance, relied heavily on "gatherings" of all kinds. Collaboration, friendship, partnership, and sponsorship were all central to the rise in prominence of African American publication, performance, and visual art.
February 21, 2017 | PB | Beinecke Rare Book Library |
$25.00

GORDON PARKS: I AM YOU: SELECTED WORKS 1934-1978

Injustice, violence, the Civil Rights Movement, fashion and the arts--Gordon Parks captured half a century of the vast changes to the American cultural landscape in his multifaceted career. I Am You: Selected Works 1934-1978 reveals the breadth of his work as the first African American photographer for Vogue and Life magazines as well as a filmmaker and writer.
November 22, 2016 | Hardcover | Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation/C/O Berlin |
$50.00

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO

Written by Saunders, George
In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, "Lincoln in the Bardo"is a literary experience unlike any other for no one but Saunders could conceive it.
February 14, 2017 | Hardcover | Random House |
$28.00

MISTY COPELAND

Written by Delman, Gregg
The first authorized photographic tribute to the prolific and wildly inspiring ballerina, these unique and evocative artful color photographs by the celebrated photographer Gregg Delman, capture Misty's grace and strength, and are much anticipated by the worldwide audience who can't get enough of Misty.This stunning volume of photographs captures the sculpturally exquisite and iconic ballerina.
September 27, 2016 | Hardcover | Rizzoli International Publications |
$39.95

MUHAMMAD ALI: FIGHTER'S HEAVEN 1974: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER ANGELO SIMON

Written by Simon, Peter Angelo
In this previously unpublished photo-essay, the legendary boxer Muhammed Ali is captured up close and unguarded in the run-up to the "Rumble in the Jungle"
August 23, 2016 | Hardcover | Reel Art Press |
$49.95

NORTH OF DIXIE: CIVIL RIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY BEYOND THE SOUTH

Written by Speltz, Mark
"Broadens view of the civil rights movement as taking place only in the South during the 1960s with over 100 photographs from the North, Midwest, and West taken between 1938 and 1970, and with historical context of the black freedom struggle into the 21st century. Includes timeline with geographical locations"--Provided by publisher.
November 1, 2016 | Hardcover | J. Paul Getty Museum |
$35.00

TEACHING MY MOTHER HOW TO GIVE BIRTH

Written by Shire, Warsan
What elevates 'teaching my mother how to give birth', what gives the poems their disturbing brilliance, is Warsan Shire's ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives in the dominant narrative of Islam; reclaiming the more nuanced truths of earlier times - as in Tayeb Salih's work - and translating to the realm of lyric the work of the likes of Nawal El
December 29, 2011 | Paperback | Flipped Eye Publishing Limited |
$10.95

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Written by Whitehead, Colson
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia.
January 1, 2016 | Hardcover | Doubleday Books | 320 Pages |
$26.95

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