Children of the Land

Children of the LandThis unforgettable memoir from a prize winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man s attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence You were not a ghost even

Riot Baby

Riot BabyRiot Baby bursts at the seams of story with so much fire, passion and power that in the end it turns what we call a narrative into something different altogether Marlon James Rooted in foundational loss and the hope that can live in anger, Riot Baby is both a global dystopian narrative an

From the Desk of Zoe Washington

From the Desk of Zoe WashingtonZoe Washington isn t sure what to write What does a girl say to the father she s never met, hadn t heard from until his letter arrived on her twelfth birthday, and who s been in prison for a terrible crime A crime he says he never committed Could Marcus really be innocent Zoe is determined to

Go with the Flow

Go with the FlowGood friends help you go with the flow Best friends help you start a revolution Sophos Abby, Brit, Christine, and Sasha are fed up Hazelton High never has enough tampons Or pads Or adults who will listen Sick of an administration that puts football before female health, the girls confront

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to ReadImagine learning to read at the age of 116 Discover the true story of Mary Walker, the nation s oldest student who did just that, in this picture book from a Caldecott Honor winning illustrator and a rising star author In 1848, Mary Walker was born into slavery At age 15, she was freed, and by

The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power

The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and PowerA bracing, provocative, and perspective shifting book from one of Canada s most celebrated and uncompromising writers, Desmond Cole The Skin We re In will spark a national conversation, influence policy, and inspire activists In his 2015 cover story for Toronto Life magazine, Desmond Cole exposed

Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership

Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and LeadershipHard hitting, thought provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of

The Nickel Boys

The Nickel BoysThe story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow era Florida.As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart He is as good as anyone Abandoned by his