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Ours: A Novel By Phillip B. Williams Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593654828
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Viking - February 20th, 2024

A fable about the cost of freedom told through decades of history of a fictional town called Ours.   

A big, messy, alternative black history full of magical realism and folk mythology. If you like a huge cast of characters and don't mind taking a few side roads, you may find you love this as much as me!

 


Review by Trevor

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The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation By Anna Malaika Tubbs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250756138
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Flatiron Books - December 28th, 2021

We all know who Marin Luther King, Malcolm X and James Baldwin were, but little has been written about their mothers. The women who raised them and instilled in each an unwavering passion to raise their voices against injustice. Each woman and their lives were different, but they were all instrumental in their sons lives. This book is a tribute to them and all mothers. 


Review by Sue

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Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment (City Lights Open Media) By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872867239
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Published: City Lights Books - January 23rd, 2018

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is not only a brilliant historian (she wrote “An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States”), but was also an avid gun enthusiast and belonged to an armed underground group. Who better to write a book arguing that the second amendment and white supremacy are inextricably bound, and that the mainstream gun debate is just one big false dichotomy? This book is going to make people on both sides of the gun debate uncomfortable, and it is a necessary discomfort. 


Review by Anje