Picks for Black History Month
February 09, 2016: As a radical bookstore, we carry the work of women, people of color, and other marginalized groups throughout the year, but we're proud to have these notable books and zines in our shop this February in celebration of Black History Month.
- March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell — A graphic novel memoir that goes behind the scenes of the some of the Civil Rights Movement's most pivotal moments.
- Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle a Obsession edited by Elizabeth Benedict – A surprising, insightful, and at times funny collection of essays that examines every aspect of women's lives.
- The Hip-Hop Board Book by Martin Ander — A charming, colorful picture book featuring events and objects relating to hip-hop culture.
- A de Activista by Martha E. Gonzalez and Innosanto Nagara — A Spanish ABC board book made for the next generation of progressives!
- Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl — A great all-ages book highlighting influential and groundbreaking women, from Angela Davis to Zora Neale Hurston.
- Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time by James Kilgore — A comprehensive yet accessible overview of the new Jim Crow and America's criminal justice system.
- We Too Sing America by Deepa Iyer — A leading racial justice activist sheds light on the ongoing, state-sanctioned persecution of a range of American minorities.
- Citizen by Claudia Rankine — A bold account about being black in modern America.
- The Prince Zine by Joshua James Amberson — Everything you need to know about the activist, musician, and Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
- Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices From Solitary Confinement by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, and Sarah Shourd — A dozen firsthand accounts about life in solitary confinement.
- When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World by Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte — A vivid, creative, and inspiring book about hard-fought battles for social change with tips for activists to build powerful movements.
- Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism edited by Cindy Milstein — Thirteen insightful essays that serve as a toolbox for honing strategies and tactics of resistance in the face of white supremacy.