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Fumbling Towards Repair: A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781939202321
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Published: Project Nia - June 18th, 2019

Fumbling Towards Repair is a workbook by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan that includes reflection questions, skill assessments, facilitation tips, helpful definitions, activities, and hard-learned lessons intended to support people who have taken on the coordination and facilitation of formal community accountability processes to address interpersonal harm & violence.


From #Blacklivesmatter to Black Liberation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608465620
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize for an Especially Notable Book

"Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's searching examination of the social, political and economic dimensions of the prevailing racial order offers important context for understanding the necessity of the emerging movement for black liberation."
--Michelle Alexander


How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

A New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021

Instant #1 New York Times bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2021 by the Washington Post, New York Times, Esquire, GoodReads, SheReads, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, the New York Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library


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We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642594539
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Published: Haymarket Books - November 10th, 2020

Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence (America in the Nineteenth Century) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812251159
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Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - March 22nd, 2019

From its origins in the 1750s, the white-led American abolitionist movement adhered to principles of "moral suasion" and nonviolent resistance as both religious tenet and political strategy.


Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition Cover Image
By Schomburg Center (Editor), Michelle D. Commander (Editor), Michelle D. Commander (Introduction by), Kevin Young (Foreword by), Kevin Young (Series edited by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143136088
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 16th, 2021

A new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young


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Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation Cover Image
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Published: Verso - May 24th, 2022

The first collection of writings from one of the foremost contemporary critical thinkers on racism, geography and incarceration


Negroes with Guns Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607968047
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Published: WWW.Snowballpublishing.com - January 29th, 2015

Contains two essays by Martin Luther King Jr. concerning the role of violence in the civil rights movement. During the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Robert Williams organized armed self-defense against the racist violence of the Ku Klux Klan. This is the story of his movement, first established in Monroe, N.C.


Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color Cover Image
By Andrea Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780807088982
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Published: Beacon Press - August 1st, 2017

“A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence.” —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow


We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807028346
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Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award

Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.


We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party (New Edition) Cover Image
By Mumia Abu-Jamal, Kathleen Cleaver (Introduction by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781942173045
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Published: Common Notions - October 3rd, 2016

"Writing from the barren confines of his death row cell, Mumia Abu-Jamal provides a remarkable testament about the Black Panther Party. . . .an amazing book that illuminates the truth of what his membership in the Party was about, and reveals the extreme price extracted from him for having learned, and for now telling the truth."


Live from Death Row Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380727667
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 1st, 1996

"A rare and courageous voice speaking from a place we fear to know: Mumia Abu-Jamal must be heard." —Alice Walker

"Resonates with the moral force of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail." –Boston Globe


Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson Cover Image
By George Jackson, Jean Genet (Introduction by), Jonathan Jackson, Jr. (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556522307
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - September 1st, 1994

A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s.


We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Tamara K. Nopper (Editor), Naomi Murakawa (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781642595253
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 23rd, 2021

New York Times Bestseller


Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (American Crossroads #21) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520242012
Published: University of California Press - January 8th, 2007

Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%.


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Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642594140
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 8th, 2022

Racial, gender, and environmental justice. Class war. Militarism. Interpersonal violence. Old age security. This is not the vocabulary many use to critique the prison-industrial complex.


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Abolition. Feminism. Now. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642592580
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 18th, 2022

As a politic and a practice, abolition increasingly shapes our political moment -- halting the construction of new jails and propelling movements to divest from policing.


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Education' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora


Are Prisons Obsolete? (Open Media Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781583225813
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Published: Seven Stories Press - August 5th, 2003

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.


Punching the Air Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062996480
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

New York Times and USA Today bestseller * Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor * Walter Award Winner * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Time Magazine Best Book of the Year * Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year * School Library Journal 


Dear Justyce Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984829665
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

An NPR Best Book of the Year * The stunning sequel to the critically acclaimed,  #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. An incarcerated teen writes letters to his best friend about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system.


This Is My America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593118764
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2020

"Incredible and searing." --Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching yet uplifting first novel that explores the racist injustices in the American justice system.


Monster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064407311
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Published: Amistad - March 5th, 2019

This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives. 


From the Desk of Zoe Washington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062875853
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

#1 Kids Indie Next List * Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of the Year * SLJ Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Best Book of the Year * Junior Library Guild Selection * Edgar Award Nominee * Four Starred Reviews * Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year


El odio que das Cover Image
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ISBN: 9786075271781
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Published: Editorial Oceano de Mexico - September 1st, 2017

Starr es una chica de dieciséis años que vive entre dos mundos: el barrio pobre de gente negra donde nació, y su escuela situada en un elegante barrio residencial blanco. El difícil equilibrio entre ambos se hace añicos cuando ella es testigo de la muerte a tiros de su mejor amigo, Khalil, a manos de un policía.


All American Boys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481463348
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature.


The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader Cover Image
By Ida B. Wells, Mia Bay (Editor), Mia Bay (Introduction by), Mia Bay (Notes by), Henry Louis Gates (Editor)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143106821
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 25th, 2014

The broadest and most comprehensive collection of writings available by an early civil and women’s rights pioneer


Missing Daddy Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Bria Royal (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781642590364
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 17th, 2019

"This book is a crucial tool for parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the well-being of children who, through no fault of their own, are forced to bear the consequences of our country's obsession with incarceration.


Visiting Day Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, James Ransome (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780147516084
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Published: Puffin Books - August 11th, 2015

In this moving picture book from multi-award winning author Jacqueline Woodson, a young girl and her grandmother prepare for a very special day--the one day a month they get to visit the girl's father in prison.


Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525436614
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2018

A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.


Long Way Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book

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