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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER - A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.

"[A] groundbreaking compendium . . . bracing and urgent . . . This collection is an extraordinary update to an ongoing project of vital truth-telling."--Esquire

NOW AN EMMY-NOMINATED HULU ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES - FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE - ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR, Esquire, Marie Claire, Electric Lit, Ms. magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country's original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States.

The New York Times Magazine's award-winning 1619 Project issue reframed our understanding of American history by placing slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. This book substantially expands on that work, weaving together eighteen essays that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America with thirty-six poems and works of fiction that illuminate key moments of oppression, struggle, and resistance. The essays show how the inheritance of 1619 reaches into every part of contemporary American society, from politics, music, diet, traffic, and citizenship to capitalism, religion, and our democracy itself.

This book that speaks directly to our current moment, contextualizing the systems of race and caste within which we operate today. It reveals long-glossed-over truths around our nation's founding and construction--and the way that the legacy of slavery did not end with emancipation, but continues to shape contemporary American life.

Featuring contributions from: Leslie Alexander - Michelle Alexander - Carol Anderson - Joshua Bennett - Reginald Dwayne Betts - Jamelle Bouie - Anthea Butler - Matthew Desmond - Rita Dove - Camille T. Dungy - Cornelius Eady - Eve L. Ewing - Nikky Finney - Vievee Francis - Yaa Gyasi - Forrest Hamer - Terrance Hayes - Kimberly Annece Henderson - Jeneen Interlandi - Honorée Fanonne Jeffers - Barry Jenkins - Tyehimba Jess - Martha S. Jones - Robert Jones, Jr. - A. Van Jordan - Ibram X. Kendi - Eddie Kendricks - Yusef Komunyakaa - Kevin M. Kruse - Kiese Laymon - Trymaine Lee - Jasmine Mans - Terry McMillan - Tiya Miles - Wesley Morris - Khalil Gibran Muhammad - Lynn Nottage - ZZ Packer - Gregory Pardlo - Darryl Pinckney - Claudia Rankine - Jason Reynolds - Dorothy Roberts - Sonia Sanchez - Tim Seibles - Evie Shockley - Clint Smith - Danez Smith - Patricia Smith - Tracy K. Smith - Bryan Stevenson - Nafissa Thompson-Spires - Natasha Trethewey - Linda Villarosa - Jesmyn Ward

20 Day Trips in and Around the Shawnee National Forest

20 Day Trips in and Around the Shawnee National Forest

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One of the unique and most scenic treasures in the Midwest, the Shawnee National Forest spans more than 279,000 acres deep in southern Illinois. The natural beauty, stunning vistas, and diverse flora and fauna of this picturesque region invite exploration by all who love nature. This easy-to-use guidebook highlights 20 exciting day or weekend trips within and near the Shawnee National Forest, making it easy to take advantage of the forest's myriad opportunities for outdoor recreational activity.

Intended for those without extensive hiking or camping experience, the guide provides all of the information necessary to safely and proficiently explore all the forest has to offer. Entertaining narratives describe each journey in vivid detail, offering advice on needed supplies, pointing out shortcuts, and spotlighting not-to-miss views. Entries also include thorough directions, GPS coordinates, trail difficulty ratings, landform descriptions, exact distances between points, and a list of available facilities at each location.

From biking and bird watching to hiking, horseback riding, and rock climbing, the Shawnee National Forest is home to an abundance of possibilities for outdoor fun. With this practical guide in hand, adventure seekers and nature lovers alike can make the most of southern Illinois's own natural treasure.

Best Travel Guide of the Year by Booklist, 2013

399 games, puzzles & trivia challenges specially designed to keep your brain young

399 games, puzzles & trivia challenges specially designed to keep your brain young

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Cross-train your brain. All it takes is ten to fifteen minutes a day of playing the right games. (It's fun.)

Exercising your brain is like exercising your body--with the right program, you can keep your brain young, strong, agile, and adaptable. Organized on an increasing scale of difficulty from "Warm-up" to "Merciless," here are 399 puzzles, trivia quizzes, brainteasers, and word game that are both fun and engaging to play, and are expertly designed to give your brain the kind of workout that stimulates neurogenesis, the process of rejuvenating the brain by growing new brain cells.

Target Six Key Cognitive Functions:

1. Long-Term Memory. 2. Working Memory. 3. Executive Functioning. 4. Attention to Detail. 5. Multitasking. 6. Processing Speed.

5 Pillars Facilitator Guide to Developing the Young, Black, Gifted Mind

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50 LGBTQI+ who changed the World

50 LGBTQI+ who changed the World

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The graphic beauty of the book makes you want to come back to it regularly.

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987)

Alan Turing (1912 - 1954)

Tom of Finland (1920 - 1991)

Edith Windsor (1929 - 2017)

Harvey Milk (1930 - 1978)

Barbara Gittings (1932 - 2007)

Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992)

Renée Richards (1934 - present)

Nancy Cárdenas (1934 - 1994)

Larry Kramer (1935 - 2020)

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy (1940 - present)

Craig Rodwell (1940 - 1993)

Armistead Maupin (1944 - present)

Marsha P. Johnson (1945 - 1992)

Brenda Howard (1946 - 2005)

Jean Le Bitoux (1948 - 2010)

Pedro Almodóvar (1949 - present)

Michael Cashman (1950 - present)

Sylvia Rivera (1951 - 2002)

Peter Tatchell (1952 - present)

Judith Butler (1956 - present)

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera (1956 - present)

Martina Navratilova (1956 - present)

Simon Nkoli (1957 - 1998)

Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)

Chi Chia-wei (1958 - present)

Mark Ashton (1960 - 1987)

RuPaul (1960 - present)

Mary Bonauto (1961 - present)

Manvendra Singh Gohil (1965 - present)

Hida Viloria (1968 - present)

Bamby Salcedo (1969 - present)

Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah (1974 - present)

Xulhaz Mannan (1976 - 2016)

Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed (1977 - present)

Nikolai Alekseev (1977 - present)

Yelena Grigoryeva (1979 - 2019)

Xiaogang Wei (1976 - present)

Georges Azzi (1979 - present)

Marielle Franco (1979 - 2018)

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera (1980 - present)

David Jay (1982 - present)

Linda Baumann (1982 - present)

Megan Rapinoe (1985 - present)

Elliot Page (1987 - present)

Hanne Gaby Odiele (1988 - present)

Olly Alexander (1990 - present)

Hande Kader (1993 - 2016)

Bouhdid Belhadi (1993 - present)

Aaron Rose Philip (2001 - present)

A  Girl  Surveyed:  Drawings  in  Blue  by  William  Scott  with  Five  Poems  by  Edward  Lucie-Smith
A  Girl  Surveyed:  Drawings  in  Blue  by  William  Scott  with  Five  Poems  by  Edward  Lucie-Smith
A  Girl  Surveyed:  Drawings  in  Blue  by  William  Scott  with  Five  Poems  by  Edward  Lucie-Smith

A Girl Surveyed: Drawings in Blue by William Scott with Five Poems by Edward Lucie-Smith

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London: Hanover Gallery, 1971. Accordion-bound paperback artist's book; gouache drawings by William Scott reproduced as part of the 1970-1970 series A Girl Surveyed exhibited at the Hanover Gallery, March-April 1971; fifty copies were numbered and signed - this copy is not numbered or signed. Light smudges on covers; spine creased; interior clean and bright. G

A Face From Uranus

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It's 1943. As World War II commands the world's stage, nine-teen year old Tedd Burr struggles with his own private battle-gender identity. After receiving a draft notice, Tedd reaches out in desperation to Henry Bellamann, author of the best-selling 1940 novel Kings Row, for advice. Tedd imagines that the author who wrote sympathetically in his novel about a boy who was "too pretty for a boy" might be able to help him in some way. And he's right. Henry responds, initiating a warm correspondence that deepens into a relationship that lasts until Henry's death in 1945. This book publishes for the first time all the letters from Tedd and Henry's correspondence.

A Family of Their Own

A Family of Their Own

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A hate crime strikes the house of Max, Brian, and their newly adopted son Donte. Clinging to his idealism, Max helps his family navigate this difficult time with grit, faith, and acceptance. This novel was written by Malcolm Varner of Grove City, Ohio who is a social worker and mental health advocate. He received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin and his MSSA from Case Western Reserve University.

A Girlhood

A Girlhood

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A parent's love letter to a daughter who has always known exactly who she is.

One ordinary day, a caseworker from the Department of Children and Families knocked on the Hays family's door to investigate an anonymous complaint about the upbringing of their transgender child. It was this knock, this threat, that began the family's journey out of the Bible Belt but never far from the hate and fear resting at the nation's core.

Self-aware and intimate, Letter to My Transgender Daughter asks us all to love better, not just for the sake of Hays's child but for children everywhere enduring injustice and prejudice just as they begin to understand themselves. Letter to My Transgender Daughter is a call to action, an ode to community, a plea for empathy, a hope for a better future. Letter to My Transgender Daughter is a love letter to a child who has always known exactly who she is--and who is waiting for the rest of the world to catch up.

A Guest in the House of Hip-Hop

A Guest in the House of Hip-Hop

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Born in rural Kentucky, Mickey Hess grew up listening to the militant rap of Public Enemy while living in a place where the state song still included the word "darkies." Listening to hip-hop made Hess think about what it meant to be white, while the environment in small-town Kentucky encouraged him to avoid or even mock such self-examination.

With America's history of cultural appropriation, we've come to mistrust white people who participate deeply in black culture, but backing away from black culture is too easy a solution. As a white professor with a longstanding commitment to teaching hip-hop music and culture, Hess argues that white people have a responsibility to educate themselves by listening to black voices and then teach other whites to face the ways they benefit from racial injustices.

In our fraught moment, A Guest in the House of Hip Hop offers a point of entry for readers committed to racial justice, but uncertain about white people's role in relation to black culture.