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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

Cells taken from Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman, without knowledge or consent, have been a critical tool in medical research for more than sixty years. Skloot gives voice to the person behind these cells and her family. Read More »

The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease

A shocking account of how the diagnosis of schizophrenia became racialized, politicized, and weaponized against Black protestor. Read More »


A young poet tells the story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this memoir. Read More »

The Death of Vivek Oji

Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. Read More »

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

An unforgettable true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to end mass incarceration in America — from one of the most inspiring lawyers of our time. Read More »

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

Roberts chronicles the systemic abuse of Black women's bodies from the days of slavery to the present day. Read More »

Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Evolution

One of the primary messages of the book surrounds the biases of health science and research which include mostly or entirely male subjects in their studies. Read More »

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in the SNCC

More than fifty women recollect their diverse, inspiring experiences fighting for justice on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with the SNCC. Read More »

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

Shilts' compressive history of the AIDS epidemic discusses both the scientific battle to identify HIV and AIDS and the concurrent fight to for political acknowledgement of the epidemic. Read More »


Spiegelman's haunting graphic novel explores both the horrors of the Holocaust and the intergenerational legacy of trauma. Read More »

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Written in 1970 and still relevant, Brown highlights multiple tribes across America and how federal and state governments have systemically attacked them with physical violence, discriminatory laws, and broken treaties. Read More »

Nickel and Dimed

In her seminal work, Ehrenreich exposes the brutal reality of life in low-income America, and the false promise of pulling oneself up by their bootstraps to escape poverty. Read More »