The Finesser 2

Author: Patrice Shavone Brown

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: January 23, 2023

Deal ends: August 31, 2023

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Passion is on a mission to move on and forget about her ex and all the pain and stress he caused. Now, she’s raising his son, in charge of the business, and finally ready to love again. Unfortunately for her, letting go of the past isn’t as simple as she hopes.
Jody may be behind bars, but he’s not done manipulating. Jody is still cooking up schemes to get what he thinks he deserves. As he straddles the line between heterosexuality and bisexuality for the state, he is hard at work doing everything within his power to interfere in Passion’s life, especially now that she’s fallen for someone else.
Will Passion’s new life teach Jody a lesson in how to treat those he claims to love, or will it only incite more games and manipulation from him?

The Invention of the White Race

The Invention of the White Race by Theodore W. Allen

Author: Theodore W. Allen

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: January 25, 2023

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A comprehensive, tour de force analysis of the birth of slavery, racism, and white supremacy in the American South—and how it shaped our modern world.
“A must-read for all social justice activists, teachers, and scholars.”
—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
Long heralded as a classic study of the origin of white privilege from the activist who first coined the term, Theodore W. Allen’s work remains an indispensable resource for making sense of our conflicted present, a reference point for everyone from Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Nell Irvin Painter to Reni-Eddo Lodge and Aníbal Quijano.
When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no “white” people there. Nor, according to colonial records, would there be for another sixty years. In this seminal work, available for the first time here in a single volume, Allen tells how America’s ruling classes created the category of the “white race” as a means of social control. Since that early invention, white privileges have enforced the myth of racial superiority, a fact central to maintaining rulingclass domination over ordinary working people of all colors throughout the history of the Atlantic world.
Spanning centuries and nations, Allen’s analysis takes us from the plantations of Northern Ireland and the mines of Peru to the sugar fields of Brazil and colonies of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. His account records lives of hardscrabble immigrant survival, Faustian bargains with white supremacy, the tragedy of human bondage, and the stubborn, unbreakable resistance to the global color line.

The Trials of Phillis Wheatley

The Trials of Phillis Wheatley by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: January 25, 2023

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In 1773, the slave Phillis Wheatley literally wrote her way to freedom. The first person of African descent to publish a book of poems in English, she was emancipated by her owners in recognition of her literary achievement. For a time, Wheatley was the most famous black woman in the West. But Thomas Jefferson, unlike his contemporaries Ben Franklin and George Washington, refused to acknowledge her gifts as a writer -- a repudiation that eventually inspired generations of black writers to build an extraordinary body of literature in their efforts to prove him wrong.
In The Trials of Phillis Wheatley, Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the pivotal roles that Wheatley and Jefferson played in shaping the black literary tradition. Writing with all the lyricism and critical skill that place him at the forefront of American letters, Gates brings to life the characters, debates, and controversy that surrounded Wheatley in her day and ours.

The Finesser 2

Author: Patrice Shavone Brown

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $8.99

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Deal starts: January 23, 2023

Deal ends: August 31, 2023

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Passion is on a mission to move on and forget about her ex and all the pain and stress he caused. Now, she’s raising his son, in charge of the business, and finally ready to love again. Unfortunately for her, letting go of the past isn’t as simple as she hopes.
Jody may be behind bars, but he’s not done manipulating. Jody is still cooking up schemes to get what he thinks he deserves. As he straddles the line between heterosexuality and bisexuality for the state, he is hard at work doing everything within his power to interfere in Passion’s life, especially now that she’s fallen for someone else.
Will Passion’s new life teach Jody a lesson in how to treat those he claims to love, or will it only incite more games and manipulation from him?

The Finesser 2

Author: Patrice Shavone Brown

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $8.99

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: January 23, 2023

Deal ends: August 31, 2023

Description:

Passion is on a mission to move on and forget about her ex and all the pain and stress he caused. Now, she’s raising his son, in charge of the business, and finally ready to love again. Unfortunately for her, letting go of the past isn’t as simple as she hopes.
Jody may be behind bars, but he’s not done manipulating. Jody is still cooking up schemes to get what he thinks he deserves. As he straddles the line between heterosexuality and bisexuality for the state, he is hard at work doing everything within his power to interfere in Passion’s life, especially now that she’s fallen for someone else.
Will Passion’s new life teach Jody a lesson in how to treat those he claims to love, or will it only incite more games and manipulation from him?

What’s Mine and Yours

Author: Naima Coster

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $11.99

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Deal starts: January 24, 2023

Deal ends: January 24, 2023

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A Read with Jenna

Today

Show Book Club Pick!An instant 

New York Times 

bestseller!A

USA Today

bestseller!Named a Best Book of 2021 by

Amazon • Esquire • Marie Claire • Refinery29 • Kirkus • Redbook • Ms. Magazine • The Millions • Undomesticated Magazine • Paperback Paris

"A once-every-few-years reading experience."—Mary Beth Keane,

New York Times 

bestselling author of 

Ask Again, Yes

"Coster portrays her characters’ worlds with startling vitality. As the children fall in lust and love, grapple with angst and battle the tides of New South politics, Coster’s writing shines"—

New York Times Book Review

From the author of Halsey Street, a sweeping novel of legacy, identity, the American family—and the ways that race affects even our most intimate relationships.

A community in the Piedmont of North Carolina rises in outrage as a county initiative draws students from the largely Black east side of town into predominantly white high schools on the west. For two students, Gee and Noelle, the integration sets off a chain of events that will tie their two families together in unexpected ways over the next twenty years.On one side of the integration debate is Jade, Gee's steely, ambitious mother. In the aftermath of a harrowing loss, she is determined to give her son the tools he'll need to survive in America as a sensitive, anxious, young Black man. On the other side is Noelle's headstrong mother, Lacey May, a white woman who refuses to see her half-Latina daughters as anything but white. She strives to protect them as she couldn't protect herself from the influence of their charming but unreliable father, Robbie.When Gee and Noelle join the school play meant to bridge the divide between new and old students, their paths collide, and their two seemingly disconnected families begin to form deeply knotted, messy ties that will shape the trajectory of their adult lives. And their mothers—each determined to see her child inherit a better life—will make choices that will haunt them for decades to come.As love is built and lost, and the past never too far behind,

What's Mine and Yours

is an expansive, vibrant tapestry that moves between the years, from the foothills of North Carolina, to Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Paris. It explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together.