Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Anzaldua, a Chicana native of Texas, explores in prose and poetry the murky, precarious existence of those living on the frontier between cultures and languages Writing in a lyrical mixture of Spanish and English that is her unique heritage, she meditates on the condition of Chicanos in Anglo cultu

The Souls of Black Folk

This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest W E B Du Bois 1868 1963 played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th century black protest in America In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently af

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Alternate cover for ISBN 9780345350688 Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister Here, the

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

This groundbreaking collection reflects an uncompromised definition of feminism by women of color Through personal essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art, the collection explores, as coeditor Cherr e Moraga writes, the complex confluence of identities race, class, gend

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells taken without her knowledge became one of the most important tools in medicine The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they

Black Skin, White Masks

A major influence on civil rights, anti colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vit

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

A Different Mirror is a dramatic new retelling of our nation s history, a powerful larger narrative of the many different peoples who together compose the United States of America In a lively account filled with the stories and voices of people previously left out of the historical canon, Ronald

The Wretched of the Earth

A distinguished psychiatrist from Martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement, Frantz Fanon was one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history Fanon s masterwork is a classic alongside Edward Said s Orientalism or The A

A People's History of the United States

Library Journal calls Howard Zinn s iconic A People s History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn s award winning

The House on Mango Street

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero Told in a series of vignettes sometimes heartbreaking