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Featured Books

  • The Border Crossed Us

    A compelling argument that re-building unions requires solidarity with migrant workers and opening borders.

  • I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love

    The long form poem is tethered in folklore and personal narrative, detailing the impact of the destructive mass incarceration system.

  • Mi María: Surviving the Storm

    Puerto Rican voices share their stories of surviving Hurricane María and its aftermath.

  • To Govern the Globe

    In a sweep through seven centuries from 1350 to 2050, the work explains how catastrophes-- pandemics, wars, and climate crisis--have shaped the destiny of empires and world orders.

  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Expanded Second Edition)

    This updated and expanded edition of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor 's groundbreaking book features a new chapter and a foreword by Angela Y. Davis.
  • We Do This 'Til We Free Us

    A reflection on prison industrial complex abolition and a vision for collective liberation from organizer and educator Mariame Kaba.

  • Border and Rule

    An urgent, global account of the migration crisis and the function of borders across political, social, cultural, and economic systems.

  • The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

    This easy-to-use guide explains how to recruit, nourish, and fortify writers of color through innovative reading, writing, workshop, critique, and assessment strategies.

  • Black Lives Matter at School

    Black Lives Matter at School connects thousands of educators around the country who are fighting racial and economic inequality in schools. 

  • A People's Guide to Capitalism

    A lively, accessible, and timely guide to Capitalism for those who want to understand and dismantle the world of the 1%

Featured Authors

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    Michael Bennett

    “There is a tradition of athletes who understand that sports is a way to reach people and change the world. Michael Bennett's name deserves mention alongside the best of us.”
    —Dr. John Carlos

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    Angela Y. Davis

    "Here is someone worthy of the Ancestors who delivered her. Angela Davis has stood her ground on every issue important to the health of our people and the planet."
    —Alice Walker

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    Eve L. Ewing

    "Ignore Eve Ewing at your own intellectual, political, and cultural peril."

    Chicago Magazine

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    Naomi Klein

    "Naomi Klein has become the most visible and influential figure on the left–what Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky were thirty years ago." The New Yorker

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    Aja Monet

    “Aja Monet’s poetry offers us textures of feeling and radical shifts of meaning that expand our capacity to envision and fight for new worlds.”
    —Angela Y. Davis

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    José Olivarez

    “José Olivarez’s work shines a spotlight on the often-overlooked stories of Mexican-Americans in the Midwest—the all too familiar feeling of being ni de aqui, ni de alla (not from here, nor there).”
    Remezcla

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    Arundhati Roy

    “Arundhati Roy is one of the few great revolutionary intellectuals in our time."
    —Cornel West

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    Rebecca Solnit

    "No writer has weighed the complexities of sustaining hope in our times of readily available despair more thoughtfully and beautifully, nor with greater nuance."
    —Maria Popova

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    Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    "Taylor has absconded from the ivory tower to break down the current Movement for Black Lives, arguing that it holds the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation."
    The Root

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    Howard Zinn

    “Few people changed more lives than Howard Zinn."
    —Naomi Klein