Search our catalog: Use one field for a broad search or more than one to narrow your results. Need help? Read the search tips.
SOCIAL SCIENCES  > PSYCHOLOGY

RACE

21 BOOKS IN THIS CATEGORY
SORT BOOKS BY:
A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98496-5

New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year byThe New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
 
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book 

Selected for common...

Read More >

A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99452-0

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
Winner of the NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Literary Work - Nonfiction)
Winner of the Carla Furstenberg Cohen Literary Prize (Nonfiction)
Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Current Interest)
Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Selected for common reading at:

High Schools:
Boston College High School
The Browning School
 
Colleges/Universities:
Auburn University
Carthage College
Colorado College
Loyola...

Read More >

A MEMOIR
Written by DEBORAH JIANG-STEIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 03/04/2014

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-09810-3

Prison Baby is a revised and substantially expanded version of Deborah Jiang Stein’s self-published memoir, Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus. Even at twelve years old, Deborah, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her mixed Asian features set her apart from her white, well-intentioned parents who evaded questions about her past. But when she discovered a letter revealing the truth of her prison birth to a heroin-addicted mother—and that she spent...

Read More >

THE SOUL OF INEQUALITY IN AMERICAN LIFE

Format: Trade Paperback, 310 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 03/04/2014

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68313-2

Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call “racecraft.” And this phenomenon is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, economic doctrine, politics, and everyday...

Read More >

STORIES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF AN INNER-CITY E.R.

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 02/11/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98234-3

A riveting personal exploration of the healthcare crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency room physician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving

Sampson Davis is best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact in high school to become doctors. Their book The Pact and their work through the Three Doctors Foundation have inspired countless young men and women to strive for goals they otherwise would not have dreamed they could...

Read More >

AN ARCHIVE OF ANTI-ASIAN FEAR

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 02/11/2014

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68123-7

The “yellow peril” is one of the most long-standing and pervasive racist ideas in Western culture–indeed, this book traces its history to the Enlightenment era. Yet while Fu Manchu evokes a fading historical memory, yellow peril ideology persists, animating, for example, campaign commercials from the 2012 presidential election. Yellow Peril! is the first comprehensive repository of anti-Asian images and writing, pop culture artifacts and political polemic.

Written by two leading scholars and...

Read More >

BOBBY FISCHER'S REMARKABLE RISE AND FALL - FROM AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST PRODIGY TOTHE EDGE OF MADNESS
Written by FRANK BRADY

Format: Trade Paperback, 440 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 01/17/2012

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-46391-3

Endgame is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady’s decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent—and confounding descent—of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American celebrity and the distorting effects of fame. Drawing from Fischer family archives, recently released FBI files, and Bobby’s own emails, this...

Read More >

STORIES OF GENDER, RACE, AND FINDING HOME
Written by ANITA HILL

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/04/2011

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-01437-0

From the heroic lawyer who spoke out against Clarence Thomas in the historic confirmation hearings twenty years ago, Anita Hill’s first book since the best-selling Speaking Truth to Power.

On the 20th anniversary of the historic Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, where she spoke out so courageously about workplace sexual harassment, Anita Hill turns her attention to the topic of home. As our country reels from the subprime mortgage meltdown and the resulting devastation of so many...

Read More >

HOW SCHIZOPHRENIA BECAME A BLACK DISEASE
Written by JONATHAN METZL

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 04/12/2011

Price: $24.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00127-1

A powerful account of how cultural anxieties about race shaped American notions of mental illness

The civil rights era is largely remembered as a time of sit-ins, boycotts, and riots. But a very different civil rights history evolved at the Ionia State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Ionia, Michigan. In The Protest Psychosis, psychiatrist and cultural critic Jonathan Metzl tells the shocking story of how schizophrenia became the diagnostic term overwhelmingly applied to African...

Read More >

NEW INSIGHTS FROM NEUROSCIENCE AND POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 06/29/2010

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-01157-7

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated G — General Audience

Where do our prejudices come from? Why are some people more biased than others? Is it possible for individuals, and society as a whole, to truly defeat prejudice?

Scientists have explored these questions for years, and Are We Born Racist? brings their discoveries to a general audience for the first time, as leading scientists, psychologists, educators, and many others discuss why and...

Read More >

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 10/06/2009

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-22889-0

What does it mean to have, or to love, a black body? Taking on the challenge of interpreting the black body’s dramatic role in American culture are thirty black, white, and biracial contributors–award-winning actors, artists, writers, and comedians–including voices as varied as President Obama’s inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, actor and bestselling author Hill Harper, political strategist Kimball Stroud, television producer Joel Lipman, former Saturday Night Live writer Anne Beatts, and...

Read More >

CONFRONTING THE LEGACY OF LYNCHING IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Written by SHERRILYN IFILL

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 12/01/2007

Price: $19.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00988-8

Nearly 5,000 black Americans were lynched between 1890 and 1960. Over forty years later, Sherrilyn Ifill’s On the Courthouse Lawn examines the numerous ways that this racial trauma still resounds across the United States. While the lynchings and their immediate aftermath were devastating, the little-known contemporary consequences, such as the marginalization of political and economic development for black Americans, are equally pernicious.

On the Courthouse Lawn investigates how the...

Read More >