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Feb 06th

The 10 Best Black Books of 2013 (Non-Fiction)

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one drop1. (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race
Edited by Yaba Blay, Ph.D. with photography by Noelle Theard

ebony and ivy2. Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities
by Craig Steven Wilde

david and goliath3. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell

the african americans4. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Dr. Donald Yacovone

soul food5. Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine
by Adrian Miller

this is the day6. This Is the Day: The March on Washington
Photos by Leonard Freed

no place for race7. No Place for Race: Why We Need to Address Economic and Social Factors That Are Crushing Us Every Day
by Rodney L. Demery

the speech8. The Speech: The Story behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream
by Gary Younge

high price9. High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges
Everything You Know about Drugs and Society
by Dr. Carl Hart

the mother hood diaries10. The Motherhood Diaries: A Humorous Look at Motherhood in the New Millennium
by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Honorable Mention

If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success
by Chef Jeff Henderson

Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair
by Nikki Walton with Ernessa T. Carter

Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson
by Barbara Ransby

Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire
by Andrea Stuart

Men We Reaped
by Jesmyn Ward

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America
by Kiese Laymon

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
by Stanley Crouch

Harlem Nocturne
by Farah Jasmine Griffin

Life upon These Shores
by Henry Louis Gates

Jim Crow Wisdom
by Jonathan Scott Holloway

Boomerangs to Arrows
by Sharon Norris Elliott

Self-Inflicted Wounds
by Aisha Tyler

The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership
by Reverend Al Sharpton

A Matter of Life or Death: Why Black Men Must Save Black Boys in America's Public Schools
Edited by Dr. Michael W. Nellums and Dr. Walter Milton, Jr.

Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush
by Eric Draper

Guiou: The Other Blacks
by Gloria J. Arnold

The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires
by Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D.

Raising the Bar
by Gabrielle Douglas

Harlem Street Portraits
by Harvey Stein

The Lace Wig Bible: How to Style, Care & Maintain Lace Wigs
by Morgan R. Gantt

Where Did Our Love Go? Love and Relationships in the African-American Community
Edited by Gil L. Robertson, IV

Shattered Mirrors: Broken in Plain Sight
by Karl Allen Griggs

PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life
by Dr. Elaine Richardson

240 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap
by M. Donnell Tenner, M.Ed.

Journey to the Woman I've Come to Love:
Affirmations from Women Who Have Fallen in Love with Themselves
by Miki Turner

God's Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens
by Reverend Romal Tune

Soul Recovery: 12 Keys to Healing Addiction
by Ester Nicholson

My Guide to Love & Romance
by Mama Jones

1. To order a copy of (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race, visit:

2. To order a copy of Ebony & Ivy, visit:

3. To order a copy of David and Goliath, visit:

4. To order a copy of The African Americans, visit:

5. To order a copy of Soul Food, visit:

6. To order a copy of This Is the Day, visit:

7. To order a copy No Place for Race, visit:

8. To order a copy of The Speech, visit:

9. To order a copy of High Price, visit:

10. To order a copy of The Motherhood Diaries, visit:

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