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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday in the USA, will be observed on January 18, 2021.

In celebration of his birthday, a selection of books that are currently in stock about civil rights, MLK's fellow activists, and current titles on civil rights and race in America.

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Black Futures Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399181139
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Published: One World - December 1st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimony
A luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting present
An infinite geography of possible futures

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?


Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448447230
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - December 27th, 2007

The story of one of the most influential civil rights activist of our time. 


Martin Luther King, Jr. (Little People, BIG DREAMS #33) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245679
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. (Odysseys in Peace) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781628327281
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Published: Creative Paperbacks - August 20th, 2019

In a world strained by conflict, we look to the past for models of peace. With historical and full-color photographs complementing documentary texts, Odysseys in Peace invites advanced readers along on a journey to experience the lives of important peace-seekers like never before.


His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
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Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America 


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

WINNER — 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION • TIME Magazine — 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 • A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and Editors' Choice Selection • Best Books of 2020: NPR, Washington Post, Library Journal, Chicago Public Library •  Excerpted in The New Yorker • Longlisted — Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction •


The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541617865
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Published: Basic Books - March 31st, 2020

This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic African American leaders.


Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780062572042
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Published: HarperCollins - February 11th, 2020

"A wide-ranging collection of speeches and a worthwhile resource for students of American history." —Booklist

"A golden celebration of the multicultural voices who demand the U.S.—and the world—do better." —Kirkus


Thurgood Cover Image
By Jonah Winter, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524765330
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 3rd, 2019

Thurgood Marshall--the first black justice on the Supreme Court and a giant of the civil rights movement--jumps to life in this inspiring picture-book biography from an award-winning author and six-time Coretta Scott King, four-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator.


The ABCs of Black History Cover Image
By Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523507498
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - December 8th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright!


Sometimes People March Cover Image
By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062991188
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

With a spare, inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is a timeless and important book for activists of all ages. This hardcover picture book is perfect for sharing and for gifting.

Sometimes people march
to resist injustice,
to stand in solidarity,
to inspire hope.


This Is Your Time Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593378526
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges—who, at the age of six, was the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans—inspires readers and calls for action in this moving letter.


Dear Martin Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys