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  • The Encyclopedia of Native Music: More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet

    The Encyclopedia of Native Music recognizes the multifaceted contributions made by Native recording artists by tracing the history of their commercially released music. It provides an overview of the surprising abundance of recorded Native music while underlining its historical value. With almost 1,800 entries spanning more than 100 years, this book leads readers from early performers […]

  • My Life in Transition: A Super Late Bloomer Collection

    My Life in Transition is a story that’s not often told about trans lives: what happens beyond the early days of transition. Both deeply personal and widely relatable, this collection illustrates six months of Julia’s life as an out trans woman—about the beauty and pain of love and heartbreak, struggling to find support from bio family and the importance of chosen […]

  • Queer Love in Color

    Queer Love in Color features photographs and stories of couples and families across the United States and around the world. This singular, moving collection offers an intimate look at what it means to live at the intersections of queer and POC identities today, and honors an inclusive vision of love, affection, and family across the spectrum […]

  • Fiebre Tropical

    Fiebre Tropical: Uprooted from her comfortable life in Bogotá, Colombia, into an ant-infested Miami townhouse, fifteen-year-old Francisca is miserable and friendless in her strange new city. Her alienation grows when her mother is swept up into an evangelical church, replete with Christian salsa, abstinent young dancers, and baptisms for the dead. But there, Francisca also […]

  • Black Girl, Call Home

    From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity. With echoes of Gwendolyn Brooks and Sonia Sanchez, Mans writes to call herself—and us—home. Each poem explores what it means to be a daughter of Newark, and America—and the painful, joyous path to adulthood as a young, queer […]

  • All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto

    All Boys Aren’t Blue: In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual […]

  • All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

    After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home–only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically transformed in her absence. Ravaged by drug wars and barricaded by an eighteen-foot steel wall, her ancestral land had become the nation’s foremost crossing ground […]

  • Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza

    Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa’s experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity. Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a “border” is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us […]

  • George Washington Gomez: A Mexicotexas Novel

    Fiction. “An absorbing, heart-rending story told with sensitivity and wisdom. George Washington Gomez deserves a wide readership not only for its artistry but also for its subject matter” -Beaumont Enterprise.

  • Occupied America: A History of Chicanos

    Authored by one of the most influential and highly-regarded voices of Chicano history and ethnic studies, Occupied America is the most definitive introduction to Chicano history.  This comprehensive overview of Chicano history is passionately written and extensively researched.  With a concise and engaged narrative, and timelines that give students a context for pivotal events in Chicano history, Occupied […]

  • Documents of American Indian Removal (Eyewitness to History)

    The Indian Removal Act transformed the Native North American continent and precipitated the development of a national identity based on a narrative of vanishing American Indians. This volume is a probing look into a chapter in American history that, while difficult, cannot be ignored. Sweeping in its coverage of history, it includes deeply personal accounts […]

  • Wiping the War Paint Off the Lens: Native American Film and Video

    Wiping the War Paint off the Lens traces the history of Native experiences as subjects, actors, and creators, and develops a critical framework for approaching Native work. Singer positions Native media as part of a larger struggle for “cultural sovereignty”-the right to maintain and protect cultures and traditions. Taking it out of a European-American context, […]

  • Spirited Encounters: American Indians Protest Museum Policies and Practices

    During the twentieth century, dozens of protests, large and small, occurred across North America as American Indians asserted their anger and displayed their disappointment regarding traditional museum behaviors. In response, due to public embarrassment and an awakening of sensitivities, museums began to change their methods and, additionally, laws were enacted in support of American Indian […]

  • Elbert Williams: First to Die

    Before the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman & Mickey Schwerner in 1964; Medgar Evers in 1963; or Harry T. Moore in 1951, Elbert Williams on June 20, 1940, in Brownsville, Tennessee, became the first known NAACP official murdered because of his civil rights activity. Read about this historic incident.

  • Up from slavery: An autobiography by Booker Taliaferro Washington

    Complete online text of novel, “Up from slavery: An autobiography” by Booker T. Washington. Original copyright expired. Each chapter is transcribed and online as text pages.

  • Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master

    In 2013, Lorraine McConaghy and Judy Bentley published FREE BOY: A True Story of Slave and Master (Seattle: University of Washington Press). FREE BOY explores the decision of slave Charles Mitchell to flee his master James Tilton, on September 24, 1860, following a tiny Puget Sound Underground Railroad. FREE BOY follows the twined biographies of […]