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Slide 0: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
$17.99
A provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in America for Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as "How should I react here, as a professional black person?" and "Will this white person's potato salad kill me?" are forever relevant.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: An Memoir in Essays chronicles Young's efforts to survive while battling and making sense of the various neuroses his country has given him. It's a condition that's sometimes stretched to absurd limits, provoking the angst that made him question if he was any good at the "being straight" thing, as if his sexual orientation was something he could practice and get better at, like a crossover dribble move or knitting; creating the farce where, as a teen, he wished for a white person to call him a racial slur just so he could fight him and have a great story about it; and generating the surreality of watching gentrification transform.
 
Slide 1: We Are Not Yet Equal
We Are Not Yet Equal
$10.99
A compelling and timely young adult adaptation of the book that took the world by storm, New York Times bestseller White Rage. Carol Anderson's White Rage asserted that as America achieves progress toward black equality, the systemic response is a racist backlash that rolls back wins.

This adaptation for teens, We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide examines five of these moments: Reconstruction led to Jim Crow laws; Brown v. Board of Education led to the closing of Southern public schools; the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act led to the disenfranchisement of millions and a War on Drugs that disproportionally targeted blacks; and the election of President Obama led to violence including the death of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as well as the election of Donald Trump.

This adaptation is written in a narrative style with additional historical context, and features archival images, a discussion guide, and resources for further reading.
 
Slide 2: How To Be An Anti-Racist
How To Be An Anti-Racist
$27.00
Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of anti-racism re-energizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America—but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How To Be An Anti-Racist, Kendi asks us to think about what an anti-racist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

In this book, Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to anti-racism. How To Be An Anti-Racist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.
 
Slide 3: The Mis-Education of the Negro
The Mis-Education of the Negro
$9.95
In 1933, American historian and educator Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric" school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage. In issuing this challenge, Woodson laid the foundation for more progressive and egalitarian educational institutions.

The thoughts Woodson expressed in addresses and articles formed the basis for this work, The Mis-Education of the Negro, described by The New York Times as a challenging book that "throws down the gauntlet to those who have had anything to do with Negro education, whether of white or black race."

The founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Woodson was also the author of more than 16 books and the founder and editor of the Journal of Negro History and the Negro History Bulletin. The Mis-Education of the Negro is a landmark work that remains essential reading for educators and everyone who seeks to understand the African-American experience.
 
Slide 4: Tough Love
Tough Love
$30.00
Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor in this New York Times bestseller. Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice powerfully connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, she now shares the wisdom she learned along the way. Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, DC, she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her. Intimate, sometimes humorous, but always candid, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For makes an urgent appeal to the American public to bridge our dangerous domestic divides in order to preserve our democracy and sustain our global leadership.
 
Slide 5: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects - Paperback
$40.00
Take a journey through America’s collective memory—from ancient fossils to the digital age—with this encyclopedic chronicle. The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin (the Smithsonian’s first Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador at Large), aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled in this paperback, The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects, a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous perspective on the history of the United States.
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Slide 6: American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem
American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem
$75.00
Richly illustrated and documented, American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem explores the history of the American eagle in American culture—from 1782 when it first appeared as a key element in the Great Seal of the United States to the present.
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Slide 7: Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation features thousands of full-color photographs along with easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts telling the story of aviation—from Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767.
 
Slide 8: A Fool's Errand
A Fool's Errand
$29.95
* INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE SIGNED BOOKPLATE BY SMITHSONIAN SECRETARY LONNIE BUNCH *

A Fool's Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump is founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read.

In A Fool's Errand, founding director Lonnie Bunch tells his story of bringing his clear vision and leadership to bear to realize this shared dream of many generations of Americans. His memoir underscores his determination to create a museum that treats the black experience as an essential component of every American's identity.

This inside account of how Bunch planned, managed, and executed the museum's mission informs and inspires not only readers working in museums, cultural institutions, and activist groups, but also those in the nonprofit and business worlds who wish to understand how to succeed—and do it spectacularly—in the face of major political, structural, and financial challenges.
 
Slide 9: Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love
Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love
$55.00
Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love documents the artist's most recent exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, which marked the U.S. debut of The Obliteration Room, an all-white, domestic interior that viewers are invited to cover with dot stickers of various sizes and colors. Taking The Obliteration Room as its centerpiece, this catalog reveals, in vivid large-scale plates, the transformation of the space from a clean white interior to a stunningly saturated room, with ceilings, walls, and furniture covered in myriad multicolored stickers put there by viewers over the course of the exhibition. It also includes beautiful reproductions of Kusama's new large-format paintings from the My Eternal Soul series. Texts include a "Hymn to Yayoi Kusama" by art critic and poet Akira Tatehata and a poem by the artist herself.
 
Slide 10: Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life
Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life
$70.00
Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life documents the artist's exhibition at David Zwirner's Chelsea location in New York in late 2017, featuring a selection of paintings from her iconic My Eternal Soul series, new large-scale flower sculptures, a polka-dotted environment, and two Infinity Mirror Rooms. The monograph includes new scholarship on the artist by Jenni Sorkin, as well as a special foldout poster.
 
Slide 11: Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love
Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love
$35.00
Yayoi Kusama: All About My Love, originally published to accompany a sellout exhibition at the Matsumoto City Museum of Art, offers an overview of Kusama's entire career, including works from her youth, when she indulged in drawing in order to escape from her hallucinations; paintings made when she was based in New York, including "Infinity Nets" and "Polka Dots," and her happenings in places such as Central Park; her immersive mirrored infinity rooms from the 1980s and 1990s, when she participated in the Venice Biennale; and last but not least, the ongoing large-scale series "My Eternal Soul." Kusama has continuously innovated and reinvented her style; well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation.

Featuring an essay by Akira Shibutami analyzing Kusama's work, this comprehensive publication celebrates one of Japan's most important artists.