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Slide 0: The Hill We Climb
The Hill We Climb
$15.99
The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman captivated a nation and brought hope to many when Gorman recited it at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021. This special gift edition includes an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey and celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.
 
Slide 1: Project Hail Mary Signed Edition
Project Hail Mary Signed Edition
$28.99
In Project Hail Mary, signed by author Andy Weir, a lone astronaut must save the Earth from disaster. Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the Earth itself will perish. Project Hail Mary follows in the footsteps of The Martian, also written by Weir. It's a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival that takes us to places it never dreamed of going.

* INCLUDES A BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *
 
Slide 2: The Martian Signed Edition
The Martian Signed Edition
$27.00
The Martian, signed by author Andy Weir, is a grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller—set on the surface of Mars. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.

* INCLUDES A BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *
 
Slide 3: The Chef's Garden
The Chef's Garden
$60.00
The Chef's Garden by Farmer Lee Jones with Kristin Donnelly is an approachable, comprehensive guide to the modern world of vegetables, from the leading grower of specialty vegetables in the country. In this guide and cookbook, Jones and Donnelly share the wealth of knowledge they've amassed on how to select, prepare, and cook vegetables. It features more than 500 entries from herbs to edible flowers to varieties of commonly known and not-so-common produce. This stunning book packs in 100 recipes and will be a new bible for farmers' market shoppers and home cooks.
 
Slide 4: The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed
The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed
$29.99
The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed: Surprising Stories Behind the Jewels explores the scandals, mysteries, and human stories behind the world's greatest gems. Brought to life by the curator of the Smithsonian's National Gem Collection, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, fact is separated from fiction in this original book that reveals fresh information and regales the reader with anecdotes and tales of some of the world's greatest and most famous gemstones. Dr. Post tells the stories of the Smithsonian's most famous gems, including the Hope Diamond, Star of Asia Sapphire, Carmen Lucia Ruby, Hooker Emerald, and Blue Heart Diamond—and also presents the tales, details, and fascinating facts surrounding rarely displayed gems from the Smithsonian vault and additions made to the collection since 1997.
 
Slide 5: The Art of Being a Tourist at Home
The Art of Being a Tourist at Home
$16.99
In The Art of Being a Tourist at Home, Jenny Herbert takes us on a journey through our neighborhood streets and local parks, through museums and libraries, art galleries and bookshops. There's wonder to be found in the theatre and music-making all around us, vibrancy in fresh-food markets, new friends to meet through hobbies and clubs, and so many lifetime learning opportunities to be had—all without the stress involved in planning a holiday. With beautiful illustrations throughout, The Art of Being a Tourist at Home demonstrates that travelling at home offers the greatest potential for us to discover what contributes to our wellbeing and our happiness.
 
Slide 6: Smithsonian Makers Workshop
Smithsonian Makers Workshop
$25.00
Smithsonian Makers Workshop: Fascinating History & Essential How-Tos: Gardening, Crafting, Decorating & Food is a uniquely curated collection from the Smithsonian Institution. Perfect for hobbyists interested in the historical context of what they create for their homes, this beautifully illustrated book contains fifty DIY projects—from a uniquely American quilt pattern to on-trend crafts like terrarium making and pickling—that all offer satisfying ways to bring history and culture to life. For those craving more, features provide rare insights from Smithsonian experts on prominent figures, events, and trends. Readers can learn about influential Americans who've had an impact on each realm; look at visual timelines of significant events that pushed development forward; or stay in the present and see how American arts in contemporary life is being redefined, all while enjoying satisfying and unique projects.
 
Slide 7: The New Camp Cookbook
The New Camp Cookbook
$27.00
The New Camp Cookbook: Gourmet Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventurers is a book for anyone who enjoys cooking outdoors. You'll find guidance, organizational advice and cooking techniques to help plan your meals, pack a cooler, stock a camp pantry and even build a fire and maintain heat in a Dutch oven.
 
Slide 8: Planting the Natural Garden
Planting the Natural Garden
$35.00
Planting the Natural Garden is packed with practical information and visual inspiration. The book zeroes in on the New Perennial Movement's power to move us, making its distinctive plant palette available to all. For enthusiasts of these vibrant landscapes, it is an essential text. For gardeners who love the dreamy moods and colors that the authors celebrate, it’s the key to a magic kingdom of garden beauty.
 
Slide 9: Campfire Stories
Campfire Stories
$21.95
Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks brings together stories by well-known writers such as John Muir, Bill Bryson, and Terry Tempest Williams, as well those from pioneer diaries and family tales passed down through generations of indigenous peoples. Co-editors Dave and Ilyssa Kyu spent six months traveling and researching the stories collected here, and gathered materials from public libraries, historical societies, arts and cultural organizations, museums, research centers and national park archives. The goal was to discover entertaining, diverse, and engaging writings that reflect each park's essence—as well as just fun to share.
 
Slide 10: Pen to Paper
Pen to Paper
$27.50
Pen to Paper: Artists' Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art reveals how letter writing can be an artistic act, just as an artist puts pen to paper to craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Howard Finster, Winslow Homer, Ray Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Maxfield Parrish, Eero Saarinen, Saul Steinberg, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or a related artwork, with a full transcription. Pen to Paper provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work and is sure to inspire your next handwritten note or letter.
 
Slide 11: America's National Historic Trails
America's National Historic Trails
$55.00
Karen Berger's America's National Historic Trails: Walking the Trails of History  takes readers from the battlefields of the American Revolution to the trails blazed by the pioneers, lands explored by Lewis and Clark and covered by the Pony Express, to the civil-rights marches of Selma and Montgomery. This is the official book of the country's 19 National Historic Trails that range from 54 miles to more than 5,000 and feature historic and interpretive sites to be explored on foot and sometimes by paddle, sail, bicycle, horse, or by car on backcountry roads. Totaling 37,000 miles through 41 states, our entire national experience comes to life on these trails—from Native American history to the settlement of the colonies, westward expansion, and civil rights—and they are beautifully depicted in this large-format volume.
 
Slide 12: Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures
$35.00
Explore amazingly imaginative designs in Beautiful Creatures: Jewelry Inspired by the Animal Kingdom. From Cartier's iconic panthers to Bulgari's snakes and JAR's butterflies, these spectacular objects dripping with precious stones are akin to wearable art. Beautiful Creatures depicts some of the most spectacular beasts ever transformed into sparkling treasures. Guest curator Marion Fasel relays the stories behind the individual pieces through entertaining anecdotes and reveals the colorful histories and fascinating symbolism of these remarkable creatures in precious gems and metals that intrigue and delight and that we never tire of wearing.
 
Slide 13: Women in Art
Women in Art
$16.99
Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts, from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women. Women in Art celebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists.
 
Slide 14: Women in Science
Women in Science
$16.99
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is a charmingly illustrated and educational book. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
 
Slide 15: The Complete Gardener's Guide
The Complete Gardener's Guide
$30.00
The Complete Gardener's Guide is a one-stop treasure trove that covers every aspect of gardening, from planning and planting to growing and care. Delve into this concise, practical encyclopedia to find all the ideas and advice you need to create a spectacular, thriving garden. Read how to choose plants that will thrive in your space, design a border for year-round color, grasp different pruning techniques, discover how to protect your vegetable patch from pests, make the best compost and more.
 
Slide 16: How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
$25.00
How to Attract Birds to Your Garden helps you help local wild birds by providing them with a safe garden environment. Provide the best shelter, feeding, and nesting opportunities for them and then you can reap the rewards as they sing and entertain. No need to be an expert gardener already, or to break the bank. Many of the most beneficial features can be installed easily and cheaply, and many of these features you can build yourself or upcycle to be eco-friendly.
 
Slide 17: The New Heirloom Garden
The New Heirloom Garden
$24.99
In The New Heirloom Garden, Ellen Ecker Ogden inspires us with a history of seed saving in this country, then guides gardeners of all levels to create their own heirloom gardens with tangible gardening tips, twelve themed garden designs, and detailed resources. The first half of the book shares specific garden plans, plant keys with descriptions, plant and seed wish lists, interviews with gardening experts, and even tips and tricks to handle your own local weather. The second half of the book contains 55 recipes for delicious entrees, sides, drinks, and desserts that can be made from each vegetable, fruit, and flower grown in your garden. It's a book designed for readers to bring to their local supply store, take outside into the garden, and then enjoy in the kitchen.
 
Slide 18: You Never Forget Your First
You Never Forget Your First
$17.00
You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington takes a closer look at America's first president and finds he is not quite the man we remember. With irresistible style and warm humor, You Never Forget Your First combines rigorous research and lively storytelling that will have readers—including those who thought presidential biographies were just for dads—inhaling every page.
 
Slide 19: History of the World Map by Map
History of the World Map by Map
$50.00
History of the World Map by Map proves that maps don't just show us where to go, but also where we've been. A stunning overview of all human history, side by side with 140 custom maps. This stunning visual reference book starts with the evolution and migration of our oldest ancestors out of Africa. You can then look up maps about the Greece and Persian War, the Mongol Conquests, Medieval Europe's trade routes, and the rise of the Ottomans. There are maps about the colonization of North America, the scientific revolution, Napoleon's advances, and Britain's control of India. There's more in later centuries, like the Age of Imperialism, the American Civil War, industrialized Europe, and the transformation of Japan.
 
Slide 20: Ida B. the Queen
Ida B. the Queen
$27.00
Journalist. Suffragist. Anti-lynching crusader. In Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster, the inspiring life of Ida B. Wells begins with her birth into slavery and ends with her being honored with the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. Written by Wells' great-granddaughter Duster, readers delve into the story behind this pioneering Black woman who was often overlooked and underestimated—and who ultimately co-founded the NAACP and is now remembered as a civil rights icon.
 
Slide 21: Promises to Keep
Promises to Keep
$18.00
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics by President Joe Biden reveals what his experiences in government taught him about himself, his colleagues, and America. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, world leaders, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people's lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant.
 
Slide 22: The Truths We Hold
The Truths We Hold
$30.00
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Vice President Kamala Harris explores the core truths that unite us and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them. The daughter of immigrants, Harris was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice that she has never hid her passion for. When she began practicing law Harris quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices.
 
Slide 23: Wine and The White House
Wine and The White House
$55.00
Wine and The White House: A History by Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., the publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, is an informative and entertaining read for history and wine enthusiasts alike. It is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president's experience with wine. Fully-illustrated pages feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection. Early presidents recognized the important function wine played in entertaining, and while some appreciated and enjoyed it, others considered it merely a ceremonial necessity. All presidents, regardless of whether they enjoyed wine themselves, have used the White House as a venue to showcase the fine wines produced in the United States.
 
Slide 24: The White House Atlas
The White House Atlas
$24.99
The White House Atlas: A Complete Illustrated Guide to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Nicole Wetsman opens the door to more than 200 years worth of fascinating stories and memorable photographs that celebrate the ultimate symbol of America's pride, progress, and power. Designed to the specifications of George Washington and occupied by every U.S. President since John Adams, the White House is one of the world's most iconic buildings and a place where history is made, literally, every day. A stunning 3D map of the entire interior brings you inside the action while you explore the buildings opulent furnishings, working offices, hidden spaces, public gardens, and state rooms.
 
Slide 25: Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents & Secret Lives of the First Ladies
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents & Secret Lives of the First Ladies
$33.90
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents and Secret Lives of the First Ladies by Cormac O'Brien explores what these men and women were really like behind closed doors. The set of two books features outrageous and uncensored profiles from the first to the current occupants of the White House and is packed with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.

* This product is not eligible for promotional discounts. *
 
Slide 26: Mini Leather U.S. Constitution
Mini Leather U.S. Constitution
$30.00
Keep the foundation of America handy with a mini leather U.S. Constitution. The palm-sized, leather-bound book contains an impressive array of information that reveals the ideas, aspirations and differing views of the founding fathers along with copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Bill of Rights, the Massachusetts Bill of Rights, the Articles of Confederation, and the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.

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Slide 27: The Jefferson Bible
The Jefferson Bible
$35.00
The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
by Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Bible is an exquisite full-color reproduction of his famous, much-edited version of Jesus’ life and teachings, cut and pasted from eight Bibles—two each in English, French, Latin and Greek. Includes his hand-written margin notes, chapters on his Enlightenment views, and a review of the painstaking process to preserve the original.

An introduction by Smithsonian curators Harry R. Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith explains Jefferson’s intentions in creating the volume and the ways that his endeavor reflected his Enlightenment ideals and Revolutionary spirit. Smithsonian conservator Janice Stagnitto Ellis’s essay on conservation reveals surprising insights into how Jefferson crafted the book so precisely. Faithful to the unique artifact so painstakingly created by Thomas Jefferson himself, The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition makes the thoughts of a great American mind accessible for generations to come.
 
Slide 28: How to Lead Signed Edition
How to Lead Signed Edition
$30.00
How To Lead: Wisdom From the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers comes from the acclaimed author of The American Story and host of Bloomberg TV's The David Rubenstein Show. It is a defining study of leadership told through conversations with the world's greatest leaders, featuring Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah, Nancy Pelosi, and many others.

* INCLUDES A BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *
 
Slide 29: A Promised Land
A Promised Land
$45.00
In Barack Obama's book, A Promised Land, the former president revisits his early years in politics through the major historical events during his first term in office. Volume one is a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.
 
Slide 30: Coconut & Sambal
Coconut & Sambal
$35.00
In the Indonesian cookbook Coconut & Sambal: Recipes From My Indonesian Kitchen, Australian-born chef Lara Lee takes us on a journey to trace her family's Indonesian roots while she discovers the secrets to real Indonesian cookery. She shares more than 80 authentic, mouth-watering recipes that have been passed down through generations so you can recreate dishes such as nasi goreng, beef rendang, chilli prawn satay and pandan cake. There are also recipes for a variety of sambals: fragrant, spicy relishes—ranging from mild to fiery—that are undoubtedly the heart and soul of every meal.
 
Slide 31: People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
$18.95
This charming, giftable collection of Julia Child quotes shares the wise and witty words of the beloved, best-selling author. Julia Child: People Who Love To Eat Are Always The Best People And Other Wisdom is a delightful volume of compiled quotations and some of Child's most memorable lines on eating—"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook"—on drinking, on life—"I think every woman should have a blowtorch"—on love, travel, France, and much more. Perfect for fans, home cooks, and anyone who simply loves to eat and drink.
 
Slide 32: In Bibi's Kitchen
In Bibi's Kitchen
$35.00
In this East African cookbook Somali chef Hawa Hassan and renowned food writer Julia Turshen present 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (grandmothers) from eight African nations. These women welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue. In Bibi's Kitchen explore the people and food in Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, and Comoros. Through Hassan’s writing, and her own personal story, the women and the stories behind the recipes come to life.
 
Slide 33: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
$34.95
The James Beard Award-winning cookbook The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen is a rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders. Oglala Lakota and chef Sean Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, elegant and easy. Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fare—no fry bread or Indian tacos here—and no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. The Sioux Chef's plates embrace venison and rabbit, river and lake trout, duck and quail, wild turkey, blueberries, sage, sumac, timpsula or wild turnip, plums, purslane, and abundant wildflowers.
 
Slide 34: The Mitsitam Café Cookbook
The Mitsitam Café Cookbook
$26.95
The Mitsitam Café Cookbook is published in association with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian and showcases the Americas' indigenous foods in 90 easy-to-follow, home-tested recipes. Author and Mitsitam Café chef Richard Hetzler spent years researching Native American dishes and food practices for this stunning cookbook that includes full-color images of the dishes and of objects from the museum's collection.
 
Slide 35: More Mexican Everyday
More Mexican Everyday
$35.00
More Mexican Everyday is the follow up to the first Rick Bayless Mexican cookbook. In it Bayless teaches home cooks how to build tasty meals with a few ingredients in a short amount of time. Cooking Mexican couldn't be easier or more delicious. Bayless generously reveals the secrets of his dishes—the salsas and seasonings, mojos and adobos he employs again and again to impart soul-satisfying flavor. He explains fully the classic techniques that create so many much-beloved Mexican meals, from tacos and enchiladas to pozole and mole. Home cooks will be led confidently to making these their go-to recipes night after night.
 
Slide 36: Vegetables Unleashed - A Cookbook
Vegetables Unleashed - A Cookbook
$39.99
Vegetables Unleashed will have you happily eating your veggies. This José Andrés cookbook celebrates the vibrancy and versatility of vegetables. Spanish-American chef Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding set out to transform how we think about—and eat—the vast universe of vegetables. With recipes highlighting everything from a humble lentil stew to the endless variations on the classic Spanish gazpacho to the curious genius of potatoes baked in fresh compost, Vegetables Unleashed gives us the recipes, tricks, and tips behind the dishes that have made Andrés one of America's most important chefs.
 
Slide 37: Afro-Vegan
Afro-Vegan
$27.50
A groundbreaking cookbook from beloved chef-activist Bryant Terry, Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean & Southern Flavors Remixed draws from many cultures to create more than 100 enticing vegan recipes. Rising star chef and food activist Terry is known for his simple, creative, and delicious vegan dishes inspired by African-American cooking. In this landmark cookbook, he remixes foods of the African diaspora to create exciting and approachable recipes such as Corn Maque Choux-Stuffed Jamaican Patties with Hot Pepper Sauce, Berebere-Spiced Black-Eyed Pea Sliders, Groundnut Stew with Winter Vegetables and Cornmeal Dumplings, and more. Afro-Vegan will delight Bryant Terry fans, vegans looking for exciting new recipes, and cooks interested in African, Afro-Caribbean, and Southern cuisine.
 
Slide 38: The Rise
The Rise
$38.00
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by celebrated chef and TV star Marcus Samuelsson celebrates African-American cooking and returns it to its rightful place as an original American cuisine and an essential definition of our culture. In this cookbook packed with 150 recipes, Samuelsson brings together a feast of food, culture, history, and more through his own journey to America and the stories and inspiration of two dozen other top black chefs.
 
Slide 39: Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking
$29.95
Since the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right. Showcasing African American contributions to American cuisine, the café offers favorite dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, adding modern flavors and contemporary twists on classics. Now both readers and home cooks can partake of the café's bounty: drawing upon traditions of family and fellowship strengthened by shared meals. Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking celebrates African American cooking through recipes served by the café itself and dishes inspired by foods from African American culture.

With 109 recipes, the sumptuous Sweet Home Café Cookbook takes readers on a deliciously unique journey. Presented here are the salads, sides, soups, snacks, sauces, main dishes, breads, and sweets that emerged in America as African, Caribbean, and European influences blended together. Featured recipes include Pea Tendril Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hoppin' John, Sénégalaise Peanut Soup, Maryland Crab Cakes, Jamaican Grilled Jerk Chicken, Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Pan Roasted Rainbow Trout, Hickory Smoked Pork Shoulder, Chow Chow, Banana Pudding, Chocolate Chess Pie, and many others. More than a collection of inviting recipes, this book illustrates the pivotal—and often overlooked—role that African Americans have played in creating and re-creating American foodways. Offering a deliciously new perspective on African American food and culinary culture, Sweet Home Café Cookbook is an absolute must-have.
 
Slide 40: African American Poetry
African American Poetry
$45.00
A literary landmark: the biggest, most ambitious anthology of black poetry ever published, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song gathers 250 poets from the colonial period to the present. Only now, in the 21st century, can we fully grasp the breadth and range of African American poetry: a magnificent chorus of voices, some familiar, others recently rescued from neglect. Here, in this unprecedented anthology expertly selected by poet and scholar Kevin Young, this precious living heritage is revealed in all its power, beauty, and multiplicity.

* For an interview with the Editor, Kevin Young, and his new anthology, click here.
 
Slide 41: A Fool's Errand Signed Edition
A Fool's Errand Signed Edition
$29.95
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.

* INCLUDES A BOOKPLATE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *
 
Slide 42: The Art of Jazz
The Art of Jazz
$35.00
Arranged chronologically, each chapter in The Art of Jazz by Alyn Shipton covers a key period in jazz history, from the earliest days of the twentieth century to today's postmodern jazz. Substantive introductions and an exploration of the evolution of jazz imagery in all its forms mirrors the shifting nature of the music itself. With two authoritative features per chapter and over 300 images, The Art of Jazz is a significant contribution to the literature of this intrepid art form.
 
Slide 43: 200 Bird Songs from Around the World
200 Bird Songs from Around the World
$50.00
With 200 Bird Songs from Around the World, readers explore the sights and sounds of 200 of the world's most interesting bird species through beautiful full-color illustrations, succinct descriptions, and vivid audio recordings. A beautiful painting illustrates each bird along with concise details about its behavior, environment, and vocalizations. Through the built-in digital audio player, hear each bird as it sings or calls in nature with audio of the birds provided by the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
 
Slide 44: Jewels That Made History
Jewels That Made History
$45.00
From ancient treasures to royal weddings and the red carpet, Jewels That Made History: 101 Stones, Myths, and Legends by Stellene Volandes is a stunning, surprising, and glittering tour of historic turning points and gem-driven drama, delving into the passions and predilections of some of the world's most interesting and extraordinary people.
 
Slide 45: Human Nature
Human Nature
$45.00
In Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time, twelve influential photographers offer striking images and expert commentary to bring awareness to the environmental crisis. With extinction looming over millions of species of plants and animals, and continuing environmental degradation, these photographs and stories are a powerful call to action.
 
Slide 46: Why We Serve
Why We Serve
$29.95
Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces shares stories from more than 250 years of Native Americans' service in the military to explore the range of reasons why, from love of their home to an expression of their warrior traditions. The book brings fascinating history to life with historical photographs, sketches, paintings, and maps. It also commemorates the 2020 opening of the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the first landmark in Washington, D.C. to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of Native veterans.
 
Slide 47: All the Presidents' Gardens
All the Presidents' Gardens
$29.95
From plant-obsessed George Washington to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, bestselling author Marta McDowell reveals the untold history of the White House Grounds. All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses—How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America includes tidbits of presidential pastimes, plant information (past and present), and the gardeners who nurtured them, along with historical and contemporary photographs.
 
Slide 48: America the Beautiful
America the Beautiful
$40.00
America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs showcases the stunning spaces closest to our nation's heart, from the woods in the Great Appalachian Valley to the breathtaking sweep of California's Big Sur coast to the wilds of Alaska. It also celebrates the people who made this country what it is, with a wide range of images that includes the Arikara Nation in the early 1900s and scientists preparing for travel to Mars on a Hawaiian island. Culled from National Geographic's photo archives and spanning a period of more than 130 years, this collection depicts the splendor of this great nation with a dramatic combination of modern and historical imagery.
 
Slide 49: Visual Encyclopedia
Visual Encyclopedia
$50.00
The Visual Encyclopedia offers a reliable and visually stunning source of information for the whole family. Packed with carefully curated content, the pages of this illustrated encyclopedia are designed to be accessible and illuminating to a wide range of readers. Its text is integrated with artwork and informative, illuminating photography to bring general knowledge to life. Whether you want to find the answer to a question, read about a particular area of interest, or simply browse a range of subjects, this encyclopedia offers a trustworthy source of knowledge and enjoyment.
 
Slide 50: History of the World in 1,000 Objects
History of the World in 1,000 Objects
$50.00
In History of the World in 1,000 Objects, discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind. From the U.S. Constitution to the first iPhone, what has defined us is our talent for making things, from basic technology and everyday objects. With stunning, exclusive photography, this book highlights the objects our ancestors treasured, from the jewelry worn by the Mesopotamians to the prized ritual vessels used by the people of the Shang Dynasty, to give readers insight into what gave each culture its own identity.
 
Slide 51: Pleibol
Pleibol
$28.95
In the dual language book Pleibol: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues, readers explore the relationship between the Latino community and baseball in America. The stories delve into the historic role the sport has played as a social and cultural force for the Latino community for more than a century. Each chapter features artifacts from the Smithsonian exhibits to bring the past and present together and reveal how baseball is more than just a game.
 
Slide 52: Why We Serve - Deluxe Edition
Why We Serve - Deluxe Edition
$50.00
Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces hardcover book shares stories from more than 250 years of Native Americans' service in the military to explore the range of reasons why, from love of their home to an expression of their warrior traditions. Fascinating history comes to life with historical photographs, sketches, paintings, and maps. The book also commemorates the 2020 opening of the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the first landmark in Washington, D.C. to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of Native veterans. Limited to 500 copies, this deluxe edition features a lavish cloth cover wrapped in a translucent jacket, and illustrations printed on matte art stock.
 
Slide 53: Smithsonian American Women
Smithsonian American Women
$40.00
Smithsonian American Women is an inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
 
Slide 54: Victory for the Vote
Victory for the Vote
$27.95
An inspirational gift for women. In her book, Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage and the Century that Followed, women's history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women's seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality. Victory for the Vote puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context by discussing key challenges for women in the decades that followed 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and political power.

Victory for the Vote is a celebration of the centennial of the women's right to vote in the U.S. and is an expansion and update of Weatherford's A History of the American Suffragist Movement, published in 1998 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, considered to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Take pride in the struggles and accomplishments of strong women, understand and appreciate the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment, and celebrate feminism and recognize the challenges that still remain on the road to human rights for all.

Foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
 
Slide 55: White Fragility
White Fragility
$16.00
In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (foreword written by Michael Eric Dyson), anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people'" (Claudia Rankine).

Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is an in-depth exploration where DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
 
Slide 56: Stamped from the Beginning
Stamped from the Beginning
$19.99
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America is from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Anti-Racist, the National Book Award-winning masterwork revealing how racist ideas were created, spread, and became deeply rooted in American society.

Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America—it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues, racist ideas have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.

As Kendi shows, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. They were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial inequities. In shedding light on this history, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he gives us reason to hope.
 
Slide 57: 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 58: 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 59: Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
Smithsonian Flight: The Complete History of Aviation
$29.95
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 60: 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 61: 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 62: 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 63: A World of Butterflies
A World of Butterflies
$27.00
Discover a world of fleeting beauty and pattern, captured in 245 breathtaking, full color close-ups by retired National Museum of Natural History naturalist/researcher, Kjell Sandved. Gorgeous on the coffee table, small enough for a field trip. Includes habitat, range and habits of each butterfly.
 
Slide 64: Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Era to the Qing Dynasty
Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Era to the Qing Dynasty
$75.00
Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Era to the Qing Dynasty is the culmination of a ten-year collaboration among American, Chinese and Japanese scholars. This lavishly illustrated history of Chinese ceramics gives us a fresh perspective on China's oldest art form.
 
Slide 65: 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 66: Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects
Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects
$35.00
Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects features striking photographs, gripping graphics, and engaging stories. Fifty key artifacts from the Smithsonian's archives tell the story of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon.
 
Slide 67: Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
$30.00
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Random House presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, including a never-before-published work titled, Amazement Awaits. From her reflection on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'for I Diiieto her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela, every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry.
 
Slide 68: The Color of Law
The Color of Law
$17.95
Widely heralded as a "masterful" (The Washington Post) and "essential" (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America offers "the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation" (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, "virtually indispensable" study that has already transformed our understanding of 20th-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.
 
Slide 69: The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium
The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium
$19.99
During the dangerous days of Jim Crow segregation, it was difficult to be an African-American traveler, as hotels that would take you or restaurants that would serve you were few and far between. This was addressed by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual listing of lodging, diners, gas stations, and other businesses that could handle the needs of the Black customer. Created in 1936 by Harlem-based postman Victor H. Green, the Green Book served the public until after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in the 1960's ended legal segregation. In The Negro Motorist Green Book Compendium you can see all the articles, all the ads, and all the listings from four editions of the Green Book: 1938, 1947, 1954, and 1963-1964, one for each decade in which the series was published—and all of it reproduced at about 50% larger than the original size, for easier reading.
 
Slide 70: The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
$12.95
The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection, published in 2014, is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: The First Ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History. This striking book showcases the treasures from first ladies throughout history, ranging from Martha Washington's silk dress and dressing mirror to Michelle Obama's 2009 inaugural gown and jewelry, and tells the story of the first ladies as public and private figures. They illustrate how these women, thrust into an influential and visible role by happenstance of marriage, adapted themselves and the role of first lady by taking on responsibilities as campaigners, hostesses, and policy advocates.
 
Slide 71: A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture
A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture
$14.95
The buildings of the Smithsonian Institution not only contain impressive collections; they are themselves icons of great cultural significance, many of them part of the historic National Mall. The Smithsonian's unique buildings, shown in A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture, illustrate the changing styles and sensibilities of America as an evolving nation. Representing the work of major architects, each building evokes a specific time in history: the mid-19th-century turreted Castle, the sky-reflecting mid-century modern Air and Space Museum, and the golden, undulating, 21st-century American Indian Museum.