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Slide 0: 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 1: 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 2: 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 3: NMAAHC Corona Adult Mask
NMAAHC Corona Adult Mask
$15.00
* THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. *

In response to the CDC recommendation that people wear a cloth face covering when out in the community, non-medical, reusable masks have become an essential accessory today. Celebrate Black culture and history while adding a layer of protection with this NMAAHC Corona Adult Mask. The African American History Museum face mask is sized for adults and hand sewn in the USA with stretchy ear loops that make it feel comfortable. The striking black print on this mask features the museum's logo, too.
 
Slide 4: NMAAHC A People's Journey Adult Mask
NMAAHC A People's Journey Adult Mask
$15.00
* THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. *

In response to the CDC recommendation that people wear a cloth face covering when out in the community, non-medical, reusable masks have become an essential accessory today. Celebrate Black culture with an African American History Museum face mask. The adult-sized purple mask is hand sewn in the USA and features the museum's mantra, "A people's journey and a nation's story." Stretchy ear loops help this NMAAHC A People's Journey Adult Mask feel comfortable while adding a layer of protection.
 
Slide 5: The National Museum of African American History Culture: A Souvenir Book
The National Museum of African American History Culture: A Souvenir Book
$9.95
The National Museum of African American History & Culture: A Souvenir Book showcases some of the most influential and important treasures of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's collections. These include a hymn book owned by Harriet Tubman; ankle shackles used to restrain enslaved people on ships during the Middle Passage; a dress that Rosa Parks was making shortly before she was arrested; a vintage, open-cockpit Tuskegee Airmen trainer plane; Muhammad Ali's headgear; an 1835 Bill of Sale enslaving a young girl named Polly; and Chuck Berry's Cadillac. These objects tell us the full story of African American history, of triumphs and tragedies and highs and lows.
 
Slide 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
$35.00
Discover New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Vashti Harrison and bold and visionary women in history in this beautiful boxed set of Little Leaders and Little Dreamers: Bold and Visionary Women Around the World.

These beautifully illustrated books introduce readers of all ages to 80 women who changed the world. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History features 40 trailblazing black women in American history, and Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World features 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, filmmaker Julie Dash, painter Mary Blair, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu.

Also included in this must-have set is an exclusive, signed print.
 
Slide 10: A Child's Introduction to African American History
A Child's Introduction to African American History
$19.99
A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country is a comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments from African American history—from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement—by award-winning author Jabari Asim.

Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom to reveal a fact-filled history of African American history through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You'll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970's.

You'll experience the passionate speeches, marches, and movements of the Civil Rights era along with and the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many others. Along the way there are dozens of profiles of political trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress in 1968; dominant athletes like Tiger Woods who, in 1995, was only the second African American to play in a Masters golf tournament which he went on to win in 1997; popular musicians like Miles Davis, one the most influential artists of the 20th Century; and inspiring writers like Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

Filled with beautiful illustrations by Lynn Gaines that bring these figures and events to life, plus a removable historical timeline poster, A Child's Introduction to African American History is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to this often overlooked yet immensely important part of American history.
 
Slide 11: Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice
$18.99
A collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists. Historically poets have been on the forefront of social movements. Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice is a collection of poems by women of color that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out.

With Theodore Taylor's bright, emotional art and writing from Mahogany Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood, kids will be inspired to create their own art and poems to express how they see justice and injustice.