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Slide 0: 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 1: Kid Activists
Kid Activists
$13.99
Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world's greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable interests and problems—often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances.

Martin Luther King, Jr. loved fashion, and argued with his dad about whether or not dancing was a sin. Harvey Milk had a passion for listening to opera music in different languages. Dolores Huerta was once wrongly accused of plagiarizing in school. Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change tells these childhood stories and more through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page.

The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.
 
Slide 2: Michelle Obama Bust
Michelle Obama Bust
$40.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This exclusive Michelle Obama Bust celebrates the former first lady and was created for use with the WhereAreTheWomen? Kickstarter. This group was raising awareness for the lack of female representation in the form of statues, busts, and most public art. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 3: 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 4: Basquiat Crown Women's T-Shirt
Basquiat Crown Women's T-Shirt
$24.00
Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the 1980s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. This Basquiat Crown Women's T-Shirt is 100% cotton. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 5: NMAAHC Jigsaw Puzzle
NMAAHC Jigsaw Puzzle
$12.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This NMAAHC Jigsaw Puzzle is great fun for the entire family! 160 interlocking pieces come together to show the exterior of the museum with the Washington Monument in the background. Puzzle size when assembled: 10.5" x 6.5". Ages 12 and up. Recycled cardboard/paper. Made in the U.S.A.
 
Slide 6: Corona Umbrella
Corona Umbrella
$30.00
This Corona Umbrella features the Corona (metal outside "screen") of the National Museum of African American History and Culture's architecture. Auto open/close, metal frame, and plastic handle. 100% polyester. Made in China.
 
Slide 7: Brave. Black. First.
Brave. Black. First.
$18.99
Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World was published in collaboration with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Discover over 50 remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.

• Harriet Tubman guided the way.
• Rosa Parks sat for equality.
• Aretha Franklin sang from the soul.
• Serena Williams bested the competition.
• Michelle Obama transformed the White House.
• Black women everywhere have changed the world!

This illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of over 50 African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better. They were fearless. They were bold. They were game changers.
 
Slide 8: I Am Enough
I Am Enough
$18.99
"We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it."

I Am Enough is the perfect debut picture book for our times: a lyrical ode to self-confidence and kindness, for girls from every background and every color, from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo. With vibrant artwork that shows girls of diverse body shapes and skin tones, this is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.
 
Slide 9: A Is for All the Things You Are
A Is for All the Things You Are
$9.95
A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book is an alphabet board book developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture that celebrates what makes us unique as individuals and connects us as humans. This lively and colorful book introduces young readers, from infants to age seven, to 26 key traits they can explore and cultivate as they grow. Each letter offers a description of the trait, a question inviting the reader to examine how he or she experiences it in daily life, and lively illustrations. The book supports understanding and development of each child's healthy racial identity, the joy of human diversity and inclusion, a sense of justice, and children's capacity to act for their own and others' fair treatment.

Author Anna Forgerson Hindley is the supervisory coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Initiative at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her work focuses on supporting positive identity development for all young children. Illustrator Keturah A. Bobo is a BFA graduate from the Columbus College of Art and Design and known for her vibrant illustrations. Her first picture book, I Am Enough by Grace Byers, was a New York Times best-seller.
 
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: Young, Gifted and Black
Young, Gifted and Black
$23.99
In Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes From Past and Present, icons of color from the past and present are featured in this celebration of inspirational achievement—a collection of stories about change-makers to encourage, inspire, and empower the next generation of change-makers. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colorful and celebratory illustrations.

Written in the spirit of Nina Simone's song "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and change-makers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented, and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream... whatever it may be.