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Noname's Book Club Selections
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Launched in summer 2019, Chicago rapper Noname's book club features two titles per month. The web site describes the series as "Reading material for the homies" and elaborates, "From cult classics to the words of emergent authors, Noname’s Book Club highlights books that speak on human conditions in critical and original ways."
Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Homegoing Homegoing Paperback - 2016
Alfred A. Knopf
A Little Devil in America A Little Devil in America
Notes in Praise of Black Performance
Book - 2021
Random House
PN1590.B53A23 2021
The Hip Hop Wars The Hip Hop Wars
What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters
Paperback - 2008
BasicCivitas Books
HN59.2.R68 2008
The End of Policing The End of Policing Paperback - 2018
HV8139.V58 2018
Facing the Rising Sun Facing the Rising Sun
African Americans, Japan, and the Rise of Afro-Asian Solidarity
Book - 2018
New York University Press
E185.61.H835 2018
Cane Cane Paperback - 2019
Penguin Books
This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed
How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible
Book - 2014
Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group
E185.61.C633 2014
The Three Mothers The Three Mothers
How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped A Nation
Book - 2021
Flatiron Books
E185.96.T83 2021
How We Get Free How We Get Free
Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
Paperback - 2017
Haymarket Books
E185.86.H69 2017
Here I Stand Here I Stand Paperback - 1988
Beacon Press
E185.97.R63A3 1988
I Can't Date Jesus I Can't Date Jesus
Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé
Paperback - 2018
Atria Paperback
E185.97.A69A3 2018
No Name in the Street No Name in the Street Paperback - 1986
E185.615.B28 1986
1919 1919 Paperback - 2019
Haymarket Books
PS3605.W553A6 2019
The Assassination of Fred Hampton The Assassination of Fred Hampton
How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered A Black Panther
Book - 2010
Lawrence Hill Books
HV6289.C4H33 2010
Our History Is the Future Our History Is the Future
Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance
Book - 2019
Verso Colophon
E99.D1E87 2019
Class Struggle in Africa Class Struggle in Africa Book - 1970
International Publishers
HN780.Z9S65 Clifford Washington Papers
Prison by Any Other Name Prison by Any Other Name
The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms
Book - 2020
The New Press
HV9304.L389 2020
Disability Visibility Disability Visibility
First Person Stories From the Twenty-first Century
Paperback - 2020
Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
HV1552.3.D57 2020
Capitalism & Disability Capitalism & Disability
Selected Writings by Marta Russell
Paperback - 2019
Haymarket Books
HV1553.R86 2019
The Vanishing Half The Vanishing Half Book - 2020
Riverhead Books
Playing in the Dark Playing in the Dark
Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
DVD - 1993
Vintage Books
PS173.N4M67 1993
Are Prisons Obsolete? Are Prisons Obsolete? Paperback - 2003
Seven Stories Press
HV9471.D375 2003
Captive Genders Captive Genders
Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
Paperback - 2015
AK Press
HQ77.95.U6C37 2015
Race Music Race Music
Black Cultures From Bebop to Hip-hop
Paperback - 2004
University of California Press Center for Black Music Research
ML3556.R32 2004
Blood in My Eye Blood in My Eye Paperback - 1990
Black Classic Press
E185.615.J28 1990
Assata Assata
An Autobiography
Paperback - 2001
L. Hill Books
E185.97.S53A3 2001
Mean Mean Paperback - 2017
Coffee House Press
PS3607.U5485Z46 2017
War Against All Puerto Ricans War Against All Puerto Ricans
Revolution and Terror in America's Colony
Book - 2015
Nation Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group
F1975.A45D46 2015
As Black as Resistance As Black as Resistance
Finding the Conditions for Liberation
Paperback - 2018
AK Press
E185.625.S268 2018
Love With Accountability Love With Accountability
Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse
Paperback - 2019
AK Press
RC569.5.C55L68 2019
Magical Negro Magical Negro
Paperback - 2019
Tin House Books
PS3616.A74547A6 2018
Sister Outsider Sister Outsider
Essays and Speeches
Paperback - 2007
Crossing Press
PS3562.O75S5 2007
Sabrina & Corina Sabrina & Corina
Paperback - 2019
One World
Die, Nigger, Die! Die, Nigger, Die!
A Political Autobiography / by H. Rap Brown (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin) ; Foreword by Ekwueme Michael Thelwell
Paperback - 2002
Lawrence Hill Books Distributed by Independent Publishers Group
E185.97.B87A3 2002
Persepolis Persepolis Book - 2003
Pantheon Books
PN6747.S245P4713 2003
The Wretched of the Earth The Wretched of the Earth Paperback - 2004
Grove Press
DT33.F313 2004
Parable of the Sower Parable of the Sower Paperback - 2019
Grand Central Publishing
How to Cure A Ghost How to Cure A Ghost Paperback - 2019
Abrams Image
PR9199.4.R646A6 2019
Faces in the Crowd Faces in the Crowd Paperback - 2014
Coffee House Press
Memory of Fire Memory of Fire Paperback - 2010
Nation Books
F1408.27.G3413 2010 v. 1
The Cooking Gene The Cooking Gene
A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Book - 2017
Amistad, an imprint HarperCollinsPublishers
E185.89.F66T95 2017
Don't Call Us Dead Don't Call Us Dead
Paperback - 2017
Graywolf Press
PS3619.M5748A6 2017
Pedagogy of the Oppressed Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paperback - 2000
LB880.F73P4313 2000
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
Paperback - 2017
Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
PN2287.I73A3 2017
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