Patricia Powell Wrote “Me Dying Trial” to Invent an Origin Story for Herself
The Best of the Broadside in 2019

Serving Up Our 2019 Holiday Sale!

Holiday gifts

Well, that was fast. Can you believe the holiday season (and snow) is here again? Time to go on the hunt for gifts to inspire someone in your life! Save 30% on everything at through December 31 using code HOLIDAY30.

By the way, orders must be submitted by 1 PM, EST, December 16, if you want them to be shipped before the holidays. USPS media mail takes 7-10 business days. To ensure delivery by December 24, choose one of our expedited shipping options.

Oh, and we’ll be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Thursday, January 2, 2020. Orders placed during this time will be fulfilled when we are back in the office on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

And now, without further ado, for our inspirational holiday picks, the categories are . . .


Radical Women

Reclaiming Our Space

Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets
Feminista Jones

“A godsend that will inform not only how we are approached and regarded by others through social media platforms but how we interact with each other and value ourselves.”
—CaShawn Thompson, creator of #BlackGirlMagic

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls
Mona Eltahawy

“Reading it will free you, and acting on it will free us all.”
—Gloria Steinem, writer and feminist activist


Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements
Charlene A. Carruthers

“She reminds us that bringing all of ourselves and our people with us is the only way any of us will get free.”
—Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty 


Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim
Leah Vernon

Unashamed is everything Leah Vernon embodies on a daily basis: authenticity, resiliency, and, most of all . . . unquestionable courage.”
—Jes Baker, author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and Landwhale 


Indigenous Resistance

All the Real Indians Died Off

“All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker

“A much-needed and excellent introduction to American Indian history and contemporary life for a broad audience.”
Against the Current 

An Indigenous Peoples History of the US

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

“This may well be the most important US history book you will read in your lifetime. Spoiler alert: the colonial era is still here, and so are the Indians.”
Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams 

An Indigenous Peoples History of the US for Young People

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, adapted by Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza

“An important corrective to conventional narratives of our nation’s history.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

As Long As Grass Grows

As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

“Not only does Gilio-Whitaker look at the history of Indigenous resistance to environmental colonization, but she points to a way forward beyond Western conceptions of environmental justice—toward decolonization as the only viable solution.”
—Nick Estes, author of Our History Is the Future


Cultural Realness


Breathe: A Letter to My Sons
Imani Perry

“Deeply cathartic and resonant for parents attempting to raise their children with intention and integrity.”
—Tarana Burke

Me Dying Trial

Me Dying Trial
Patricia Powell

“One of the most exciting writers living and writing on the island that is the Caribbean-American hyphen.”
—Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory 

A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories

A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories
Ed. Bettye Collier-Thomas

“Gives us all the gift of engaging our hearts and minds in the true stories of Christmas.”
—Nikki Giovanni

White Negroes

White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue . . . and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation
Lauren Michele Jackson

“Miraculously, Lauren Michele Jackson is able to write about cultural appropriation in a way that doesn’t make you want to drink a glass of sand.”
—Eve L. Ewing, author of Electric Arches and Ghosts in the Schoolyard

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