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Originally from St. Louis, MO, Candice considers Atlanta home. If not playing a Nintendo video game, Candice is either reading and writing for her dissertation on black motherhood, checking out the latest poetry title at Charis, or spending time with those she loves (her fur babies included).

The Black Unicorn: Poems By Audre Lorde Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393312379
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 1995

The Black Unicorn is a collection of poems by a woman who, Adrienne Rich writes, "for the complexity of her vision, for her moral courage and the catalytic passion of her language, has already become, for many, an indispensable poet."


Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose 1979-1985 By Adrienne Rich Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780393311624
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 17th, 1994

That Adrienne Rich is a not only a major American poet but an incisive, compelling prose writer is made clear once again by this collection, in which she continues to explore the social and political context of her life and art.


The Black Woman: An Anthology By Toni Cade Bambara (Editor), Eleanor W. Traylor (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Toni Cade Bambara (Editor), Eleanor W. Traylor (Introduction by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780743476973
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Published: Washington Square Press - March 29th, 2005

A collection of early, emerging works from some of the most celebrated African American female writers who remain strong when the weight of a world filled with racism and gender discrimination wants to drag them down.

When it was first published in 1970, The Black Woman introduced readers to an astonishing new wave of voices that demanded to be heard.


Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black By Bell Hooks Cover Image
$39.54
ISBN: 9781138821736
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Published: Routledge - October 29th, 2014

In childhood, bell hooks was taught that talking back meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy.


Civil Wars By June Jordan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780684814049
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Published: Touchstone - September 1st, 1995

A meditation on the private and public fault lines which divide American society.

In Civil Wars, June Jordan's battleground is the intersection of private and public reality, which she explores through a blending of personal reflection and political analysis.


Bestiary: Poems By Donika Kelly Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977580
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 11th, 2016

Donika Kelly's fierce debut collection, longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award and winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize

I thought myself lion and serpent. Thought
myself body enough for two, for we.
Found comfort in never being lonely.

What burst from my back, from my bones, what lived
along the ridge from crown to crown, from mane


I: New and Selected Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) By Toi Derricotte Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780822966289
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - March 23rd, 2021

Toi Derricotte’s story is a hero’s journey—a poet earning her way home, to her own commanding powers. “I”: New and Selected Poems shows the reader both the closeness of the enemy and the poet’s inherent courage, inventiveness, and joy.


Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir By Natasha Trethewey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062248589
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Published: Ecco - June 1st, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller 

A New York Times Notable Book 

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020


Gender: A Graphic Guide By Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg-John Barker, Jules Scheele (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781785784521
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Published: Icon Books - January 14th, 2020

Join the creators of Queer: A Graphic History ('Could totally change the way you think about sex and gender' VICE) on an illustrated journey of gender exploration.


Tarot for Baby By Abigail Samoun, Kelly Anne Dalton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Abigail Samoun, Kelly Anne Dalton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593486122
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Published: Rodale Kids - May 3rd, 2022

Discover a world of insight and mindfulness in this playful board book introduction to Tarot!