Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these books do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board of JBHE. Click on any of the titles for more information or to purchase through Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, JBHE will earn a fraction of revenue from qualifying purchases.

Here are the latest selections:

The Black Exec:
And the Seven Myths

by Barron Witherspoon Sr.
(Palmetto Publishing)

The Color of Civics:
Civic Education for a Multiracial Democracy

by Matthew D. Nelsen
(Oxford University Press)

Dreams in Double Time:
On Race, Freedom, and Bebop

by Jonathan Leal
(Duke University Press)

The Girl in the Yellow Poncho:
A Memoir

by Kristal Brent Zook
(Duke University Press)

Lifting As They Climbed:
Mapping a History of Trailblazing Black Women in Chicago

by Essence McDowell and Mariame Kaba
(Haymarket Books)

Reckoning with Race:
An Unfinished Journey

by Frederick Allen
(Forefront Books)

The Shape of Things
by Carrie Mae Weems
(MW Editions)

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