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Black Internet Effect (Pocket Change Collective) by Shavone Charles (paperback)
Black Internet Effect (Pocket Change Collective) by Shavone Charles (paperback)

“This frank, spirited guide spotlights a thoughtful leader who embraces social responsibility.” — Kirkus

With witty humor and a strong sense of self, musician, model, and technology executive Shavone Charles recounts her journey through Google, Twitter, and more – and outlines her mission to make space for herself and other young women of color both online and IRL.

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. This is a series of small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists and artists.

“The right balance of curiosity and good old nerve has always pushed me toward good directions in my life. During the darkest, most discouraging times, I can lean on those two parts of me.” In this installment of the Pocket Change Collective, musician and technology phenom Shavone Charles explores how curiosity and nerve led her from a small college in Merced, California, to some of the most influential spaces in the tech world: from Google to Twitter to eventually landing a spot on the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Grateful for being the first in many spaces, but passionate about being neither the last nor the only, Charles tells her story in the hopes of guiding others and shaping a future where people, particularly women of color, feel empowered to make space for themselves and challenge society’s status quos.

$9.00
Book Reading Light
Book Reading Light

Portable, Brightness Adjustable, Clip-on, Lightweight, Eye-caring, Blue Light Filtered, Gooseneck, Rechargeable, Mini Sized, Compact, Long-lasting

$6.00
Bookmark - Book Lover Humor
Bookmark - Book Lover Humor

This funny double sided bookmark makes the perfect gift for book lovers or for yourself. It is also great for bookworms or book clubs! The bookmark is laminated and made out of heavy cardstock.

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2×6
Double Sided
Laminated
Full Color

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• Made in United States

$4.00
Bookmark - Manly Man
Bookmark - Manly Man

This bookmark ready to be added to your book collection.

We print on cardstock (2×6 inches) with a glossy, laminate finish for durability.

The image is on ONE side of the bookmark.

Perfect gift for yourself or someone else who is an avid reader that also appreciates art.

Details:

• Made in United States

• Weight: 1.6 oz (45.36 g)

• Dimensions: 2 x 6 in (5.1 x 15.2 cm)

$4.00
Bookmark - Midcentury Modern Plant
Bookmark - Midcentury Modern Plant

This double sided bookmark makes the perfect addition for book lovers and for plant lovers! Also great for book clubs, plant nurseries and bookstores! The bookmark is laminated and made out of heavy cardstock.

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2×6
Double Sided Bookmark
Laminated

Made in United States

$4.00
Bookmark - Neutral Black Woman
Bookmark - Neutral Black Woman

This fun double sided bookmark makes the perfect gift for book lovers or for yourself. It is also great for bookworms or book clubs! The bookmark is laminated and made out of heavy cardstock.

Details:
2×7 double sided bookmark

Laminated
Made in United States

$4.00
Bookmark - Never Stop Reading
Bookmark - Never Stop Reading

This adorable laminated polka dot bookmark makes the perfect addition to your child’s newest read and encourages more reading!

Details:
Size: 2×6
Laminated
Double sided
Fast shipping

$4.00
Bookmark - One World Many Stories
Bookmark - One World Many Stories

Sharing different stories is what makes the world of reading unique! This double sided bookmark makes the perfect gift for book lovers or for yourself! Also great for bookworms or book clubs! The bookmark is laminated and made out of heavy cardstock.

Details:

Made in the United States
2×6 Double Sided Bookmark
Laminate
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$4.00
Bookmark - Protect Him
Bookmark - Protect Him

This bookmark ready to be added to your book collection.

We print on cardstock (2×6 inches) with a glossy, laminate finish for durability.

The image is on ONE side of the bookmark.

Perfect gift for yourself or someone else who is an avid reader that also appreciates art.

Details:

• Made in United States

• Weight: 1.6 oz (45.36 g)

• Dimensions: 2 x 6 in (5.1 x 15.2 cm)

$4.00
Bookmark - Well Dressed and Well Read
Bookmark - Well Dressed and Well Read

This fun double sided bookmark makes the perfect gift for book lovers or for yourself. It is also great for bookworms or book clubs! The bookmark is laminated and made out of heavy cardstock.

Details:
2×7 double sided bookmark
laminated.

Details

• Made in United States

$4.00
Conjure Women: A Novel by Afia Atakora (hardcover)
Conjure Women: A Novel by Afia Atakora (hardcover)

Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a midwife; and their master’s daughter Varina. The secrets and bonds among these women and their community come to a head at the beginning of a war and at the birth of an accursed child, who sets the townspeople alight with fear and a spreading superstition that threatens their newly won, tenuous freedom.
 


Magnificently written, brilliantly researched, richly imagined,
 Conjure Women moves back and forth in time to tell the haunting story of Rue, Varina, and May Belle, their passions and friendships, and the lengths they will go to save themselves and those they love.

Praise for Conjure Women

“[A] haunting, promising debut . . . Through complex characters and bewitching prose, Atakora offers a stirring portrait of the power conferred between the enslaved women. This powerful tale of moral ambiguity amid inarguable injustice stands with Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An engrossing debut . . . Atakora structures a plot with plenty of satisfying twists. Life in the immediate aftermath of slavery is powerfully rendered in this impressive first novel.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

$25.00
Don’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta: A Novel by James Hannaham (hardcover)
Don’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta: A Novel by James Hannaham (hardcover)

In this “dangerously hilarious” novel (Los Angeles Times), a trans woman reenters life on the outside after more than twenty years in a men’s prison, over one consequential Fourth of July weekend—from the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award winner Delicious Foods. 


Carlotta Mercedes has been misunderstood her entire life. When she was pulled into a robbery gone wrong, she still went by the name she’d grown up with in Fort Greene, Brooklyn—before it gentrified. But not long after her conviction, she took the name Carlotta and began to live as a woman, an embrace of selfhood that prison authorities rejected, keeping Carlotta trapped in an all-male cell block, abused by both inmates and guards, and often placed in solitary.


In her fifth appearance before the parole board, Carlotta is at last granted conditional freedom and returns to a much-changed New York City. Over a whirlwind Fourth of July weekend, she struggles to reconcile with the son she left behind, to reunite with a family reluctant to accept her true identity, and to avoid any minor parole infraction that might get her consigned back to lockup.


Written with the same astonishing verve of 
Delicious Foods, which dazzled critics and readers alike, Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta sweeps the reader through seemingly every street of Brooklyn, much as Joyce’s Ulysses does through Dublin. The novel sings with brio and ambition, delivering a fantastically entertaining read and a cast of unforgettable characters even as it challenges us to confront the glaring injustices of a prison system that continues to punish people long after their time has been served.

$28.00
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Greeting Card - Biggie Birthday
Greeting Card - Biggie Birthday

This is blank inside and ready for your personal message.

Card details:
Dimensions – (A2) 4.25″ x 5.5″
Premium quality card with 14 pt. Smooth matte finish paper, paired with 100% cotton envelope. Card comes in a protective sleeve.

$5.50
Greeting Card - Iconic Black Authors - Audre Lorde
Greeting Card - Iconic Black Authors - Audre Lorde

Inside Message: “Without community, there is no liberation…” Audre Lorde

Card Details:

Dimensions – (A7) 5″ x 7″
Printed on thick, premium quality cover stock, paired with matching envelope. Card comes in a protective sleeve.

By Cody B., Founder of Cody Burt Creative
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
CODETURE by CODY BURT CREATIVE is a Black Pop Culture inspired Lifestyle Brand founded in 2020.

$5.50
Greeting Card - Rest and Refill; Self-Care
Greeting Card - Rest and Refill; Self-Care

This card is blank inside and ready for your personal message.

Card Details:
Dimensions – (A2) 4.25″ x 5.5″
Premium quality card with smooth matte finish paper, paired with a white envelope. Card comes in a protective sleeve.

$5.50
Greeting Card - Zebra Birthday
Greeting Card - Zebra Birthday

Step into the wild with our adorable Zebra Party Animal Greeting Card! Perfect for birthdays and celebrations, this card features a cheerful zebra in festive attire. Printed on high-quality, recycled paper, the blank interior gives you ample space to pen your heartfelt wishes. A must-have for animal lovers and party animals alike!


Card Details:


Dimensions – (A2) 4.25″ x 5.5″
Printed on heavy, bright white cardstock, paired with white envelope. Card comes in a protective sleeve.

By Mariery Young
Panama

$5.50
Hold Them Close: A Love Letter to Black Children (hardcover)
Hold Them Close: A Love Letter to Black Children (hardcover)

When happy things come to you, hold them close and never let go.

From celebrated author of Your Name Is a SongJamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, fine artist Patrick Dougher, and photographer Jamel Shabazz, Hold Them Close is a picture book celebration of Black past, present, and future—a joyful love letter to Black children.

As affirming as it is touching and warm, Hold Them Close encourages young children to hold close their joy, the words of their ancestors and elders, as well as their power to change the world. A perfect book for shared story time, this book will inspire young people to march forth with pride, glow, and happiness.

“A love poem to Black children that both educates and bolsters.” —Kirkus Reviews

Appropriate for ages 4 to 8.

$19.00
Mental Health Tracker
Mental Health Tracker

This Mental Health Trigger Tracker Notepad is designed to help you improve your emotional well-being. The simple act of writing down your emotions and triggers on paper can often help us see the causes and solutions more clearly. Rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) this notepad focuses on keeping track of your best days and to moving past the challenging ones by helping you identify and track your triggers, feelings, thoughts and actions.

DETAILS:
Half Letter Size
50 tear away sheets
Measures 5.5x 8.5 inches
Printed on colored (20lb bond) (50lb text) paper
Backed with heavy brown thick chipboard

$14.00
Monster in the Middle: A Novel by Tiphanie Yanique (paperback)
Monster in the Middle: A Novel by Tiphanie Yanique (paperback)

From the award-winning author of Land of Love and Drowning, an electric new novel that maps the emotional inheritance of one couple newly in love.


When Fly and Stela meet in 21st Century New York City, it seems like fate. He’s a Black American musician from a mixed-religious background who knows all about heartbreak. She’s a Catholic science teacher from the Caribbean, looking for lasting love. But are they meant to be? The answer goes back decades—all the way to their parents’ earliest loves.

Vibrant and emotionally riveting, Monster in the Middle moves across decades, from the U.S. to the Virgin Islands to Ghana and back again, to show how one couple’s romance is intrinsically influenced by the family lore and love stories that preceded their own pairing. What challenges and traumas must this new couple inherit, what hopes and ambitions will keep them moving forward? Exploring desire and identity, religion and class, passion and obligation, the novel posits that in order to answer the question “who are we meant to be with?” we must first understand who we are and how we came to be.

$17.00
Morning Check-In Notepad
Morning Check-In Notepad

This Morning Check In Notepad will be a perfect addition to your home or office space. Start your day off with a good morning check in to see how you’re feeling every morning.

Notepad Specs:
♥ 5×7 Notepad
♥ 30 sheets
♥ Cardboard reserve backing

Great for home, office, or as a gift.

$12.00
My Fade Is Fresh by Shauntay Grant (hardcover)
My Fade Is Fresh by Shauntay Grant (hardcover)

A little girl makes sure she walks out of the barbershop rocking the fabulous hair style she chooses.


Learn the importance of speaking up for what you want through this fun and empowering picture book.


When a little girl walks into her local barbershop, she knows she wants the flyest, freshest fade on the block! But there are so many beautiful hairstyles to choose from, and the clients and her mother suggest them all: parts, perms, frizzy fros, dye jobs, locs, and even cornrows!


But this little girl stays true to herself and makes sure she leaves the shop feeling on top with the look
 she picks!


Author Shauntay Grant’s sweet, rhyming story encourages young girls to be self-confident and celebrates the many shapes and forms Black hair can take. Through their stunning illustrations, Kitt Thomas is able to bring life and movement to the versatile styles featured in this book.

Appropriate for ages 4 to 7.

$18.00
Seriously Dope AF Keychain
Seriously Dope AF Keychain

Colorful Seriously Dope AF Acrylic Keychain

Size: 2×2

– All acrylic keychains are printed single-sided with a white backing

– Our Keychains are durable and waterproof

– Made from thick Acrylic

– ships loose in a cello

$9.00
Sticker - I Am Her, She Is Me
Sticker - I Am Her, She Is Me

I am Her…She is Me Sticker.

Thick, durable vinyl protects your die cut stickers from scratching, rain & sunlight.

$3.50
Sticker - Me & God Like This
Sticker - Me & God Like This

Sticker says:
God and Me Like This

Sticker is black words with white background.

Thick, durable die cut stickers protects from scratching, rain & sunlight.

$3.50
Stony The Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (paperback)
Stony The Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (paperback)

The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked “a new birth of freedom” in Lincoln’s America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s America? In this new book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the “nadir” of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance. 


Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a “New Negro” to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age.


The story Gates tells begins with great hope, with the Emancipation Proclamation, Union victory, and the liberation of nearly 4 million enslaved African-Americans. Until 1877, the federal government, goaded by the activism of Frederick Douglass and many others, tried at various turns to sustain their new rights. But the terror unleashed by white paramilitary groups in the former Confederacy, combined with deteriorating economic conditions and a loss of Northern will, restored “home rule” to the South. The retreat from Reconstruction was followed by one of the most violent periods in our history, with thousands of black people murdered or lynched and many more afflicted by the degrading impositions of Jim Crow segregation.
 


An essential tour through one of America’s fundamental historical tragedies, Stony the Road is also a story of heroic resistance, as figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells fought to create a counter-narrative, and culture, inside the lion’s mouth. As sobering as this tale is, it also has within it the inspiration that comes with encountering the hopes our ancestors advanced against the longest odds.

$20.00
The Daily Check-In: A 60-Day Journey to Finding Your Strength, Faith, and Wholeness by Michelle Williams (hardcover)
The Daily Check-In: A 60-Day Journey to Finding Your Strength, Faith, and Wholeness by Michelle Williams (hardcover)

In The Daily Check-In, singer and actress Michelle Williams helps readers process the emotions that cause them to feel overwhelmed and gives them powerful strategies for discovering freedom and wholeness.

In her book Checking In, Michelle Williams shared the painful seasons of struggle that left her feeling like she couldn’t go on. In the midst of her wrestling, she came to realize her crucial need for connection–with God, herself, and others–and developed strategies for checking in with each.

Her life-giving strategies have helped her overcome the thoughts and emotions that once threatened to derail her. Now she shares those strategies with readers who are on their own journeys toward mental wholeness–and who want to discover how to be free to live an abundant life.

In this sixty-day guided journal, Williams leads readers through the process of identifying the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that leave them feeling overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and alone. Through her unique blend of tender, sometimes humorous, and often thought-provoking wisdom, Williams shows readers how to overcome difficult circumstances and relationships with life-giving honesty and connection, offering

  • powerful readings about overwhelming emotions and healing from hurt;
  • key scriptures that emphasize the importance of checking in with God, themselves, and others;
  • journaling prompts for personal processing; and
  • short prayers to help readers lean on God for insight, strength, and courage on their journey toward mental wholeness.
Original price was: $20.00.Current price is: $10.00.
The Trayvon Generation by Elizabeth Alexander (hardcover)
The Trayvon Generation by Elizabeth Alexander (hardcover)

Trayvon Generation, who even as children could not be shielded from the brutality that has affected the lives of so many Black people. The Trayvon Generation expands the viral essay that spoke so resonantly to the persistence of race as an ongoing issue at the center of the American experience.

Alexander looks both to our past and our future with profound insight, brilliant analysis, and mighty heart, interweaving her voice with groundbreaking works of art by some of our most extraordinary artists. At this crucial time in American history when we reckon with who we are as a nation and how we move forward, Alexander’s lyrical prose gives us perspective informed by historical understanding, her lifelong devotion to education, and an intimate grasp of the visioning power of art.

This breathtaking book is essential reading and an expression of both the tragedies and hopes for the young people of this era that is sure to be embraced by those who are leading the movement for change and anyone rising to meet the moment. 

$20.00
There Is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Alice Walker (hardcover)
There Is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me by Alice Walker (hardcover)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist Alice Walker invites readers young and old to see the world—and our place in it—through new eyes in this new edition featuring art from Queenbe Monyei.

With beautifully poetic text and joyous illustrations to guide readers through their read, There Is a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me is an ode to the natural world and our place in it. Celebrating the connections and interconnections between self, nature, and creativity, this gently provocative text opens up the world to a reader, and a reader to our world.

From the celebrated author of The Color Purple and other classics comes a beautiful, lyrical picture book for fans of her work of all ages.

Appropriate for ages 4 to 7.

$18.00
Why Not You? by Ciara Wilson and Russel Wilson (hardcover)
Why Not You? by Ciara Wilson and Russel Wilson (hardcover)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Grammy-winning pop star Ciara and Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson comes a picture book to inspire young readers to see the value in themselves, be brave, and go after their biggest dreams!
 


Why not you? Amazing you! You’re a winner! You’re so strong! You are perfect and important—you and all your gifts belong!
 


We all have big dreams! Sometimes it’s hard to imagine our big dreams coming true. But what if someone saw all the amazing and spectacular parts of us—our winning smiles, our fancy feet, our warm hearts—and asked, “Why not you?”
 


Whether it’s becoming a football player or a pop star or the president or a scientist: Why not you?
 


In this picture book debut, superstars Ciara and Russell Wilson encourage readers to see themselves achieving their dreams, no matter how outrageous they may seem. It’s a lyrical celebration of self-esteem, perseverance, and daring to shoot for the stars.

Appropriate for ages 4 to 7.

$19.00
Youth Journals$10.00