News & Updates
- Imani Perry and Damon Young are nominated for a 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Non-Fiction
- Ian Lendler's he First Dinosaur: How Science Solved the Greatest Mystery on Earth has been named the Golden Kite Honor Book in the category of Nonfiction for Older Readers given by SCBWI
- Nelson Institute professor of Environmental Justice, Monica White has been awarded both the 2019 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity (REI) Fellowship for her research relating to Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement
- Ian Lendler's The Fabled Life of Aesop received a Kirkus starred review
- Michael Eric Dyson's Jay Z: Made in America hits the New York Times bestseller list
Jay Z: Made in America
JAY-Z: Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson’s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he’s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long.
This book wrestles with the biggest themes of JAY-Z's career, including hustling, and it recognizes the way that he’s always weaved politics into his music, making important statements about race, criminal justice, black wealth and social injustice. As he enters his fifties, and to mark his thirty years as a recording artist, this is the perfect time to take a look at JAY-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today.
In many ways, this is JAY-Z’s America as much as it’s Pelosi’s America, or Trump’s America, or Martin Luther King’s America. JAY-Z has given this country a language to think with and words to live by.
Featuring a Foreword by Pharrell