Health

Fitness and Nutrition

Mind Over Weight: Curb Cravings, Find Motivation, and Hit Your Number in 7 Simple Steps

 Author: Ian K. Smith, M.D.

Print Length: 293 pages

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Fitness and Nutrition

Clean & Lean: 30 Days, 30 Foods, a New You!

Author: Ian K. Smith, M.D.

Print Length: 256 pages

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About Mind Over Weight

Losing weight is much more than eating the right foods and going to the gym. You must prepare your mind for the journey. In Mind Over Weight, Dr. Ian K. Smith explores the mental roadblocks that can prevent you from shedding the pounds. He addresses topics that are essential to weight loss such as getting motivated, creating a plan and setting goals.

About Clean & Lean

In Clean & Lean, Dr. Smith shows readers how to lose weight by tapping into the power of intermittent fasting and clean eating. Readers learn about the benefits of eating 30 fresh foods that can optimize weight loss. Topics include workout plans, clean/lean foods, exercise instructions and how intermittent fasting works.

Fitness and Nutrition

Blast the Sugar Out!: Lower Blood Sugar, Lose Weight, Live Better

Author: Ian K. Smith, M.D.

Print Length: 240 pages

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Fitness and Nutrition

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation!

Author: Ian K. Smith, M.D.

Print Length: 272 pages

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About Blast the Sugar Out

Controlling sugar and carbohydrates can help you lose weight and build muscle. In Blast the Sugar Out, Dr. Smith offers a 5-week plan to lower blood sugar levels and clean up your diet. This book includes breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes that can satisfy your cravings and optimize your health.

About The Clean 20

In this book, Dr. Smith explores how to eat clean, lose weight and get stronger. The Clean 20 provides helpful tips about how to prevent disease, eliminate unprocessed foods and improve your overall well-being. This book includes a variety of exercises, 60 recipes and 20 clean foods.

Justice

Equity and Justice

Redeeming Justice: From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System

Author: Jarrett Adams, Esquire

Print Length:  304 pages

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Equity and Justice

The War on Normal People: The Truth About America’s Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

Author: Andrew Yang

Print Length: 305 pages

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About Redeeming Justice

This memoir tells the story of how Jarret Adams transitioned from a wrongfully convicted prisoner to an attorney who fights for the rights of others. At 17 years old, Jarret was sentenced to nearly 30 years behind bars for a crime that he did not commit. After nearly a decade in prison and countless appeals, Jarrett was released from prison with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Jarrett went on to graduate from college, law school and become a lawyer.

About The War on Normal People

The War on Normal People explores how the changes in the U.S. economy impacted the livelihoods of average Americans. Robotics, artificial intelligence and automation software have replaced millions of jobs. In this book, Andrew Yang proposes a different kind of economy – Universal Basic Income (UBI). He asserts that a UBI will ignite creativity and foster a durable economy.

Equity and Justice

Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

Author: Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Print Length: 275 pages

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Equity and Justice

Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Print Length: 229 pages

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About Undocumented

Undocumented tells the story of how Dan-el Padilla Peralta survived life as the child of undocumented immigrants living in New York City. In this book, Dan-el explores how his socio-economic status and his parent’s citizenship status impacted his upbringing. Throughout his childhood, Dan-el faced homelessness, poverty and an uncertain future. He shows how he overcame these obstacles and went on to graduate from Princeton University.

About Long Time Coming

In Long Time Coming, Michael Eric Dyson explores social and cultural forces that impact race relations in America. He discusses events that have brought systemic racism to the forefront. Eric ends the book with hopeful messages and ideas that can move the United States toward social redemption.

Equity and Justice

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Author: Bryan Stevenson

Print Length: 342 pages

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About Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson was a young attorney when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative. After graduating with a JD from Harvard University, Bryan’s set out to defend wrongly condemned prisoners, poor people, women and children trapped in the criminal justice system. Just Mercy provides a true story about one of Bryan’s first clients, Walter McMillan. Walter was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for a crime that he didn’t commit.

Education

Education and Teaching

Push Has Come to Shove: Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking a Fight

Author: Dr. Steve Perry

Print Length:  274 pages

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Education and Teaching

The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice

Author: Fredrik deBoer

Print Length: 277 pages

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About Push Has Come to Shove

In Push Has Come to Shove, Dr. Perry addresses issues that teachers, parents, administrators and students face. Dr. Perry sheds light on the current state of the educational system in the United States. Its purpose is to save students from curriculum, teaching styles and regulations that leave them behind. This book doesn’t just list the problems. It provides workable solutions for all stakeholders in the educational system.

About The Cult of Smart

In The Cult of Smart, Fredrik deBoer asserts that the education system in the United States cannot drastically improve academic potential because it varies from person to person. Fredrik states that teaching students to compete with each other in order to rise to the top is the wrong way to promote academic growth. Instead, school systems should focus on equality of outcomes and value students based on individual intelligence.

Motivation

Motivational/Self-Help

Letters to a Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny

Author: Hill Harper

Print Length:  212 pages

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Motivational/Self-Help

Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones

Author: Hill Harper

Print Length:  400 pages

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About Letters to a Young Brother

In this book, Hill Harper offers wisdom and lessons that he learned throughout his life. Letters to a Young Brother addresses common issues that young men face with work, money, relationships, responsibility, success and achievements.

About Letters to an Incarcerated Brother

Hill Harper authored this book in response to letters that he received from prison inmates. Letters to an Incarcerated Brother offers powerful messages of hope, faith and endurance for incarcerated men and their families. Topics include overcoming the stigma of incarceration, forgiveness, mental health and commitment. This book includes 37 letters from public figures including Hill Harper, Catherine Rohr, Michael Steele, Charles ‘Roc’ Dutton, Dr. Benjamin Chavis and Russell Simmons.

Motivation and Self-Help

Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny

Author: Hill Harper

Print Length:  324 pages

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Motivation and Self-Help

Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life

Author: Daymond John

Print Length:  292 pages

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About Letters to a Young Sister

Young women of all nationalities face unique challenges. These include body image dissatisfaction, insecurities, sexism and finding their voices in male-dominated societies. In Letters to a Young Sister, Hill Harper and friends share advice and letters of encouragement with young women. This book includes contributions from Chanel Iman, Eve, Tatyana Ali, Angela Basset and Michelle Obama.

About Rise and Grind

In this book, Daymond John shows us how to reach our goals by maximizing every minute of each day. He offers inspiring stories from his life as a global entrepreneur. Rise and Grind offers a blueprint for branding, career success and achieving goals. Chapters include Rise and Inspire, Embracing the Grind and Making the Time for Success.

Motivation and Self-Help

Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome

Author: Daymond John

Print Length:  295 pages

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Motivation and Self-Help

The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, Tight Budgets, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

Author: Daymond John

Print Length:  266 pages

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About PowerShift

Are you ready to change your life? PowerShift provides ideas and strategies to make it happen. Read this book to learn the skills that can lay the groundwork for massive change in your business, finances and personal life. This book will show you how to influence others, negotiate deals and make lasting connections. PowerShift includes words of wisdom from Mark Cuban (Owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Entrepreneur and Shark Tank Investor) and Pitbull (American Rapper/Singer/Songwriter, Brand Ambassador, Entrepreneur and Actor).

About The Power of Broke

If you think building a business requires you to have lots of money in the bank, think again. In The Power of Broke, Daymond shows us how to view our limited resources as assets instead of liabilities. He shares powerful lessons from his life and the lives of other successful people. The Power of Broke includes stories from Moziah Bridges (CEO of Mo’s Bows, Fashion Designer and Shark Tank Contestant), Steve Aoki (Electronic Dance Music Deejay and Global Superstar) and Gigi Butler (Founder of GiGi’s Cupcakes, Author and Entrepreneur).

Motivation and Self-Help

Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding and Lifestyle

Author: Daymond John

Print Length:  240 pages

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Motivation and Self-Help

The Brand Within

Author: Daymond John

Print Length:  264 pages

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About Display of Power

During the 1990s, urban clothing began to take over the fashion industry. FUBU was one of the brands that dominated this industry with hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue. As co-founder of FUBU, Daymond John helped build an empire that revolutionized fashion. In Display of Power, Daymond John shows us how he overcome obstacles and realized his dreams.

About The Brand Within

In The Brand Within, Daymond John teaches us about the power of branding and how your brand can impact your career, business and relationships. This book provides branding tips and execution strategies. Daymond includes personal stories that can show you how to create and grow a successful brand.

Motivation and Self-Help

Guiding Lights: The People Who Lead Us Toward Our Purpose in Life

Author: Eric Liu

Print Length:  240 pages

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Relationships

The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships

Author: Hill Harper

Print Length:  300 pages

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About Guiding Lights

America is experiencing turbulent times and Eric Liu has solutions for our challenges. In You’re More Powerful Than You Think, Eric explores how we can reclaim and exercise our power. This book discusses the core principles of power and specific ways to use the power that we possess.

About The Conversation

This is the first book that Hill Harper authored for adult readers. The Conversation addresses common relationship issues between black men and women. Through conversations with friends and colleagues, Hill shows readers what it takes to build sustainable and successful relationships. Topics include commitment, relationship barriers, money, infidelity, forgiveness and emotional baggage.

Finance

Money and Finances

The Wealth Cure: Putting Money In Its Place

Author: Hill Harper

Print Length:  283 pages

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Money and Finances

The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation

Author: John Hope Bryant

Print Length: 157 pages

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About The Wealth Cure

Money is an essential tool for living a fulfilling life. In The Wealth Cure, Hill Harper explores financial values, generational wealth principles and money habits. This book shows readers how to view wealth as a tool and put money in its place. Chapter titles include Create a Blueprint for a Wealth Cure, Money is Energy, Smart Money vs. Dumb Money and Investing and Giving Back.

About The Memo

In The Memo, John Hope Bryant asserts that true power is rooted in economic independence. Unfortunately, millions of people have yet to experience lasting financial freedom. In this book, John shares the 5 keys to developing financial literacy and achieving wealth. John teaches us how to reframe the way we see money and own our personal power.

Money and Finances

Everyday Millionaires

Author: Chris Hogan

Print Length: 268 pages

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About Everyday Millionaires

In Everyday Millionaires, Chris Hogan explores the lives of ordinary people and how they acquired extraordinary wealth. Chris discusses ways to invest, avoid debt, reduce expenses and be disciplined about money matters. Read this book to learn how to make the most of the money that you earn and work toward becoming a millionaire.

Activism

Politics and Activism

Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy

Author: Eric Liu

Print Length:  314 pages

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Politics and Activism

You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen

Author: Eric Liu

Print Length:  256 pages

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About You’re More Powerful Than You Think

In Become America, Eric Liu explores what it means to be an engaged citizen in the United States. He offers ways to restore hope in our country’s political system and make an impact in our communities. Eric asserts that every American should understand this country’s power structure so we can hold our leaders accountable and control our destiny.

About Guiding Lights

America is experiencing turbulent times and Eric Liu has solutions for our challenges. In You’re More Powerful Than You Think, Eric explores how we can reclaim and exercise our power. This book discusses the core principles of power and specific ways to use the power that we possess.

Authors

About the Author

 Ian K. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith has authored 18 books. He has been featured on Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360 and The Rachael Ray Show. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Columbia University and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Jarrett Adams, Esquire

Jarrett Adams is an attorney who is admitted to practice law in New York, Wisconsin and Illinois. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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Dr. Steve Perry

Dr. Steve Perry is the founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Schools. His mission is to empower and educate students in underserved communities. Dr. Perry has been featured on Fox, TV One, MSNBC, OWN, NBC and BET.

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 Hill Harper

Hill Harper is an actor, philanthropist, speaker and entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a former classmate of President Obama. Currently, Hill stars in The Good Doctor.

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Daymond John

Daymond John is a savvy investor, author, entrepreneur, speaker and consultant. Currently, he stars on the hit television show Shark Tank. Daymond is the co-founder of the FUBU clothing company.

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Eric Liu

Eric Liu is the CEO of Citizen University, TED Talk presenter, author and regular contributor to the Atlantic. During his career in civil service, Eric served under the Clinton and Obama Administrations.

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John Hope Bryant

John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, financial literacy advocate and speaker. John was appointed to the Advisory Council on Financial Capability by President Barack Obama. Awards and honors include an Honorary Doctorate from Paul Quinn College and Leaders and Legends Award.

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Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan is a speaker, author and financial expert. Chris began is career at Ramsey Solutions and is the former host of The Chris Hogan Show. He earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown College in Kentucky and a graduate degree from California University in Pennsylvania.

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Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, politician and author. Andrew is the Founder/CEO of Venture for America. Throughout his career, he has worked with early-stage growth companies and start-ups. Andrew is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia Law School.

                                           

 

About the Author

Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Dan-el Padilla Peralta is an author and associate professor at Princeton University. He teaches and researches classical reception in contemporary American/Latin cultures and the Roman Republic. Dan-el earned degrees from Princeton University and Stanford University.

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Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson is an author, political analyst, ordained Baptist minister and a professor at Georgetown University. Michael has worked as an analyst for NPR, MSNBC and CNN. He earned degrees from Carson-Newman College and Princeton University.

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Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson is the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, attorney, speaker and author. Throughout his legal career, Bryan has argued five cases before the Supreme Court. He has challenged biases against people of color and poor people. Bryan earned a BA degree from Eastern University. He earned a JD and MPP from Harvard University.

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Fredrik deBoer

Fredrik DeBoer is an academic and an author. His content has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Politico, Harper’s, New Republic and The Washington Post. Fredrik earned a PhD from Purdue University.