9 Books Published by Workman Publishing on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about Heirs Wall Calendar 2024: Connecting a Vibrant Past to a Brilliant Future by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt Heirs Wall Calendar 2024: Connecting a Vibrant Past to a Brilliant Future

by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt
Workman Publishing (Jul 25, 2023)
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It’s a world of fantasy reimagined by husband-and-wife photographers Kahran and Regis Bethencourt—authors of Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty and the visionary team behind Atlanta’s CreativeSoul Photography. Here are a dozen portraits featuring Black children exquisitely dressed and photographed in scenes out of science fiction and fantasy. Accompanied by inspiring captions, these stunning images are imbued with a mystical spirit and reflect the artists’ belief in children as heirs to the worlds of their ancestors. Printed on responsibly sourced paper.


Click for more detail about Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book by W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz Do the Work!: An Antiracist Activity Book

by W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz
Workman Publishing (Jul 19, 2022)
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Overwhelmed by racial injustice? Outraged by the news? Find yourself asking, “What can I doooooo?” Do The Work!

Revelatory and thought-provoking, this highly illustrated, highly informative interactive workbook gives readers a unique, hands-on understanding of systemic racism—and how we can dismantle it.

Packed with activities, games, illustrations, comics, and eye-opening conversation, Do the Work! challenges readers to think critically and act effectively. Try the “Separate but Not Equal” crossword puzzle. Play “Bootstrapping, the Game” to understand the myth of meritocracy. Test your knowledge of racist laws by playing “Jim Crow or Jim Faux?”

Have hard conversations with your people (scripts and talking points included). Be open to new ideas and diversify your “feed” with a scavenger hunt. Team up with an accountability partner and find hundreds of ideas, resources, and opportunities to Do The Work!

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Click for more detail about Heirs Wall Calendar 2022: Connecting a Vibrant Past to a Brilliant Future by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt Heirs Wall Calendar 2022: Connecting a Vibrant Past to a Brilliant Future

by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt
Workman Publishing (Sep 21, 2021)
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An empowering and timely tribute to Black children and creativity.

Heirs is a collection of gorgeous images of Black children wearing clothing designs from Nigeria, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa, and the United States. The looks are inspired by Maasai, Zulu, Ndebele, and Saburu traditions, and play with notions of royalty and power. Each month is an affirmation, deepened by quotes from modern-day heroes like Ella Baker, Zora Neale Hurston, and Maya Angelou. Heirs is a work of art for both children and adults that celebrates a vibrant past, and a brilliant future. Featuring the signature whimsy and style of photographers Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the husband-and-wife team behind Atlanta’s trailblazing CreativeSoul Photography, and authors of the recently published Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty.


Click for more detail about Who Got Game?: Baseball: Amazing But True Stories! by Derrick Barnes Who Got Game?: Baseball: Amazing But True Stories!

by Derrick Barnes
Workman Publishing (Mar 17, 2020)
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Celebrate the unheralded people and stories that helped shape the game of baseball!

Meet unsung pioneers, like John “Bud” Fowler, William Edward White, and brothers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weld Walker, four African Americans who integrated white teams decades before Jackie Robinson.

Discover unforgettable moments, like the time a 17-year old girl named Jackie Mtchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Marvel at records. Did you know that Japanese superstar Sadaharu Oh has a whopping 113 more career homers than Hank Aaron?

And that’s just for starters! This lively illustrated collection of shiny nuggets of baseball lore will transform you into a superfan who knows the game better than anyone else. Someone who’s got game.


Click for more detail about 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before by Patricia Schultz 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before

by Patricia Schultz
Workman Publishing (Oct 29, 2019)
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Deluxe Edition

Named a Best Gift Book/Best Travel Book of 2019 by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, House Beautiful, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, Forbes, Fodor’s, The Points Guy, Seattle Times, and more

"This is the comfort food of travel books… . This book will sweep you off your feet."New York Times Book Review

"Gorgeous … breathtaking … spectacular."Publishers Weekly

Patricia Schultz curates the world. When she published the original 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, she created not only a new kind of travel book but also a new way of thinking about our experiences and interests.

Now Schultz captivates our hearts in the same compelling way her original book spoke to our minds. Moving from eloquent word to breathtaking image, she takes us on a visual journey of the best the world has to offer, and as we turn the pages and pore over these images, we feel it all: joy, curiosity, awe, passion, nostalgia (if we’ve been there), inspiration (because we want to go), and a profound and transforming sense of how lucky we are to live in a world filled with such beauty and wonder—to see tributaries of mist curling over the Great Wall, elephants grazing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, the sun setting on the wild coast of Donegal, masked whirling dancers at a festival in Bhutan.

The book itself is a thing of beauty, an oversize feast of more than 1,000 all-new photographs and 544 pages, every spread and page designed to showcase these mesmerizing photographs and hold just enough of Schultz’s lively text that we know why it is we’re looking at them. It is a perfect gift for every traveler, every fan of the original, every dreamer whose Instagram feed is filled with pictures of places near and far.


Click for more detail about The Obamas: A Lift-The-Flap Book by Violet Lemay The Obamas: A Lift-The-Flap Book

by Violet Lemay
duopress (Oct 01, 2019)
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In 2009, Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the United States. Side by side with his wife Michelle, the Obamas energized millions of people around the world.

In this book with flaps readers will discover some of the most motivational words and moments that made the Obama presidency a remarkable period in history. Concepts like Peace, Love, Hope, Dreams, the Environment, and Equality are highlighted with large flaps that reveal the Obamas’ contributions to the world stage. Lift the flap that says "Hope" and the words “We are the change that we seek” are revealed, while the flap about Dreams reminds us that the Obamas “worked for the world as it should be.”

With vibrant illustrations by Violet Lemay and simple text, The Obamas: A Lift-the-Flap Book is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the inspiring life of Barack and Michelle Obama.


Click for more detail about Ali on Ali: Why He Said What He Said When He Said It by Hana Ali Ali on Ali: Why He Said What He Said When He Said It

by Hana Ali
Workman Publishing (May 01, 2018)
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Muhammad Ali was a champion, a poet, a prophet. Sports Illustrated called him "the greatest athlete of the twentieth century." And yet he was even more than all of that, "a whole greater than the sum of its parts … bigger, brighter, more original and influential than just about anyone of his era" (Barack Obama). He got there with his fists, with his actions, and above all, with his words.
Compiled and written by his daughter Hana Ali, with sportswriter Danny Peary, Ali on Ali brings together a remarkable mix of Ali’s 70 most humorous, poignant, inspirational, political, and philosophical quotes, all with their origins. Here’s Ali’s enduring boast, "I am the greatest!"—and how it was inspired by professional wrestler Gorgeous George. The story behind one of the most memorably poetic lines of the century—"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." The heard-round-the-world defiance of "I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong," and its moving context. And the stories behind quotes ranging from outrage—"We been in jail for 400 years," to inspiration—"I hated every minute of training, but I said ’Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion, ’" to that infectious combination of humor and bravado—"If you even dream of beating me you better wake up and apologize."
Included are powerful photographs throughout, from iconic fight scenes to never-before-seen Ali family snapshots; quotes about Ali, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Billy Crystal; a career timeline; and a personal introduction by Hana Ali.


Click for more detail about Best Vests by Cheryl Clarke Best Vests

by Cheryl Clarke
Workman Publishing (Oct 01, 1998)
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Click for more detail about Great Capes by Cheryl Clarke Great Capes

by Cheryl Clarke
Workman Publishing (Oct 01, 1998)
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