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              Books by Yusef Salaam

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              Punching the Air
               

              Punching the Air (Paperback)

              By Zoboi, Ibi; Salaam, Yusef

              • RRP: $25.99
              • $19.35
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              • Internationally sourced

              From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of the Noughts & Crosses series and The Hate U Give.

              ISBN 9780008422141
              Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Devil and Elijah Muhammad
                

              The Devil and Elijah Muhammad (Hardback)

              By Salaam, Yusef

              • RRP: $93.50
              • $59.29
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              African Studies/Theatre/Religion/History Break-ins, vandalism, hostility between two of Elijah Muhammad's top lieutenants, and now message pads are missing from Muhammad's office in his Chicago headquarters: The J. Edgar Hoover-led FBI is the primary suspect. There are plots and ...plotters, heroes who could be villains, victims who just might be perpetrators, suspects, betrayals--all stirred to an intriguing boil in this absorbing new play. --Eric Coleman, actor, director New York Beacon Your award-winning short stories, articles...are a testament to the outstanding contributions you have made over the years. --Congressman Charles B. Rangel Eldon Bullock brought insightful perspective with his role in...presenting the inner turmoil experienced by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, including his unspoken respect for Malcolm X since their split. --Liberata Dance Theatre New Salaam play reading at the Schomburg Center is riveting. --Herb Boyd, biographer New York Amsterdam News Yusef Salaam writes passionately about the African-American experience. --New York State Senator Bill Perkins
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              ISBN 9781499047110
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2016
              Publisher XLIBRIS
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              The Devil and Elijah Muhammad
                

              The Devil and Elijah Muhammad (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Salaam, Yusef

              • RRP: $62.50
              • $39.52
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              African Studies/Theatre/Religion/History Break-ins, vandalism, hostility between two of Elijah Muhammad's top lieutenants, and now message pads are missing from Muhammad's office in his Chicago headquarters: The J. Edgar Hoover-led FBI is the primary suspect. There are plots and ...plotters, heroes who could be villains, victims who just might be perpetrators, suspects, betrayals--all stirred to an intriguing boil in this absorbing new play. --Eric Coleman, actor, director New York Beacon Your award-winning short stories, articles...are a testament to the outstanding contributions you have made over the years. --Congressman Charles B. Rangel Eldon Bullock brought insightful perspective with his role in...presenting the inner turmoil experienced by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, including his unspoken respect for Malcolm X since their split. --Liberata Dance Theatre New Salaam play reading at the Schomburg Center is riveting. --Herb Boyd, biographer New York Amsterdam News Yusef Salaam writes passionately about the African-American experience. --New York State Senator Bill Perkins
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              ISBN 9781499047127
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2016
              Publisher XLIBRIS
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              Punching the Air
               

              Punching the Air (Hardback)

              By Salaam, Yusef; Zoboi, Ibi

              • RRP: $42.50
              • $34.07
              • Save $8.43
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              From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo. The story t...hat I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. Boys just being boys turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it? With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.
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              ISBN 9780062996480
              Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Punching the Air
                

              Punching the Air (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Zoboi, Ibi; Salaam, Yusef; Read by Herrise, Ethan

              • RRP: $55.50
              • $44.29
              • Save $11.21
              • In Stock US

              From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo. The story t...hat I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. Boys just being boys turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it? With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.
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              ISBN 9781799940388
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Punching the Air
                

              Punching the Air (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Zoboi, Ibi; Salaam, Yusef; Read by Herrise, Ethan

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $68.15
              • Save $16.84
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              From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo. The story t...hat I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. Boys just being boys turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it? With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.
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              ISBN 9781799940395
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice
                

              Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice (Hardback)

              By Salaam, Yusef

              • RRP: $59.50
              • $47.72
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              • Pub Date
                18 May 21

              An inspirational memoir and call to action from prison reform activist Yusef Salaam, of the Exonerated Five, that inspires us all to turn our stories into tools for change in the pursuit of racial justice. They didn't know who they had. So begins Yusef Salaam telling his story. N...o one's life is the sum of the worst things that happened to them, and during Yusef Salaam's seven years of wrongful incarceration as one of the Central Park Five, he grew from child to man, and gained a spiritual perspective on life. Yusef learned that we're all born on purpose, with a purpose. Despite having confronted the racist heart of America while being run over by the spiked wheels of injustice, Yusef channeled his energy and pain into something positive, not just for himself but for other marginalized people and communities. Better Not Bitter is the first time that one of the now Exonerated Five is telling his individual story, in his own words. Yusef writes his narrative: growing up Black in central Harlem in the '80s, being raised by a strong, fierce mother and grandmother, his years of incarceration, his reentry, and exoneration. Yusef connects these stories to lessons and principles he learned that gave him the power to survive through the worst of life's experiences. He inspires readers to accept their own path, to understand their own sense of purpose. With his intimate personal insights, Yusef unpacks the systems built and designed for profit and the oppression of Black and Brown people. He inspires readers to channel their fury into action, and through the spiritual, to turn that anger and trauma into a constructive force that lives alongside accountability and mobilizes change. This memoir is an inspiring story that grew out of one of the gravest miscarriages of justice, one that not only speaks to a moment in time or the rage-filled present, but reflects a 400-year history of a nation's inability to be held accountable for its sins. Yusef Salaam's message is vital for our
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              ISBN 9781538705001
              Released NZ 18 May 2021
              Publisher Grand Central Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Punching the Air
                

              Punching the Air (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Zoboi, Ibi; Salaam, Yusef; Read by Herrise, Ethan

              • RRP: $105.99
              • $85.19
              • Save $20.80
              • Not Yet Available

              From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo. The story t...hat I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. Boys just being boys turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it? With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both.
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              ISBN 9781799940371
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age 13+ years
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