Give the gift of Queen Calafia and consciousness of African-American life throughout the Diaspora for the holidays with Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 and Road to Ratification: How 27 States Faced the Most Challenging Issue in American History.   Support black businesses with Say Grace and Wipe Yo' Hands: BlackRestaurant.NET Guide to America's Black Restaurants.    Understand the new technologies with the Silicon Ceiling series and the Journal of Black Innovation.

Held by all of the San Francisco Public Library branches, Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco is the result of a detailed context statement on the historic sites of the African-American experience since 1782, including a review of every black newspaper published in the city page by page from 1854 to 1985; a roster of every musical performance in the city from 1850 to 1937; and directories of black residents in 1855, 1915 and 1960. It is designed for use as a textbook for K-12 instruction and has been the focus of a seven week course Come to the Water: Teaching San Francisco Black History with the National Park Service, San Francisco Public Library and S.F. African-American Historical and Cultural Society since 2009 from January to March.  It is currently featured in an exhibit for the centennial of national parks.