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Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy

Words have the power to describe injustices of the past, as well as to instill hopefulness for the future. This anthology is highly recommended for public libraries.

Tragedy in Aurora: The Culture of Mass Shootings in America

Recommended for general audiences, this book could provide solid reference points in conjunction with other sources on the topic, such as Dave Cullen’s Parkland: Birth of a Movement.


Cause:…And How It Doesn't Always Equal Effect

Recommended for laypersons; more specialized readers will want to read it in the context of other books about how we make choices, such as Albert O. Hirschman's Exit, Voice and the State and Susan Neiman's Moral Clarity.

Islamophobia and Racism in America

An insightful work for all academic and public libraries.

Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women

There's a world of complexity attached to the idea of being beautiful, and this well-written discussion about particular aspects of it should be well received in both public and academic libraries.

Homefront 911: How Families of Veterans Are Wounded by Our Wars

Highly recommended for readers of all types.

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt

People tend to either love or hate Hedges, but librarians in public, academic, and relevant special libraries will want this book because, even if the revolution isn't about to happen, Hedges's voice is an important one.

Thunder in the Mountains: A Personal Journey Through America's Gun Culture

This well-written book will appeal to those interested in the history of firearms and the everlasting impact of gun accidents. However, the author's experience is strictly focused on the West, reflecting his Nevada roots and his corporate experience in California.

Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion

A great read for anyone interested in the intersection of race and pop culture.

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