Jennifer Clifton

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Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods

Spanning biography, business, and sociology, this well-reported and well-researched account of labor practices shows the impact of the demand for global goods. It will especially interest consumers and labor advocates.
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Uprooted: Recovering the Legacy of the Places We’ve Left Behind

While Olmstead successfully creates a full portrait of her family, especially her grandpa, her calls to rediscover the land fall a little short.
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In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities

Those interested in trends in urban planning or ethnic studies will appreciate Baldwin’s thoughtful exploration of urban campus sprawl.
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This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World

This may be one of the first books that culminates in the events of 2020 and offers a solution for moving forward. Although Wilson comes across as a bit rambling and even privileged at times, her stories are fascinating and her message is universal and hopeful. Readers with wanderlust will be inspired by her journey and calls to action.
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The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good

Readers looking for more than a fluffy, feel-good gratitude journal will enjoy this research-based affirmation of the necessity for gratitude in all areas of life.

Chicano Eats: Recipes from My Mexican-American Kitchen

Readers will be inspired to try Castillo’s accessible and appetizing Mexican American family recipes.

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The Book of Pie: Over 100 Recipes, from Savory Fillings to Flaky Crusts

Aspiring bakers will appreciate this colorful and comprehensive book on pies.

Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter

Readers hoping to elevate their vegetarian or plant-based diets in colder months will enjoy Slater’s comforting, yet sophisticated recipes. Pair with Greenfeast: Spring, Summer, though the book can also stand alone.

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Trejo’s Tacos: Recipes and Stories from L.A.: A Cookbook

Readers will find Trejo’s cookbook, like his acting roles, to be a solid effort which does not hold back nor disappoint.
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