Jones, Dan

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Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir

Recommended for readers interested in birds, the subculture of bird-watching, and stories of personal discovery and change.

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

A necessary, insightful book that shines light on Black women underexplored in history. Jones writes narrative nonfiction at its best.

The Fog of Implicit Bias | BackTalk

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Stillicide

Jones’s compressed, minimalist style heightens the effect of a precarious future for a world where climate chaos is deadly serious, creating an absorbing narrative for sophisticated readers.

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Sweet Dreams: The Story of the New Romantics

Strongly recommended for fans of the era’s music and those interested in pop culture history.

The Prophets

Jones’s expertly drawn characters have depth and purpose, and the writing is beautiful despite the subject matter. A work that will resonate with those moved by Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad; highly recommended and especially encouraged for collections with an LGBTQ focus.

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The World Aflame: A New History of War and Revolution: 1914–1945

Those who relish history and photography will appreciate this eloquent and artistic work.

The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South

With elements of legal and social history, this work is recommended for readers interested in the history of race and racism, and how it relates to medical practice in the United States.

Night of the Mannequins

A hotter voice in horror would be hard to find these days, and Graham Jones does not disappoint, delivering another masterpiece. Give to fans of slasher or serial killer tales, and those who enjoyed James Tynion’s graphic novel series “Something Is Killing the Children” or Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister the Serial Killer.

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