Monica Howell

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A Black Women’s History of the United States

A substantial addition to popular history. Will likely be well-received by black women seeking better historical representation and by allies looking to educate themselves about black history.

Here for It: Or, How To Save Your Soul in America; Essays

A laugh-out-loud memoir that is strongly recommended for everyone.
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The Pursuit of William Abbey

Recommended for fantasy fans with a penchant for darker story lines that investigate themes of colonialism and struggles for power. [See Prepub Alert, 5/5/19.]
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A Long Time Ago in a Cutting Room Far, Far Away: My Fifty Years Editing Hollywood Hits—Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mission: Impossible, and More

Readers will learn a lot about the role of a film editor and will feel compelled to rewatch the many hit movies Hirsch edited. Highly recommended for fans of these films and those interested in filmmaking.

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education

Crucet’s well-written essays are entertaining and accessible, without letting readers or the author herself off the hook for reflecting on and addressing cultural issues. Strongly recommended for all readers.
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Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

Primarily recommended for Vernon’s existing fan base, this candid memoir will also be of interest for those who have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual violence, and who are seeking forceful encouragement toward self-empowerment and self-expression.

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Think Black: A Memoir

Recommended for readers interested in histories of computing and business, and black history, especially regarding STEM
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Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood

Recommended for readers of true crime and intense family drama, behind-the-scenes stories of Hollywood and the world of publishing, sf/fantasy fandom, and, especially, Straczynski’s work.

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The Magic Feather Effect: The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief

Recommended for readers who may turn to questionable sources for health advice and would appreciate a readable account of CAM exploration. Less useful for those already familiar with evidence-based forms of CAM.

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