Sara Shreve

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Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space

Leduc persuasively illustrates the power of stories to affect reality in this painstakingly researched and provocative study that invites us to consider our favorite folktales from another angle.
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The Martyrdom of Collins Catch the Bear

At times meandering and lacking the amount of detail about the case some readers might wish for, Spence’s book nonetheless thoughtfully portrays justice both manipulated and denied in this sharp indictment of the treatment of indigenous people.

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She Came To Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

While Dunbar’s short, readable biography will appeal to many, it’s also true that events in Tubman’s life are not given the detail they deserve. As an introduction to the life of this American hero, it succeeds with style.

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

Imbued with Posnanski’s infectious passion for all things Houdini, this is a rollicking look at one of the 20th century’s most influential and enigmatic entertainers.

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The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna

A colorful, quirky, and ultimately moving look at a misunderstood faith and the iron-willed women who continue to sustain it.
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Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century

Theobald’s use of oral histories and interviews with Native women makes for an intimate, affecting exploration of resilience under assimilationist pressures.

Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights

This superb work should ensure that Roundtree receives the recognition she richly deserves.
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From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way

Although Thistle’s memoir does not deal extensively with issues of native identity and oppression, the theme of estrangement is powerfully portrayed in what is ultimately a story of courage and resilience certain to strike a chord with readers from many backgrounds.

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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Even readers who have never ventured into the water will identify with and appreciate Heinerth’s struggles to overcome fear, adversity, and societal expectations to establish a life of her own choosing.

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