Sarah Schroeder

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The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket

Lorr succeeds in raising awareness of the people who make our food systems possible and the conditions in which they live and work. Yet the stories do not always effectively cohere to create a well-rounded narrative.

Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood

This work offers a thought-provoking, balanced, and highly informative look at an institution that has perplexed and enticed Americans since its founding.
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Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The ACLU’s 100-Year Fight for Rights in America

Cose’s book is an excellent choice for anyone seeking to understand the ACLU as an organization and for those wanting to explore how the fight for civil liberties has evolved and helped to shape the society we have today

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

Taking a compelling approach to documenting Ngaba’s history through the eyes of its own people, this wonderfully written book will leave readers with a stronger appreciation for why the movement to support the Tibetan people deserves so much more attention.

Fairest

Gender, race, and sexuality are all foremost themes throughout the book, and it is a notable read for those particularly interested in these topics. However, Talusan’s account also offers an intensely personal example of how one’s relation to oneself changes over time, shaped by circumstances and personal choices, making it a compelling story for a wide variety of readers.

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The Adventurer’s Son: A Memoir

Dial’s memoir is a beautiful book that will speak most ardently to parents, but also to adventurers, travelers, scientists, and all those who find joy in exploring the world.

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Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court

An excellent contribution to the fields of law, history, political science, and gender studies, and essential for anyone who values diversity.
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The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World

While an imperfect presentation, the book is an easy read and the extent of the author’s research makes this book a worthwhile addition to the growing literature offering long overdue profiles of the world’s most brilliant women.
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The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President

Though the storytelling is not always engaging, the author’s earnest desire to tell a story that matters is evident throughout. This insider’s perspective on the Watergate investigation will be most relevant to those who study politics, law, gender, and U.S. history.

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