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Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest

An illuminating, stirring biography of the extraordinary “Queen of American Folk.”
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The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All

An essential addition to the field of economic studies that is especially vital for academic libraries.

Demystifying Shariah: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It’s Not Taking Over Our Country

Ali-Karamalil’s overarching message is to use analysis for decision-making and action, and she provides examples on how to do so. Highly recommended for readers interested in learning more about Sharia and Muslim American communities.
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Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare

Day clearly provides a road map for future advocacy in health-care reform, appealing to readers interested in helping to pave a path forward.
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Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Ideal for readers interested in the history of the disability rights movement and the impact of personal activism.

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.

The Smartphone Society: Technology, Power, and Resistance in the New Gilded Age

Aschoff introduces a creative and appealing way to discuss societal issues; this book will make readers contemplate their relationship with their phone and their own place in society.

The Princess and the Prophet: The Secret History of Magic, Race, and Moorish Muslims in America

A captivating reinterpretation of Muslim-American heritage. Spanning religion, history, and sociology, this will appeal to readers across these subjects.

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Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice

A well-written introduction to the Transcendentalists and a complement to Philip Gura’s more idea-driven American Transcendentalism.

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