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Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time

Richly evocative, this is a book that begs to be reread, both for its biting social commentary and its wholly original contribution to the literature of planetary catastrophe.
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Between Everything and Nothing: The Journey of Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal and the Quest for Asylum

Based heavily on the refugees’ own accounts and supplemented by the author’s research, this work will be valued by general readers interested in the stories of recent refugees.

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Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother’s) Lifetime

Part travelog, part grief memoir, this is for readers who want to experience the thrill of solo travel as experienced by someone slowly losing a parent. 

On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights

Goldstone is a first-rate writer, and this book’s readability makes it ideal for classroom use, though all readers will learn from the cases covered here.

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Vera Violet

Peterson’s debut offers a realistic look at drug-riddled, poverty-stricken towns and lives yet is a difficult read, occasionally overwritten with near-constant metaphors and incredible sadness.
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This Town Sleeps

With its multiple narrators and stories of ghosts, this debut will find its audience in those searching for #ownvoices authors with an authentic view of reservation life and the tragedies that haunt the communities.

The Revisioners

The dynamics of a brutal past encompassing violence and racial inequality is core here, but the narrative is significant for acknowledging that elements of that past are not completely past and for portraying two fearless women separated by time but both dealing with white women’s racism. Recommended for all collections.
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Trees in Trouble: Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change Hit the West

Overall, an impressive and prescient addition to an ever-growing oeuvre on the effects of climate change to an environment.

Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot To Rediscover the Golden State

Neely's account is a solid mix of adventure story and history lesson. Recommended for anyone interested in California history.

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