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Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

This ongoing national crisis of violence against women is not unique to Canada, and is being scrutinized in the United States, too. McDiarmid’s exposé of racism and the lack of justice for indigenous women should be required reading for all.
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Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

Libraries with patrons keenly interested in the Supreme Court, especially those serving law, political science, and American history students, will find this a compelling addition. For those eager to add a new resource on the Justice, this book provides a solid introduction to her life and thoughts on the American legal system.
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Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America

An urgent call to action. Recommended for anyone concerned with social justice, which should be all of us. [See author spotlight on p. 109.]
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Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People

Despite a few dense sections, this is overall a critical book in the age of Black Lives Matter, suited for both YA and adult readers. [See Prepub Alert, 3/25/19.]

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Essential for readers wishing to understand the depth and differentials of U.S. racial discrimination, Taylor’s masterly exposé of the political economy of the racially bifurcated market systematically lays bare how residential segregation made profits from race; it also illustrates the mismatch of market solutions to racist policies and practices and underscores the limits of legislation alone to undo institutional racism.

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The Program: Inside the Mind of Keith Raniere and the Rise and Fall of NXIVM

Cowritten with award-winning journalist Hardin, this astounding insider’s account of Raniere’s methods of manipulation should appeal to readers fascinated by cult leaders and those who become ensnared by them. [See Prepub Alert, 6/1/19.]
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The Law (in Plain English) for Nonprofit Organizations

For anyone involved in nonprofit work and general readers curious about legal questions.

Scan Artist: How Evelyn Wood Convinced the World That Speed-Reading Worked

A clearly written book, laced with wry humor amid condemnation. Suggested for history and true crime readers.
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The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius

Compared with William Cook’s King of the Bootleggers, this is a more comprehensive look at Remus’s life, though Cook’s work more closely examines its subject’s political connections and has deeper coverage of his courtroom performances. Recommended primarily for readers already interested in nonfiction accounts of organized crime or Prohibition.
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