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The Delicate Art of Bureaucracy: Digital Transformation with the Monkey, the Razor, and the Sumo Wrestler

Readers involved in digital technology, as well as general readers interested in the place of bureaucracy in history and the contemporary world will gain a great deal from this insightful book, written by a master of the field.
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Island Zombie: Iceland Writings

this memoir will resonate with readers who have traveled to Iceland, those who have this place on a bucket list of destinations, and others who crave solitude as a journey, not minding storm and stress.
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No Safe Harbor: The Inside Truth About Cybercrime—and How To Protect Your Business

Business owners dealing with cybersecurity issues will find useful suggestions here, as well general readers interested in this vital problem.
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Unfiltered Marketing: 5 Rules To Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Customers in a Digitally Distracted World

An innovative, highly compelling study of how technological change, how the public receives information, and how CEOs and managers can effectively plan to achieve customer loyalty and trust.
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Matrimony, Inc.: From Personal Ads to Swiping Right, a Story of America Looking for Love

An amusing history that charts the progression of the personals, and which makes “swiping right” seem less newfangled than it is.
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Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World

This thought-provoking work is recommended for economics faculty and students, and researchers in economics and history to “think differently” about these respected disciplines.
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The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How To Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams

Zealous branding aside, the authors speak from experience and provide solid advice for improving how we work (and live) together. Will appeal to a broad readership, particularly managers looking to add to their leadership toolbox, but also anyone who wants to check in on and work through their own unconscious bias.
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A Blessing: Women of Color Teaming Up To Lead, Empower and Thrive

Anyone interested in the role of Black women, and women in general, in business will learn a great deal from this well-argued book.

Magic: A History; From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

A fascinating exploration of magic’s hold on the human imagination.
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Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

An essential work; highly recommended for scholars of the period and general readers interested in women’s history.

We Are Family: The Modern Transformation of Parents and Children

An essential, thought-provoking work that will serve as the foundation for future studies.
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Hire Right, Fire Right: A Leader’s Guide to Finding and Keeping Your Best People

Sound advice presented in a clear, easy-to-follow format. Hewerston’s breadth of knowledge spanning many work environments shows through a variety of examples and case studies.
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Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age

This book is aimed at managers trying to understand how to transform from traditional to digital businesses.
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The Same River Twice: A Memoir of Dirtbag Backpackers, Bomb Shelters, and Bad Travel

Young adults and college students who are considering a gap year will be interested in this cautionary coming-of-age story.

Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage

Filling a need for research on Black love and marriage, this seminal social history will enlighten a variety of readers.

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Black Power Afterlives: The Enduring Significance of the Black Panther Party

Readers interested in Black Lives Matter and the current state of civil rights in America will find resonance in these essays, which help to broaden the Black Panther Party’s legacy both geographically and temporally.

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

Everyone who has a fat family member, friend, acquaintance, or coworker should read this insightful book.

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Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood

In a time when the wars waged on women’s sexual bodies are happening in multiple, intersecting ways, especially through individual organizations and agencies’ attempts to stop women from asking for or receiving what they are legally allowed to request, Parravani’s story is cautionary and a call to action; as personal as it is political.

Flight Lines: Across the Globe on a Journey with the Astonishing Ultramarathon Birds

Bird and nature lovers will be enthralled.
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Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

This highly recommended book provides a necessary view of overlooked history, and stands as a powerful reminder of those who have served a country that has rarely served them.

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

A necessary, insightful book that shines light on Black women underexplored in history. Jones writes narrative nonfiction at its best.
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The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Highly recommended for scholars interested in the Korean War from a cultural memory perspective. Readers seeking a more descriptive account of the conflict itself should consider Sheila Miyoshi Jager’s Brothers at War.
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America’s Racial Karma: An Invitation To Heal

Ward’s teachings focus on trauma informed resilience to liberate self and others. For readers who enjoyed Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands and other works addressing how to recognize and heal racialized trauma.
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The Camel’s Neighbor: Travels and Travelers in Yemen

This combination of memoir and highlights of Yemen history will appeal to readers interested in the culture, history, and landscape of the Middle East.
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Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex

Most likely to appeal readers of any orientation seeking a general text about asexuality and its place on the wider spectrum of human sexuality.
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Raising Up Dreamers: Find and Grow Your Child’s God-Given Talents

Will have natural appeal to Christian audiences but may have a broader draw to any parents interested in encouraging their children’s unique gifts.
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12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD

Parents of ADHD children will likely find this a helpful resource, though not all will agree with the author’s conclusions.

What Girls Need: How To Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women

Porges is the ideal candidate to pen a book on how to raise courageous and resilient women in a challenging society. Highly recommended.
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Badass Parenting: An Irreverent Guide to Raising Safe, Savvy, Confident Kids

A needed topic for the times in which we live, this will be a welcome addition to any library.
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Raising a Rare Girl

Lanier’s memoir will resonate with a wide range of readers.
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Mama, You Are Enough: How To Create Calm, Joy, and Confidence Within the Chaos of Motherhood

This volume will be a great resource for moms to kids of all ages and stages, from newborn to teen.
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College Admission Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Showing Colleges Who You Are and What Matters to You

Containing words of wisdom from admission counselors on everything from writing essays to anticipating possible interview questions to how to get letters of recommendation, this is essential reading for college preparatory students and their parents.
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Securely Attached: How Understanding Childhood Trauma Will Transform Your Parenting

This will be especially valuable to parents looking to create a supportive home for foster or adopted children, but it will also be a useful resource for a wide range of parents, especially in times of crisis.
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Love Her Well: 10 Ways To Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

Kampakis’s faith-based work includes many practical suggestions that will resonate with most parents of teens.
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White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color

Despite covering a great deal of content, the message and intent behind the text remain clear. Readers engaged with issues of race and feminism in Western countries will find this a powerful read.
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A Peculiar Indifference: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America

Recommend to readers interested in statistics and research on the extent and impacts of violence in Black communities. Supplement with work by James Baldwin or Frank Wilderson III to understand the basis and support for systemic racism.
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You Can Keep That to Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not To Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor

A funny, biting take on U.S. race relations. Smyer will give readers a good laugh in tumultuous times.

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Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream

This is not always easy book, but it is one that sees the United States for what it is. A searing combination of memoir and commentary that makes for essential reading.

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Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir

This title joins a growing body of vital refugee literature, including Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Displaced and Dina Nayeri’s The Ungrateful Refugee.

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How to They/Them: A Visual Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns and the World of Gender Fluidity

Designed to be both a guide for those actively seeking more inclusive language and a useful gift for people who are uncertain regarding they/them pronouns, this book is more lighthearted than Dennis Baron's What's Your Pronoun? As an essential Q&A guide to gender identity, it deserves attention.

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Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit

An excellent entry-level resource on antiracism for anyone looking to begin but unsure of how to get started.

Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel

Travelers who enjoy intrepid experiences, with strong language, will savor this book.

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

An exhilarating and worthwhile choice for those planning an actual trip and for stay-at-home travelers.
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Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

An impassioned call for action that, like the viral BuzzFeed article it was based on, raises more questions than ­answers.

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Think Like a Feminist: The Philosophy Behind the Revolution

Recommended for all readers, especially those new to feminism.
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Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of the Beauty Pageant in America

An accessible study of beauty pageant culture, this is an engaging, thought-provoking read.
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Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women

An effective text on how women are affected by the assumed privileges of men, and the structural forces that enforce and uphold those privileges.
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Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America

Readers interested in current events and politics will enjoy this highly readable account.
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Having and Being Had

An engaging and accessible read for those interested in social justice and in better understanding our economy.

Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws

Though lengthy, the work is beautifully and accessibly written. Both general and academic readers will appreciate its comprehensiveness as well as its attention to the human side of the story. An essential work.

Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism

While not all Latinos agree with Gómez’s call for censuses to treat “Latino” as a race and not an ethnicity, she delivers a rigorous and provocative study of the liminal zone Latino/as inhabit in America’s racial continuum. Required reading.

Blue Sky Kingdom: An Epic Journey to the Heart of the Himalayas

A breathtaking journey, both geographical and internal, Kirkby’s blending of travelog of an already fascinatingly remote locale and personal family experience is unique and luminous. Will appeal to a wide range of readers.

The Book Collectors: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War

This compassionate portrayal of an engaging group of rebels serves as a testament to both the resilience of the human spirit and to the power of story. Highly recommended for those interested in current events, Middle East history and politics, and personal accounts of war. [See “Turn the Page,” p. 18.]

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Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land

A meditative exploration of people and place that shows what it means to live and survive.

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This Is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America

The commitment, tenacity, and empathy of the users, activists, and advocates Shuler meets is a stark corrective to the disdain and dehumanization typical of policy and practice in this area. The title forcefully claims this story for Ohio, a statistical center, but addiction reaches all places, and this book is strongly recommended for readers anywhere who are interested in systemic change and the power of the grassroots. [See Prepub Alert, 3/4/20.]

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

Taussig’s narrative style is highly conversational, making it feel like one is chatting with a lifelong friend. Her ability to bring levity to a topic some may find taboo is certain to help spread her message of acceptance and love.

The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics

Highly recommended for those seeking greater clarity about how sex, race, and gender are mobilized in American political life.
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Made Up: How the Beauty Industry Manipulates Consumers, Preys on Women’s Insecurities, and Promotes Unattainable Beauty Standards

An academic approach to a critical subject; best suited for scholars and researchers of sociology and women’s studies.

Bunker: Building for the End Times

Readers interested in current topics, cultural studies, and survivalism will enjoy this insightful look at prepper culture.
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Basilicata: Authentic Italy

An intimate exploration of an often overlooked region of Italy. Recommended to readers who appreciate all things Italian.
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Separated: Inside an American Tragedy

Readers interested in learning more about immigration policy will be drawn to this captivating account, which deftly weaves together the political and the personal.
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Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family’s Past Among Taiwan’s Mountains and Coasts

A poignant and beautifully written account of family, time, and place. Readers of Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s Go Home!, which discusses home and belonging from the perspective of the Asian diaspora, or Anna Sherman’s The Bells of Old Tokyo, which explores a place alternately in the present and the past, will also enjoy.
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Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia

An engrossing read for those interested in social justice.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Similar to her previous book, the latest by Wilkerson is destined to become a classic, and is urgent, essential reading for all.

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

This vital book will be especially useful for young women as they navigate their relationships and the world, but may also be an important read for older women who are reflecting on how they grew up and who they came of age alongside.

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Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice

A heart-wrenching story of little-known social history.

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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Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women

By using her experiences to explore wide-ranging questions relating to motherhood, Lenz has joined the ranks of Jessica Valenti and others as a reframer (and hopefully reformer) of the politics of motherhood. A strong addition to courses in women's, gender, and sexuality studies.

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The Sprawl

Will resonate with Generation X and older Millennials. Recommended for readers interested in popular culture or the history of the American suburbs.
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City at the Edge of Forever: Los Angeles Reimagined

Readers with an interest in modern U.S. history, pop culture, and art and architecture should find this to be engaging.
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A Woman’s Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future

Accessible and important, this resource would be a suitable addition to introductory-level women’s, gender, and sexuality studies courses, and will also appeal to readers interested in expanding on or challenging narratives about the waves of feminism.
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14 Miles: Building the Border Wall

Written in a narrative style, this engaging book will appeal to anyone interested in learning more about who lives along the border and what a wall means to them.
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Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto

Chanel Miller’s Know My Name demonstrated that coming forward to tell one’s story is in itself a powerful form of victim advocacy; Bowdler does the same in this affecting account. [See Prepub Alert, 12/9/19.]

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

A beautifully written exposé of activism, rebirth and “revolutionary love” that is much needed for all readers in our current times.

In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida

A humorous, heartfelt tribute to the underbelly of Florida and its people. Recommended for fans of travel literature or the unusual survival story.
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The Book of Rosy: A Mother’s Story of Separation at the Border

A heartfelt memoir of survival and the power of activism that is recommended for readers interested in personal narratives of migration.
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Beijing: Geography, History, and Culture

This authoritative account is a valuable resource for secondary and undergraduate students, business leaders, travelers, and general readers seeking substantive, up-to-date background on this world city.
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Skewed Studies: Exploring the Limits and Flaws of Health and Psychology Research

An excellent, nontechnical overview of the scientific research process for undergraduate and graduate students. While the detailed index enables use as a quick reference title, the book is most effective when read as a treatise.
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Without Ever Reaching the Summit

Of interest to fans of The Snow Leopard, and those fascinated by or interested in learning more about this geographical region of Nepal.
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Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

Bringing varied voices to the forefront, this collection is an ideal starting ground for finding community and sparking further reading.

This is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope

An introspective collection, both enlightening and humorous, that is highly recommended for readers interested in creative approaches to memoir and storytelling.

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Indigenous Peoples: An Encyclopedia of Culture, History, and Threats to Survival

Scholarly coverage is aimed at researchers, but this set will also appeal to general readers.
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The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America

A meticulously-researched deep dive into the life and times of a man whose personality and persistence left an indelible mark on midcentury gay activism, this title is a welcome addition to the history of sexuality bookshelf.

The Groom Will Keep His Name

Ortile's writing is insightful and honest, giving readers a window into a world with which they may not be familiar. Part cultural commentary, part self-examination, this candid account is highly recommended.

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Things Worth Keeping: The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World

Harold explores a rarely analyzed subject in an absorbing manner. The health of the environment is dependent on humans figuring out a way to produce and discard less stuff, and Harold can help us begin to understand how to make that possible.

Neon Girls: A Stripper’s Education in Protest and Power

A fast-paced, engaging book that readers with an interest in feminist thought, memoirs, and labor activism will enjoy
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Allies and Obstacles: Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities

An extensively researched resource that provides a look into the world of disability advocacy. This scholarly book is ideal for academic libraries, though public libraries should also consider this for health collections.

The ABCs of Diversity: Helping Kids (and Ourselves!) Embrace Our Differences

A well-structured and pragmatic approach to teaching young people how to embrace the differences among us and begin to participate in civic engagement. Best for parents, educators, and community and pastoral leaders.

No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

Highly recommended for leaders eager to build innovative, fast, and flexible teams, and all university libraries supporting business and human resource development curriculum.
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The Resilient Leader: Life Changing Strategies To Overcome Today’s Turmoil and Tomorrow’s Uncertainty

While these principles are not new to anyone already vested in the overabundant leadership genre, what helps set this work apart is the author’s own gripping experience surviving major hurricanes.
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Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them

For readers interested in this relatively new idea about organizational dynamics. Highly recommended for all university libraries supporting business and psychology curriculum.

Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America

A must-read, highly recommended sociological perspective of America’s future.
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Hot Stocks: Investing for Impact and Profit in a Warming World

This investor’s handbook can also be used by business students looking at the effects of climate change on industries. However, the work could have benefited from more research on the international level and a broader view on the impact of climate change on global industries. For fans of Timothy Vick’s How To Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett: Profiting from the Bargain Hunting Strategies of the World’s Greatest Value Investor.
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Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace

Readers interested in current events, students unaware of ideas that challenge capitalist orthodoxy, and scholars searching for the causes of planetary inequality will all benefit from this book.
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The Road from Raqqa: A Story of Brotherhood, Borders, and Belonging

The parallel stories of the brothers’ lives is informative and deeply moving. The emotional narrative of their Syrian home will help readers to better understand why people choose to leave and why others stay.

Show Them You’re Good: A Portrait of Boys in the City of Angels the Year Before College

Hobbs arranges dozens of vignettes of these boys and their friends, foregrounding their experiences and centering their voice in a beautifully rendered group portrait of adolescents and of adolescence itself.

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The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland’s Most Unusual Museums

For travelers and those interested in museums, collecting, Icelandic history and culture, and a poetic look at the country’s museums.

A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom

Recommended for readers who enjoyed Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, this is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand the devastating effects of mandatory drug sentencing and looking for inspiration to seek change.
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Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy

Ball is thoughtful about incorporating new theories of whiteness and the implications for descendants of Klan members, but the lack of solid evidence about Lacorgne may leave readers wanting more.

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Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life

Recommended for readers with an academic interest in African American history, women’s history, and early 20th-century queer experience.
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