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Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal

Packed with stories of the quirky personalities of the horses in her life, this memoir will resonate with horse lovers everywhere for its beautiful tribute to the animals and those who love them.
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Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach

This accessible, thoughtful work is ideally suited for academic libraries, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses, and general readers of maritime history.
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Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

A fascinating work of cultural studies that makes evident the continued power and threat of explicitly gendered food production and consumption in the 21st century. Recommended broadly for students and scholars of fields related to gender, culture, and consumption.

Life and Culture in Northeast India

Highly recommended for adventurers and armchair travelers who appreciate geographically isolated locales.
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The Women I Think About at Night: Traveling the Paths of My Heroes

A thought-provoking blend of history, biography, women’s studies, and travelog, this should appeal to readers interested in any of these subjects, and those who love eclectic narrative nonfiction.
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IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives

Stedman remains accessible as he places himself into this technological yet jargon-free narrative; anyone looking to learn more about digital culture and its impact on society will be interested in and able to follow the concepts the author puts forth.
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Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live

An excellent overview of the pandemic thus far, this work will be of interest to those seeking a full explanation of how we got where we are in terms of the virus and the direction we might be going.

The Last Giants: The Rise and Fall of the African Elephant

Expect interest from a range of readers, from young adults to environmentalists to animal lovers.

Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir

Recommended for readers interested in birds, the subculture of bird-watching, and stories of personal discovery and change.
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Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History

Recommended to all interested in a moving, impassioned overview of the economic and social forces of colonialism and racism that have directly impacted public health historically, during the 2014 Ebola epidemic, and today, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal

Recommended as an accessible, personable account of an esteemed scientist’s foundational work on wolves.
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A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (and Know Nothing About)

Carlson takes “mundane” objects and illuminates their importance to society, creating a unique book that will have readers looking at everyday objects in different ways.
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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.

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.
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Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic

Narrative nonfiction that offers a compelling, interesting, informative look at polar bears and their lives.
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Science and Cooking: Physics Meets Food, from Homemade to Haute Cuisine

Recommended for home cooks interested in the scientific concepts that make recipes work, as well as molecular gastronomy fans and readers who enjoyed Jeff Potter’s Cooking for Geeks and Simon Quellen Field’s Culinary Reactions.
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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.

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A Good Time To Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future

Klass masterfully introduces readers to the people coming up with solutions for many of the dangers of childhood and shows how the pediatric specialty over time has worked to improve children’s lives. Essential reading for parents.
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Preparing for a Better End: Expert Lessons on Death and Dying for You and Your Loved Ones

Clear and with a practical orientation. Useful for people dealing with end of life situations and especially for those actually planning ahead.

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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Lightning Flowers: My Journey To Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life

An engaging medical memoir about living with, and learning to live, life’s scars.
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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.

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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Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells

Perfect for foodies, those interested in science, and the innately curious. Engagingly written, this would be a wonderful ready reference to have on hand.

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.

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.
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Understanding and Treating Chronic Fatigue: A Practical Guide for Patients, Families, and Practitioners

Young offers a welcome and well-organized look at the symptoms and diagnosis of CFS. His extensive experience with treating and researching CFS make him a reliable source on this complex condition.
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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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Herbarium: The Quest To Preserve and Classify the World’s Plants

With lavish illustrations of places and people; portraits of key players; herbaria specimens; and beautiful, full-color artists’ renderings, this carefully researched, detailed homage to herbaria will appeal to those deeply interested in plant exploration and botany.
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Douglas Fir: The Story of the West’s Most Remarkable Tree

Concise and readable, this should have broad appeal among tree lovers.
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The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past

An accessible account of a fascinating life intertwined with well-documented scientific facts and hypotheses. For those who enjoy science memoirs and investigative works on evolution.
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Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe

Recommended particularly for traveling gardeners, though all could cull ideas from this book, which is similar in scope to Cristopher Woods’s Gardenlust.
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The Garden of Vegan: How Plants Can Save the Animals, the Planet and Our Health

Vegans and animal rights activists will find plenty of validation, and readers on the fence about becoming vegan may be convinced to do so. Others will likely be put off by the author’s questionable claims, inflammatory statements, and judgmental tone.
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Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again

Even nonhorticultural patrons will find this a gently enthralling read, and will finish with a renewed sense of wonder at the natural world and gratitude to Dickey for having written about it once more.

Metazoa: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind

This is popular science writing at its best, offering uncanny reach to a swath of readers with varying degrees of interest in evolutionary biology and philosophy of mind.
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What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action

This urgent call for environmental action will have the most impact on readers already familiar with Fonda and her activism during the Vietnam War. It will also pique the interest of others wondering, What can I do?
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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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World Wild Vet: Encounters in the Animal Kingdom

Antin’s enthusiasm and informal tone will draw in aspiring explorers; his many social media followers will especially enjoy.

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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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Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World

This impassioned account is ideal for readers well versed in current climate change activism, especially efforts spearheaded by Greta Thunberg. Relevant for collections with a concentration on environmental issues, otherwise optional.

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

By grouping a range of women’s voices, the editors have crafted a hopeful narrative, with many calls to action.
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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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Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind

Compelling science centered on a polarizing personality, this is perfect for National Geographic readers who want to dig deep into the human evolutionary tree.

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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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What Do Animals Think and Feel? An Investigation into Emotion and Behavior

Readers seeking an informal yet well-researched look at animal behavior will enjoy browsing through this guide.
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What You Must Know About Strokes: How To Recover from a Stroke and Prevent Another Stroke

Taking advantage of their distinct areas of expertise, Towfighi and Stevens deliver a clear and thorough guide that should be a solid one-stop resource for patients and their support circle.
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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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The Book of Pie: Over 100 Recipes, from Savory Fillings to Flaky Crusts

Aspiring bakers will appreciate this colorful and comprehensive book on pies.
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Recovering from Your Car Accident: The Complete Guide to Reclaiming Your Life

Zender’s experience, knowledge, compassion, and empathy are evident throughout this book. Owing to the complexity of the medical language, this would be most useful for academic or health library collections.
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Pie Style: Stunning Designs and Flavorful Fillings You Can Make at Home

This creative cookbook will strike a chord with anyone valuing eye-popping visual appeal in addition to flavor. A welcome addition to culinary collections.
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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.
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The Hidden Life of Ice: Dispatches from a Disappearing World

A beautifully descriptive, lyrical love letter to Greenland that brings to life what it is like to work as a field scientist, from the daily hardships to the excitement of discovery. Readers who enjoy memoirs of field scientists, especially those set in polar areas like My Penguin Year by Lindsay McCrae, will relish this book.
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Raven’s Witness: The Alaska Life of Richard K. Nelson

For those unfamiliar with Nelson’s thought and work, this book serves as an engaging introduction, and probable precursor, to more exhaustive critical biographies to come.
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Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It

Recommended as a note of encouragement or a roadmap for legal and political organizing for environmentally concerned citizens.
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Saving Seeds: A Home Gardener’s Guide to Preserving Plant Biodiversity

Useful for the beginning seed saver, but experienced gardeners will be looking for a broader overview of techniques.
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The Fragile Earth: Writing from The New Yorker on Climate Change

A well-selected collection of reportage and reflection that will find a place on the bookshelves of all interested in environmental history.
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Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny

This is a humanizing and unique take on technology is a necessary addition to the genre; Spar’s voice included with the history will keep readers engaged in what could otherwise be dry information.

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.]
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Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved To Do Is Healthy and Rewarding

Lieberman writes in a clear, approachable style, even when explaining complex research and concepts. Recommended for collections where either exercise science or human evolution are popular subjects.
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Rewilding: The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery

Jepson and Blythe reiterate arguments in an attempt to put a positive spin on rewilding and the debate surrounding it, but conservation professionals and non-specialists with a keen interest in conservation biology should find this book to be a thought-provoking read.

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