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Paris Without Her

Although slated as a memoir, this touching work is just as much a love story and travel diary. It processes the pain of loss through the lens of beautiful scenery and will appeal to many readers, but especially fellow Francophiles eager to follow the road less traveled.
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The 80/80 Marriage: A New Model for a Happier, Stronger Relationship

The book offers helpful insights into the dated preconceptions many couples have when they get married, and positive ways to shift to a new paradigm.
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A Whole World: Letters from James Merrill

This sumptuously produced collection of letters will appeal mostly to literary enthusiasts.

Names of New York: Discovering the City’s Past, Present, and Future through Its Place-Names

While toponymy, or the study of place-names, may appear to be an overwhelming topic, Jelly-Schapiro’s writing is informative, accessible, and entertaining. He is engaging throughout, and will leave readers thinking twice about the place-names they encounter on a daily basis.

Information: A Historical Companion

A fascinating multidisciplinary essay collection that will appeal to information history junkies as well as history, journalism, and library science students.
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Piecing Your Heart Back Together: The Road Map to Healing and Thriving after a Breakup or Divorce

Silvestro’s work will help many deal with the current pain of a broken relationship and give them the ability to move on.
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Three Dreamers

Fans of Carcaterra’s novels and reporting will appreciate the background on his life and inspiration, and this reflective memoir gives nuance to the dark world he portrays in his novels.
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New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time

A varied book that will appeal to armchair travelers and others curious about New York. Highly recommended for public libraries as well as large academic libraries the world over.
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Philip Roth: The Biography

For an author like Roth, who put so much of his own life into his books, this biography is an essential companion to his novels, enabling readers to discover the true-life inspirations for many of his memorable characters and scenes. Recommended for readers who have read and enjoyed Philip Roth’s fiction.
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Visual Encyclopedia

Containing an enormous range of knowledge throughout human history, this attractive guide is highly recommended for public libraries.

The Islam Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Full of clearly conveyed, essential information, this title should be of interest to everyone.
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Little and Often

A thoughtful and well-written memoir, this book will appeal to readers who have difficult relationships with family and those who find craftwork healing.

The Argument Hangover: Empowering Couples To Fight Smarter and Overcome Communication Pitfalls

This is an excellent resource for couples who are willing to work on their relationship.
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Stronger Than You Think: The 10 Blind Spots That Undermine Your Relationship…and How To See Past Them

An excellent choice for readers who are in a romantic relationship or are preparing for one.
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Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey through the English Language

A fun and informative exploration for word nerds.

Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal

Worldwide famine and the collapse of the climate are real, and the author’s stark challenge to change the system or suffer catastrophe is a clarion call. This ardent work will appeal to devotees of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Jared Diamond’s Collapse. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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Why Couples Fight: A Step-by-Step Guide to Ending the Frustration, Conflict, and Resentment in Your Relationship

This will be very helpful for couples who are struggling, particularly during the COVID era, to have a mutually supportive relationship.
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William Shakespeare: Facts and Fictions

An ideal ready-reference guide to understanding one of the greatest—and most popular
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New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess, and Transformation

This engaging book has the potential to become a classic text, thanks to the detailed work and references that have gone into its creation. Recommended for libraries in larger institutions or for others with an interest in New York or urban studies.

Christianity: A Historical Atlas

This cartographic chronicle of Christianity is an excellent, affordable resource for students of history, geography, and religion; both public and academic libraries will want to add it to their collections.
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The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston

This extensive, insightful historical examination reveals how U.S. education has perpetuated social inequality rather than decreasing it.
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The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

Readers of The New Yorker or The Atlantic will appreciate this detailed look into the Cold War. This sweeping synthesis evinces a polymath’s range and grasp but treads familiar ground with its focus on the Western canon.

Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967–1975

Thompson’s spell is never broken, and, as on disc, his is a welcome voice to meet on the page. Readers will be eager for the next volume of the story. Like a great Richard Thompson solo, this title contains surprise, beauty, delight, and a voice like no other. His autobiography is as welcome as it is long overdue.
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Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters

Morton’s insightful analysis of the complex relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret succeeds in humanizing two extremely public figures and the myths surrounding them. It will engage history buffs, biography readers, and especially fans of The Crown.

Sidelined

There’s no other current book that captures the challenges women face in sports media, and DiCaro does this masterfully. Bringing a feminist lens to the world of sports, this book sets itself apart with its reporting and relevancy.
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The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack

Likely to appeal to those with an interest in mental health or the anomalous, this book tells the story of a man with an insatiable thirst for knowledge who “believed in taking risks and breaking boundaries to boldly explore the deepest secrets of existence, which no one yet has come close to fathoming.”

Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

Casual readers and science buffs alike will appreciate Tyson’s folksy approach to explaining difficult scientific concepts. An engaging work that will have wide appeal.
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The Food of Oaxaca: Recipes and Stories from Mexico’s Culinary Capital

A rich resource showcasing Oaxacan cuisine that will have readers coming back for the shared stories.

The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems

A monumental collection from a poet whose lasting importance should now be recognized; essential for dedicated readers of contemporary American poetry.
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At Any Cost: A Father’s Betrayal, a Wife’s Murder, and a Ten-Year War for Justice

A vivid portrait of the complications that family dynamics, religious considerations, and investigative errors produced to obfuscate justice, and the depths to which an abusive master manipulator is willing to go to continue that obfuscation. True crime fans will be satisfied.
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Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown: Recipes and Stories from the Birthplace of Chinese American Food

Rewarding for home cooks seeking a unique technical challenge and readers looking for a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese American cuisine. The dessert chapter, with recipes and narrative by Mister Jiu’s pastry chef Melissa Chou, is a particular highlight.

Life’s Edge

A fascinating and well-written mapping of the edges of biology, which will have broad appeal to nonscientists.
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Parkinson, Joe & Drew Hinshaw. Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls

The authors show that peaceful, below-the-radar mediation with understanding of cultural differences and persistent conversation between participants can result in successful outcomes. Readers wishing to learn more about the Chibok girls beyond headlines and viral hashtags, as well as those looking for a better understanding of international relations, will be rewarded in this moving book.
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A Band with Built-In Hate: The Who from Pop Art to Punk

Though the preoccupation with Cohn seems unnecessary, Stanfield has masterfully identified the mod, pop art, and art rock stages of the Who’s career for rock fans and general readers alike.
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Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions

Similar to his previous book, the latest by Moss will draw in fans of investigative journalism, and all interested in learning more about the inner workings of the companies we support.
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At Home in the Kitchen: Simple Recipes from a Chef’s Night Off

An approachable collection featuring plenty of suggestions for advice and inspiration. Cooks of all levels will find something to savor.

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Essential reading for everyone working on incorporating more anti-racist thought leaders and perspectives into their collection.

Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason

Uncompromisingly fearless in its candor, this memoir / feminist manifesto is a powerful account of a woman’s self-acceptance that deserves a place among the best literary memoirs of the last decade. Frangello’s groundbreaking testimony sets itself apart.
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Engaging Students through Campus Libraries: High-Impact Learning Models

Although the editors waste some time arguing the foregone conclusion that teaching courses or embedded course content has more impact than one-shot sessions, the programs described are detailed and useful examples of high-impact information literacy skills instruction.
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Luchita Hurtado

An informative and intimate introduction to the artist. Readers should also seek out Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn, a catalogue of a retrospective exhibition organized by the Serpentine Galleries in 2019.
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Buses Are a Comin’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider

Person’s engagingly rendered, intimate testimony offers a look at the power of character and conviction among grassroots activists who paid the painful price of direct action to penetrate America’s consciousness. His words call for continuing efforts to “do something.”
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Finding Rhythm: An International Dance Journey

A welcome travel memoir documenting one woman’s journey of discovery and reinvention
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I Have Been Buried under Years of Dust: A Memoir of Autism and Hope

In the epilogue, Grodin writes, “I am with you.” And now, because of this book, she is with all of us. An impactful memoir of self-discovery.
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The Truth at the Heart of the Lie: How the Catholic Church Lost Its Soul

A well-written, passionate critique of the current state of the Catholic Church by one who, to a certain extent despite himself, still respects and admires it.
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Churchill & Son

A comprehensive account for those who like biographies about important historical figures.
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Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

A scholarly history that questions the misconception that Indigenous concepts of justice were brutal. While well-documented, such a complex historical analysis is best suited for academics and informed subject specialists.
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My Shanghai: Recipes and Stories from a City on the Water

Photography of both the food and region is gorgeous and another way to travel without leaving home, and the clear recipes in this rich collection will delight home cooks looking to explore flavors and cooking styles.

Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey’s Head, the Pope’s Neuroscientist, and the Quest To Transplant the Soul

Schillace brings her expertise as a medical historian to this carefully researched, pioneering biography of an eccentric doctor. A compelling read that will draw in variety of readers.
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The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America

Explaining how trafficking in slaves advanced private and public priorities as it produced great wealth and promoted national growth, Rothman displays the ever-present and impoverishing cost to the enslaved. A must-read account that sheds light on the interdependence of slavery and capitalism in the United States.
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My Life as a Potter: Stories and Techniques

A wonderful look into the life of a potter. Not a beginners’ how-to guide, but definitely of interest to those who share a passion for clay.
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Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter

Citing research from scholars like N. T. Wright and Richard B. Hayes, this latest book by Keller will find an audience among experienced students of Christian theology, especially those interested in the practical application of biblical concepts.

No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

This is an invaluable study of all-too-frequently misplaced genealogical and regional venerations. Highly recommended for U.S., antebellum, Civil War, African American, and Southern historians and scholars, and for all readers.
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The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with Recipes)

A genre-blending work that will intrigue readers of literary nonfiction, personal essays, or food history.

We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy

This noteworthy book, the first of its kind, brings an untold history to the forefront and succeeds in showing how land and legacy are interconnected.
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The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans—And How We Can Fix It

Readers interested in racial, social justice, and financial issues will not want to miss this eye-opening title.
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The Officer’s Daughter: A Memoir of Family and Forgiveness

A powerful meditation on the long aftermath of violent crime that will engage a variety of readers.

Murder at the Mission: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies, and the Taking of the American West

Harden succeeds in bringing often-forgotten history front and center. A well-written, fast-paced account that is highly recommended to all readers.

Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction

Nijhuis does an excellent job narrating the achievements and challenges of individuals, groups, and governments in understanding biological ecosystems and the human impact on them past, present, and future.
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Rice: A Savor the South® Cookbook

Another excellent addition to the “Savor the South” cookbook series that will appeal to fans of Southern cooking, and anyone looking for new takes on a common ingredient.
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The Wild Silence

Winn’s writing beautifully evokes the natural world, whether she is describing a doe rummaging in an orchard or her innermost conflicted feelings. This is a perfect “what happened next” memoir that gives closure to readers of the first book, and which both fans and new readers will enjoy.
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Cook Real Hawai’i

With an emphasis on everyday meals over specialty dishes, the majority of the recipes are practical and feature ingredients that are easy to source. Great for home cooks wanting to explore Hawaiian cuisine at home, or those wanting to try new flavors and enhance their repertoire of fusion-inspired dishes.
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Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream

A unique contribution to culinary literature that would be a great addition to a collection of food memoirs, but may not stand out to readers looking for recipes alone.
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Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour

Fans will enjoy this buoyant coming-of-age narrative by one of music’s most idiosyncratic performers.
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The Complete Stories

Despite the poet’s tendency to overstuff some poems, he has a distinctive voice adept at capturing the moment: about a tattoo session, he says, “I watched the needle in the mirror stitch / my mirrored skin like softly oozing silk.” The best poems change and evolve, working that synergy between brain and heart and a loved other (“I am sorry. And the child // we declined /// shivers on the long black lawn”). A worthy addition to most collections.

Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land To Heal the Earth

An exceptional work that is highly recommended as a cohesive explanation of how small local projects can be pieces of larger efforts.
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Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side

This work draws heavily upon current scholarly sources in the behavioral sciences and philosophy, and is soundly reasoned and well arranged. It will find a natural place in all major academic libraries, as well as in larger public library collections.
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Prey Tell: Why We Silence Women Who Tell the Truth and How Everyone Can Speak Up

A welcome book offering an important wake-up call to the Christian community and beyond.
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Naked Screenwriting: Twenty-Two Oscar-Winning Screenwriters Bare Their Secrets to Writing

A clever and original look at the art of screenwriting.
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Dirty Gold: The Rise and Fall of an International Smuggling Ring

An important book that will enlighten readers about the disturbing impact of gold mining in the Amazon

Spark

Kalb’s book should have universal appeal for public and academic libraries but may particularly resonate with readers who are comforted by the notion that accomplishment and discovery come at many different ages.
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Potted History: How Houseplants Took Over Our Homes

Readers seeking an academic—but accessible
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Developing a Library Accessibility Plan: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Libraries with limited staff and funds may have difficulty incorporating many of the suggestions without considerable assistance from community partners, but larger libraries will find a practical map for improving accessibility.
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Leading Professional Development: Growing Librarians for the Digital Age

A quick read with guidance for creating myriad enrichment activities for library professionals. Will appeal broadly across all types of libraries, professional organizations, and library science programs.
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Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

This volume does not focus on Chanel’s biography or her collaboration with the Nazi regime in wartime; for that, see Hal Vaughan’s Sleeping with the Enemy and other biographies of the designer. Rather, it spotlights Chanel’s creations and how she marketed her style and created a brand. This excellent volume is recommended for readers interested in fashion history and French fashion in general.

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The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Similar to his previous works, Isaacson’s latest is another absorbing story of scientific discovery. The final section on the use of CRISPR to combat COVID-19 will only widen the appeal.

Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever

This unusual memoir deserves wide readership and discussion. A highly recommended purchase for all public libraries and sports collections.

A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Birds of Prey

An ambitious, impressive debut. The book’s manifold strands will engage all sorts of readers, including bird lovers, science buffs, and eco-adventure fans.

Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance

This insightful book blends histories of religious belief, political change, and societal needs, to provide a coherent narrative outlining various undercurrents that shaped and ultimately determined predominant religious views. Highly recommended for readers interested in Islamic religious thought.
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Terror to the Wicked: America’s First Trial by Jury That Ended a War and Helped To Form a Nation

Advanced readers of American history, political science, and law will enjoy this detail-rich and erudite example of crime and justice in early America.

Every Day Is a Gift

An excellent work that will allow readers to get to know one of today’s most unique political voices. Readers from a wide range of backgrounds will find something to relate to in Duckworth’s story.
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Einstein’s Fridge: How the Difference Between Hot and Cold Explains the Universe

A welcome entry on the subject of thermodynamics that will spark the interest of readers curious about the names and theories behind physics but unsure where to start.

Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players

Baseball fans will thoroughly enjoy this captivating look into a side of the sport they might not know about. This heartfelt book, with a foreword by Hank Aaron, is a must-read, and Perron’s personable writing succeeds in giving often overlooked players a voice.

The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America

This original work adds an important new voice to conversations about slavery, disability, and medical history. Exceptional analysis of an understudied topic.
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GrowVeg: The Beginner’s Guide to Easy Vegetable Gardening

Beginning gardeners who are eager to get their hands dirty will find both inspiration and practical information in this accessible, colorful, and highly illustrated volume.
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Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way

Theater buffs and students of Black history will be pleased by this cogent defense of Shuffle Along.
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God of Nothingness: Poems

Rising from wells of loss and loneliness (“My future is the only future”), Wunderlich’s poems may seem harsh, even bitter, but their authentic, wounded humanity is no less compelling for that.
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Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2021

For those unfamiliar with Komunyakaa, this volume offers a rich sampling of his postmillennial work. For his fans, it further enforces his reputation as an important and necessary American poet.
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Off the Charts: What I Learned from My Almost Fabulous Life in Music

Much like her music, Goldman’s book is witty, intelligent, and folksy. A must-read for aspiring performers.
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Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball

Epplin has given us an entertaining account of this ball club, and we find ourselves rooting for them in the end. An enjoyable read for all sports fans.
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Index of Women

As her impressions flow together, they add a surreal atmosphere, suggestive of art by Toulouse-Lautrec

Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter’s Story

Hirono offers an astoundingly compelling glance into U.S. politics, and also provides an honest look at how much grit it takes for people from less privileged backgrounds to make it in American politics and make a difference in their community. A must-read that demands a broad audience.
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Wild and Free Nature: 25 Outdoor Adventures for Kids to Explore, Discover, and Awaken Their Curiosity

Although geared primarily toward homeschooling parents, this book will also be useful for teachers, babysitters, and anyone else who cares for children and wants to get them out into nature.

The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town

The time Alexander spent embedded in the community gives continuity and depth to the stories of the individuals he connected with and puts a human face on broader issues of social inequality. This expertly reported account will resonate and find a wide audience.
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So Many Ways to Lose: The Amazin’ True Story of the New York Mets—The Best Worst Team in Sports

All sports fans will recognize in Gordon’s promising debut the dedication, disappointment, and pure elation that come with following their special team. A worthy companion to more comprehensive histories of the franchise, recommended for baseball collections in all public and specialty libraries.
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Girlhood

A thought-provoking collection that will appeal to fans of fierce feminist prose. The inclusion of occasional poetry is a bonus.

To Raise a Boy: Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms, and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood

Brown’s reporting on a variety of such initiatives tempers the gut-punch of stories documenting the ubiquity and ugliness of sexual harassment and the harm of sexual violence to people of all genders. A groundbreaking exploration with clear recommendations on how to better raise and support boys.
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Hearing Homer’s Song: The Brief Life and Big Idea of Milman Parry

An engaging, thoroughly researched biography of a fascinating figure. Though some of the details surrounding Parry’s documentation techniques can feel a bit tedious at times, Kanigel has given readers a thoughtful look at a man whose theories have helped us to better understand the ancient world.
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Right Here, Right Now: Life Stories from America’s Death Row

This volume packs a punch and gives a voice to those whose stories need to be fully heard. Libraries, especially those seeking to expand collections related to criminal justice and the politics surrounding issues of race and class, should purchase this title.
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The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt

Expertly blending biography and history, and using the life of Ann Cooper Hewitt as a backdrop, Farley has created an absorbing biography effectively explaining how the legacy of eugenics still persists today. Hewitt’s story will engage anyone interested in women’s history.

Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said

While there is a great deal of theory in this sweeping biography, Brennan has succeeded in writing an account that is both an act of love and a solid study of a fascinating man.
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