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Skin Deep: Journeys in the Divisive Science of Race

An easy read for casual audiences. Those without much prior knowledge of the development of racial science and where it stands today will find this to be a thorough historical introduction.

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Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past

An engaging read for both teens and adults interested in satellite remote sensing and other technologies as well as archaeology. They will learn some intriguing things about civilizations in the process.

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The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge, and India’s Quest for Independence

While the details can get tedious as the story unfolds, this book is recommended for fans of Anand’s previous works, biographies of political assassins, and histories of British-controlled India.

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Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom

Recommended for popular culture and behavioral economics readers.

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Waffen-SS: Hitler’s Army at War

Despite these drawbacks, this book may find a home among dedicated readers of military history.

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Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment

An intense, harsh view of a long struggle; well worth a look for anyone curious about where #MeToo came from
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Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World’s Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West

Part history lesson, part rodeo diary, this will find appeal across a broad audience and be of particular interest to fans of rodeo culture, Hawaiian history, and the early American West. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]
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The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction

This poignant and powerful book shows us that decisions and laws surrounding racial identity and interest were deliberate. Knowing that matters in thinking about race today. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/18.]
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The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown

This thoroughly researched work is highly recommended for those interested in the Chinese American experience or the history of San Francisco. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]
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Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War

History readers, particularly of the 20th century, will appreciate Bouverie’s relentless pursuit of answers to the question, “Why?”
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War and Peace: FDR’s Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943–1945

A fantastic read on its own or as part of the series for anyone interested in World War II political history or presidential memoirs
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The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World

An informative, highly recommended read that touches on every relevant area of the subject and will have wide appeal
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Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide

Recommended for readers interested in a selective but engaging glimpse into modern life in the rural South. [See Prepub Alert, 11/19/18.]
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Scholars of Mayhem: My Father’s Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France

Guiet’s tribute to his father’s remarkable life will appeal to readers interested in World War II history and the American OSS and British SOE wartime spy agencies. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/18.]
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Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk

Recommended for readers seeking a critique of the Trump administration from multiple progressive liberal perspectives based on public policy themes rather than celebrity scandals or legal challenges

We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America

Anyone interested in the lives and motivations of blue-collar workers and their participation in the electoral process should read this insightful work.

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College Admissions Cracked: Saving Your Kid (and Yourself) from the Madness

While there are many books on this topic, parents and students will find Shulman’s monthly schedules and to-do lists very helpful.

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Superpower: One Man’s Quest To Transform American Energy

Green energy enthusiasts will appreciate this account of how hard work, capitalist wiles, and negotiation are needed to turn a good idea into a reality.

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Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence

Thoughtfully addressing harmful stereotypes with personal stories and sociological data, this will help those who choose a nonparenting path articulate their decision and push back against the criticisms leveled at them by family, friends, and strangers alike.

Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power

Reminiscent of Sarah Vowell’s work and equally affecting, this intellectually satisfying, personally liberating, and remarkably humorous classic is recommended for readers of women’s history, paganism, witchcraft, and feminism.

The Edge of Every Day: Sketches of Schizophrenia

Some readers may need to adjust to the author’s nonchronological approach that nevertheless succeeds brilliantly in conveying the realities of mental illness in a memorable manner. Should be required reading for mental health professionals; essential for all libraries supporting the mental health curriculum.

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North of Havana: The Untold Story of Dirty Politics, Secret Diplomacy, and the Trial of the Cuban Five

This is a quick and vivid read, brimming with political intrigue and lessons about what can happen when law and public opinion are used for political ends.

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Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

An important addition for women’s studies, social justice, and health science collections.

Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide

A timely and critical work that explains the ramifications of operating a winner-take-all election approach in U.S. state and federal districting.

A Death in the Rainforest: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea

Recommended for a readership of varying ages, from young adults with an interest in cultural anthropology to college students and academics.

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Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime

Recommended for LGBT and contemporary culture collections.

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Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram

Great for readers who want to learn more about African gender politics, the history of Boko Haram, and women in the media.

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

An incisive collection that cements Tolentino as one of her generation’s greatest cultural critics.

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Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men’s Lives

The stated primary audience is gay men, but Odets believes that all can profit from and recognize themselves in the emotional content

American Higher Education Since World War II: A History

This reliable, broadly researched, and thorough study from a knowledgeable expert is strongly recommended for serious readers interested in higher education and American social trends.

Night in the American Village: Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa

Johnson masterfully weaves historical details and current events into the interviews with her subjects, with each aspect enriching the broader tale. Highly recommended to readers with an interest in military history, women’s studies, women’s history, and Japanese-U.S. relations.

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Slavery's Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation

A thoughtful collection providing additional insight into new perspectives on slavery.
PREMIUM

I Wish for Change: Unleashing the Power of Kids To Make a Difference

Inspiring and instructive, this well-researched work is a must-read for teachers as well as administrators, parents, coaches, and mentors.
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From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace

This guide will prove useful for human resource managers, individuals involved in hiring processes or staff training and development, and those who address gendered inequities in the workplace, as well as readers interested in how gendered oppression and feminist responses to it has shaped organizational cultures.
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The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

Scott's account reads as lyrical nonfiction and extends beyond her own family to shed light on America's elite from the Gilded Age through the present day. Recommended for most memoir collections.

I Wish for Change: Unleashing the Power of Kids To Make a Difference

Inspiring and instructive, this well-researched work is a must-read for teachers as well as administrators, parents, coaches, and mentors
PREMIUM

From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace

This guide will prove useful for human resource managers, individuals involved in hiring processes or staff training and development, and those who address gendered inequities in the workplace, as well as readers interested in how gendered oppression and feminist responses to it has shaped organizational cultures
PREMIUM

Slavery’s Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation

A thoughtful collection providing additional insight into new perspectives on slavery
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The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

Scott’s account reads as lyrical nonfiction and extends beyond her own family to shed light on America’s elite from the Gilded Age through the present day. Recommended for most memoir collections
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A Haven and a Hell: The Ghetto in Black America

A well-researched chronicle of urban black communities throughout American history, with a focus on the early 20th century. This pairs well with Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law
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The Crime of Aggression: The Quest for Justice in an Age of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, and Autocrats

Informative and well written, this work is ideal for those who enjoy exploring the intersection of politics, sociocultural history, and war
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After the Caliphate: The Islamic State & the Future Terrorist Diaspora

Recommended for academic libraries

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The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter

Douglas’s latest is harrowing and hard to put down; this will be welcomed by true crime buffs and law enforcement professionals alike

Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family’s Lust for Power Destroyed Syria

Dagher’s chilling portrayal of Assad’s transformation from an apolitical doctor to ruthless dictator and skilled manipulator makes this book essential; highly recommended
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A Mortuary of Books: The Rescue of Jewish Culture After the Holocaust

A serious work of Jewish studies scholarship that is nevertheless important and accessible for anyone interested in the history of the book or postwar Europe
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Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World

An inspiring read for budding activists
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The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest To Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide

A solid choice for those who study urban race relations
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We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation

Will engage both serious students of the LGBT movement and those who appreciate simply browsing the photos, which are by turns fierce, joyful, spirited, determined, and celebratory.

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Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins

Highly recommended for those seeking a better understanding of American foreign policy in action.
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Emotional Advantage: Embracing All Your Feelings To Create a Life You Love

Reminiscent of the animated film Inside Out, the information here will undoubtedly move readers toward a more abundant, satisfying life.
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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Though difficult to read, this emotional compilation will find a place with other 9/11 histories for its thorough recounting of the human cost of political violence.
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Dakota in Exile: The Untold Stories of Captives in the Aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War

Both works by Clemmons are recommended to anyone interested in the history of the Midwest as they tell of the maltreatment that led to the removal process endured by the Dakota, a group whose horrific experiences were overshadowed by the U.S. Civil War.
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The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found

This will be enjoyed by readers of the history of science and medieval studies, with some crossover appeal to classicists. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]
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Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self

The beauty of this system is discovering and celebrating one's true self, and while Paasch's material may be valuable, her irreverent tone might be a turnoff for some readers, while attractive to others.
PREMIUM

Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial Divide

Herring's words add a lot to our understanding of generational perspectives. Appendixes featuring a family technology action plan, a health-care transition guide, and a bibliography of experts and organizational resources serve as catalysts for further intergenerational discussion.
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Contemplative Caregiving: Finding Healing, Compassion, and Spiritual Growth Through End-of-Life Care

Baugher removes the drudgery from caregiving to offer readers greater goals on which to focus. Recommended for all caregivers and anyone about to enter that space.
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Queering the Tarot

Snow creates a safe divinatory space for a community likely to have suffered abuse or trauma, or who don't relate to the dominant cis culture in an expanding and affirming read for all levels of tarot enthusiasts.
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I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics: How To Protect Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World

An excellent choice for those coming to terms with a family member's alternate view. Another solid resource is Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers's I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening). Both are highly recommended.
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Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

Recommended as an inside look into an unsavory yet complex period of American political history.
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The Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

A complex, yet highly readable and immaculately researched biography for those interested in British royalty and medieval history.
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I Just Haven't Met You Yet: Finding Empowerment in Dating, Love, and Life

A compelling read that will undoubtedly be of comfort and assistance to anyone in the dating world. Recommended for all those interested in finding a new relationship.
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Helping the Good Do Better:

An engaging primer on issue lobbying. Recommended for activists and people interested in the legislative process.
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Folded Wisdom: Notes from Dad on Life, Love, and Growing Up

A delightful collection of illustrated notes that remind us of what matters and will undoubtedly make readers smile.
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People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent

Outspoken in his antipathy toward corporate greed and the Republican Party's agenda, Stiglitz offers a comprehensive list of easy-to-understand progressive remedies that will find favor with many readers, especially those feeling disenfranchised at present.
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Becoming an Academic: How To Get Through Grad School and Beyond

This quick and entertaining primer will appeal to students considering a career in academia as well as their advisers and anyone who has been down the path themselves.
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The Remix: How To Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace

For managers or aspiring managers, this provides a fresh, coherent perspective on embracing a multigenerational workplace without relying on stereotypes and inaccurate or harmful assumptions about what workers want.
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The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways To Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday

A delightful read recommended for both individual and public libraries.
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This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto

Impassioned and compelling, this important book illuminates the bewildering, tragic contradictions between the realities and the nativist perceptions of human movement across borders.
PREMIUM

Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age

This poignant memoir presents a story about growing up surrounded by difficulties and also a window into the world of the Cree.
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How To Forget: A Daughter's Memoir

Though long-winded at times, this intimate memoir shares the realities of loving flawed parents and coping with grief and loss; a worthwhile read.
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X-Plan Parenting: Become Your Child's Ally

Christian principles guide this work, but many of the ideas, such as the "X" plan, will likely resonate with a wider audience.
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Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love

Nonetheless, this is an engaging and important read for anyone interested in LGBTQ history. [See Prepub Alert, 10/8/18.]
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Camp Grandma: Next-Generation Grandparenting

Full of ideas for readers wishing to institute a similar workshop-like approach, this is sure to appeal to the many grandparents who are active in their grandchildren's lives. An activity section in each chapter makes Day's ideas easy to implement.
PREMIUM

Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

This provocative and timely introductory book for concerned readers during another presidential election cycle might spark additional historical sleuthing.
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The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation

A thoroughly researched and engaging tale; recommended as an additional purchase for true crime collections.
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Raising an Organized Child: 5 Steps To Boost Independence, Ease Frustration, and Promote Confidence

Parents look to the American Academy of Pediatrics for expert advice and here will find practical and helpful tips for developing executive function in children, whether special needs are present or not.
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The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World

Knowledgeable insights and solutions for increasing sensitivity and overall humane functioning in an often cold world.
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Behind Putin's Curtain: Friendships and Misadventures Inside Russia

Highly recommended for fans of travel memoirs or those seeking a deeper look at Russia and its people.
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9 Months In, 9 Months Out: A Scientist's Tale of Pregnancy and Parenthood

LoBue's research-crammed, meticulously documented work will appeal to parents willing to engage with a more challenging read.
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We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood

An admirable exploration of race and motherhood that should be read by people of all races, with or without children.
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Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America

Highly recommended for readers interested in women's history and American intellectual history.
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Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals: A Practical Guide

This no-frills guide to customizing wedding rituals is perfect for those who are willing to put the time and energy into the process.
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No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic

A compelling treatise on how domestic violence correlates with larger societal problems detracting from the quality of life for all genders.
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Dead Wrong: The Continuing Story of City of Lies, Corruption and Cover-Up in the Notorious B.I.G. Murder Investigation

Intensive, engaging investigative journalism recommended for fans of true crime and pop culture.
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The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis

Geroux focuses on an important but overlooked point in World War II and provides the necessary context for a nightmarish story of survival in the ice fields of the Arctic; an engaging read for fans of military history.
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Mama, Mama, Only Mama: An Irreverent Guide for the Newly Single Parent—from Divorce and Dating to Cooking and Crafting, All While Raising the Kids and Maintaining Your Own Sanity (Sort Of)

Laugh-out loud amusing and all-around entertaining for those who enjoy mom blogs.
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The College Dropout Scandal

Kirp's in-depth assessment is recommended for readers interested in student retention, student services and support, and academic culture.
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Raising Empowered Daughters: A Dad-to-Dad Guide

Few books line the shelves for dads of daughters; Adamick's is straightforward, full of humor, and will be well received.
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1941: The Year Germany Lost the War

Nagorski's latest fits into recent scholarship that sees World War II as an influential turning point in history, beyond its significant battles, altering the course of the three nations involved in the Grand Alliance. While his thesis is not revolutionary, his study is well researched and will be of interest to a wide audience.
PREMIUM

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

An excellent work of investigative journalism proving the "true story" is not always the truth.
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We Regret To Inform You: A Survival Guide for Gold Star Parents and Those Who Support Them

A heart-wrenching yet practical, positive look at a somewhat hidden issue.
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Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times

In an era when journalism and journalists are under attack, this is a reminder of the power of story to recognize the best in each of us and society.

I'm Saying No! Standing Up Against Sexual Harassment and Sexual Pressure

This comprehensive book supplies women and interested general readers with everything they need to know, from healing after childhood abuse to ending sexual harassment. Essential for all women.

Beyond Beautiful: A Practical Guide To Being Happy, Confident, and You in a Looks-Obsessed World

This compact book delves into every aspect of the body-image problem and sets forth feasible ideas for accepting one's physical appearance to enhance confidence and joy.

The Stonewall Reader

As a whole, this masterful collection is perhaps one of the most exhaustive looks at the events surrounding Stonewall from the LGBTQ perspective and provides a wonderfully diverse cast of voices. Scholars will find plenty of quotable material.

The Apology

Much as The Vagina Monologues made space for people to talk about female sexuality, this book will transform our collective understanding of what an apology for sexual violence can and should be, and how maybe it's more important for survivors to write the script; necessary reading for all.

Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition

Franke's forward-looking book is a highly recommended read for all Americans.

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention

Any reader interested in current discussions on consent and its importance should pick up this heartfelt and harrowing book.

Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness

A groundbreaking, accessible work of investigative reporting that spans a variety of topics, including gun violence and the historic role of the Emanuel AME Church. It will appeal to general readers interested in these topics, as well as historians and political scientists.

The Atlas of Happiness: The Global Secrets of How To Be Happy

Highly recommended.

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