Amy Lewontin

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And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle

A scholarly book on the life, triumphs, and heartbreaks of Abraham Lincoln’s life, but general readers may enjoy it too. This is a title that will likely be a fruitful one for all levels of book discussion groups.

Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia

For all readers interested in understanding international media and film production and its role in U.S. diplomacy.

It Was Always a Choice: Picking Up the Baton of Athlete Activism

Highly recommended for all readers of all ages. Steele’s work shares new insights on activism in American athletics and particularly keys in on the consequences of athletes’ protests.
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The White Allies Handbook: 4 Weeks To Join the Racial Justice Fight for Black Women

Recommended for reading groups looking for active discussions of racism. This book will help readers learn more about racism and its lasting effects on society.

Riding Jane Crow: African American Women on the American Railroad

This extremely well written scholarly work addresses the fact that much of the history of Black Americans has been tied to their inability to freely move about the nation.

The Trayvon Generation

A very moving short book that seeks to challenge readers’ assumptions about American society; highly recommended for all libraries and for reading groups.

The New Female Antihero: The Disruptive Women of Twenty-First-Century US Television

This extremely thought-provoking look at radical changes in depictions of women on TV will appeal to readers interested in media and cultural theory.
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The Limits of #MeToo in Hollywood: Gender and Power in the Entertainment Industry

Readers interested in pop culture will find this an enlightening look at the role of women as a creative force in media.

The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert

A memoir that demonstrates the power of a young woman to adapt to many difficult changes in life, by an author who was truly inspired by the strength and power of women in her own family. Recommended strongly for all libraries.
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