Caren Nichter

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Puerto Rico: A National History

Meléndez-Badillo does a good job of explaining Puerto Rico’s complicated history. An essential addition to most libraries, for general readers of all types.

Trash: A Poor White Journey

A poignant glimpse into the lives and obstacles in an impoverished postindustrial county. Includes a call to action to unite and empathize with others.

Down Ballot: How a Local Campaign Became a National Referendum on Abortion

Will likely be a popular selection as the 2024 election draws near. It will also be of interest to those teaching civics and journalism.

An American Dreamer: Life in a Divided Country

A beautifully rendered, sensitively told story about a veteran who returns home to a nation where many things are changing or already altered forever. A good choice for public libraries.

The Stolen Wealth of Slavery: A Case for Reparations

Montero persuasively argues that profitable businesses owe reparations to people who continue to suffer from historic injustices.

Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs

A good option for readers interested in climate change and marine biology.

In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial

Feminists will appreciate this exploration of rebellion and independence.

Home in the World

A vivid memoir, recommended for those interested in the intersection of economics and social science.

The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth

Highly recommended for readers interested in nature, conservation, and climate change.

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