Ellen Gilbert

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The Design of Books: An Explainer for Authors, Editors, Agents, and Other Curious Readers

This title illuminates all that goes into producing and designing a book. A must for authors, editors, designers, and curious readers. Give to those who enjoyed ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter and Nicolas Barker. They’ll love this book too.

2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed

Scholarly but engrossing, this book captures the lingering uncertainty that has characterized the COVID pandemic, while assessing its global effects and likely future challenges. This vital title has breadth.
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GoFailMe: The Unfulfilled Promise of Digital Crowdfunding

For readers who are contemplating either setting up a crowdsourcing site or donating to one.

Sins of the Shovel: Looting, Murder, and the Evolution of American Archaeology

An intriguing addition to the archaeological history of the American Southwest.

Until Our Lungs Give Out: Conversations on Race, Justice, and the Future

All readers stand to learn something from this compelling book.
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Stuff Mom Never Told You: The Feminist Past, Present, and Future

A well-intended title for general, maybe even younger readers, but not a priority purchase.

American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal

A remarkable addition for all libraries.
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Young and Restless: The Girls Who Sparked America’s Revolutions

Kahn covers history up to the present and considers the role of social media for young women engaging with today’s challenges. Best suited for school and large libraries.
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Unbroken Chains: The Hidden Role of Human Trafficking in the American Economy

There’s contact information for the Freedom Network USA and lists of specific actions for readers to take if or when they suspect instances of human trafficking. Libraries need this.
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