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Kick Out the Jams: Jibes, Barbs, Tributes, and Rallying Cries from 35 Years of Music Writing

For listeners interested in reexamining musical gatekeeping, Marsh’s writing and Boutsikaris’s delivery provide a portrait of the music industry that goes well beyond the usual fare.

Simple Positive Play at the Library

The lessons learned in incorporating this approach in programming and partnering with school librarians are most useful for early career librarians. For more seasoned staff or librarian administrators, this book offers an introduction to or a reminder of the benefits of a collaborative community mindset.

The Riders Come Out at Night: Brutality, Corruption, and Cover Up in Oakland

A magnum opus for the well-worn aphorism “the police cannot police themselves,” this audio’s impact lies in the wealth of examples emphasizing that this abusive conduct is etched in place by pattern and practice. The authors make a powerful case that public pressure is essential in making police departments accountable.

Africa Is Not a Country: Notes on a Bright Continent

Faloyin delivers an informative, engrossing, outside-the-West look at a current and vibrant Africa.

California Soul: An American Epic of Cooking and Survival

Corbin’s gritty and forthright book is perfect for fans of chef memoirs like Notes from a Young Black Chef and Kitchen Confidential.

Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir

Ultimately landing on a message of hope and solidarity, Sánchez’s writing is authentic and real about what it means to be a first-generation Latina. A solid addition to the feminist author memoir genre.

The Crane Wife: A Memoir in Essays

Nothing short of a marvel, Hauser’s writing, combined with stellar narration, creates an exceptional audio experience.

Arrival Stories: Women Share Their Experiences of Becoming Mothers

An essential listen. Perfect for new mothers looking to normalize their own experiences and for anyone looking to appreciate the raw humanity in the “beautiful mess” of motherhood.

Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How To Become an American

Ending on a note of hopefulness, Ali’s memoir urges listeners to do better for the sake of all Americans. Highly recommended for all collections.

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