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Fashion Killa: How Hip-Hop Revolutionized High Fashion

This deep-dive into the relationship between hip-hop and fashion is recommended for libraries with serious devotees or researchers.

The Boy from Kyiv: Alexei Ratmansky’s Life in Ballet

The descriptions of Ratmansky’s style and working process are accessible to readers who have no extensive technical ballet vocabulary, but the book is still detailed enough to satisfy serious researchers. This thorough account of Ratmansky’s career is best suited for libraries that support in-depth dance scholarship.

Fly: The Big Book of Basketball Fashion

A recommended purchase with crossover appeal for fans of basketball and contemporary fashion.

Fashioning the Beatles: The Looks That Shook the World

Rich with detail, this book will immerse rock and fashion history buffs alike in a satisfying intersection of subjects. A must for collections with a particular focus on popular music or historical dress.

All Join Hands: Dudley Laufman & the New England Country Dance Tradition

Readers interested in contra dance and its music will find this a satisfying immersion. Best suited for collections specializing in New England history, American folk traditions, or roots music.

To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick—and How We Can Fight Back

A thought-provoking read for anyone who buys or wears clothes. A recommended addition to collections.

The Art of Ruth E. Carter: Costuming Black History and the Afrofuture, from Do the Right Thing to Black Panther

An appealing read for anyone interested in moviemaking, and an essential for aspiring costumers. Carter’s contributions to Black cinema make this a worthy inclusion in any library collection.

On Brand: Shape Your Narrative. Share Your Vision. Shift Their Perception

An accessible introduction to public relations and personal branding that can be applied to the professional realm and side hustles alike.

Rethinking Intelligence: A Radical New Understanding of Our Human Potential

This deconstruction of what it means to be smart will appeal to readers who enjoy popular nonfiction in the vein of Daniel Pink’s When or The Power of Regret.

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