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Requiem for the Massacre: A Black History on the Conflict, Hope, and Fallout of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

This beckons to readers willing to examine whether the centennial of the Tulsa Massacre reflected a reckoning and the substance of change, or was merely a spectacle of lip service.
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Nuclear Family

Han successfully depicts the love binding the Cho family and the struggles they face, and themes of unity, assimilation, and acceptance run deep, whether it be for the country of Korea, the people of Hawai‘i, or humankind more generally. Filled with campy humor, Han’s novel will be appreciated by readers looking for a light, fun, yet meaningful read.
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Nobody Is Protected: How the Border Patrol Became the Most Dangerous Police Force in the United States

Jones summons readers concerned about abuse of authority, accountability, human rights, and establishing justice to demand rethinking and revising the USBP’s expansive reach, with its legalized racial profiling and carved out exceptions to constitutional protections, along with the implications of an unchecked, heavily militarized police force operating throughout the U.S.
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Easy Street: A Story of Redemption from Myself

Fans of Rowe’s dark humor and previous memoir will enjoy the next chapter in her life. Caregivers and relations of semi-dependent adults and those struggling with mental health will identify with the tussle of making it through, day by day.
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Owning the Sun: A People’s History of Monopoly Medicine from Aspirin to COVID-19 Vaccines

Part history lesson on intellectual property and part damning critique of the private interests that blocked an attempt to subject COVID vaccines to IP restrictions, Zaitchik’s book is highly informative and deeply troubling reading. It will appeal to readers concerned with equitable access to medicine and responsible corporate governance.
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Bodies on the Line: At the Front Lines of the Fight To Protect Abortion in America

This sweeping history will leave readers wanting to learn more. It is both a celebration of devoted volunteer clinic escorts and a call to action to improve the circumstances under which people seek health care.
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Galloway: Life in a Vanishing Landscape

Travel and natural history readers will appreciate this personal story that illustrates the connections between farming, communities, and wildlife.
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None But the Righteous

Fulbright Scholar James debuts with a languid character study that meanders through key memories and thoughts of the protagonist and the influential individuals surrounding him. The amorphous nature of James’s tale may be challenging for readers who prefer a straightforward plot line.

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41-Love

Most readers will need to have a keen interest in playing tennis to appreciate this memoir’s focus but they might be rewarded with a meditation on the psychology behind a tennis obsession.
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