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Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black Music Writers Tell Their Story

Recommended as a secondary purchase for academic libraries, especially those with music and journalism programs.
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Vanishing Sands: Losing Beaches to Mining

An informative, detailed, extensively documented scholarly examination of sand mining and its associated issues that will appeal to geologists, environmentalists, and those concerned about climate change.

The Pandemic Divide: How COVID Increased Inequality in America

Required, essential reading for Americans trying to reconcile their pandemic experiences.
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Lost in the Game: A Book About Basketball

An engrossing chronicle of a love affair with basketball. A must-read for all NBA fans.
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Breaks in the Air: The Birth of Rap Radio in New York City

Klaess’s book is a must-read for all those interested in tracing hip-hop’s sociopolitical/racial chord back to its airwaves origins.
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A Kiss Across the Ocean: Transatlantic Intimacies of British Post-Punk and US Latinidad

Rodríguez’s book successfully balances an intellectual understanding of the cultural ramifications of post-punk music with poignant and alluring background stories, appealing to scholars and fans alike.

Paradoxes of Nostalgia: Cold War Triumphalism and Global Disorder Since 1989

Not easy to read, but an interesting, important book. For lovers of history and current events.
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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Social Media’s Influence on Fashion, Ethics, and Property

Pham’s work offers a thorough look at how online behavior is shaping fashion industry actions and sheds light on the ways the current norms are failing some communities while granting protections to others.

Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties

D’Emilio’s youthful reminiscences make for a classic work of literature that deserves a wide readership. One hopes this memoir is only the first in a succession.
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