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The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America, 1960 and After

A powerful celebration and examination of LGBTQIA+ nightlife. This book will serve as a significant record of evolving cultural touchstones and queer communities across the country.

Hound Dog

Will likely appeal to both music scholars and readers investigating the intersection of race and society in the U.S.

Dreams in Double Time: On Race, Freedom, and Bebop

This would make an excellent accompaniment for an advanced course in musical or racial history, but it’s not for general readers.

Revolutionary Feminists: The Women’s Liberation Movement in Seattle

Recommended for readers with an interest in political science, U.S. history, and feminist or diversity studies.

Screening Social Justice: Brave New Films and Documentary Activism

While readers studying film will likely devour this book, non-academic readers may find the research portions a bit dry. However, if they push through, they will find its information, and its filmography of every title mentioned throughout the book, worth their effort.

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.

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.

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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