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Midwood: Poems

The mostly short poems featured here often exhibit lively, inviting language, but too many of the poems focus on description, leaving readers hungry for more narrative, more emotion, or the zinging of Prikryl’s best poems. Recommended for larger public libraries and some university collections.

Feral City: On Finding Liberation in Lockdown New York

Highly recommended, not just for queer readers or scholars of LGBTQIA+ culture but for anyone who has felt inexorably gutted and remade during the COVID pandemic.
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Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters

Treat this like a tasting menu: explore sections and then pursue further study.

Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between

Osmundson writes with hope for a world where racial inequities are addressed and people treat each other with love and kindness. Just as viruses change and mutate, so, too, can people, he suggests. Recommended.
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What Your Food Ate: How To Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health

This fascinating look at how soil health affects the health of plants, livestock, and people will appeal to those interested in regenerative agriculture, the welfare of livestock, soil science, and more.
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Looking for an Enemy: 8 Essays on Antisemitism

A bold yet troubling treasure.
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Strength in Numbers: How Polls Work and Why We Need Them

This book’s lucid language explains techniques such as manipulative push and unofficial straw polls, while setting the topic in its historical context.

Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain’s Lost Cities and Vanished Villages

Through these slices of British history, Green has woven a moving exploration of impermanence, memory, and the hypnotic allure of the past.
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O Say Can You Hear? A Cultural Biography of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

An excellent and comprehensive history of the music and lyrics of the United States’ national anthem, Clague’s book should be in every library.
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