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Who Cares: The Hidden Crisis of Caregiving, and How We Solve It

Highly recommended for all library collections.

Hotbed: Bohemian Greenwich Village and the Secret Club that Sparked Modern Feminism

A fascinating view of feminist activism at the beginning of the 20th century.

Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back

An engaging and thoughtful addition for any library’s popular human sexuality collection.

Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis

These collected essays, letters, humorous anecdotes, and self-reflections play with form and genre and defy boundaries. While Lavery’s book is ostensibly a memoir, it riotously disrupts generic conventions and brings readers along for the ride.

Bending the Arc: My Journey from Prison to Politics

Readers interested in law and systemic racism will come away with greater insight from this highly recommended book. Haynes’s perseverance, compassion, and relatability create a memoir that will stick with readers long after the last page.

For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color

Highly recommended for readers with an interest in social issues impacting Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; immigrant stories; and sociology.


Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me about Our Home Planet—and Our Mission To Protect It

Part memoir, part inspirational manual for living, Stott’s book encourages readers to seek out their own “Earthrise” moment and to take time to enjoy the beauty and value in the world.

Nice White Ladies: The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It

Daniels quotes extensively from Black women, and readers would be better served by seeking out their writing directly. Ijeoma Oluo, Charlene Carruthers, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Alicia Garza have all written books that offer personal context, emotional stakes, and steps for making meaningful change.

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Oluo calls on us to do better because we deserve better, and her words will resonate with all ready to look inward and enact change.


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