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Chicana Liberation: Women and Mexican American Politics in Los Angeles, 1945–1981

An excellent primer on the Chicana feminist movement that offers readers plenty to explore.

Have You Got Good Religion? Black Women’s Faith, Courage, and Moral Leadership in the Civil Rights Movement

From the life of Prathia Hall, an activist theologian who inspired Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, to the story of Bree Newsome Bass, who climbed a flagpole to remove the Confederate flag at the South Carolina statehouse in 2015, less than two weeks after the murder of nine people in Charleston’s A.M.E. Church, this book delivers a powerful, passionate, and educational reading experience.
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What Work Is

A solid book and analysis about labor conditions and feasible ways to improve it. This would make a welcome addition to collections.
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Lowell L. Bennion: A Mormon Educator

A powerful example of faith in action. Readers seeking more knowledge about this type of spiritual approach will come away wondering why there aren’t more people like Bennion. Highly recommended for its clear prose.

Mean Girl Feminism: How White Feminists Gaslight, Gatekeep, and Girlboss

A sweeping, smart manifesto that’s crucial for white feminists to read in order to acknowledge, mitigate, and correct microaggressions and challenge oppressive systems.
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Stringbean: The Life and Murder of a Country Legend

This tale will appeal to readers curious about the formative years of the United States’ country-music scene.

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The Cinema of Barbara Stanwyck: Twenty-Six Short Essays on a Working Star

A well-written and engaging book on a star everyone should know. Perfect for libraries with classic movie fans and film-history nerds.

Samuel Barber: His Life and Legacy

Barber knew everybody in his milieu, and this book reflects that. Scholars will devour this exceptional study, but any music lover will benefit from reading it.

Black Rodeo: A History of the African American Western

This carefully crafted academic treatment will enhance library shelves, although this book’s conceptual language may challenge lay readers. Still, it’s worth the effort.
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