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Dog Tales: Timeless and Compelling Stories About Man’s and Woman’s Best Friend and Companion

There are a few tales that are quite charming and sensitive regarding the relationship between dogs and humans, and it would have been better to have more of those.
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Wonderdog: The Science of Dogs and Their Unique Relationship with Humans

This is a solid study on man’s best friend that can be enjoyed by the casual reader or the historian alike, with an exceptional balance of entertainment and educational value.
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Puppy Life: The First Eight Weeks of Bonding, Playing, and Growing

While the book is a visual delight, the accompanying text misses the mark. Recommended for inclusive collections or for breed fanciers.
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American Roots: Lessons and Inspiration from the Designers Reimagining Our Home Gardens

Both newbie gardeners and those with years of experience digging in the dirt will find plenty of inspiration in this smartly crafted book that delivers both gardening style and substance.
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In a Land of Awe: Finding Reverence in the Search for Wild Horses

Highly recommended for public libraries and lower-level undergraduate academic ones.
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We Are the ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness

This may not be the handbook that many gardeners crave, but it is inspirational for all.
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Chasing Plants: Journeys with a Botanist Through Rainforests, Swamps, and Mountains

Readers who enjoy travel narratives will like reading about incredible places that many will never see; they might be frustrated, however, when Thorogood says that some things can’t be described. For plant nerds seeking adventure.

In the Footsteps of Audubon

This visually striking guide honors the beautiful American landscape as it appears today. Recommended for fans of Audubon or for those interested in the natural world or art.
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How To Plant a Room: And Grow a Happy Home

This useful work will appeal to a wide range of indoor gardeners, who are looking to revive or elevate their indoor collection. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are fresh ideas for readers to explore and expand upon, irrespective of the size of their space.
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What Is My Plant Telling Me? An Illustrated Guide to Houseplants and How To Keep Them Alive

Amateur plant enthusiasts are the intended audience, but this title could certainly be useful to more experienced houseplant owners. This book will be of particular interest to public libraries.
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The Complete Book of Ground Covers: 4000 Plants That Reduce Maintenance, Control Erosion, and Beautify the Landscape

While the alphabetical order uses botanical names, the index includes the common names and refers to the proper page number. A great purchase for public libraries with lots of gardening patrons, and also for libraries at universities that teach horticulture.
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Blooms & Dreams

The core audience for this book might be limited to fans of Gillingham’s who want to know more about her new life. Other readers (newbie gardeners, for example) could wind up wishing that her book’s advice were more down-to-earth and applicable, and less Instagram-aspirational.
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Coppice Agroforestry: Tending Trees for Product, Profit, and Woodland Ecology

A specific audience will greatly appreciate this clear and comprehensive text.
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Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter

This book validates any pet owner’s grief and provides an insightful look into many cultures and grief practices pertaining to humans and their furry (or scaly) friends from around the world.
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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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Birds, Beasts and Bedlam: Turning My Farm into an Ark for Lost Species

Recommended for public libraries and endangered species enthusiasts.

Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet

Provocateur Monbiot’s “new restoration story about food” is sure to generate interest, both approving and dismissive.

Pig Years

This diamond in the rough is sure to be a bestseller. It would support and complement any library collection for its history, husbandry, and honesty.
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Forever Home: The Inspiring Tales of Rescue Dogs

There exist many similar books about rescue dogs, but Scott’s stands out for its emphasis on the characters of both the dogs and the human volunteers who work tirelessly to find them homes.
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Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog

A delight from start to finish; will be greatly enjoyed by fans of dogs, sports, and inspirational memoirs.
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Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy

Even before they see the title, cat guardians will recognize the question-mark curl of a happy cat’s tail on the cover of Todd’s enjoyable book; it’s suitable for a wide audience, from new pet parents to shelter and veterinary professionals.
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Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love & Homegrown Food

Essential reading on the state of local and organic growing and eating, and a useful addition to the history of American utopianism.
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The Vet at Noah’s Ark: Stories of Survival from an Inner-City Animal Hospital

An engrossing read for animal lovers.
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Architectural Gardens: Inside the Landscapes of Lucas & Lucas

Lucas and Orr demonstrate that good landscape design balances elements between land and home, between the natural and the manmade. Their book would serve as a useful reference for garden designers, architects, and home gardeners alike.
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Tiny Victory Gardens: Growing Good Food Without a Yard

An excellent choice for the apartment dweller who picked up plants as a pandemic hobby and wants to go deeper, or for anyone seeking to creatively grow their own food.

Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals

Readers will be inspired to visit virtually (or maybe even in person!) the animals they read about, like Emily the emu and Cowboy the goat. Zaleski’s animal stories are immensely relatable and often told with the mix of empathy, outrage, humor, and steady resolve that is familiar to seasoned animal rescuers. Readers may also feel a special connection with Annie and her story of courage and unconditional love.
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A Food Forest in Your Garden: Plan It, Grow It, Cook It

Carter’s well-illustrated book provides a complete overview of creating and harvesting the rewards of a forest garden.
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What Dogs Want

This title provides a perfect amount of information for readers to learn (or learn more) about their canine companions and how to make life together easier and happier for everyone. The combination of accessibility and humor makes the book a good choice for younger readers too.
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The Last Diving Horse in America: Rescuing Gamal and Other Animals—Lessons in Living and Loving

Of interest to all animal lovers, particularly those involved in rescue efforts.

The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People

Highly recommended for readers who would enjoy an Appalachian Marley and Me where the dog doesn’t die. Bookstores and libraries should anticipate enormous demand.
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Apples of North America: A Celebration of Exceptional Varieties

If other titles such as Rowan Jacobsen and Clare Barboza’s Apples of Uncommon Character and Roger Yepsen’s Apples prove hard to track down, this will be a valuable resource for readers wanting to learn more about the fascinating heritage of this most “American” of all fruits.
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How To Make Your Dog #Famous: A Guide to Social Media and Beyond

Sure to be a valuable addition to a library collection

Piglet: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family

Shapiro and Piglet’s uplifting odyssey, cowritten by Eichler-Rivas (The Pursuit of Happyness), is touching, emotional, and not to be missed.
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Garden Allies: The Insects, Birds, and Other Animals That Keep Your Garden Beautiful and Thriving

A useful and interesting read for rookie, armchair, and experienced gardeners. Easy to read front to back or section by section, and information can be applied to any region of the United States.
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Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest

Browsing through this lushly illustrated book is like spending a day exploring secret spaces. Most readers won’t be able to cultivate dream gardens like these, but anyone will be able to find inspiration for their own garden here.
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Integrated Dog Training: The Commonsense Visual Guide to Training Any Dog

For readers seeking a get-it-done training manual, this inexpensive, thorough guidebook offers exceptional guidance without a lot of distraction. Appropriate for all audiences.
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Make Your Own Indoor Garden: How To Fill Your Home with Low Maintenance Greenery

A useful resource for anyone who wants a photo-ready plant display, particularly if they need help with getting started or plant maintenance.
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All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company

Illuminating reading for those interested in the history of horticulture and landscape design, or 19th-century American culture.
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Organic Food and Farming: A Reference Handbook

McIntyre’s presentation of this complex subject combines authentic expertise with clear, objective communication for a nonexpert audience. Invaluable for new and advanced students of U.S. agriculture, business, and society.
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Never Put a Cactus in the Bathroom: A Room-by-Room Guide to Styling and Caring for Your Houseplants

Readers who are ready to embrace the concept of plant parenthood will find this to be a solid introduction to the topic.
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Good Dog: Celebrating Dogs Who Change, and Sometimes Even Save, Our Lives

A loving look at how dogs care for people.

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables

Enthusiastically recommended for new and novice gardeners who want a straightforward, unfussy guide to growing their own food.
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The Ecological Gardener: How To Create Beauty and Biodiversity from the Soil Up

Those with a serious desire to learn more about creating ecologically friendly gardens will find much to muse over in Rees-Warren’s bracing mix of philosophical and practical landscape advice.
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Getting Baked: Everything You Need To Know about Hemp, CBD, and Medicinal Gardening

Webb’s practical, common-sense approach ensures that even skeptics will come away with a better understanding and appreciation for the possibilities of incorporating hemp and CBD into our gardens, kitchens, and medicine cabinets.
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Martha Stewart’s Very Good Things: Clever Tips & Genius Ideas for an Easier, More Enjoyable Life

A treat for the eye and lovely to page through. Devotees of all things Martha Stewart will be pleased. This is the kind of books that garners steady circulation and delights readers looking for highly visual, browsable nonfiction.
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Extraordinary Orchids

Orchid fanciers will relish the gorgeous color plates; readers new to orchids will appreciate the information on orchid biology, culture, and history.

A Conversation with Erin Benzakein, author of ‘Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias’

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Rosa: The Story of the Rose

While not a strictly a gardening or history book, this resource will amuse and delight gardeners and lovers of floral design and art history.
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Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms

Benzakein is a celebrity and best-selling author in the flower farming world, with an upcoming show on Magnolia TV. Her first book, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, is an essential title, and her large fan base will clamor for her newest as well.
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The Wisdom of Old Dogs: Lessons in Life, Love and Friendship

Tears will be inevitable while reading this title, but readers will be served well by this addition to pet collections.
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Potted History: How Houseplants Took Over Our Homes

Readers seeking an academic but accessible take on the relationship between houseplants and social history will enjoy this book.

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GrowVeg: The Beginner’s Guide to Easy Vegetable Gardening

Beginning gardeners who are eager to get their hands dirty will find both inspiration and practical information in this accessible, colorful, and highly illustrated volume.
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Tokachi Millennium Forest: Pioneering a New Way of Gardening with Nature

An excellent resource for the armchair gardener and the environmentally minded.

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The Spirit of Animal Healing: An Integrative Medicine Guide to a Higher State of Well-Being

Goldstein’s second book is an essential read for anyone interested in caring for their whole pet.
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The Healing Garden: Herbs for Health and Wellness

Soule’s enjoyable and reflective book will appeal to gardeners and botanists of all varieties. This is a good resource for those who wish to explore the realm of healing herbs and all the growing, gathering, storing, and making formulations that that entails.
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Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast

This book will provide readers with a deeper appreciation of the diversity of the Western landscape and inspiration for creating and cultivating gardens adapted to challenging and sometimes unforgiving sites.
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Humphry Repton: Landscape Design in an Age of Revolution

Richly illustrated with examples from Repton’s Red Books and concluding with extensive references and a bibliography, this volume sets Repton and his work firmly in the life and times of the late 1700s–early 1800s in a book that will appeal to those who enjoy reading about garden designers of the past, or garden history.
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How To Attract Birds to Your Garden: Foods They Like, Plants They Love, Shelter They Need

The bird feeding shelf is crowded, but with public interest so high there’s probably room for this happy introductory guide.
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Herbarium: The Quest To Preserve and Classify the World’s Plants

With lavish illustrations of places and people; portraits of key players; herbaria specimens; and beautiful, full-color artists’ renderings, this carefully researched, detailed homage to herbaria will appeal to those deeply interested in plant exploration and botany.
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Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe

Recommended particularly for traveling gardeners, though all could cull ideas from this book, which is similar in scope to Cristopher Woods’s Gardenlust.
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The Garden of Vegan: How Plants Can Save the Animals, the Planet and Our Health

Vegans and animal rights activists will find plenty of validation, and readers on the fence about becoming vegan may be convinced to do so. Others will likely be put off by the author’s questionable claims, inflammatory statements, and judgmental tone.
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Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again

Even nonhorticultural patrons will find this a gently enthralling read, and will finish with a renewed sense of wonder at the natural world and gratitude to Dickey for having written about it once more.
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Saving Seeds: A Home Gardener’s Guide to Preserving Plant Biodiversity

Useful for the beginning seed saver, but experienced gardeners will be looking for a broader overview of techniques.
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Lawns into Meadows: Growing a Regenerative Landscape

Particularly suited for both beginner and intermediate gardeners looking for a practical guide to getting started with transforming their lawns into meadows.
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How To Grow Your Dinner: Without Leaving the House

Ratinon generates enthusiasm about raising vegetables, edible flowers, mushrooms, and microgreens, either indoors or on balconies and windowsill in this useful resource for gardeners wishing to explore growing food within a restricted space.
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One Hundred Dogs and Counting: One Woman, Ten Thousand Miles, and A Journey into the Heart of Shelters and Rescues

This honest, engaging journey should be shared with all animal and pet lovers, especially those in the Southern states the author profiles.
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Chicken: A History from Farmyard to Factory

Highly recommended for those interested in agriculture, food safety, and the humane treatment of animals.
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American Hemp Farmer: Adventures and Misadventures in the Cannabis Trade

An essential book for the aspiring hemp farmer, there is much to consider here for anyone interested in organic farming, drug policy, and community organizing.
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Plant Tribe: Living Happily Ever After with Plants

An enjoyable guide for beginners and experienced green thumbs alike.

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Butchering Chickens: A Guide to Humane, Small-Scale Processing

A daunting endeavor demystified, everything from denuding tenders to dry-aging drumsticks explained in detail.
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Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

Sure to appeal to a broad range of gardeners and cooks, including those who live in urban areas where dedicating room to gardening is often challenging.
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The Gardener’s Guide to Succulents: A Handbook of Over 125 Exquisite Varieties of Succulents and Cacti

Matsuyama offers gardeners plenty of bang for their buck, including strong visuals and the basics of growing and propagating popular succulents and cacti. Novice horticulturists, however, might gravitate toward Ken Shelf and Rachel Weill’s Essential Succulents, which covers fewer plants but offers a bit more hand-holding when it comes to getting started..
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The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

Young women looking for ideas for a career in agriculture or horticulture are offered a number of paths to explore in this title. Those with a passion for plants who wish to see the many faces of women influencing the field will also enjoy.

Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard

Recent reports of massive declines in bird populations across North America make this book both timely and apposite. An essential addition to most gardening collections.
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Container and Fragrant Gardens

This guide fits the bill for readers in the market for a concise, inexpensive introduction to specific gardening topics, but those seeking more in-depth instruction will want to supplement the material with additional resources.
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Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm

Staub and Reynolds provide gardening inspiration, entertaining reading, and horticultural education in a title that a wide range of hobbyists, garden historians, and design professionals should enjoy.

Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy

Useful in a collection of dog training and health titles; for those who want to focus on the inner life of their dog and make their experiences full of joy.
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My Wild Garden: Notes from a Writer’s Garden

A beautiful love letter to gardens that is sure to appeal to anyone who has cultivated one of their own.
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Marfa Garden: The Wonders of Dry Desert Plants

Readers will be attracted to the surprising beauty of these dry desert plants and should consider using them to promote water conservation. An appealing choice for garden artists, landscapers, and home gardeners in the Southwest and elsewhere.

The Year of the Dogs

Essential for dog lovers and photography fans, this stunning and charming book is guaranteed to circulate constantly in public library collections.
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Small Garden Design

Professional landscape designers will find plenty to ponder here. Even as the overall vibe is more upscale Architectural Digest than down-to-earth Better Homes and Gardens, there is enough practical wisdom seeded among the dreamy images that even home gardeners will find a tip or two to apply to their own cherished plots of verdant happiness.
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Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats

Animal lovers will devour this British-toned, feel-good book, and might even develop some strategies in case their furry friends go missing.
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The Dog Log: An Accidental Memoir of Yapping Yorkies, Quarreling Neighbors, and the Unlikely Friendships That Saved My Life

Though occasionally overwritten, this heartwarming “who saved whom?” story will appeal to dog owners, the lovelorn, and fans of comic memoirs.

Going to the Dogs | Science & Technology, Sept. 2019

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The Dog Went over the Mountain: Travels with Albie; An American Journey

An entertaining account of a man and his dog traveling along America’s highways
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Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You

After reading this book, readers may not perceive their relationship with their dog in the same way. Engagingly written and understandable by general audiences, this is a worthy addition to any pet lover’s library.

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Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond

For readers interested in thinking deeply about dogs and our relationships with them.

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Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill

Christopher successfully brings the unique aspects of Wave Hill to life. This recommended book, part of a Timber Press series that spotlights outstanding public gardens, will appeal to garden historians, hobbyists, and landscape designers.

Allowed To Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries

Leshko’s profiles show these nonhuman animals as their own beings rather than as commodities. Readers will be hard pressed not to consider that message in examining the food and products they consume.

The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration

Foodies, gardeners, and those who wish to push their own taste buds are encouraged to embrace the anthropomorphizing of okra and take a deep dive into its many possibilities. Readers will be inspired by this work’s cultural context, growing tips, and recipes from highly acclaimed author interviewees such as Leah Penniman (Farming While Black), Sandor Katz (Wild Fermentation), and Marcus Samuelsson (The Soul of a New Cuisine).

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Grow Your Own Herbs: The 40 Best Culinary Varieties for Home Gardens

Recommended for anyone interested in homegrown herbs for cooking but not willing to purchase the authors’ more expansive (and expensive) Culinary Herbal. Gardeners who cook and also want herbs for projects (green roofs, garden seats, herb lawns) might consider The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Herbs.

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Kindred

As adapted from Butler's iconic novel, Dana is unwillingly wrenched from 1976 back to 1815 and must blend into plantation life as the "slave" of her white husband, Kevin...
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Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

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Heart Spring Mountain

Although the point-of-view jumps can be confusing and the narrative takes its time gaining momentum, the characters are richly drawn and authentic, so this book should be warmly welcomed by readers of contemporary literary fiction that plumbs the depths of rural American experience, especially that of women. [See Prepub Alert, 7/17/17.]
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Black Eyed Peas Present: Masters of the Sun; The Zombie Chronicles

Rapper Zulu-X takes the L...
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Billie Holiday

From the plaintive "Lover Man" to the antilynching "Strange Fruit," jazz singer Billie Holiday lived the songs she sang—and worse...
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Mama's Boyz: In Living Color! Mama's Boyz Inc

The Mama's Boyz all-ages syndicated strip continues with these warmhearted vignettes about widowed Pauline Porter, a bookstore owner raising teen sons Tyrell and Yusuf...
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Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart. Vol. 1: Riri Williams

When 15-year-old Riri loses her stepdad and best friend in a street shooting, the young supergenius flies off to fight evil in a superpowered suit of armor she built in the family garage...
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Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny

It's 2096, and Slip, Genesis, Ayanna, Omar, and Able are practice flying their rehabbed P-51 Mustangs (historically flown by the famed African American Tuskegee Airmen during World War II), zapping flying target spheres...
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Pioneering Cartoonists of Color

Editorial cartoonist Jackson over several decades tracked down little-known information about newspaper and magazine comics from black creators...
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