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Chase’s Calendar of Events 2024: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months. 67th ed

An invaluable resource for trivia fans, planners, media professionals, teachers, and librarians.

In the Form of a Question: The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life

Schneider is not only curious; she is also interesting. Fans of her meteoric run on Jeopardy will enjoy this debut memoir, which provides food for thought for anyone curious about all the trivia of life.
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He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters

Bailar’s informative and affecting book couldn’t be timelier. An important resource for parents, friends, allies, teachers, trans and cisgender people, and anyone hoping to deepen their knowledge and understanding.
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The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I

Brunt’s well-researched account should appeal to listeners interested in technology, engineering, and the social and political climate of the early 20th century.
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Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Harden’s stunning account of Shin’s life reflects the courage and strength of one man who escaped brutal captivity in hopes of a better life.
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The Trials of Madame Restell: Nineteenth-Century America’s Most Infamous Female Physician and the Campaign To Make Abortion a Crime

A timely, well-researched account that provides historical insight into present-day debates about abortion and reproductive rights in the United States.
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Behind the Door: The Dark Truths and Untold Stories of the Cecil Hotel

This audiobook will appeal to those just learning of Lam’s death and the Cecil Hotel, but those seeking tell-all true crime rather than a memoir may be disappointed.
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The King of Diamonds: The Search for the Elusive Texas Jewel Thief

Perfect for true-crime lovers who want a story about sinister thefts that aims to uncover the psychological motivations behind some sensational crimes.

The Museum of Other People: From Colonial Acquisitions to Cosmopolitan Exhibitions

This highly recommended work about anthropological museums and creating culturally appropriate exhibits challenges preconceptions and encourages readers to think critically about this complex and important issue.
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Sailing the Graveyard Sea: The Deathly Voyage of the Somers, the U.S. Navy’s Only Mutiny, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation

Recommended for fans of David Grann’s The Wager or Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea.

American Shield: The Immigrant Sergeant Who Defended Democracy

While there are other USCP accounts of the insurrection, this one stands apart, given Gonell’s immigrant beginnings and patriotic pride in his adopted country.
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The Money Kings: The Epic Story of the Jewish Immigrants Who Transformed Wall Street and Shaped Modern America

A commanding group biography commemorating the lives of wealthy Jewish power brokers. This skillfully narrated audio is highly recommended for those seeking a lively account of American financial and cultural history.
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The Burning of the World: The Great Chicago Fire and the War for a City’s Soul

Hopkins’s skillful performance of Berg’s meticulously researched narrative of the fire and its aftermath is a must-listen for anyone interested in American history and urban development.

Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World

This brilliant multidimensional nonfiction debut by Cooper, now the host of National Geographic’s Extraordinary Birder, should be cherished by all memoir fans and will strike a chord with his fellow sci-fi and comics fans.
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Overlooked: A Celebration of Remarkable, Underappreciated People Who Broke the Rules and Changed the World

An endlessly fascinating look into the lives of extraordinary individuals, this audiobook is a treat.
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Omega Farm: A Memoir

For those ready to reflect on the pandemic and not opposed to a jumping timeline, this deeply personal story resonates.
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Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World

Listeners interested in politics or social media should appreciate Klein’s nuanced look at how people of all political ideologies can follow the online trail of alternative facts into the Mirror World.

The Jolliest Bunch: Unhinged Holiday Stories

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a collection of funny, festive family stories full of 1990s nostalgia and heartwarming holiday hijinks. Recommended for fans of arts and entertainment autobiographers, such as Leslie Jordan and Randy Rainbow.
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My Vietnam, Your Vietnam: A Father Flees, a Daughter Returns; A Dual Memoir

A father-daughter memoir that highlights the complex nature of memory and perspective. Recommended for readers interested in personal narratives of connection.
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Up in Arms: How Military Aid Stabilizes—and Destabilizes—Foreign Autocrats

A valuable analysis of how military aid to other countries can hinder dictators as much as it can help them.
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A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages: The World Through Medieval Eyes

An informative and entertaining account of medieval travel that will be appreciated by readers of both popular history and travel stories. Those more interested in relics should consult Patrick J. Geary’s Furta Sacra.
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Forbidden Desire in Early Modern Europe: Male-Male Sexual Relations, 1400–1750

A significant contribution to the debate on the making of modern sexualities and an essential read for historians and serious students of premodern European history. Both general readers and scholars will undoubtedly come away with new insights from this meticulously researched and argued book.
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Soviet Adventures in the Land of the Capitalists: Ilf and Petrov’s American Road Trip

This book traces the elisions and obfuscations in Ilf and Petrov’s story and the political and humorous motivations they may have had for doing so. Questions of politics, art, commerce, identity, and how Soviet citizens perceived themselves in relation to Americans make for a fascinating story. It’s somewhat academic, but this book is a must for readers interested in Soviet, American, or Jewish history and radical politics.

The Riddles of the Sphinx: Inheriting the Feminist History of the Crossword Puzzle

As a gripping study sprinkled with puns and puzzles, this book encompasses the reasoning behind Shechtman’s own search for meaning while describing the constraints and histories of women who changed the narrative about wordplay. The book also soundly cracks the code for feminists puzzling over how wordplay fits into gender politics.
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The Constitutional Bind: How Americans Came To Idolize a Document That Fails Them

An eye-opening and exhaustive look at the U.S. Constitution. This book will reward readers’ tenacity and enlighten academics, policymakers, and civic-minded Americans alike.

Between Two Trailers: A Memoir

This debut is everything fans of memoirs could hope for: a beautifully written, searing and honest tribute to family.
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What Kind of Bird Can’t Fly: A Memoir of Resilience and Resurrection

A must have for readers interested in the consequences and transformation of mass incarceration, mass supervision, and inhumane policies and practices.

Skies of Thunder: The Deadly World War II Mission Over the Roof of the World

Readers interested in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II and Asian history will enjoy Alexander’s detailed and beautifully written account.

Slow Burn: The Hidden Costs of a Warming World

With gripping prose, this book encourages policymakers to consider the many hazards associated with the unavoidable increases in global temperature that the world faces. This is a call to arms addressing one of the most critical issues of contemporary times.
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Shock Values: Prices and Inflation in American Democracy

A solid history of American economic policies. Add to business and economics collections.

A Supreme Court Unlike Any Other: The Deepening Divide Between the Justices and the People

McMahon’s exemplary ability to explain the changes in party politics, ideologies, and political practices helps readers to visualize the monstrous philosophical gap between the judges and their electorate. This confirms his thesis that judicial independence is creating judicial isolation, to the detriment of the country. The book will appeal to voracious consumers of political thought and current events.

Cracking the Nazi Code: The Untold Story of Agent A12 and the Solving of the Holocaust Code

An extraordinary story of one man’s efforts to stop the Nazi regime. Best for those who enjoy history, biography, and tales of espionage.

Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity

This reader-friendly work concisely explains vital economic principles. The section on personal finance should be required reading for everyone. The superb electronic supplemental material package can be used to structure any introduction to economics course, and this work nicely supplements the fifth edition of Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics. Highly recommended for public libraries and all high school and university economics instructors.

Us, After: A Memoir of Love and Suicide

Readers who have experienced grief will find comfort in this deeply moving memoir of love and loss.
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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.
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Red Helicopter—A Parable for Our Times: Lead Change with Kindness (Plus a Little Math)

A well-crafted narrative with a genuine and heartfelt approach. Nominally a business title, but it will have a broad general appeal for readers looking to rediscover simple yet powerful principles that can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Unruly: The Ridiculous History of England’s Kings and Queens

An absurdist history of English monarchs that entertains as it informs. Pair with Stephen Bates’s The Shortest History of the Crown.

Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip

Algeo’s thoroughly engaging account of a former president’s unique summer road trip is chock-full of fascinating details and interesting people. Highly recommended for those interested in Americana and social and political history.
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Toxic: Women, Fame, and the Tabloid 2000s

A good pick for listeners seeking stories of tragedy and triumph about a specific set of women celebrities who bore the brunt of the sexism for which society has only recently begun to atone. Recommended for fans of pop culture critique, such as Celebrity Nation by Landon Y. Jones.
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The Place We Make: Breaking the Legacy of Legalized Hate

Sanderson’s research-supported arguments and persuasive, well-paced narration make for a compelling listen. Though the audio may be of special interest to those supporting racial reparations, progressive Christians, and Oregonians, this story deserves to be heard far and wide.
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More: A Memoir of Open Marriage

Winter’s conversational tone allows listeners to empathize with her as she stumbles through her marriage’s new dynamic and develops self-care techniques. Give to listeners who are curious about ethical non-monogamy as well as listeners who enjoy candid memoirs.
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The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts

Libraries who purchased Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts should acquire this marvelous companion piece.
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Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle To Save Reconstruction

This emotional deep dive into the Klan’s roots and how Grant tried to suppress their impact reinforces the notion that while the Civil War may have legally ended enslavement, Reconstruction did nothing to eliminate prejudice and discrimination.
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Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America

A stimulating, deeply researched history that is simultaneously entertaining and heartbreaking. Harriot’s self-narrated work is an essential purchase for all audio history collections.
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The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance

Clarren lays bare the many wrongs inflicted on Indigenous peoples and suggests possible means of making reparations. An eye-opening book exploring the author’s family history against a troubling historical backdrop.
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God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man

A fascinating new look at this enigmatic American Revolution hero/traitor, delivered objectively.
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Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education

This deeply touching memoir sheds light on the seemingly insurmountable challenges encountered by impoverished people seeking better lives for themselves and their families. Fans of Maid and the Netflix series inspired by the book will want to listen to this.
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I Quit Everything: How One Woman’s Addiction to Quitting Helped Her Confront Bad Habits and Embrace Midlife

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a candid autobiographical analysis of the ease with which one becomes addicted to both substances and behaviors. Recommended for fans of Sarah Levy and Holly Whitaker.
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Unroyal: Three Women Who Shook the Monarchy

A richly rendered audiobook offering insight into the experiences of the women who shake (and are shaken by) the power of the Crown. Recommended for followers of British royalty and those seeking feminist cultural studies works.
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Broken: Transforming Child Protective Services—Notes of a Former Caseworker

Parents and child-welfare professionals will benefit from this excellent work that gives an insider’s view of child protective services. Pair with We Were Once a Family by Roxanna Asgarian.
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Fire Dreams: Making Black Feminist Liberation in the South

WWAV’s experiences serve as an exemplar of Black women organizing in the South. Highly recommended for readers interested in grassroots activism and community organizing.
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Trash: A Poor White Journey

A poignant glimpse into the lives and obstacles in an impoverished postindustrial county. Includes a call to action to unite and empathize with others.
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Black Women, Ivory Tower: Revealing the Lies of White Supremacy in American Education

Harris’s weighty ruminations may serve as either a cautionary tale or a wake-up call for Black women readers, young and older, who are considering higher education. Readers interested in social issues within academia should also peruse the book.
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Challenge to Civilization: Indigenous Wisdom and the Future

A thought-provoking work that embraces Indigenous spirituality and wisdom. Ideal for environmentalists and scholars of Indigenous beliefs.

The Big 100: The New World of Super-Aging

A brilliant study on aging that’s destined to become a classic.
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Dead Weight: Essays on Hunger and Harm

Written with acumen and care, this title will be of value to readers interested in learning more about media portrayals of disordered eating and feminist theory. Those drawn to the work of Roxane Gay, Elise Loehnen, and Susan Bordo will likely enjoy this title too.

2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed

Scholarly but engrossing, this book captures the lingering uncertainty that has characterized the COVID pandemic, while assessing its global effects and likely future challenges. This vital title has breadth.
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Happy Days: Images of the Pre-Sixties Past in Seventies America

An intriguing perspective of 1970s American culture and nostalgia. Of interest primarily to history buffs.

He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters

A vital and wide-ranging discussion of gender and sexuality. This thoughtful, galvanizing book is an essential purchase for all nonfiction collections.
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Choices: A Post-Roe Abortion Rights Manifesto

A timely look at the state of the pro-choice activist movement. Recommended for readers interested in abortion access and activism.
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Hey Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking issue-oriented influencer insight, blended with thought-provoking autobiography. Recommended for fans of Stephanie McNeal and Sara Petersen.
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Alcatraz Ghost Story: Roy Gardner’s Amazing Train Robberies, Escapes, and Lifelong Love

An excellent and thorough biography of a character whose true story is not widely known, and a wild ride through the Depression and the U.S. prison system; many will enjoy the journey.
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One Nation Under Guns: How Gun Culture Distorts Our History and Threatens Our Democracy

A fast-paced, reader-friendly polemic that demolishes gun-culture myths. Will attract many readers.

Long Live Queer Nightlife: How the Closing of Gay Bars Sparked a Revolution

An accessible, absorbing look into an evolving form of queer culture, written by a brilliant sociologist.
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The Witch of the Forest’s Guide to Tarot Magick

Cute and appealing. The wonderful list of suggested reading is a virtual who’s who of tarot (a good guide for parapsychology collection development). A helpful index completes the package.
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Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum

This well-researched title is an important chronicle of the treatment of Black Americans and their mental health during the Jim Crow era. Beyond promoting systemic change, Hylton compels readers to look within to assess how they treat and view the people around them.
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Astrosex: What the Stars Say About Our Sexuality

A frank, informative, and juicy look at sexuality through an astrological lens.
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Pendulum Magic: An Enchanting Divination Book of Discovery and Magic

This compact book will delight readers of esoteric divination, witchcraft, and good old-fashioned fortunetelling.
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Welcome the Wretched: In Defense of the “Criminal Alien.”

For those seeking to understand the traps and hidden history of immigration law.
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Innovation for the Masses: How To Share the Benefits of the High-Tech Economy

Effectively shows the importance of innovation in modern economies while also making clear that innovation alone does not guarantee good outcomes. Will appeal to those studying or working in public policy or economics.
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Down Ballot: How a Local Campaign Became a National Referendum on Abortion

Will likely be a popular selection as the 2024 election draws near. It will also be of interest to those teaching civics and journalism.

Your Tarot Guide: Learn To Navigate Life with the Help of the Cards

Readers of tarot will be drawn to the fabulous illustrations and intelligent interpretations in this guide. It’s intended for beginners but has something for all levels of tarot sophistication.

More: A Memoir of Open Marriage

An honest look at how an open marriage can work, an excellent read for people interested in self-discovery or ethical non-monogamy. Recommended for readers of Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy’s The Ethical Slut and Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux’s More Than Two.
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Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis

Measurably advances the conversation about ways to meet people’s legal needs. This narrative demands the attention of readers interested in making the legal system work for everyone, regardless of their resources.
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Rental Person Who Does Nothing: A Memoir

A fascinating and oddly endearing memoir.
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Numerology: A Guide to Decoding Your Destiny with the Hidden Meaning of Numbers

Numerology is less complicated and more straightforward than most divination systems; readers seeking insight into their or their loved ones’ lives will find Casper’s book a complete and accessible introduction to the art and science of numerology.

Crimes of the Centuries: The Cases That Changed Us

Fans of true crime will enjoy this collection of tales from the annals of American justice; they will surely come away eager to learn more about the crimes that have meaningfully shaped the judicial system.

The Counterfeit Countess: The Jewish Woman Who Rescued Thousands of Poles During the Holocaust

A full portrait of a woman who saved thousands in Nazi-occupied Poland, with broad appeal for readers interested in Holocaust and eastern European history and survivor’s stories.
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The Political Thought of Xi Jinping

This scholarly examination of Xi’s leader-driven ideological revolution will appeal to readers interested in current-day China, especially Chinese political philosophy.
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An American Dreamer: Life in a Divided Country

A beautifully rendered, sensitively told story about a veteran who returns home to a nation where many things are changing or already altered forever. A good choice for public libraries.

How To Be a Renaissance Woman: The Untold History of Beauty & Female Creativity

This treatise on Renaissance beauty highlights similarities to contemporary beauty standards. There’s appeal for casual readers, but the real value is for academics.

Food Cultures of China: Recipes, Customs, and Issues

Highly recommended for readers interested in learning more about Chinese cuisine and its history. This riveting work will enthrall foodies.

How Migration Really Works: The Facts About the Most Divisive Issue in Politics

Essential reading, given the current climate of misinformation around immigration.
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Mickey and the Teamsters: A Fight for Fair Unions at Disney

This timely, well-researched, well-reported volume explores what happens when a union becomes undemocratic. Good for libraries with strong economic or labor collections. Will appeal to readers interested in union politics, Disney history, or nonfiction books that take a deep dive into their subjects.

Everyday Something Has Tried To Kill Me and Has Failed: Notes from Periracial America

Concise essays that clearly convey that the fight for racial justice must continue in the face of backlash. A must-purchase for all collections.
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Relinquished: The Politics of Adoption and the Privilege of American Motherhood

Provocative, in-depth, and scholarly. For readers interested in the history of adoption.
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Empty Fields, Empty Promises: A State-by-State Guide to Understanding and Transforming the Right To Farm

An academic yet accessible book that rural advocates and foes of inequality will appreciate.
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The Authenticity Industries: Keeping It “Real” in Media, Culture, and Politics

A fascinating, commended academic exploration of the ways in which products and experiences are marketed to consumers.
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A Death in Malta: An Assassination and a Family’s Quest for Justice

This narrative will make a good addition to both public and academic libraries, especially institutions with journalism programs.

Humanizing Immigration: How To Transform Our Racist and Unjust System

A timely title that humanizes immigration and offers readers a deep understanding of the processes involved in seeking asylum and fighting deportation. It also clearly and expertly shows how specific enforced laws contribute to institutional racism.
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Brooding over Bloody Revenge: Enslaved Women’s Lethal Resistance

Spanning from the colonial period through to the early national and antebellum eras, Taylor’s extensively researched book not only powerfully depicts the trauma endured by enslaved women, it also details how federal and state governments and judicial systems propped up the institution of slavery and allowed or enacted its overwhelming violence.
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GoFailMe: The Unfulfilled Promise of Digital Crowdfunding

For readers who are contemplating either setting up a crowdsourcing site or donating to one.
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Koreatown Dreaming: Stories & Portraits of Korean Immigrant Life

Recommended for anyone interested in the experiences of Korean Americans. For a more detailed exploration of the topic, consider Koreatown, Los Angeles: Immigration, Race, and the “American Dream” by Shelley Sang-Hee Lee.

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.

Eyeliner: A Cultural History

A significant addition to cultural histories of self-expression. Hankir disrupts many deeply held assumptions about beauty, gender, and power.
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Dolls of Our Lives: Why We Can’t Quit American Girl

A nostalgic analysis full of intriguing details. Sure to delight people who grew up with American Girl dolls, but it may be too niche for some readers.
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The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey, 10th Ed.

This publication should be considered a useful and supplemental guide to the Census Bureau’s website, since it expands on the information found within it.
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Egyptian Made: Women, Work, and the Promise of Liberation

This book has the ability to tear holes into preexisting ideas readers may have about Egyptian women in the workforce. It also invites them to learn how some women shape their own professional identities. As intensely accessible and personable as Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickeled and Dimed.

Sins of the Shovel: Looting, Murder, and the Evolution of American Archaeology

An intriguing addition to the archaeological history of the American Southwest.

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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