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Bad Jew: A Family’s Quest from the Minsk Ghetto to Netanyahu’s Israel

A poignant, engaging, important, and personal perspective of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, in which Smolar cleverly combines political and historical aspects with elements of memoir.
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The Bonus Family Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Co-Parenting and Creating Stronger Families

This definitive practical guide addresses nearly every situation that bonus families might experience.
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Born To Rule: The Making and Remaking of the British Elite

Based on numerous interviews of an intriguing demographic, this engaging book is a deep-dive analysis of the British elite. Highly recommended for most collections on Britain.
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The Green Ages: Medieval Innovations in Sustainability

This title demonstrates that historically, people have changed their way of life when called on. More narratives like this are needed.
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Steadfast Parenting: How To Raise Children of Character

This character-development book will appeal to not only parents and guardians but educators as well.
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Midnight in Moscow: A Memoir from the Front Lines of Russia’s War Against the West

A distinguished insider’s view of United States–Russia relations and what a diplomatic role entails personally and politically, especially in wartime.
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Becoming Elizabeth Arden: The Woman Behind the Global Beauty Empire

This well-researched biography is recommended for business history collections. A fun related read, Louise Claire Johnson’s Behind the Red Door, offers insight from an Arden intern who worked there in the early 2000s.
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The Black Utopians: Searching for Paradise and the Promised Land in America

This enticing mix of personal and general history of Black utopian safe spaces promises to engage readers interested in reckoning with the past and present of Black American experiences and milestones.
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The Air They Breathe: A Pediatrician on the Frontlines of Climate Change

This is a compelling, page-turning read on the perils of global environmental issues and a call to action for parents.

What Time Is Noon?: Hilarious Texts, Ridiculous Feedback, and Not-So-Subtle Advice from Teenagers

In a time when raising adolescents can feel more harrowing than humorous, TikTok sensation Leighton provides comedy and maybe a few insights into the world of teens.
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Meet Me in the Middle: 8 Mother-Daughter Conversations About Life and Faith

An easy, Christian faith-based read that’s chock-full of practical ideas for meaningful mother-daughter time.

The Opt-Out Family: How To Give Your Kids What Technology Can’t

This volume is a must-have resource for parents. It’s jam-packed with ideas for getting offline, all in a highly accessible and readable format.
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A Mom Like That: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis

This moving and heartbreaking memoir is a compelling tale about a woman who experienced postpartum psychosis twice. As a result, she calls for increased awareness about the condition and advocates for treating it like the medical emergency that it is.
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Chaos Comes Calling: The Battle Against the Far-Right Takeover of Small-Town America

An unflinching, sobering, and essential read, filled with first-person narratives and reflections that offer an urgent warning about the fragility of democratic institutions in the face of rising extremism in the United States and around the world.
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The Social Safety Net

Social justice enthusiasts will appreciate this book the most.
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Mindful with Me: Connecting with Your Child Through Daily Mindfulness

An action-oriented manual that makes mindfulness practice an easy addition to a daily routine; caregivers could easily read this book aloud to their children.
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Too Tired To Fight: 13 Essential Conflicts Parents Must Have To Keep Their Relationship Strong

A meaty counseling session, presented in book form, that expertly dispels common misconceptions about conflicts between couples with children.
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Raising Securely Attached Kids: Using Connection-Focused Parenting To Create Confidence, Empathy, and Resilience

A digestible, practical resource for those trying to get to the root of issues in their household. Filled with sample scripts for discussions, charts, quotes from parents, and other tools designed to help readers form strong parent-child relationships, this book is ideal for reading in short bursts or to refer to as needed.

Frighten the Horses: A Memoir

Radclyffe’s riveting, moving memoir about his journey of self-discovery is a page-turner that reads like a novel.
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An Improbable Life: My Father’s Escape from Soviet Russia

A fascinating story and firsthand view of life during the 20th century. It is a vivid tale of censorship and surveillance that would sit comfortably on a shelf with the other great narratives of life under Soviet oppression.
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Tías and Primas: On Knowing and Loving the Women Who Raise Us

This welcome book (with illustrations) aptly deconstructs the labels often applied to Latinas.

Mind the Science: Saving Your Mental Health from the Wellness Industry

Rooted in science but written in accessible language, this highly informative book is an enlightening resource about mental-health misinformation and pseudoscience.
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This Sweet Earth: Walking with Our Children in the Age of Climate Collapse

A helpful and page-turning guide to protecting the planet amid today’s climate change crisis.
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Trouble in Censorville: The Far Right’s Assault on Public Education and the Teachers Who Are Fighting Back

A timely look at the current state of censorship in American schools and a few ideas to fight against it.
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To Be a Problem: A Black Woman’s Survival in the Racist Disability Rights Movement

A frank critique of the disability rights movement. Recommended for readers interested in activism and social justice.
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Antiracism as Daily Practice: Refuse Shame, Change White Communities, and Help Create a Just World

A worthy addition to the canon of antiracism literature. This titles comes with a necessary focus on the importance of self-reflection, self-assessment, and action.
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Rethinking Rescue: Dog Lady and the Story of America’s Forgotten People and Pets

Readers will never look at animal rescue the same way again after reading this thoughtful and powerful behind-the-scenes look into the animal welfare world.

Gender Explained: A New Understanding of Identity in a Gender Creative World

This essential purchase accurately captures the pulse of the conversation about gender in the United States, expands awareness and knowledge about gender, and educates readers about common myths and misinformation.
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Broken: Transforming Child Protective Services—Notes of a Former Caseworker

A thoughtful debut account, revealing troubling inequities within the U.S. child welfare system.
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From South Central to Southside: Gang Transnationalism, Masculinity, and Disorganized Violence in Belize City

An illuminating study about gangs and systemic inequality, best suited for an academic audience.
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The Literature of Japanese American Incarceration

An accessible examination of the U.S. concentration camps that held people solely because of their race and heritage, plus a look at how they impacted society and generations to come. Important for both researchers and students.
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Challenging Modernity

This provocative volume is wide-ranging, and the contributors do not disappoint. Although neither Bellah nor the contributors offer a definitive conclusion, the scope, depth, and coherence of this collection is a brilliant elaboration of what might have occurred.
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Dismantling Mass Incarceration: A Handbook for Change

Required reading for activists, legal professionals, and public officials. It’s sure to be assigned in seminars and college classrooms for years to come.

Oh No He Didn’t!: Brilliant Women and the Men Who Took Credit for Their Work

This exceptional book’s stories of plagiarism showcase persistence and the insidious and enduring ways in which sexism informs and shapes the contemporary world. Murphy will motivate readers to challenge stereotypes.

Invisible Labor: The Untold Story of the Cesarean Section

This inciting, empowering book shows the clear need not just to improve women’s access to health care but also to shift the paradigm about the restrictions placed on reproductive rights.

The Language Puzzle: Piecing Together the Six-Million-Year Story of How Words Evolved

A brilliant, generous, expansive, and joyful book about the evolution of language.

Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

This compellingly narrated account of unjust and racist educational policies sounds a clarion call for economic restitution and educational reform. A must-listen for those seeking knowledge of educational history and hoping for a more equitable future.
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The Hungry Season: A Journey of War, Love, and Survival

A compassionately drawn portrait of an indomitable woman determined to maintain ties to her people through the life-giving, memory-sustaining power of rice.

Soldiers and Kings: Survival and Hope in the World of Human Smuggling

Listeners will learn how smugglers’ lives parallel those of the would-be immigrants who enter the U.S. every year. De León vividly depicts how both groups are part and parcel of a dangerous global industry in pursuit of greater economic opportunity.
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2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed

An epic account of a pivotal year, told convincingly through the thoughtful interweaving of personal stories and public facts.
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If You See Them: Young, Unhoused, and Alone in America

Absorbing and urgent, Sokolik’s debut is recommended especially for large public libraries serving unaccompanied unhoused minors and young adults.
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Namesake: Reflections on a Warrior Woman

A thoughtful, insightful, recommended collection of essays on Palestinian experiences that connects history with contemporary societies.
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Queering Rehoboth Beach: Beyond the Boardwalk

This highly recommended title about Rehoboth Beach, DE, is a tour de force of micro history at its best. Both scholars and general readers will appreciate it.
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Belonging Without Othering: How We Save Ourselves and the World

Will appeal to readers researching DEI. This interdisciplinary work for think tanks, academics, faculty, and graduate students is most useful as a treatise.
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1217: The Battles That Saved England

An insightful look at a key but underrecognized moment in English history. History buffs will love it.
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Rolling: Blackness and Mediated Comedy

An enlightening collection of essays that will appeal to readers interested in the history of Black comedy.
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Critical Insights: Power & Corruption

This resource offers nuanced insights and facilitates engagement with the complexities of power and corruption in literature. A worthy addition to the series and a valuable tool for researchers and academics on this subject.
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Current Biography Yearbook 2023

An outstanding and invaluable resource that remains the leader in reference options for biographies of living and recently deceased people.
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Birds Aren’t Real: The True Story of Mass Avian Murder and the Largest Surveillance Campaign in US History

This satirical conspiracy-theory book makes a fun addition to collections. Give to fans of other quick, funny, satirical reads such as The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah team.
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Free the Land: The Root Cause of Inequality and the Fight for a Better Future

A fascinating look at alternative landownership practices. Recommended for readers interested in economics, the environment, and issues of inequality.
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The Last Human Job: The Work of Connecting in a Disconnected World

Highly recommended for readers in connective labor professions.
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The Bonnet

A beautiful lived history lesson that’s a haunting addition to women’s and gender studies collections.

For Times Such as These: A Radical’s Guide to the Jewish Year

A highly recommended, educational, and welcome contribution to the literature about Jewish traditions. The authors’ extraordinary guide to combining those rituals with everyday activism practices is what sets this resource far apart from others.
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Barbie: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy

A visually captivating scrapbook of Barbie’s evolution that fans will enjoy.

White Supremacy Is All Around: Notes from a Black Disabled Woman in a White World

A valuable read for all. This title not only calls out the white supremacy that continues to oppress communities of color but it also provides a prescription for real change.

Tits Up: What Sex Workers, Milk Bankers, Plastic Surgeons, Bra Designers, and Witches Tell Us About Breasts

Required reading that expertly covers the ways in which social constructions, sexualization, and economic viability influence people’s views of bodies, their own and others’.
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Mutuality in El Barrio: Stories of the Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service

Highly recommended for collections supporting sociologists, social workers, social justice research, and the study of grassroots and nonprofit organizations.
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The Unclaimed: Abandonment and Hope in the City of Angels

This title urges readers to care (in life and in death) about the disturbing number of Americans who go unclaimed each year.

Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll

This thorough, consideration of the Barbie world is as relevant now as it was 30 years ago.
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Big Mall: Shopping for Meaning

The best up-to-date study on malls. For general readers, especially those interested in sociology and capitalism-related topics.
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There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension

Beautifully written. Fans of Abdurraqib and basketball will enjoy the book.

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.
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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

The Danger Imperative: Violence, Death, and the Soul of Policing

This evenhanded, well written account will appeal to readers interested in public safety. The book benefits from interior photos of police stations and training materials.
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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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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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