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The Summer Canada Burned: The Wildfire Season That Shocked the World

A recommended title for forestry and media collections in higher education and for followers of Canadian events and studies.
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Sloth

This compact volume nicely covers the past, present, and future of sloths for readers who have fallen in love with them based on popular culture depictions.

How To Win Friends and Influence Fungi: Collected Quirks of Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math from Nerd Nite

Delightful and eminently readable. This book about the Nerd Nite empire will be an excellent addition to science collections.
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Space Oddities: The Mysterious Anomalies Challenging Our Understanding of the Universe

Geared toward curious lay readers willing to be challenged with mind-bending scientific puzzles. It helps to have some familiarity with physics, but this book is accessible with clear explanations, a sprinkling of humor, and a dash of poetry. The combination makes for an engaging follow-up to Cliff’s previous book, How To Make an Apple Pie from Scratch.
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Southern Rivers: Restoring America’s Freshwater Biodiversity

A wide-ranging picture of interconnectedness between aquatic biodiversity and humanity. Includes rich terminology and vivid descriptions and photographs. Highly recommended for libraries in the Southeast or any library with a strong environmental history collection.

Deep Space: Beyond the Solar System to the Edge of the Universe and the Beginning of Time

A stunning and essential coffee-table book. Targeted at amateur astronomers, the book takes advantage of today’s advanced astronomy research that provides exciting new information from the sensitive eyes of modern large telescopes, both in space and on the ground. Nicely supplements Erich Karkoschka’s Observer’s Sky Atlas and the National Geographic Stargazer’s Atlas.

Twelve Trees: The Deep Roots of Our Future

This engaging heart-and-mind approach to educating readers about trees reveals that they too have lessons to offer to the world.
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Saving Michelangelo’s Dome: How Three Mathematicians and a Pope Sparked an Architectural Revolution

An accessible book about the history of the dome that sparked an architectural revolution; recommended for general audiences.
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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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The Story of Earth’s Climate in 25 Discoveries: How Scientists Found the Connections Between Climate and Life

Adult readers seeking grounded scientific arguments about current climate change will appreciate this big-picture view of the history of Earth’s ecosystems and how present circumstances may herald another tipping point.
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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.
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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Growing Organic Food: A Crop-by-Crop Reference for 62 Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, and Herbs

A solid reference guide that’s best for established gardeners looking to introduce organic methods and self-sustainability into their practice.

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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How To Look at a Bird: Open Your Eyes to the Joy of Watching and Knowing Birds

Leslie’s gentle, encouraging tone will assuage any doubts of readers new to sketching nature. An inspirational first flight for fledgling birders.
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On the Move: The Overheating Earth and the Uprooting of America

Scientific and individual humanitarian aspects come together in a moving but scary portrait of what will happen if climate change continues to make places uninhabitable. Readers will find this book to be quite informative and prescient. Give to those who enjoyed Jared Diamond’s Collapse.
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42 Reasons To Hate the Universe (And One Reason Not To)

This book presents numerous dire details about all the things in the universe that could potentially kill you, but the scientific, and sometimes humorous, points make it one to purchase. Guaranteed to make readers smile and even occasionally laugh out loud.
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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.
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The Science of ‘The Mandalorian’: The Anatomy of a Space Western

A fun read for dedicated Star Wars fans. Even so, some readers may conclude that the book missed the opportunity to incorporate more science analogies and aspects.
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Survive and Thrive: How To Prepare for Any Disaster Without Ammo, Camo, or Eating Your Neighbor

A solid selection for collections. Ideal for people who want to learn general survival tips and to feel prepared for any disaster, from pandemics to earthquakes.

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.

The Body Factory: From the First Prosthetics to the Augmented Human

Gruesome yet puckish, this summary conveys fascinating details of amputation, tourniquets, the phantom limb phenomenon, and prosthetics design. It makes a fine choice for adult and teen collections and for science curricula.
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The Environmental Resource Handbook, 2023/2024

Libraries with low budgets would be well-served by acquiring this print edition about environmental issues. Those with serious research collections on environmental topics, however, will want to consider purchasing a subscription to the online database.

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.
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The Parrot and the Igloo: Climate and the Science of Denial

A thorough history outlining how deniers cast doubt on global warming and the U.S. government’s repeated failures to take action. Readers and listeners of Kate Aronoff’s Overheated will want to snap this story up.
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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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Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think About Animals

A hopeful yet realistic look at successful wildlife rehabilitation projects, narrated with perfectly pitched intensity. This is sure to make an impact.
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Our Moon: How Earth’s Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet, Guided Evolution, and Made Us Who We Are

A solid biography of the Moon. There’s plenty here for readers who enjoy planetary and earth science books.

Dispersals: On Plants, Borders, and Belonging

These essays critically probe the native/nonnative paradigm of invasive-species ecology. Lee’s voice will stay with readers long after they finish this book.
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Not the End of the World: How We Can Be the First Generation To Build a Sustainable Planet

Ritchie expertly coaxes readers out of the pit of despair and into a metaphorical lab that’s bright, working, and committed to ecological problem-solving.
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The Story Is in Our Bones: How Worldviews and Climate Justice Can Remake a World in Crisis

Lake casts a wide net that embraces global Indigenous perspectives and modern science to discuss topics such as humanity’s origin, society’s relationship to nature, and the imperative need to halt and reverse climate change. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.

The Allure of the Multiverse: Extra Dimensions, Other Worlds, and Parallel Universes

This expert untangling of complicated concepts will kindle curiosity and awe for quantum physics. An excellent recommendation for both science-fiction enthusiasts and readers of popular nonfiction.
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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.
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The Quickening: Creation and Community at the Ends of the Earth

An elegantly narrated, fully fleshed account of a singular trip to an imperiled place. Listeners and readers of Margaret Lowman’s The Arbornaut or Naira de Gracia’s The Last Cold Place will love this.
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Beastly: The 40,000-Year Story of Animals and Us

Carew’s study makes a strong case for balanced ecosystems to support all Earth’s animals, including people, while sharing the often shameful history of humans’ lack of consideration for other species’ inherent rights. A natural selection for listeners who loved Ed Yong’s An Immense World.

Not a Drop To Drink

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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Starborn: How the Stars Made Us (and Who We Would Be Without Them)

This mesmerizing history of stargazing looks both back into the past and forward. An excellent recommendation for thoughtful and curious readers.
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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.
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Spin: How the World (and Almost Everything in It) Turns

An accessible and rewarding exploration of the physics of circular motion in everyday life.

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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Gator Country: Deception, Danger, and Alligators in the Everglades

Audiences of all types will appreciate this easy-to-read narrative as well as Renner’s knowledge of the area, her academic ability, her candor, and her insights into human nature. Recommended for all libraries, especially academic ones and those in and around South Florida.

Purified: How Recycled Sewage Is Transforming Our Water

A concise, imperative primer on the science and politics of the United States’ fresh-water crisis.
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Curious Species: How Animals Made Natural History

Historians and biologists will enjoy this thoughtful history of how the animal kingdom was mapped out and how people are still discovering their place within it.
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Grizzly Bear Science and the Art of a Wilderness Life: Forty Years of Research in the Flathead Valley

Wildlife enthusiasts will get a front-row seat to the adventure and science of studying grizzly bears, while learning a great deal along the way.
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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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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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Liquid Asset: How Business and Government Can Partner To Solve the Freshwater Crisis

Written with clarity and focus, this book tackles the water crisis from the novel perspective of private industry. A highly recommended addition to collections focused on business and the environment.
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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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Sweet and Easy Japanese Desserts: Matcha, Mochi and More! A Complete Guide to Recipes, Ingredients and Techniques

An engaging entry into the world of Japanese sweets. This user-friendly volume will enliven any cookbook collection.

Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and Its Power To Change Our World

Essential reading for medical professionals or anyone interested in improving the American healthcare system, this illuminating and inspiring book shows nurses as an integral part of their communities, fighting to overcome structural inequalities such as racism, sexism, and poverty while they try to heal the nation.
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A Book of Noises: Notes on the Auraculous

A valuable addendum to musical and hard science collections. Readers who have wide interests and want new ways to understand the world about them will be absorbed. Public and academic libraries will appreciate the scope.

Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity

As studies show that awareness of gender bias leads to more inclusion, this book is essential reading for faculty, administrators, potential students, and the entire scientific community. The focus is on higher education, but the book also looks at multiple research studies and proven interventions in science programming for younger students.

Eat, Poop, Die: How Animals Make Our World

This book finds beauty in messy ecological processes.
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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.

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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Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World

A timely exploration of an increasingly frequent natural disaster. The human-centric story at the center will keep less academically oriented listeners engaged and, perhaps, pondering how close they’ve come to recent fires.
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Period: The Real Story of Menstruation

This illuminating, explicitly feminist study will provide listeners with a more accurate understanding of the menstrual cycle, as well as ideas for improving menstrual health on a global scale.
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Butterflies of the Midwest Field Guide

A compact and useful guidebook for libraries in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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OMFG, Bees!: Bees Are So Amazing and You’re About To Find Out Why

Playful watercolors and bee-enhanced modifications to classic art add to the humorous text.
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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.
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The Grandin Papers: Over 50 Years of Research on Animal Behavior and Welfare That Improved the Livestock Industry

A valuable title for communities with agriculture and animal-processing businesses and schools. This book will also benefit policy makers and general readers interested in animal welfare and behaviors.
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The Struggle for the People’s King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement

This work demands the attention of scholars and students of social mobilization and the construction, operation, and corruption of collective memory. Its message of how contentious U.S. politics warp democracy, however, deserves a general reading.

You Are What You Watch: How Movies and TV Affect Everything

A worthy, fun dissection of pop culture that’s full of infographics and data.

The Loneliness Files: A Memoir in Essays

Reflective yet urgent, reverberating with feeling. Dixon beautifully articulates how loneliness is paradoxically a narrative that people experience together, even as they experience it in spaces of isolation, vulnerability, and loss.

Bookworthy Birds

Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror

While some readers might be drawn to this book by Peele’s star power, this is a well-crafted anthology that’s perfect for introducing readers to emerging and established Black authors.
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