Education and Beyond, Aug. 2022, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

Ways to approach higher education.

Bunch, Will. After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics—and How To Fix It. Morrow. Aug. 2022. 320p. ISBN 9780063076990. $28.99. SOCIAL SCIENCE/ECONOMIC DISPARITY

Harvey, Dr. William R. Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ Guide to Excellence. Amistad: HarperCollins. Aug. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9780062863287. pap. $16.99. PERSONAL GROWTH

Liang, Belle & Timothy Klein. How To Navigate Life: The New Science of Finding Your Way in School, Career, and Beyond. St. Martin’s. Aug. 2022. 336p. ISBN 9781250273147. $29. PSYCHOLOGY/ADOLESCENT

Arguing that the United States is essentially split between those who are educated and those who are not, which makes access to college today’s most crucial issue, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bunch investigates everything that’s wrong with U.S. higher education in After the Ivory Tower Falls and proposes how to build it better (50,000-copy first printing). In Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ Guide to Excellence, President Harvey of Hampton University—one of 107 HBCUs in the United States—explains that HBCU graduates have achieved success through a blend of moral values, personal grown, and community responsibility that has allowed them to navigate the white world while retaining their core Blackness. Award-winning educators Liang and Klein look at the newest generation of stressed adolescents, whose physical and mental burnout will carry through college right into their first jobs, to show how they can shut out the noise and shift from performance to purpose in How To Navigate Life (50,000-copy first printing).

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Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, awards chair, and treasurer of the National Book Critics Circle.

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