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A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington

Washington does a deep dive into not only the physical effects of environmental racism, but the mental ones. Contaminants such as lead can have detrimental effects on brain development. This book is at once a look into the horror of our treatment of people of color in this country as well as a hopeful look into just how easy it can be to change. —MJ

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316509442
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - August 4th, 2020

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Revenge, intrigue, and unexpected magic live at the heart of this stunning debut. In an Asian-inspired fantasy world, rebellion foments against the mysterious and harsh Emperor who demands a literal part of every citizen to keep them safe from a nebulous threat. One young woman must seek out the secrets to her father’s magic, but the answers are much darker than she can imagine. Rich and truly surprising, this book stayed with me long after I put it down. —Ivy

This book is part of our Fall Reading Challenge. Read more here.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316541428
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Published: Orbit - September 8th, 2020

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

A devastating, beautiful, and timely novel. Franny Stone is a strong but lost soul, damaged, desperate, infuriating, irresistible. She's on a mission to follow the final migration of arctic terns in a world where extinction has become the norm. The narrative of this mesmerizing sea journey is relentless. It produces a cold longing that burns in your core. This is a meditation, a mystery, an action-adventure, a character study, and a love story. It's gut-wrenching and breath-taking. I loved it.  —Trey

This book is part of our Fall Reading Challenge. Read more here.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

Cool Is Everywhere New and Adaptive Design Across America by Michel Arnaud

Kind of a cross between “how to save your medium-sized city” and “architectural repurposing porn,” this book by an architectural photographer has almost got me ready to head out on the road to see what other kinds of awesome I’ve been missing. Case studies highlight Oakland, Portland, Austin, and Denver in the West as well as Rust Belt jewels and Southern revitalization in action. Cool Is Everywhere discusses gentrification and the unequal distribution of the benefits of urban recovery, but mostly it’s a naked-brick-and-stripped-hardwood-floor blueprint for saving your city, one abandoned factory at a time.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781419738227
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Published: Abrams - June 2nd, 2020

Intangibles Unlocking the Science and Soul of Team Chemistry by Joan Ryan

Team chemistry makes or breaks a team. That’s my takeaway from sports columnist Joan Ryan’s fascinating new book, Intangibles. Inspired by the 1989 San Francisco Giants’ improbable run to the World Series, Ryan spent the last 10 years looking at all kinds of players, from superstars to journeymen, to uncover the archetypal roles they serve on their teams: the sparkplug, the sage, the kid, the enforcer, the buddy, the jester, the warrior. The chemistry that comes from that magical mix of players who inspire, support, and believe in each other can’t manufacture talent, but it does maximize whatever talent a team has. And you’re not going to go far without it. 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316434935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 28th, 2020

Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate by Mark Kurlansky

Kurlansky has long been praised for his all-encompassing microhistories of singular items with bestselling books like Salt and Cod but he has outdone himself here with this gorgeous, full-color, heavily-photographed gift book, Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate from Patagonia. As always, his writing is thoughtful, personable, and knowledgeable. Kurlansky explores the history of this remarkable fish and our relationship with it across centuries and around the world, as well as the environmental issues that challenge it, presenting an engaging must-read that inextricably ties the survival of salmon to that of our planet. An astonishing call-to-arms.

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ISBN: 9781938340864
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Published: Patagonia - March 3rd, 2020

The End of White Politics How to Heal Our Liberal Divide by Zerlina Maxwell

In her highly anticipated book, MSNBC analyst Zerlina Maxwell, who worked on both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns, challenges us to look at the problems not of the right, but of the left—including white privilege, income inequality, and racism. Most especially, she argues that the Democratic party’s struggle to engage women and communities of color because of its preoccupation with catering to the white male working class, is the flaw that prevents true progress from succeeding. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

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ISBN: 9780306873614
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Published: Hachette Books - July 7th, 2020

Brother Robert Growing Up with Robert Johnson by Annye C. Anderson

This is the touching, first-hand account of the family life of Delta blues legend Robert Johnson from the perspective of Annye Anderson, his half-sister. Johnson died when she was 12, but with the help of a steel-trap memory and documents, Anderson shows us a side we haven’t much seen of the talented musician. She may not know what he did on the road, but she helps us meet the man he was with the people who mattered the most.

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ISBN: 9780306845260
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Published: Hachette Books - June 9th, 2020

The New One Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad

Can something painful be funny? Can you really only have one slice of pizza? Can something that feels horrible turn out to be wonderful? Can fish text? Birbiglia asks these questions and more in his honest, funny, and emotionally fraught exploration of parenthood and what it has meant to him and to his wife. Fans of his will appreciate the new stories, as well as poems from his wife, and if you don’t know anything about this awkward sleepwalker, I encourage you to check him out.

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By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538701515
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 16th, 2020

The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

I’ve been hooked on Louisa Morgan since I first picked up A Secret History of Witches last year. The Age of Witches is her third foray into magical historical fiction and, in my opinion, her best. Reconstruction-era New York and Victorian England are brought to vivid life as we weave our way through the social niceties (and not-so-niceties) of families and stepfamilies, marriage, and the social expectations of women of the era while expertly adding in a beautiful thread of magic and female companionship. 

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ISBN: 9780316419512
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Published: Redhook - April 7th, 2020

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