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Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

The Growing Season: How I Built a New Life--and Saved an American Farm Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593129395
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 25th, 2020

“A gutsy success story” (The New York Times Book Review) about one tenacious woman’s journey to escape rural poverty and create a billion-dollar farming business—without ever leaving the land she loves

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ISBN: 9781426337383
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Published: National Geographic Kids - September 15th, 2020

Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street's beloved character Maria, brings warmth and wit to this timely picture book that looks across cultures and generations to celebrate what unites us, wherever we come from. Manzano's lyrical prose combined with stunning photography of people from dozens of countries around the world explores how all of our lives are enriched by our geographic and cultural diversity.

More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources—and What Happens Next Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982103583
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Published: Scribner - October 13th, 2020

From the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, a paradigm-shifting argument “full of fascinating information and provocative insights” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—demonstrating that we are increasing prosperity while using fewer natural resources.

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Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525564171
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Best Seller   

With stark poignancy and political dispassion Tightrope addresses the crisis in working-class America while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. This must-read book “shows how we can and must do better” (Katie Couric).

Show Them You're Good: A Portrait of Boys in the City of Angels the Year Before College Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982116330
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Published: Scribner - August 18th, 2020

The bestselling, critically acclaimed, award-winning author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace presents a brilliant and transcendent work that closely follows four Los Angeles high school boys as they apply to college.

Four teenage boys are high school seniors at two very different schools within the city of Los Angeles, the second largest school district in the nati

Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062857781
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Published: Ecco - August 11th, 2020

A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book

From the bestselling author of Waking Up and The End of Faith, an adaptation of his wildly popular, often controversial podcast

“Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations.” —Sam Harris

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ISBN: 9781788739283
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Published: Verso - September 22nd, 2020

A brilliant probe into the political and psychological effects of our changing relationship with social media

Black Women, Black Love: America's War on African American Marriage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580058186
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Published: Seal Press - October 6th, 2020

In this analysis of social history, examine the complex lineage of America's oppression of Black companionship.

OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982153762
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - August 11th, 2020

“Particularly relevant in an election year...This book is full of data—on the economy, technology, and more—that will help millennials articulate their generational rage and help boomers understand where they’re coming from.” —The Washington Post

“Jill Filipovic cuts through the noise with characteristic clarity and nuance.

White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America's Racist History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541646551
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Published: Basic Books - November 17th, 2020

A major new history of the fight for racial equality in America, arguing that fear of black sexuality has undergirded white supremacy from the start.

Appalachian Fall: Dispatches from Coal Country on What's Ailing America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982148867
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Published: Tiller Press - August 11th, 2020

A searing, on-the-ground examination of the collapsing coal industry—and the communities left behind—in the midst of economic and environmental crisis.

Despite fueling a century of American progress, the people at the heart of coal country are being left behind, suffering from unemployment, the opioid epidemic, and environmental crises often at greater rates than anywhere

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