Cynthia Enloe, The Big Push

For over a century and in scores of countries, patriarchal presumptions and practices have been challenged by women and their male allies. "Sexual harassment" has entered common parlance; police departments are equipped with rape kits; more than half of the national legislators in Bolivia and Rwanda are women; and a woman candidate won the plurality of the popular votes in the 2016 United States presidential election.

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ISBN: 9780520296893
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Published: University of California Press - October 26th, 2017

Matthew Chavez, Signs of Hope

In the days and weeks after the 2016 presidential election, Matthew Chavez showed up in the subway with stacks of brightly colored sticky notes. “Express yourself,” he told passersby. The response was electric. Calling himself “Levee”—one who supports the city’s emotional tide—Chavez turned an underground maze into a communal art space known as Subway Therapy.

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ISBN: 9781635570809
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - October 24th, 2017

Christopher Willard, Raising Resilience

In every spiritual tradition, we find teachings on the virtues and qualities that we most want to pass on to our kids--such as generosity, kindness, honesty, determination, and patience.

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ISBN: 9781622038671
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Published: Sounds True - October 1st, 2017

Kenny Fries & Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Kenny Fries, who was born missing bones in his legs, travelled to Japan to explore how the Japanese view people with disabilities. In Japan, he discovered (it’s almost a rumor) a god with a disability, although whether he’s Shinto or Buddhist is unclear.

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ISBN: 9780299314200
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - September 19th, 2017

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ISBN: 9781250080547
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 16th, 2017

Melinda Ponder, Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates' "America the Beautiful" resonates for many people as the most patriotic and beloved American anthem. Her words speak of the beauty and love of our land, our people, and our country— a nation full of hope and possibility. That has never been more important than today.

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ISBN: 9781941478394
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Published: Windy City Publishers - May 31st, 2017

Scott Loring Sanders, Surviving Jersey

This is not your average New Jersey childhood: a circus tiger attack, a schoolmate's abduction, heartbreaking addicts, and a blind bad-ass granny. Scott Loring Sanders' suburban adolescence overflowed with perils: bone-crushing water slides, hitchhiking serial killers, a chilling collision in a '71 Impala.

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ISBN: 9781944853358
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Published: Outpost19 - October 4th, 2017

Michael Deibert, Haiti Will Not Perish

The world's first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history's only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of the revolution--a free country and a free people--remains unfulfilled.

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ISBN: 9781783607983
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Published: Zed Books - July 15th, 2017


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