Pamela Nadell, America's Jewish Women

What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In a gripping historical narrative, Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people--from the colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to scores of other activists, workers, wives, and mothers who helped carve out a Jewish American identity.

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ISBN: 9780393651232
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 5th, 2019

George Lakey, How We Win

A lifetime of activist experience informs this playbook for building and conducting nonviolent direct action campaigns.

Beginning as a trainer in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, George Lakey has been on the front lines of social change for decades. 

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ISBN: 9781612197531
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Published: Melville House - December 4th, 2018

Laurie Essig, Love, Inc.

The notion of “happily ever after” has been ingrained in many of us since childhood--meet someone, date, have the big white wedding, and enjoy your well-deserved future. But why do we buy into this idea? Is love really all we need?  

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ISBN: 9780520300491
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Published: University of California Press - February 12th, 2019

Janet Pocorobba, The Fourth String

The word sensei in Japanese literally means "one who came before," but that's not what Janet Pocorobba's teacher wanted to be called. She used her first name, Western-style. She wore a velour Beatles cap and leather jacket, and she taught foreigners, in English, the three-stringed shamisen, an instrument that fell out of tune as soon as you started to play it.

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ISBN: 9781611720464
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Published: Stone Bridge Press - March 12th, 2019

*Postponed* Tressie McMillan Cottom, Thick

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"To say this collection is transgressive, provocative, and brilliant is simply to tell you the truth." --Roxane Gay, author of Hunger and Bad Feminist

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ISBN: 9781620974360
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Published: New Press - January 8th, 2019

Bridgett Davis, The World According to Fannie Davis

In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee borrowed $100 from her brother to run a Numbers racket out of her tattered apartment on Delaware Street, in one of Detroit's worst sections. That woman was Fannie Davis, Bridgett M. Davis' mother. 

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ISBN: 9780316558730
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 29th, 2019


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