Memoir

Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs

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$22.40
ISBN: 9781538745151
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 12th, 2019

 

Keena Roberts split her childhood between a private school in Philadelphia and "Baboon Camp," a remote island in Botswana where her primatologist parents worked several months out of the year. Her resulting memoir, a story of a fish-out-of-water girl most comfortable with animals, is funny, touching, and deeply compelling.

Rebecca


It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780525582168
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2019

 

A thoroughly astonishing and enlightening life story, that will make you see the world with more open-mindedness and humor. The best non-fiction book I've ever purchased for my kids, thrilling stories and perspective. Best for ages 11 and up.

Molly


I Will Never See the World Again

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By Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Congar (Translated by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781590519929
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Published: Other Press - October 1st, 2019

 

Altan, one of contemporary Turkey’s most important writers, currently serving a life sentence on trumped up charges by Erdogan’s  brutish authoritarian regime, has written this profoundly moving prison memoir that ultimately is an expression of the triumph of the human spirit and imagination.

Dale


Leaving the Witness

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780735222540
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Published: Viking - June 4th, 2019

 

This is the rare book where the mundane details of life put you on the edge of your seat. Equal parts thrilling and thoughtful, Scorah's memoir is the first time I've seen my own experience living overseas reflected pitch-perfectly on the page. A timely reminder that sometimes it's easier to find ourselves in words than it is in the culture around us.

Caleb


The Education of an Idealist

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ISBN: 9780062820693
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 10th, 2019

 

Power, well-known for her earlier Pulitzer Prize winning book on genocide A Problem from Hell ,  gives us a compelling memoir chronicling her life becoming a tireless human rights advocate first as a journalist and vocal critic of government policy, then through her service as presidential adviser, and finally her appointment as U.N Ambassador, struggling to make a difference by bringing a moral dimension to American foreign policy.

Dale


Good Talk

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589041
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Published: One World - March 26th, 2019

 

This hard-hitting graphic memoir is framed around a son's questions about how the world works, but quickly goes much deeper as Mira explores topics of sexuality, politics, prejudice, and the reality of living as a person of color in a post-2016 USA. Heart-aching and fantastic.

Rebecca


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