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Feminism Is...

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By DK, Roxane Gay (Foreword by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781465479556
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Published: DK Children - February 12th, 2019

 

Demonized by some and lauded by others, 'feminism' has been a challenging topic since it came on the scene. But what is it really? What does it address? Who has been involved? And very importantly, what does 'intersectional' actually mean? Though this book is aimed at teens, it's a great crash-course in feminist history. It touches on a wide range of topics, but doesn't shy away from bringing up some of the legitimate criticisms of the movement.

Stacey


Alone on the Wall

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356144
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

 

You might recognize him as the subject of the new Oscar-winning Best Documentary, FREE SOLO, a film about his death-defying ropeless journey up 3,000 feet of vertical cliff face in Yosemite. But Alex Honnold is also an engaging writer, and this peek into his thought processes is fascinating (and accessible to people who have never touched a climbing wall in their lives). A dizzying read that will fuel your sense of adventure.  

Kate


That Anatomy of Melancholy

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By Robert Burton, William H. Gass (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780940322660
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Published: NYRB Classics - April 30th, 2001

 

John Keats’ favorite book – with admirers ranging from Samuel Johnson to Philip Pullman, Laurence Sterne to Samuel Beckett, Washington Irving to Jorge Luis Borges, George Custer to Nick Cave – infinite in its jest, encyclopedic in its scholarship, delightful in its relish for human contradiction and wholehearted in its compassion for our folly, here lies a book for your desert island. Sample a page from the “Mind Rectified by Mirth” (II.119). If you are not convinced, I will say no more. Lætitiae cœlum vos creavit. So live merrily, O my friends.

James


Say Nothing

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ISBN: 9780385521314
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Published: Doubleday - February 26th, 2019

 

A deep dive into the unsolved murders of the Irish Troubles, with detailed portraits of both the killers and their victims. It was the oral history archive at Boston College that provided much of the evidence to bring all the threads of the story together.

Sarah


Radical Technologies

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ISBN: 9781784780456
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Published: Verso - May 29th, 2018

 

Before reading this book, I thought I had a decent idea of how the world works. Shortly into the first chapter, I realized how little I understood. From networks to blockchains, Greenfield masterfully critiques nine foundational technologies that often invisibly shape our lives. An important book for anyone wanting a thoughtful relationship with the world around them.

 

Matthew


Not My Idea

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ISBN: 9781948340007
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Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018

 

With Anastasia Higginbotham, there's no sugar coating. Not My Idea encourages white children to ask hard questions, to call out racism when they see it, to educate themselves about the history of white supremacy, and to recognize that fixing the problem is one of their societal responsibilities. A poignant book presented with creative mixed-media.

Stacey


Elvis is King!

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By Jonah Winter, Red Nose Studio (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399554704
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 8th, 2019

 

This book is beautiful! The painstakingly rendered illustrations make you feel like you’re watching a favorite animated film, and the text will have you rushing to your stereo. Classics like Elvis never go out of style; long live the King!  

Caleb


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