• NONFICTION

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ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA

by Gary Younge

Important, deeply affecting, and certain to alarm readers who care about the lives of children in a gun-ridden society. Full review >

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HISTORY

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

by Paul Kalanithi

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HISTORY

STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING

by Ibram X. Kendi

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

TRUEVINE

by Beth Macy

This first-rate journey into human trafficking, slavery, and familial bonding is an engrossing example of spirited,... Full review >

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CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

EVICTED

by Matthew Desmond

This stunning, remarkable book—a scholar’s 21st-century How the Other Half Lives—demands a wide audience. Full review >

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HISTORY

THE BOYS IN THE BUNKHOUSE

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Gently, empathetically, and indelibly, Barry conveys a tale of unthinkable brutality. Full review >

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