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The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
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Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

A tale of societal truth and injustice. Elwood is driven, kind, smart. He works hard and has a lot going for him. But then he's arrested, essentially for the reason he is black. What follows is a test for his resolve and a necessary gilmpse into race disparity in the justice system. 


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SHOUT Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670012107
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

Shout burns away the cobwebs surrounding the shame and silence that too often accompany sexual assault. Instead, Anderson--using poetry--tells about her own rape, her anger, her healing, and writing her acclaimed novel, Speak. 


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Swing Time: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111641
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Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

Zadie Smith forces the reader to look at uncomfortable truths: Friendships can end, we're not always right, and Fred Astaire's blackface performance as Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the movie Swing Time is racist. Traversing continents and time, this book reels you in. 


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Circe Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

I love a book that turns an old standard upside down. Circe does that with The Odyssey, telling the story of the title character instead of Odysseus. You see a character arc spanning thousands of years in exquisite prose. 


The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807013816
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Published: Beacon Press - September 17th, 2019

A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they’ve been trained to avoid.