All Boys Aren't Blue

All Boys Aren't BlueIn a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA activist George M Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to

This Is All I Got

This Is All I GotA riveting account of a year in the life of a young, homeless single mother, her quest to find stability and shelter in New York City and the journalist who got too close while telling her story n nMore than forty five million Americans attempt to survive under the poverty line, day by day Nearly 60

The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business

The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big BusinessFrom New York Times business reporter Nelson D Schwartz comes a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other side n nIn near

Prairie Lotus

Prairie LotusPrairie Lotus is a book about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father s shop, and making at least one friend Hanna, a half Asian girl in a small town in America s heartland, lives in 1880 Hanna s adjustment to her new surroundin

American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise

American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our PromiseA sweeping examination of how American racism has broken the country s social compact, eroded America s common goods, and damaged the lives of every American and a heartfelt look at how these deep wounds might begin to heal n nCompared to other industrialized nations, the United States is losing gro

Black Brother, Black Brother

Black Brother, Black BrotherFrom award winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming of age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition n nDonte wishes he

The Nickel Boys

The Nickel BoysThe story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow era Florida.As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr Martin Luther King to heart He is as good as anyone Abandoned by his par

The Hate U Give

The Hate U GiveA three time winner of Goodreads Choice Awards n nSixteen year old Starr Carter moves between two worlds the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predatorsn In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell bent on covering up the truth, at any cost n nIn 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story on

Know My Name: A Memoir

Know My Name: A MemoirShe was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford s campus Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral viewed

Small Great Things

Small Great ThingsRuth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with than twenty years experience During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she s been reassigned to another patient The parents are white supremacists and don

Between the World and Me

Between the World and MeThis is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta Nehisi Coates offers a powerfu

The Night Watchman

The Night WatchmanBased on the extraordinary life of National Book Award winning author Louise Erdrich s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with li

On the Come Up

On the Come UpSixteen year old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri s got big shoes to fill But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shut

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the WorldA debut from Forbes third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women s empowerment n nFor the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission Her goal, as co chair of the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for peo

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for MenImagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued If any of this sounds