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The Passover Haggadah
The Passover Haggadah

Vanessa L. Ochs

The life and times of a treasured book read by generations of Jewish families at the seder tableEvery year at Passover, Jews around the world gather for the seder, a festive meal where family and friends come together to sing, pray, and enjoy traditional food while retelling the biblical...
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The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell
The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell

Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Blue Ridge tacos, kimchi with soup beans and cornbread, family stories hiding in cookbook marginalia, African American mountain gardens—this wide-ranging anthology considers all these and more. Diverse contributors show us that contemporary Appalachian tables and the stories they hold...
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Migrating to Prison
Migrating to Prison

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

A leading scholar's powerful, in-depth look at the imprisonment of immigrants addressing the intersection of immigration and the criminal justice system For most of America's history, we simply did not lock people up for migrating here. Yet over the last thirty years, the federal and state...
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Rap on Trial
Rap on Trial

Erik Nielson

A groundbreaking exposé about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color Should Johnny Cash have been charged with murder after he sang, "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die"? Few would seriously subscribe to this notion of justice....
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Usual Cruelty
Usual Cruelty

Alec Karakatsanis

From an award-winning civil rights lawyer, a profound challenge to our society's normalization of the caging of human beings, and the role of the legal profession in perpetuating it Alec Karakatsanis is interested in what we choose to punish. For example, it is a crime in most of America...
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Infinite Hope
Infinite Hope

Ashley Bryan

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pursuit...
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Going Over Home
Going Over Home

Charles Thompson, Jr.

Booklist Editors' Choice "Best Books of 2019" An intimate portrait of the joys and hardships of rural life, as one man searches for community, equality, and tradition in Appalachia Charles D. Thompson, Jr. was born in southwestern Virginia into an extended family of small farmers. Yet as he came...
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Free Lunch
Free Lunch

Rex Ogle

"A mighty portrait of poverty amid cruelty and optimism."—Kirkus (starred review) Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle's first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school's free...
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Race for Profit
Race for Profit

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDBy the late 1960s and early 1970s, reeling from a wave of urban uprisings, politicians finally worked to end the practice of redlining. Reasoning that the turbulence could be calmed by turning Black city-dwellers into homeowners, they passed the Housing...
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Just Ask!
Just Ask!

Sonia Sotomayor

A #1 New York Times bestseller!Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award!Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same...
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