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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
1. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · Harpercollins
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before...
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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
2. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

Diane Ackerman · W.W. Norton
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

The New York Times bestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal...
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Alexander Hamilton
3. Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow · Penguin Books
Pages: 818
Format: Paperback

A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.In the first full-length...
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I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck
4. I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck

James Baldwin · Vintage
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have...
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A Long Way Home: A Memoir
5. A Long Way Home: A Memoir

Saroo Brierley · Berkley Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

As a little boy in India, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, from Australia, he found his way back. This is what happened in between.Born in a poor village in India, Saroo lived hand-to-mouth in a one room hut with his mother and three siblings ... until at age five,...
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
6. Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economists 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street...
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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
7. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Spiegel & Grau, 2015. ©2014
Pages: 349
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times * The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * The Seattle Times * Esquire * Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books...
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We Should All Be Feminists
8. We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie · Anchor; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

In this personal, eloquently-argued essay - adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing...
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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
9. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

ADAM GRANT · PENGUIN BOOKS
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas - and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take"Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled...
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The New Jim Crow:
10. The New Jim Crow:

Michelle Alexander · New Press
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election...
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