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1 - On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

TIMOTHY SNYDER · Tim Duggan Books

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans...
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2 - White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin J DiAngelo · Beacon Press

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson)...
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3 - So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo · Seal Press

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in AmericaWidespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of African Americans--have made it impossible to ignore the issue of race....
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4 - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Stevenson, Bryan

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice - from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL...
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5 - Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

Michael D'Orso · Simon & Schuster; Reissue edition

The award-winning national bestseller, Walking with the Wind, is one of our most important records of the American civil rights movement. Told by John Lewis, who Cornel West calls a "national treasure," this is a gripping first-hand account of the fight for civil rights and the courage...
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6 - Intimations: Six Essays

Zadie Smith · Penguin Books

Written during the early months of lockdown, Intimations explores ideas and questions prompted by an unprecedented situation. What does it mean to submit to a new reality--or to resist it? How do we compare relative sufferings? What is the relationship between time and work? In our isolation,...
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7 - I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Michelle McNamara · Harper Perennial

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan, NPR | Paste | Seattle Times | Entertainment Weekly | Esquire | Slate | Buzzfeed | Jezebel | Philadelphia Inquirer | Publishers Weekly | Kirkus Reviews | Library Journal | Bustle | Mother Jones | Real...
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8 - The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein · Liveright

This "powerful and disturbing history" exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review) .

Widely heralded as a "masterful" (Washington Post) and "essential"...
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9 - Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X Kendi · Nation Books

WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER-
NAMED A FINALIST for the 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION -NOMINATED for the 2016 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK...
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10 - Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah · Spiegel & Grau

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times * USA Today...
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11 - The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk MD · Viking

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three...
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12 - Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow · Penguin Books

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...

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13 - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Alexander, Michelle · NEW PR

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14 - Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

JOHN LEWIS · Hachette Books

Now in paperback, with a new introduction by Congressman John Lewis, ACROSS THAT BRIDGE is the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography. In turbulent times Americans look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. As we confront...
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15 - Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer · Milkweed Editions

Called the work of "a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose" (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, "anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love," by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass...
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