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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

Laurie Gwen Shapiro - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties' most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica.It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great...
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I Can See Clearly Now

Wayne W Dyer - Hay House
Format: eBook

For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer's fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, after four decades as a teacher of self-empowerment and the best-selling author of more than 40 books, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can - with...
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Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon Northup - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

The story that inspired the major motion picture, with an introduction by the bestselling author of Wench, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing, vividly detailed, and utterly unforgettable account of slavery.The story that inspired the major motion picture,...
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The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle

Rob Kenner - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

The first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop mogul, artist, and activist whose transformative legacy inspired a generation with his motivational lyrics and visionary business savvy - before he was tragically shot down in the very neighborhood he was dedicated to building up.In...
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My Seven Black Fathers: A Young Activist's Memoir of Race, Family, and the Mentors Who Made Him Whole

Will Jawando
Format: Hardcover

"Will Jawando's account of mentorship, service, and healing lays waste to the racist stereotype of the absent Black father. By arguing that Black fathers are not just found in individual families, but are indeed the treasure of entire Black communities, Will makes the case for a bold...
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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

Tembi Locke - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street...
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The Nazis Knew My Name: A Remarkable Story of Survival and Courage in Auschwitz

Magda Hellinger - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and nearly a thousand other young women were deported as some of the first Jews to be sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The SS soon discovered that by putting prisoners in day-to-day charge of the accommodation...
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The Folded Clock: A Diary

Heidi Julavits - Doubleday; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A raucous, stunningly candid, deliriously smart diary of two years in the life of the incomparable Heidi JulavitsLike many young people, Heidi Julavits kept a diary. Decades later she found her old diaries in a storage bin, and hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer)...
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Champion of Choice: The Life and Legacy of Women's Advocate Nafis Sadik

Cathleen Miller - University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover

Not many women can claim to have changed history, but Nafis Sadik set that goal in her youth, and change the world she did. Champion of Choice tells the remarkable story of how Sadik, born into a prominent Indian family in 1929, came to be the worlds foremost advocate for womens health...
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The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi

Richard Grant - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other. Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum...
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