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Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

James Jr Forman · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In recent years, America's criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that...

 
 
The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

David Callahan · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work...
 
 
When Police Kill

Franklin E Zimring · Harvard University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Deaths of civilians at the hands of on-duty police are in the national spotlight as never before. How many killings by police occur annually? What circumstances provoke police to shoot to kill? Who dies? The lack of answers to these basic questions points to a crisis in American government...
 
 
My Brown Baby: On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children

Denene Millner · Agate Bolden
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"The best site for thoughtful, fierce advice about parenting from a Black perspective" - EbonyFor almost a decade, national parenting expert and bestselling author Denene Millner has published thought-provoking, insightful, sometimes wickedly funny commentary about motherhood...
 
 
Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted

Laura Caldwell · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America's best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions. Long thought to be statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, wrongful convictions -- we are just beginning to learn...
 
 
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE · ALFRED A KNOPF
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby...
 
 
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich · Random House Trade
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature - a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new RussiaNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON...
 
 
Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

Mary Otto · New Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"Show me your teeth," the great naturalist Georges Cuvier is credited with saying, "and I will tell you who you are." In this shattering new work, veteran health journalist Mary Otto looks inside America's mouth, revealing unsettling truths about our unequal society.

Teeth...
 
 
Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future

Thomas M Shapiro · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Since the Great Recession, most Americans' standard of living has stagnated or declined. Economic inequality is at historic highs. But inequality's impact differs by race; African Americans' net wealth is just a tenth that of white Americans, and over recent decades, white families have...
 
 
Utopia for Realists: Why Making the World a Better Place Isn¿t a Fantasy and How We Can Do It

Rutger Bregman · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From one of Europe's leading young thinkers, a brief history of utopia and a pragmatic manifesto for how to improve the lives of the 99 percent today

A majority of Americans report that they would take two extra weeks of vacation above two extra weeks of salary, half of all business...