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    UN/MASKED
    Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour
    By Donna Kaz
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An unknown actress on movie star’s arm was how she began. An anonymous activist in a rubber gorilla mask is where she wound up. UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour follows the surprising twenty-five-year journey of a young artist, Donna Kaz, who is swept off her feet by Willliam Hurt, a rising... [READ MORE]
    Invisible Men
    A Contemporary Slave Narrative in the Era of Mass Incarceration
    By Flores A. Forbes, Foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Winner of the 2017 American Book Award Flores Forbes, a former leader in the Black Panther Party, has been free from prison for twenty-five years. Unfortunately that makes him part of a group of black men without constituency who are all but invisible in society. That is, the “invisible” group of black... [READ MORE]
    The Beast Side
    Living and Dying While Black in America
    By D. Watkins, Foreword by David Talbot
    (Hot Books)
    A New York Times Best Seller! To many, the past 8 years under President Obama were meant to usher in a new post-racial American political era, dissolving the divisions of the past. However, when seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by a wannabe cop in Florida; and then Ferguson, Missouri, happened;... [READ MORE]
    A Day in Prison
    An Insider's Guide to Life Behind Bars
    By John Fuller, With Holly Lorincz
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Twenty-four hours pass slowly in a prison. A Day in Prison will help new inmates understand what’s ahead of them, hour by hour, and how to deal with the many challenges. From doing laundry in “the hole” to surviving a fight, this book offers invaluable advice for both prisoners and their families, as... [READ MORE]
    The XX Factor
    How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World
    By Alison Wolf, Foreword by Chrystia Freeland
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The gender gap is closing. Today, for the first time in history, tens of millions of women are spending more time at the boardroom table than the kitchen table. These professional women are highly ambitious and highly educated, enjoying the same lifestyle prerogatives as their male counterparts. They... [READ MORE]
    The Honest Body Project
    Real Stories and Untouched Portraits of Women & Motherhood
    By Natalie McCain
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Stories that share and embrace women’s joys, heartaches, and honest experiences. Only 4 percent of women around the world consider themselves to be beautiful, according to research done by Dove, and twenty million women suffer from significant eating disorders at some point in their life—The Honest Body... [READ MORE]
    Unbound
    How Eight Technologies Made Us Human and Brought Our World to the Brink
    By Richard L Currier, Foreword by Tom Gjelten
    (Arcade Publishing)
    *A Wall Street Journal Bestseller* Like Guns, Germs, and Steel, a work of breathtaking sweep and originality that reinterprets the human story. Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the... [READ MORE]
    Scapegoats
    How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms
    By Arsalan Iftikhar, Contributions by Reza Aslan
    (Hot Books)
    “Scapegoats is an important book that shows Islamophobia must be addressed urgently."—PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER When a murderous psychopath goes on a killing spree, law enforcement officials and the media never make his religion the central issue—unless he happens to be a Muslim. Then it sets off another... [READ MORE]
    Periods Gone Public
    Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity
    By Jennifer Weiss-Wolf
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The first book to explore menstruation in the current cultural and political landscape and to investigate the new wave of period activism taking the world by storm. After centuries of being shrouded in taboo and superstition, periods have gone mainstream. Seemingly overnight, a new, high-profile movement... [READ MORE]
    The Lessons of Ubuntu
    How an African Philosophy Can Inspire Racial Healing in America
    By Mark Mathabane
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A roadmap to healing America’s wounds, bridging the racial divide, and diminishing our anger.Mathabane touched the hearts of millions of people around the world with his powerful memoir, Kaffir Boy, about growing up under apartheid in South Africa and was praised by Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton. In... [READ MORE]
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