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author Ian Manuel
Ian Manuel, Jessica Strand
September 14, 2021
Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams, Jessica Strand
July 8, 2021
Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Suzanne Simard
Suzanne Simard, Jia Tolentino
June 22, 2021
Vendela Vida
Vendela Vida, Autumn de Wilde
May 26, 2021
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story book cover
Sandra Cisneros, Manuel Muñoz, George Saunders, John Freeman
May 11, 2021
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Laila Lalami
April 12, 2021
people in wheel chairs at a protest
Jasmine E. Harris, Ruth Colker, Michele Bratcher Goodwin
March 1, 2021
Current Events, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Rosa Brooks
Rosa Brooks, Christy Lopez
February 18, 2021
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
We're Better Tahn This book cover
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, James Dale
February 9, 2021
Essay/Memoir, Social Sci/Politics
Paola Ramos
Paola Ramos, Fidel Martinez
February 3, 2021
Others, Social Sci/Politics
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song book cover
Amanda Gorman, Kris Bowers, Robin Coste Lewis, Safiya Sinclair, Kevin Young
January 28, 2021
André Gregory in a cap and sweater at the beach
André Gregory, Wallace Shawn
December 6, 2020
Arts & Entertainment, Biography, Essay/Memoir
clothing label that reads: CASHMERE Made in England, 100% Cashmere
Lea Remba, Luis Remba, Shaye Remba, Jessica Strand
November 19, 2020
Arts & Entertainment
Just Us book cover
Claudia Rankine, Terrance Hayes, Dawn Lundy Martin
November 15, 2020
Essay/Memoir, Poetry, Social Sci/Politics
Debora Spar
Debora Spar, Michele Bratcher Goodwin
October 14, 2020
Social Sci/Politics, Technology
solder looking at a man drawing a peace sign on a poster
Yamiche Alcindor, Sewell Chan, Brooke Gladstone, Hector Amaya
September 9, 2020
Current Events
The System by Robert Reich
Robert Reich, William J. Barber II
September 3, 2020
Social Sci/Politics
D.J. Waldie
D.J. Waldie, Carolina A. Miranda, David Kipen
August 20, 2020
California/The West, History/Bio
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Achuta Kadambi
July 30, 2020
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Willow Bay
February 26, 2020
Social Sci/Politics
Gish Jen
Gish Jen, Viet Thanh Nguyen
February 19, 2020
Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Lisa Lucas
February 12, 2020