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Just as I Am: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062931061
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - January 26th, 2021

Cicely Tyson has bestowed upon us one last gift before her passing, and has once again immaculately  shown us the depths and complexities of human life. Widely renowned for her work in the entertainment industry, Ms. Tyson spares no expense in this memoir, baring her soul in a way that will leave readers utterly entranced by her life and her work.


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The Committed Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802157065
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Published: Grove Press - March 2nd, 2021

A direct sequel to Nguyen's "The Sympathizer", The Committed follows our beloved, unnamed narrator to France where he and his brother encounter the brutal reality of living as Vietnamese refugees within the city of Paris. Weaving the story with elements of crime noir, politics, and colonialism, this book remains "committed" to keeping you on your toes while you read it! 


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The Paris Library: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982134198
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Published: Atria Books - February 9th, 2021

This book is a must-read for anyone who considers themself a book  or history buff! Based on the real-life American Library in Paris, The Paris Library focuses on the lives of two women, one from Paris and the other from rural Montana and how their shared love for literature gets them through the harder parts of life.


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How to They/Them: A Visual Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns and the World of Gender Fluidity Cover Image
By Stuart Getty, Brooke Thyng (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781632173133
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Published: Sasquatch Books - September 29th, 2020

An insightful how-to guide, this is a must read for anyone who is looking to learn more about individuals who use they/them pronouns and how you can be a better ally to those who use them!


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Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Kazuo Ishiguro blends real world concerns about technology and society with amazing storytelling to tell us about the life of Klara, an "Artificial Friend", who longs to love and be loved. Throughout the book we accompany Klara as she navigates what it truly means to be human and to feel emotion for the first time. An amazing read for anyone interested in technology and wanting to feel moved!


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Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982116255
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2021

As powerful as it is vulnerable, Rebecca Carroll invites us into her world as she navigates how love is love regardless of whether it comes from biological or chosen family.


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If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307275936
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Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

Simply beautiful, James Baldwin has written an amazing story about two lovers, torn apart by the system who go on a journey that will have you feeling incredibly emotional with each page. This is a must read for anyone interested in James Baldwin's work and feel super emotional by the end.


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Odes to Common Things Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780821220801
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Published: Bulfinch - May 1st, 1994

Pablo Neruda is simply one of the most amazing poets to have ever picked up a pen, and this collection of poems proves that. With each poem in this collection, Neruda finds a way to find the beauty of everyday items we would never look twice at, and turns everyday experiences into beautiful memories. 


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The Autobiography of Malcolm X Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345350688
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 12th, 1987

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Little Women (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781984898852
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Published: Vintage - November 12th, 2019

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Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061478789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

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The Cancer Journals Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Tracy K. Smith (Foreword by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780143135203
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 13th, 2020

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They Both Die at the End Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062457806
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 18th, 2018

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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356311
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 4th, 2018

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White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America's Racist History Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541646551
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Published: Basic Books - November 17th, 2020

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217018
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Published: Candlewick - December 1st, 2020