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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
Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch, Alex Caputo-Pearl
February 9, 2020
Social Sci/Politics
Carl Zimmer
Carl Zimmer, Sean Carroll
February 6, 2020
Color headshot of Andrea Bernstein
Andrea Bernstein, Kristen Muller
January 30, 2020
Current Events, History/Bio, Social Sci/Politics
Color photo of Dr. Achuta Kadambi
Achuta Kadambi, Nellie Bowles
November 21, 2019
Science/Nature, Technology
Black and white headshot of author Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ryan Coogler
October 17, 2019
Arts & Entertainment, Fiction/Literature
Headshot of Dr. April Pyle
April Pyle, Karen Kaplan
October 10, 2019
Science/Nature, Technology
Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan, Lera Boroditsky
May 14, 2019
Science/Nature, Social Sci/Politics
Anand Giridharadas
Anand Giridharadas
May 6, 2019
Social Sci/Politics
Rachel Cusk
Rachel Cusk, Ann Friedman
April 9, 2019
Ottessa Moshfegh
Ottessa Moshfegh, Amanda Stern
March 12, 2019
Federico Motka
Joel Simon, Sewell Chan, Federico Motka
January 31, 2019
Current Events, Social Sci/Politics