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From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Cover of The Address BookThe Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask, Call Number: 388.1 M397a

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff, Call Number: 306.3 Z93a

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor, Call Number: 813.54 T244a
NOTE: This is the last so far in Taylor’s incredibly versatile Logan series. [The books says it’s the last, but other books in the series have said that, too.] The one of them you might remember is Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

The Beauty of Your Face: A Novel by Sahar Mustafah, Cal Number: PB MUS

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson, Call Number: 365.974 T472b

Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century by Tera W. Hunter, Call Number: 390.25 H947b

A Bound Woman Is A Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women From Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by DaVaris B. Hill, Call Number: 305.48 H645b

Cover of "Bound in Wedlock"Children of the Land: A Memoir by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Call Number: 634.137 H557c
NOTE: “When Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was five years old and his family was preparing to cross the border between Mexico and the United States, he suffered temporary, stress-induced blindness. Castillo regained his vision, but quickly understood that he had to move into a threshold of invisibility before settling in California with his parents and siblings. Thus began a new life of hiding in plain sight and of paying extraordinarily careful attention at all times for fear of being truly seen. Before Castillo was one of the most celebrated poets of a generation, he was a boy who perfected his English in the hopes that he might never seem extraordinary.”

The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations by Robert Livingston, Call Number: 305.8 L787c

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne, Call Number: 320.546 P346d

The Dispossessed: A Story of Asylum at the US-Mexican Border and Beyond by John Washington, Call Number: 325.73 W318d

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women – and Women to Medicine by Janice P. Nimura, Call Number: 610.92 N713d

Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles — and All of Us by Rana Foroohar, Call Number: 384.33 F727d

Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights by Gretchen Sorin, Call Number: 323.119 S714d

Found: A Novel by Joseph Bruchac, Call Number: PB BRU

Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean by Laurent Dubois and Richard Lee Turits, Call Number: 972.9 D815f

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century by William A. Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen, Call Number 323.119 D218f

Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines by Victoria Reyes, Call Number: 303.482 R457g

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of An American Family by Robert Kolker, Call Number: 616.898 K813h
NOTE: The Galvin family had 12 children – 6 of them were ultimately diagnosed with schizophrenia and 6 of them had to deal with that.

How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine…for Now by Stanislas Dehaene, Call Number: 153.15 D322h

Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz, Call Number: 636.7 H816i

Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty by Maurice Chammah, Call Number: 364.66 C448L

Minor Feelings: A Reckoning on Race and the Asian Condition by Cathy Park Hong, Call Number: 305.488 H772m
NOTE: “Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative—and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world.”

Cover of "Inside of a Dog"Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics by Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hall Roberts, Call Number: 324.973 B468n

No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram by Sarah Frier, Call Number: 770 F911n

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood, Call Number: PB LOC

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder, Call Number: 311.398 B888n

Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro, Call Number: 823.914 I795n

Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices, Edited by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed, Call Number: 297.36 O583

Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas by Jonathan P. Eburne, Call Number: 001.9 E169o

Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life by Scott Grafton, Call Number: 153 G737p

Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar by Brad Tolinski and Alan Di Perna, Call Number: 787.87 T649p

The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison by Jason Hardy, Call Number: 364.62 H269s

Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future by James Shapiro, Call Number: 822.33 D100s

Shit, Actually: The Definitive 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West, Call Number: PB WES

Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It by Terry Allen Kupers, Call Number: 365.644 K967s

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison, Call Number: 813.54 M882so

Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being a Woman in America by Julie DiCaro, Call Number: 796.082 D545s

Sports Injuries Information for Teens: Health Tips About Acute, Traumatic, and Chronic Injuries in Adolescent Athletes (5th ed.), Call Number: 617.102 S764S 2021

Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America by Adam Cohen, Call Number: 347.732 C678s

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It by Robert B. Reich, Call Number: 322.3 R347s

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum, Call Number: 321.9 A648t

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, Call Number: 363.179 A366v 2019

What Does Injustice Have to Do With Me?: Engaging Privileged White Students with Social Justice by David Nurenberg, Call Number: 361.207 N974w

What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World by Cat Warren, Call Number: 636.708 W287w

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui, Call Number: 797.21 T882w

Work Disrupted: Opportunity, Resilience, and Growth in the Accelerated Future of Work by Jeff Schwartz, Call Number: 658.312 S399w

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch, Call Number: 364.152 M974y

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