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ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

When an unarmed black teenager, Kahlil, is shot and killed by police during a traffic stop, his childhood best friend, Angie, is the only witness to his death, aside from the cop who killed him. After Khalil’s death, Angie is thrown into a world in which hashtags bring recognition but not justice. She is forced to confront the reactions and inactions of white society and the reality of the injustice that plagues black life in this country. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this fictional story is a poignant and necessary exploration of police brutality and racism in today’s America. -Kim

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ISBN: 9781555977672
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

Whereas is the debut collection of Layli Long Soldier, but “debut” seems far too simplistic a word to describe the masterful, revelatory work she has created. As a response to the official U.S. apology to Native Americans signed by President Obama in 2009, this collection is rare in its experimental excellence and its exploration of the possibilities of language in responding to institutional racism and injustice. Long Soldier writes verses that don't rest, that are restricted and break free. This book is one to read immediately. As Long Soldier instructs, “Now / make room in the mouth / for grassesgrassesgrasses." -Mary

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ISBN: 9781608467402
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Published: Haymarket Books - March 7th, 2017

In this dynamic collection of essays, Rebecca Solnit deftly weaves commentary on current events, the lives of women authors and historians, and her personal experience as a writer to condemn misogyny and explore resistance to violence in all its forms. It’s a companion book to her bestseller, Men Explain Things to Me, but also stands alone as a commanding selection of ideas about gender, agency, and power in our times. With audacity, intelligence, and grace, Rebecca Solnit expertly suggests the answer to The Mother of All Questions lies in the asking. -Katie