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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5217-2 (1-4000-5217-3)

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine’s 2011 Communication Award for Best Book
Winner of the 2010 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize
Named by more than 60 critics as one of the best books of 2010,
... Read more >

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Are We Born Racist?
New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology
Written by Jeremy A. Smith, Jason Marsh and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1157-7 (0-8070-1157-6)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated G — General Audience

Where do our prejudices come from? Why are some people more biased than others? Is it possible for individuals, and society as a whole, to truly defeat prejudice?

Scientists have explored these questions for years, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Outcasts United
An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
Written by Warren St. John


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52204-5 (0-385-52204-5)

Selected for Common Reading at:
Agnes Scott College
Andrew College
Baker University
Baldwin Wallace College
Bismarck State College
Butler University
Castleton State College
Central Ohio Technical College
Columbus State University
Ellington High School
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Lewis College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Hollins University
Holy Cross High School, Burlington, NJ
Johnson and Wales University
Johnson State College
Kennesaw State University
La Jolla Country Day School
McMurry University
Middle... Read more >

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Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Written by Bryan Stevenson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9452-0 (0-8129-9452-3)

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
 
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to... Read more >

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A Hope in the Unseen
An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
Written by Ron Suskind


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0126-0 (0-7679-0126-6)

Selected for Common Reading at:
Babson College
Carleton College
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Kentucky University
Florida State University
Kent State University
Marquette University
Maryland State-wide Read
Marymount University
Sacred Heart University
St. Bonaventure University
Texas Tech University
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Louisville
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of North Dakota
University of Texas at San Antonio
Utah State University


Ron Suskind tells the story of Cedric... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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There Goes the Neighborhood
Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meaning for America
Written by William Julius Wilson and Richard P. Taub


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72418-6 (0-679-72418-4)

William Julius Wilson, among our most admired sociologists and urban policy advisers, author of When Work Disappears (“Profound and disturbing”—Time; “His magnum opus”—David Remnick, The New Yorker), and Richard P. Taub, chairman of the Department on Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago, spent three years with a group of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Embracing the Infidel
Stories of Muslim Migrants on the Journey West
Written by Behzad Yaghmaian


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38294-5 (0-553-38294-2)

“Like Günter Walraff and other practitioners of the dying craft of investigative journalism, Yaghmaian has given a voice to people whose tales have not been told before. In doing so, he has written one of the essential documents of our times and shown once again what journalism can do when it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Covering
The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
Written by Kenji Yoshino


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 20, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76021-1 (0-375-76021-0)

Winner, 2006 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award
Winner,
Selected for common reading at:
Washington University
Pomona College
University of North Carolina
Virginia Commonwealth University
Western Connecticut State University
2006 Myers Outstanding Book Award

In this remarkable and elegant work, acclaimed Yale Law School professor Kenji Yoshino fuses legal manifesto and poetic memoir to call for a... Read more >
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