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new book | Jan 30th, 2023

Roe v. Wade Helps Us Understand Our Current Moment: Mary Ziegler's Roe Is a "Must-Read" (Publishers Weekly)

This January marks what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which leading legal historian Mary Ziegler argues had repercussions far beyond abortion rights. In her new book, Mary explains how its ripple effects help us both understand and improve our political and social landscape.

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new book | Jan 12th, 2023

How to Be a (Young) Antiracist: Bestselling Author Nic Stone Empowers the Next Generation

Nic makes her nonfiction debut this month with How to Be a (Young) Antiracist, a Young Adult adaptation of Ibram X. Kendi’s groundbreaking work, and a crucial guide to social justice for young readers.

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new book | Nov 30th, 2022

AI, Mental Health, and Human Connection: Fresh Ideas This November from Lavin Speakers

Whether you’re looking to get ahead of the Artificial Intelligence revolution, boost your mental fitness, or build a more human future, Lavin’s speakers and their new books can help you get a leg up this November.

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new book | Oct 17th, 2022

The Iranian People's Century-Long Fight for Freedom: Understanding the Moment with Reza Aslan’s New Book

The Iranian people’s fight for human rights dates back more than a century. Through the forgotten story of a little-known American missionary who died for these same ideals, Reza asks us to consider what we owe to the people fighting for the rights we take for granted.

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new book | Sep 16th, 2022

Happiness, Change, and Democracy: This September’s Must-Reads from Lavin Speakers

If you’re looking to get more inspired, productive, or thoughtful this month, look no further than these three new books. Cassie Holmes, Douglas Rushkoff, and Jason Feifer have big ideas that you won’t want to miss.

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new book | Jul 8th, 2022

How One Community Fought Racial and Environmental Injustice: LaToya Ruby Frazier’s New Photobook

An award-winning photographer and MacArthur Genius, LaToya travelled to Flint, Michigan to document the community’s struggle against poisoned water and environmental racism. There, she found hope, resilience, and community.

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new book | Jul 4th, 2022

Finding Purpose Amidst Our Climate Anxiety (and Our Other Anxieties!): Stanford Fellow Britt Wray’s New Book

Our climate change anxieties—our anxieties about seemingly everything—have never been more overwhelming. But they’re also the key to change for the better. “Generation Dread” is a “vital and deeply compelling read” (award-winning writer and director Adam McKay).

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new book | Jun 16th, 2022

Protecting Democracy is Our Greatest Challenge—Diversity Is the Key! Yascha Mounk's New Book

In “The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure," one of our foremost political scientists gives us fresh optimism for the greatest challenge of our time: building democracies that are both diverse AND equal.

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