Stephanie's Picks

Stephanie's to-be-read pile usually includes sci-fi/fantasy, lyrical literary fiction, and books about who we are and how we can work to make things better. She also has a weakness for British TV and loud action movies.

 

 

 

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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635571394
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 17th, 2019

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Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250252685
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 14th, 2020

Simultaneously thoughtful and exhilarating. And the dialog is amazing. 


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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575320
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Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635574616
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 14th, 2020

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How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

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Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399581045
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 11th, 2020

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250306906
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 14th, 2020

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Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781623170981
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Published: North Atlantic Books - June 14th, 2016

This powerful and thoughtful book calls for clear-eyed reckoning with the inequity and systemic racism that infect all corners of society, including Buddhist communities. The authors eloquently call to action with love and commitment to diminishing suffering, making the work valuable for anyone interested in all forms of liberation.


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Pale Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982673864
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - May 19th, 2020

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Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

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How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316491372
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Published: Orbit - August 13th, 2019

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Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541644977
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Published: Basic Books - May 12th, 2020

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Counternarratives Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811225526
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Published: New Directions - May 17th, 2016

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Foreword by), Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062748218
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Published: Amistad - January 7th, 2020

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I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... and Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader Cover Image
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Editor), Mary Helen Washington (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781936932733
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Published: Feminist Press - January 7th, 2020

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316043915
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Published: Orbit - February 25th, 2010

The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316043939
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Published: Orbit - October 27th, 2011

The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316043960
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Published: Orbit - November 3rd, 2010

Exhalation Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972083
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568588490
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Published: Bold Type Books - March 26th, 2019

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062851345
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 3rd, 2019

Terra Nullius Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781618731517
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Published: Small Beer Press - September 11th, 2018

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340007
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Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316229265
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Published: Orbit - August 16th, 2016

The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316229241
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Published: Orbit - August 15th, 2017

The Broken Earth Trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780316527194
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Published: Orbit - October 2nd, 2018

Three books. Three Hugo awards. A fantasy tour de force that makes a beautiful gift.


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The Power Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316547611
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

The Power is the story of a world inexorably changed by the ability of (almost all) women to electrocute with a touch. This is not a fable for the essentialist or the faint of heart. The patriarchy does go, but not quietly. The titular power shifts the balance, but it also corrupts as thoroughly as any other. The narrative is by turns infuriating and exhilarating, hopeful and terrifying, unnerving and wickedly funny--all of which make for an indelible reading experience.


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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399590573
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2018

The title quotes a specific reference to the Reconstruction and its demise amidst resurgent post-Civil War white supremacy. The disheartening symmetry of the more recent eight years of the Obama presidency and what followed is exposed by Coates’s powerful, insightful, beautifully written, meticulously researched, and unflinching essays.


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Lovecraft Country: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062292070
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 14th, 2017

Navigating the daily horrors of Jim Crow leaves the marvelously-drawn protagonists well-prepared to cope with the supernatural challenges Ruff throws at them. The book is creepy, dread-filled, thought-provoking, and darkly witty. Just a great read!


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Now Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721371
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 11th, 2017

This children's book is a beautifully illustrated reminder of the value and joy in the present moment.


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The Story of Ferdinand Cover Image
By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140502343
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Published: Puffin Books - June 30th, 1977

Ferdinand is big and strong. More importantly, he is gentle and kind and he is true to himself. This classic children’s book has as much to say today--to people of all ages--as it did in 1936.


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The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328919120
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 17th, 2017

I'm not going to be a Supreme Court Justice, but I can work out like one! The exercises are presented with great illustrations of gym and home versions, making them accessible and as challenging as you need them to be.


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Stories of Your Life and Others Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972120
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Published: Vintage - June 14th, 2016

Just when you think you know what these stories are revealing, and how, Chiang tells you something else entirely. His writing style is sparse yet lush and utterly compelling. Science, math, linguistics, history, religion, and philosophy share a wonderfully resonant stage in each of the pieces and in the whole.


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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250094599
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Published: Picador - July 12th, 2016

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Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780738212289
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - March 3rd, 2009

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Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631492525
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Published: Liveright - April 4th, 2017

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Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781607745310
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 8th, 2014

The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780738213750
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - January 24th, 2012

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Their Eyes Were Watching God Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

Song of Solomon (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Geek Love: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375713347
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Published: Vintage - June 11th, 2002

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781615192250
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Published: The Experiment - September 23rd, 2014

A Room with a View (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780679724766
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Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

Maurice: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393310320
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 17th, 2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345391803
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Published: Del Rey - September 27th, 1995