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More than ever, a lesson every person needs: history is not facts; history is a story. More specifically, the United States of America is a story carefully constructed out of selective historical facts and a vivid narrative that is not necessarily true. Noted historian James Loewen gives a sample of how the “history” of a nation is constructed and for what purpose – and leaves it to you to judge the “facts” for yourself. - Jocelyn

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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743296281
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 16th, 2007

I wish I would have had this book in my twenties, however, it is just as delightful in my thirties. It is a wonderful touchstone in knowing I am not alone, whether it be in books, relationships, introversion, and really just life in general. The art is simple, but the feels are complicated. - Karena

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Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449474195
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 8th, 2016

British travel writer Richard Grant and his girlfriend move from New York City to an old plantation house near the community of Pluto and immerse themselves in the beauty, charm, and insanity that characterize the people and culture that is the Mississippi Delta. This memoir provides an illuminating perspective on the complexities of race and relationships through the lens of a fascinating story. - Trey

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Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476709642
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2015

I picked this up thinking to escape the world I find myself living in, and while the French countryside and German villages are beautifully rendered, this was no easy escape. Werner’s struggles with being complicit in the madness and cruelty surrounding him ring painfully true, and Marie-Laure’s fight for survival is anything but restful. - Jax

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All the Light We Cannot See Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

Nick and his cats, Vern and Stevenson, “spent summers doing everything together.” But when Nick sits down quietly with a book, the cats are not pleased. In order to spend time reading, Nick will clearly have to teach his cats to read. Ages 3–7.     —GA

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The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read Cover Image
By Curtis Manley, Kate Berube (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481435697
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - July 5th, 2016

Even better than Scorpion Rules, the first book in the series, The Swan Riders is gripping from beginning to end, with a fast, tight plot that keeps you wanting more. But what makes it unique among young adult science fiction novels is the relationship between Greta, royal heir of the Pan Polar Confederacy, and Talis, the AI who controls the fate of the world in his spider’s web. When one of his incarnations breaks away from the central mastermind, he starts to experience what enforced peace, free will, and emotional attachment mean on the human level. Even an AI can have doubts in this utterly fascinating dystopian novel. Ages 13 & up.  —TERA

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ISBN: 9781481442749
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 20th, 2016

Two years ago, Molly Schiot began the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, posting a photo each day of a female athlete who had changed the face of sports in the pre–Title IX age. These women paved the way for Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and Lindsey Vonn and slowly but surely, the account gained a following. The result is Game Changers, a beautiful and empowering collection about these trailblazers.

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ISBN: 9781501137099
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 18th, 2016

In time for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor this December, Craig Nelson’s new book charts the path to the Pearl Harbor attack from both the American and Japanese perspectives, recounts the events of the bombing in thorough detail, and concludes with an examination of the lasting effects of the attack, starting with the United States’ entry into World War II. Using newly discovered and reanalyzed information, this is a painstakingly researched, absorbing account.  —Flannery

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Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781451660494
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 20th, 2016

Because of her no-nonsense, eloquent speeches and her civil rights–minded court rulings, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of my heroes. This collection of writings, selected and introduced by Ginsburg and her authorized biographers, is filled with life stories and opinions on everything from gender equality to lawyers in opera. It gives us a glimpse into Ginsburg’s life, beliefs, and witty sense of humor and has a good doseof wisdom. —Flannery

 

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My Own Words Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501145247
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 4th, 2016

Paul Brinkley-Rogers is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author best known for his journalism as a war correspondent. Now retired, he has written a more personal story, one that he waited a half century to tell. At 19, as a sailor aboard the USS Shangri-La, stationed in Japan shortly after the United States had dropped its nuclear bombs, he met Kaji Yukiko, a Japanese woman 10 years his senior. With her, he saw firsthand the complexity of the effects of the war as well as the complexity of a redemptive love without a happy ending. This poignant memoir bridges time, culture, and distance. This quiet and vivid memoir is one of the best I have read in years. —S.M.C.

 

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Please Enjoy Your Happiness: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501151255
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Published: Touchstone Books - August 2nd, 2016

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