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Summer Newsletter 2023 Travel, Adventure, & Sports

Melanin Base Camp: Real-Life Adventurers Building a More Inclusive Outdoors by Danielle Williams

The mainstream narrative has a rather limited archetype when it comes to outdoor “sportsmen,” but you only have to pick this book up to see that concept is far from the actual story. Gorgeous photographs and brief, impactful profiles of 24 inspiring outdoor adventurers pull you into their sports, causes, and communities. Melanin Base Camp showcases true diversity and encourages everyone to find outdoor activities that they enjoy. It also includes a guide to outdoor allyship to help make these spaces inclusive and safe for all.  —JOCELYN

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780762479320
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - March 21st, 2023

Women and Water: Stories of Adventure, Self-Discovery, and Connection In and On the Water by Gale Straub 

Living in California, we are all shaped by water. This book is a celebration of water in all of its wonderful, beautiful, anxiety-inducing forms. It highlights a kaleidoscope of women, including surfers, swimmers, kayakers, scientists, and marine biologists, each with different backgrounds, experiences, and relationships with water. Enjoy this highly visual book in bite-sized bits or devour it all at once; either way, it is not to be missed. It is a full–course meal for the soul. —LINDSAY

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Women and Water: Stories of Adventure, Self-Discovery, and Connection in and on the Water By Gale Straub, Noel Russell, Hailey Hirst Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781797216249
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 21st, 2023

Banana Ball: The Unbelievably True Story of the Savannah Bananas by Jesse Cole

Imagine, if you will, the Harlem Globetrotters playing baseball in the lush green of Savannah, Georgia—batters on stilts, fielders in kilts pulling off behind-the-back feeds to start a double play, and dancing, so much dancing. Jesse Cole, the Savannah Bananas team founder, dives deep into what inspired him to make the Bananas, who are one of baseball’s most sought-after live acts, beloved enough to sell out every home game they’ve ever played! 

—Ed

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By Jesse Cole, Don Yaeger (With)
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593473412
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Published: Dutton - May 16th, 2023

Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes by Christine Yu

In this well-researched and entertaining book, Christine Yu shines a light on how sports research, training, and science have failed to take into consideration women’s bodies and experiences, and in doing so, have made it harder for women to train their best when working out and trying to achieve their athletic dreams. Up to Speed shows how a new approach to sports science can lead to more injury-free years for women athletes, not to mention a more equal world. 

—Casey

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$29.00
ISBN: 9780593332399
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 16th, 2023

Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Run by Martinus Evans

I have always felt odd calling myself a runner, even though I have run for years, because of my plus-size body and my pace. But Martinus Evans is here to tell me, and to tell you, too: If you run, you are a runner! I wish I had known half the things he talks about in his book, and his focus on mental space is *chef’s kiss.* When thinking about buying shoes, stretching, pace, and how to keep the chafe monster at bay, he’s got you covered. Evans has the motivation and tools for those of us with bigger bodies and/or slower paces to get on out there!  

—Jax

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ISBN: 9780593421727
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Published: Avery - June 6th, 2023

All Hands on Deck: A Modern-Day High Seas Adventure to the Far Side of the World by Will Sofrin

Shiver me timbers! Here’s a travel book that’s about present-day sailors, the intricacies of making movies, and finding oneself on the high seas. Will Sofrin brings the complexities of classical sailing to the page with genuine love coupled with the tension of trying to get a prop—the ship itself—halfway across the world in time for filming. Oh, and the whole crew could die in the process. Perfect for nautical enthusiasts or anyone looking to spend a little more time at sea. 

—Jax

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781419767067
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 18th, 2023

Moby Dyke: An Obsessive Quest to Track Down the Last Remaining Lesbian Bars in America by Krista Burton

This is the travel writing book that queer dreams are made of. Krista Burton embarks on a journey across the country to go to the only remaining lesbian bars in America and document the stories of those who patronize them. This book is a sparkling showcase of the joys of the queer community, and it reads like catching up with an old friend. Hilarious, real, and radiant.  —MO

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$28.99
ISBN: 9781668000533
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 6th, 2023

America the Beautiful? One Woman in a Borrowed Prius on the Road Most Traveled by Blythe Robertson

From the author of How to Date Men When You Hate Men comes another comedic memoir. Blythe Roberson is a millennial and her humor and writing style are very much geared toward others of her generation. After quitting her job and borrowing her stepdad’s Prius, she hits the road in search of a greater sense of freedom and purpose. A combination of her internal musings, national park factoids, and social commentary make for an interesting read that had me chuckling.  —JADE

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780063115514
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 18th, 2023

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