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This modest book with a super long title packs a massive punch. Mychal Smith doesn't hold back in his assessment of modern America and it's racial interactions. He takes us along as he looks back at how events in his own life formed his views, shows us his heroes, explains his ideas and offers suggestions. You very well may have to grapple with your own perspective, but I guarantee you won't regret having done so.

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ISBN: 9781568585284
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Bold Type Books - June 14th, 2016

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ISBN: 9781568589770
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bold Type Books - October 3rd, 2017

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In Until We Are Free, Shirin Ebadi captivates us with her story of human rights work in Iran. While reading this book, I found myself astounded at the sheer volume of harassment Shirin suffered at the hands of the Iranian government. However, even that couldn't surpass the inspiration I felt at her perseverance and her dedication to continue fighting for the things we take for granted daily. This is a story that will give you hope.

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ISBN: 9780812998870
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House - March 8th, 2016

Short, but wonderful and incredibly visual, in The Strange Library Murakami takes us on a journey with a young boy whose trip to the library in search of books on a humorously obscure topic turns very very strange. Before all is said and done, we meet an old man, a man in a sheep suit and a strange otherworldly girl. As for the rest, you'll have to check it out. "Yep...that's about the size of it."

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By Haruki Murakami, Ted Goossen (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780385354301
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - December 2nd, 2014