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The Glass Hotel: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521143
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Published: Knopf - March 24th, 2020

"The Glass Hotel may be the perfect novel for your survival bunker."
--Ron Charles, The Washington Post


The Other Americans: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436034
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Published: Vintage - March 17th, 2020

Late one spring night in California, Driss Guerraoui—father, husband, business owner, Moroccan immigrant—is hit and killed by a speeding car.


A Good Neighborhood: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250237279
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 10th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A provocative, absorbing read." People


The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780805096606
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 10th, 2020

The brilliant #1 New York Times bestseller


Women Talking Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781635574340
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

National Bestseller
Winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for Fiction
Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Fiction
Shortlisted for the Reading Women Award


The Island of Sea Women: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501154867
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Published: Scribner - March 10th, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A mesmerizing new historical novel” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from Lisa See, the bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and devastating family secrets on a small Korean island.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who c


Pierre & Paul: Avalanche! Cover Image
By Caroline Adderson, Alice Carter (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771473279
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Published: Owlkids - March 15th, 2020

Pierre and Paul are neighbors, friends, and explorers. Pierre speaks French and Paul speaks English, but that doesn't stop them from sharing their adventures. The boys imagine everyday situations into grand exploits--today, they are climbing the Himalayas


Coo Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062955975
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 3rd, 2020

In this exceptional debut, one young girl’s determination to save the flock she calls family creates a lasting impact on her community and in her heart. Gorgeous and literary, this is an unforgettable animal story about friendship, family, home, and belonging. For readers who love books by Kate DiCamillo and Katherine Applegate.


Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.


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How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501181634
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 24th, 2019

Teen Vogue award-winning columnist Lauren Duca shares a smart and funny guide for challenging the status quo in a much-needed reminder that young people are the ones who will change the world.

A columnist at Teen Vogue, Lauren Duca has become a fresh and authoritative voice on the experience of millennials in today’s society.


The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501135477
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Published: Scribner - February 11th, 2020

This “comforting…thoughtful” (The Washington Post) guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door is a “roadmap to the end that combines medical, practical, and spiritual guidance&


Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Objects and Stories of Strength, Ingenuity, and Vision from the National Collection Cover Image
By Smithsonian Institution, Jill Lepore (Foreword by), Victoria Pope (Editor), Christine Schrum (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781588346650
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Published: Smithsonian Books - October 29th, 2019

An inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more.


The Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452173641
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 10th, 2020

This book chronicles the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the stories of the first women to play professional baseball in a league of their own.

"In 1941, the world was at war, and with American men fighting overseas, the much needed pastime of professional baseball was in danger of extinction—until women stepped up to the plate."


Jailed for Freedom: A First-Person Account of the Militant Fight for Women's Rights Cover Image
By Doris Stevens, Angela P. Dodson (Introduction by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780762470365
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - March 3rd, 2020

The 100th-anniversary special edition of Jailed for Freedom, the essential history and first-person account of the courageous and militant suffragists who fought for their right to vote.


Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage and the Century That Followed Cover Image
By Doris Weatherford, Nancy Pelosi (Foreword by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781642500530
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Published: Mango - March 17th, 2020

Women's Rights and the Continuing Fight for Equality

An inspirational gift for women. In her book Victory for the Vote, Women's history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women's seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality.


Women Warriors: An Unexpected History Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807028339
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Published: Beacon Press - February 25th, 2020

Who says women don’t go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.


Roaring Girls: The Forgotten Feminists of British History Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780008266080
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Published: HQ - January 28th, 2020

'Extraordinary' Woman&Home

A Roaring Girl was loud when she should be quiet, disruptive when she should be submissive, sexual when she should be pure, 'masculine' when she should be 'feminine'.

Meet the unsung heroines of British history who refused to play by the rules.


Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology's Fiercest Females Cover Image
By Kate Hodges, Harriet Lee Merrion (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781781319260
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Published: White Lion Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Meet mythology’s fifty fiercest females in this modern retelling of the world’s greatest legends.

From feminist fairies to bloodsucking temptresses, half-human harpies and protective Vodou goddesses, these are women who go beyond long-haired, smiling stereotypes. Their stories are so powerful, so entrancing, that they have survived for millennia.


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Enter the Aardvark Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316536158
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 24th, 2020

A young congressman discovers a mysterious stuffed aardvark on his doorstep and sets out on a journey to find out what it means in this "weird, wonderful" novel about the secrets we keep from ourselves and their history-shaping consequences (Esquire).


Barn 8: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450154
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

An unforgettably exuberant and potent novel by a writer at the height of her powers


Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148537
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

“Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” —Nature

“A superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within ten light years, written in a brilliantly sardonic and conversational style.” —E. O. Wilson


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I am Brave: A Little Book about Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984814241
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Published: Dial Books - September 10th, 2019

The littlest readers can learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.


M Is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499809169
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Published: little bee books - October 1st, 2019

"Contagiously upbeat, joyful, and positive . . .


Martin Luther King, Jr. (Little People, BIG DREAMS #33) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245679
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the inspiring minister and civil rights activist.

Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers: his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher…so maybe he’d become a great


Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.


Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516095
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 6th, 2019

Just in time for the 120th anniversary of the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing"--this stirring book celebrates the Black National Anthem and how it inspired five generations of a family.

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us.
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.


A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Cover Image
By Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443314
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 27th, 2019

Much has been written about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington. But there's little on his legendary speech and how he came to write it.

Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List


Frederick Douglass: Voice for Justice, Voice for Freedom (Step into Reading) Cover Image
By Frank Murphy, Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781524772352
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 31st, 2019

Learn about the abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his fight for freedom in this Step 3 Biography Reader!


Maya Angelou: (History Book for Kids, Biography Book for Children) (Little Guides to Great Lives) Cover Image
By Danielle Jawando, Snir Noa (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781786275073
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - October 1st, 2019

This Maya Angelou children's book is a perfect introduction to one of the world's most famous writers.


Trailblazers: Jackie Robinson: Breaking Barriers in Baseball Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593124048
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Meet history's game changers! This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.


Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.


DK Life Stories: Harriet Tubman Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781465485427
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Published: DK Children - October 1st, 2019

In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped free many slaves.


Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338282801
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 3rd, 2019

An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.


A Black Woman Did That Cover Image
By Malaika Adero, Chanté Timothy (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781941367513
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Published: Downtown Bookworks - February 18th, 2020

A Black Woman Did That! spotlights vibrant, inspiring black women whose accomplishments have changed the world for the better.

A Black Woman Did That! is a celebration of strong, resilient, innovative, and inspiring women of color.


Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Cheryl Hudson, Erin K. Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525645818
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people. Perfect for fans of Rad Women Worldwide, Women in Science, and Girls Think of Everything.


Say Her Name Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Loveis Wise (Cover design or artwork by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368045247
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls.


Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338309850
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - December 26th, 2019

A classic and highly acclaimed biography of civil rights activist Malcolm X, ever more relevant for today's readers.


Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights (Scholastic Focus): The Struggle for African American Voting Rights Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338323481
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Published: Scholastic Focus - January 7th, 2020

A thrilling and incisive examination of the post-Reconstruction era struggle for and suppression of African American voting rights in the United States.

Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote?


Saving Savannah Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681198040
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 14th, 2020

From acclaimed author Tonya Bolden comes the story of a teen girl becoming a woman on her own terms against the backdrop of widespread social change in the early 1900s.


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Africaville: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062913722
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Published: Amistad - December 10th, 2019

A ferociously talented writer makes his stunning debut with this richly woven tapestry, set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, that depicts several generations of one family bound together and torn apart by blood, faith, time, and fate.

Vogue : Best Books to Read This Winter


Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250193179
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 4th, 2020

"You'll be swept away by the passion and power of this remarkable, trailblazing woman who risked everything to follow her own heart." – Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"An epic page-turner." Christina Baker Kline


Remembrance Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250298454
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Published: Forge Books - January 21st, 2020

"Stunning. ... Family is at the core of Remembrance, the breathtaking debut novel by Rita Woods." -- The Boston Globe. This breakout historical debut with modern resonance is perfect for the many fans of The Underground Railroad and Orphan Train.


Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524761738
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 5th, 2019

“A celebration of African American cuisine right now, in all of its abundance and variety.”—Tejal Rao, The New York Times
 


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The Underground Railroad Records: Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom Cover Image
By William Still, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Introduction by), Quincy T. Mills (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984855053
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Published: Modern Library - September 24th, 2019

A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad.

Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates


A Black Women's History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #5) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807033555
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Published: Beacon Press - February 4th, 2020

A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are—and have always been—instrumental in shaping our country


Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501169434
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Published: 37 Ink - October 15th, 2019

A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years a Slave and Never Caught.


Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women are torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Ger


Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781451645132
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 4th, 2020

“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story.


The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches Cover Image
By Malcolm X, Imam Benjamin Karim (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781628728293
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Published: Arcade - February 11th, 2020

The classic collection of major speeches, now bundled with an audio download of Malcolm X delivering two of them.

Malcolm X remains a touchstone figure for black America and in American culture at large. He gave African Americans not only their consciousness but their history, dignity, and a new pride.


Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Cover Image
By Blair Imani, Patrisse Cullors (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984856920
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Published: Ten Speed Press - January 14th, 2020

A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop.


Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616209551
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 5th, 2019

“Dovey Johnson Roundtree set a new path for women and proved that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can turn the tides of history.”
—Michelle Obama


Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631495694
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Published: Liveright - February 11th, 2020

How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life—the basis of a major PBS documentary by Ric Burns.


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Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062666970
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Published: Harper - January 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Vegan Buddha Bowls: Easy, Healthy Recipes to Feel Great from the Inside Out Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781624149481
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Published: Page Street Publishing - January 28th, 2020

Simple Plant–Based Bowls to Nourish Your Body and Soul


Vegan Yack Attack's Plant-Based Meal Prep: Weekly Meal Plans and Recipes to Streamline Your Vegan Lifestyle Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781592339075
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Published: Fair Winds Press - January 7th, 2020

If you've always loved the idea of meal prepping, but never felt ready to begin, you've come to the right place.


Eat for the Planet Cookbook Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419734410
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 7th, 2020

Ultimate Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone [American Measurements] Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250262882
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Jamie Oliver, one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time, is back with brilliantly easy, delicious, and flavor-packed vegetable recipes.

This edition has been adapted for the US market. It was originally published in the UK under the title Veg.


A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984820150
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.


Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062915795
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Published: Amistad - January 14th, 2020

From “one of the greatest writers of our time” (Toni Morrison)—the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God—a collection of remarkable stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.


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