James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the Civil Rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race, and the author explores what Americans can learn from Baldwin’s struggle in the era of President Trump.
A fierce coming-of-age novel about identity and the liberating power of drag follows the experiences of a mixed-race teen in London who struggles to connect with his heritage before coming out and establishing his place in Drag Society. 60,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
An 11-year-old boy confronts the realities of race relations past and present and the mysterious agenda of his unconventional grandmother during an unplanned spring break road trip through the once-segregated American South. By the award-winning author of Dear Martin. Simultaneous eBook.
Every poem ever published by the late poet, who is noted for the passion and vision of her poems about being AfricanAmerican, a lesbian, a mother, and a daughter, is collected in a definitive anthology of her work. Reprint.
Explores the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists—painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers and performers—revealing how these brilliant minds get to work and the choices they have to make in order to come up with their creations.
"Beloved for her complete authenticity, raw honesty, and lovable humor, Tiffany Jenkins is the human voice of the opioid epidemic. This is her gripping true story, from her life as an addict, 27 felony charges, and six months in a Florida prison to her eventual sobriety and new life as a mom, wife, and inspiration to millions. A few years ago, Tiffany Jenkins was detoxing behind bars at a Florida prison, incarcerated on 27 felony charges. Now, she's clean and sober, a married mother of three. As she found her way in her new life, she started sharing on social media as an outlet for her depression and anxiety. She struck a chord, several of her videos went viral (one with 46million views), and in the past year her following exploded from a few hundred thousand to more than 3 million. Raw and juicy, compulsively readable and ultimately inspirational, the memoir opens in the Florida women's prison where Tiffany was incarcerated for 180 days. The memoir flashes back in time to the events that led to Tiffany's imprisonment (during the time of her active addiction, Tiffany was dating and living with a cop), and moves forward to her eventual sobriety"
The author's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when her parents told her they named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. She grew up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, and has spent her life navigating America's racial divide as a writer, a speaker, and an expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion. While so many institutions claim to value diversity in their mission statements, many fall short of matching actions to words. Brown highlights how white middle-class evangelicalism has participated in the rise of racial hostility, and encourages the reader to confront apathy and recognize God's ongoing work in the world
An award-winning, compelling novel of spiritual adventure about a gorilla named Ishmael, who possesses immense wisdom, and the man who becomes his pupil, offers answers to the world's most pressing moral dilemmas. Reprint.
Landing in detention after secretly stopping her ADHD medication, Lily bonds with Abelard, an engaging boy with his own developmental challenges, over a mutual affinity for classic love letters and wonders if their growing attraction will be strong enough to bridge their differences. 25,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
The award-winning journalist and Project Runway judge chronicles her efforts as editor-in-chief of Teen Magazine to infuse social consciousness into the magazine, sharing recommendations for women about living life on one's own terms
A field conservationist tracks his five-year study of the elusive Blakiston’s fish owl of eastern Russia, where his small scientific monitoring team immersed themselves in local culture while learning about the species’ survival behaviors and shrinking habitat. 25,000 first printing. Illustrations. Maps. Index.
The best-selling author of The Empathy Exams presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of genius artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction. 100,000 first printing.
The author chronicles her experience at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory and, of course, progress.
A top ten New York Times bestseller. With the haunting emotional power of American Dirt and the atmospheric suspense of Where the Crawdads Sing: a compulsive debut novel that explores the aftershock of a brutal crime on the women of a small Texas oil town. 'The very definition of a stunning debut' Ann Patchett
A new collection of humorous and edgy essays from the author of Meaty and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life that highlight the ups and downs of aging, marriage and living with step-children in small-town Michigan. Original.