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The turnaway study

ten years, a thousand women, and the consequences of having--or being denied--an abortion
2020
"A . . . look at the state of abortion access in America and the first long-term study of the consequences--emotional, physical, financial, professional, personal, and psychological--of receiving versus being denied an abortion on women's lives"--Provided by publisher.

No choice

the destruction of Roe v. Wade and the fight to protect a fundamental American right
2022
Discusses the states and communities hardest hit by the reversal of Roe v. Wade, telling the stories of those most at risk, but also profiles the people who are doing groundbreaking, inspiring work to ensure safe, legal access to a fundamental part of health care.

Fault lines in the constitution

the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today
2019
Looks at the history of the writing of the United States Constitution, discussing that the nation is still suffering from the consequences of disputes and decisions made in 1787, as the new government was being created.

Dopesick

dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
2018
"Chronicles America's more than twenty-year struggle with opioid addiction, from the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, through the spread of addiction in distressed communities in Central Appalachia, to the current national crisis"--OCLC.

Cheated

the inside story of the Astros scandal and a colorful history of sign stealing
2022
"The definitive insider story of the cheating scandal that rocked Major League Baseball in 2019, bringing down high-profile coaches and players, and exposing the long-rumored 'sign-stealing' dark side of baseball"--Provided by publisher.

American dialogue

the founders and us
2019
". . . Joseph J. Ellis focuses the conversation on the often-asked question 'What would the Founding Fathers think?' He examines four of our most seminal historical figures through the prism of particular topics, using the perspective of the present to shed light on their views and, in turn, to make clear how their now centuries-old ideas illuminate the disturbing impasse of today's political conflicts. He discusses Jefferson and the issue of racism, Adams and the specter of economic inequality, Washington and American imperialism, Madison and the doctrine of original intent. Through these juxtapositions . . . Ellis illuminates the obstacles and pitfalls paralyzing contemporary discussions of these fundamentally important issues"--Provided by publisher.

Abolition for the people

the movement for a future without policing & prisons
2021
The former NFL star turned social activist presents thirty essays from political prisoners, grassroots organizers and scholars such as Angela Davis and Dereck Purnell that focus on the police and incarceration abolition movement.

Banned books

who determines what is appropriate for youth?
"According to the American Library Association (ALA), there were more attempts to ban books in 2021 than at any time since the group began tracking three decades earlier. The latest, unprecedented wave of book banning is driven mainly by conservative parents and politicians, who are also behind extreme new censorship laws in many states that restrict what teachers and students can read and discuss in the classroom. Free speech defenders say the laws are a threat to intellectual freedom--and democracy itself"--.

Amelia lost

the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart
2019
"On May 21, 1937, the most famous female pilot of all time, Amelia Earhart, set out to do the impossible: circumnavigate the globe at its widest point, flying 27,000 miles in all. Just six weeks later, her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. More than eighty years have passed since that fateful flight, and the plane has never been found. Discover the . . . life and tragic end of America's most famous trailblazing flier . . ."--Back cover.

The Wright sister

a novel
2020
Presents a fictionalized collection of letters written by Katharine Wright to her reclusive brother Orville Wright.

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