21st century

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21st century

Crying in the bathroom

a memoir
"Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago in the nineties, Erika S?nchez was a self-described pariah, misfit, and disappointment--a foul-mouthed, melancholic rabble-rouser who painted her nails black but also loved comedy, often laughing so hard with her friends that she had to leave her school classroom. Twenty-five years later, she's now an award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist. . . . S?nchez writes about everything from sex to white feminism to debilitating depression, revealing an interior life rich with ideas, self-awareness, and perception"--Provided by publisher.

Rest in power

the enduring life of Trayvon Martin
"[A]... portrait of Trayvon Martin shares previously untold insights into the movement he inspired from the perspectives of his parents, who also describe their efforts to bring meaning to his short life through the movement's pursuit of redemption and justice"--OCLC.

The path to kindness

poems of connection and joy
"James Crews' new collection, 'The Path to Kindness,' offers 100 . . . poems from a diverse range of voices"--Provided by publisher.

The third reconstruction

America's struggle for racial justice in the twenty-first century
"Peniel Joseph offers a powerful new interpretation of recent American history. The summer of 2020, he argues, marked the climax of nothing less than a Third Reconstruction: a new period of intense struggle to secure citizenship and dignity for Black Americans, just as momentous as the movements that sought to transform America after the US Civil War and during the civil rights era. America's first and second Reconstructions failed to achieve their largest aims. But our Third Reconstruction, Joseph writes, offers an opportunity we must seize"--Provided by publisher.

Code over country

the tragedy and corruption of Seal Team Six
"The Navy SEALs are, for most Americans, the ultimate heroes. Their 2011 killing of Osama Bin Laden was celebrated as a victory in the War on Terror. Former SEALs rake in thousands of dollars as leadership consultants for American corporations. And young men who want to join the military dream of serving in their elite ranks. But as recent revelations, like the uproar around former SEAL Eddie Gallagher, have shown, the SEALs have lost their bearings. Gallagher was only the tip of the iceberg. In Code Over Country, investigative journalist Matthew A. Cole tells the story of the most celebrated SEAL unit, SEAL Team 6, revealing the dark, troubling pattern of war crimes and deep moral rot hidden behind the heroic narratives"--Provided by publisher.


"With her breakout bestseller Keep Moving, Maggie Smith captured the nation with her "meditations on kindness and hope" (NPR). Now, with Goldenrod, the award-winning poet returns with a powerful collection of poems that look at parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Pulling objects from everyday life--a hallway mirror, a rock found in her son's pocket, a field of goldenrods at the side of the road--she reveals the magic of the present moment. Only Maggie Smith could turn an autocorrect mistake into a line of poetry, musing that her phone "doesn't observe / the high holidays, autocorrecting / shana tova to shaman tobacco, / Rosh Hashanah to rose has hands."? --.

September 11

the 9/11 story, aftermath and legacy
"This . . . book commemorates the 20th anniversary of September 11 as told through stories and images from the correspondents and photographers of The Associated Press--breaking news reports, in-depth investigative pieces, human interest accounts, approximately 175 . . . photos, and first-person recollections. AP's reporting of the world-changing events of 9/11; the heroic rescue efforts and aftermath; the world's reaction; Operation Enduring Freedom; the continuing legal proceedings; the building of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City as a place of remembrance; the rebuilding of downtown NYC and . . . more is covered"--Provided by publisher.

In the Heights

finding home
Gives readers an inside look at "In the Heights", a breakthrough Broadway debut, soon to be a Hollywood blockbuster.

Lecciones de nataci?n

"The debut collection of poetry from Lili Reinhart, the actress and outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and body positivity. [This book] explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion"--Provided by publisher.

Places I've taken my body

"In sixteen . . . essays, poet Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body--in her case, one shaped since birth by cerebral palsy, a permanent and often painful movement disorder. In spite of--indeed, in response to-physical constraints, Brown leadsa peripatetic life: the essays comprise a . . . travelogue set throughout the United States and Europe, ranging from the rural American South of her childhood to the cobblestoned streets of Bologna, Italy. Moving between theselocales and others, Brown constellates the subjects that define her inside and out: a disabled and conspicuous body, a religious conversion, a missing twin, a life in poetry. Asshe does, she depicts vividly for us not only her own life but a striking array of sites and topics, among them Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the world's oldest anatomical theater, the American Eugenics movement, and Jerry Falwell's Liberty University"--Provided by publisher.


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