21st century

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21st century

Modern spy stories

Discusses various modern-day spies and their methods of espionage.


"The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history. But as [the authors] reveal for the first time, it was far more than just a domestic political crisis. Woodward and Costa interviewed more than 200 people at the center of the turmoil, resulting in more than 6,000 pages of transcripts--and a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink. This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened"--Provided by publisher.

Black lives matter

grassroots movement to global phenomenon
"Black Lives Matter was founded by activists Cullors, Alicia Garz, and Opal Tometi in 2013 as a hashtag meant to draw attention to the police brutality and racially motivated violence perpetrated against Black people. The group rose to prominence the following year when authorities in Ferguson, Missouri shot a young Black man, Michael Brown, as he walked down the street. Since that time the decentralized movement, which emphasizes local organizing, has been a driving force in thousands of nonviolent civil disobedience protests again systemic racism"--Provided by publisher.

The Penguin book of the modern American short story

"A selection of . . . contemporary American short fiction from 1970 to 2020, including such authors as Ursula K. LeGuin, Toni Cade Bambara, Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandra Cisneros, and Ted Chiang, hand-selected by . . . editor and anthologist John Freeman"--Provided by publisher.

No more nice girls

gender, power, and why it's time to stop playing by the rules
"Examines the varied ways in which our institutions are designed to keep women and other marginalized genders at a disadvantage and shows us why we need more than parity, visible diversity, and lone female CEOs to change this power game. [The author] uncovers . . . models of power--ones the patriarchy doesn't get to define--by talking to lawyers insisting on gender-neutral change rooms in courthouses, programmers creating apps to track the breakdown of men and women being quoted in the news media, educators illustrating tampon packaging with pictures of black bodies, mixed martial artists teaching young girls self-empowerment, entrepreneurs prioritizing trauma-informed office cultures, and many other women doing power differently"--Provided by publisher.

Rage and protests across the country

"After police in Minnesota killed George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in May 2020, protests spread across the country and even throughout the world. While most protesters were peaceful, violence also broke out at some protests. [This book] . . . examines the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 and how they affected the movement"--Provided by publisher.

Being Black in America

"Black Americans face racism and its effects on a daily basis. Inequality is present in education, health care, policing, and many other areas of life. [This book] . . . examines these disparities and looks at proposed solutions to make American society more equal"--Provided by publisher.

Call us what we carry

The presidential inaugural poet--and new voice in American poetry--presents a collection of poems that includes the poem read at the inauguration of the forty-sixth President of the United States.

Student voice

100 argument essays by teens on issues that matter to them : an anthology from the New York Times Learning Network
"In this . . . collection of 100 essays curated by The New York Times, students will find mentor texts written by their peers--13 to 18-year-olds--on a wide range of topics, including social media, race, video games, lockdown drills, immigration, tackle football, and the #MeToo movement. All of the essays were either winners or runners-up from New York Times Learning Network 2014-2019 Student Editorial contests, in which students could take on any issue they liked and, in 450 words or fewer, persuade readers--including educators from around the country as well as Times judges--to adopt their point of view. The essays have been selected for their voice, style, and use of evidence, as well as to present a snapshot of issues across a dozen categories that are of particular interest to adolescents"--Provided by publisher.


their wars and conflicts : a world survey
A four volume set that provides an up-to-date overview of conflicts around the globe.


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