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This extraordinary new collection of poems was released this spring…
 
 

The Virginia State Colony for
Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

 
Molly McCully Brown

 
Paperback: Persea Books, 2017
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Earlier this week, the poet did a striking interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, in which we talks about faith and disability and our bodies, and reads portions of her poems:

I highly recommend given it a listen here:

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NPR’s Morning Edition today, featured a great interview with Kwame Alexander about getting kids excited about poetry…

The interview features Alexander’s new book:

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
Kwame Alexander

Hardback: HMH Books, 2017
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NPR featured a story this week on a new exhibit on the life and work of Black SciFi writer Octavia Butler.

 
Butler’s best known book is:

Kindred: A Novel
Octavia Butler

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This segment is a great introduction to Butler and her work.
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This week marked the 20th anniversary of the original UK release of J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel. 

 

The newest book from the Harry Potter universe… 

 
 

NPR remembers the occasion with a replay of their original review:

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This is an extraordinary new book!
 

Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
Susan Burton

Hardcover: The New Press, 2017
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[ Read an excerpt of this book ]

 
Listen to a poignant interview that the author did with NPR’s Terry Gross…
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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

Grocery:
The Buying and Selling of Food in America

Michael Ruhlman

Hardback: Abrams Press, 2017
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Here’s a great interview that the author
did with NPR’s “All Things Considered”
(and appropriately the interview was conducted in a grocery store)
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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

The Color of Law:
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein

Hardback: Liveright, 2017
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Here is a great interview that the author did
with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air… 

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One of this week’s best new book releases is:
 

Locking Up Our Own:
Crime and Punishment in Black America

James Forman, Jr.

Hardback: FSG Books, 2017
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Listen to an NPR interview with the author from All Things Considered… 
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One of this week’s most important new books is…
 

The New Urban Crisis:
How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It

Richard Florida

Hardback: Basic Books, 2017
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Listen to an interview that the author did with NPR this week…
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The author of this excellent new book was interview on NPR this week…
 

No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
Ron Powers

Hardback: Hachette Books, 2017
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Our review of this book appeared in our Lent 2017 magazine issue.
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