FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Noé Álvarez’s Accordion Eulogies

Searching, propulsive, and deeply spiritual, Accordion Eulogies is an odyssey to repair a severed family lineage, told through the surprising history of a musical instrument. Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez never knew his grandfather. Stories swirled around this mythologized, larger-than-life figure: That he had abandoned his family, and had possibly done something awful that

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Kathleen DuVal’s Native Nations

“An essential American history” (The Wall Street Journal) that places the power of Native nations at its center, telling their story from the rise of ancient cities more than a thousand years ago to fights for sovereignty that continue today.   Chapter 1 Ancient Cities in Arizona, Illinois, and Alabama It is rare that everyone

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FROM THE PAGE: An Excerpt from Yashica Dutt’s Coming Out as Dalit

Born into a “formerly untouchable manual-scavenging family in small-town India,” Yashica Dutt was taught from a young age to not appear “Dalit looking.” Although prejudice against Dalits, who compose 25% of the population, has been illegal since 1950, caste-ism in India is alive and well. Blending her personal history with extensive research and reporting, Dutt

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Edward Humes’ Total Garbage

Total Garbage is an investigative narrative that dives into the waste embedded in our daily lives—and shows how individuals and communities are making a real difference for health, prosperity, quality of life and the fight against climate change, by a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Edward Humes.   1 Our Disposable Age The innocent question that

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Books for Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Every May we celebrate the rich history and culture of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Browse a curated selection of fiction and nonfiction books by AANHPI creators that we think your students will love. Find our full collection of titles for Higher Education here.

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FROM THE PAGE: An excerpt from Jordan Salama’s Stranger in the Desert

Jordan Salama, author of Every Day the River Changes, is American, Syrian, Argentinian, and Iraqi Jewish. Inspired by his global genealogy and the family lore that he may have long-lost relatives in Argentina, Jordan goes in search of the “Lost Salamas,” traveling more than a thousand miles through the Argentine Andes.   “Kan ya makan

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Books for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, we are sharing books by women who have shaped history and have fought for their communities. Our list includes books about women who fought for racial justice, abortion rights, disability justice, equality in the workplace, and more, with insight on their remarkable lives that inspired others to

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